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Renderings Surface of Sky-High 2 Bloor West Redevelopment Concept

2 Bloor West concept, renderings from architectAlliance, Toronto
July 5, 2013 1:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When renderings of a new Toronto project surface online, UrbanToronto lights up like a poorly maintained petroleum tank farm, especially if that project has a central location and includes ... read more

Canderel Stoneridge's DNA3 Now Rising on King West

An overhead view of DNA3 condos Toronto by Canderel Stoneridge
July 4, 2013 6:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As the popularity of Queen West has grown over the past couple of decades as a shopping street, a couple of blocks south of it, King West has become a major residential condo destination. With ... read more

Out Our Window: Construction Progress at Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide
July 4, 2013 5:10 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
One of our main focuses here at UrbanToronto is reporting on construction projects throughout the city, and when it comes to the Ivory on Adelaide condos we lucked out: we get to witness its ... read more

The Subway Extension Brings New Business To Vaughan

KPMG Tower, Vaughan
July 4, 2013 10:45 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As the Spadina Subway Extension crawls further north beyond Toronto's boundary, businesses are anticipating its arrival in Vaughan with big plans in the works. One of the largest projects set to ... read more

Demolition of Brutalist Residence Continues Beside Toronto General

July 3, 2013 12:40 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
On Gerrard Street just west of Bay the former College Residence Hotel is being slowly and methodically dismantled to make way for what is reported to be a two storey lecture hall for Toronto ... read more

Oxford Properties Revitalizing and Expanding Square One

Northwest Expansion of Square One, open September 2014, Oxford Properties
July 3, 2013 11:25 am | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's current development boom is not just about new condos and office towers: many of the GTA's malls are undergoing major upgrades currently, and this includes Oxford Properties' Square One ... read more

Topping Off June 2013: What Was Hot on UrbanToronto

Mirvish, Gehry Partners, Toronto condos
July 2, 2013 5:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Discussions continue on the pros and cons of city densification, but vertical development is happening in Toronto and sometimes it feels that there's no stopping it. Condo construction is the ... read more

Two Up and One to Go at Monarch's Heron's Hill Development

Heron's Hill, Monarch, Graziani+Corazza, Legacy, Ultra, Yorkland, Toronto
July 2, 2013 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s inner suburbs from the pre-amalgamation era are densifying at a pace never seen before. Though much of this growth has been facilitated by market demand in a soaring housing climate, ... read more

One Month of Work at Daniels' NY2: June 2013

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Toronto
June 28, 2013 12:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Podiums—or at least ground floors—don't come quick. That's something that has frustrated impatient observers again and again on UrbanToronto. The floors at, and often just above and below ground ... read more

One Month of Work at Alterra's Post House: June 2013

Progress at Post House, condos by Wallman Architects, The Alterra Group, Toronto
June 28, 2013 12:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Podiums—or at least ground floors—don't come quick. That's something that has frustrated impatient observers again and again on UrbanToronto. The floors at, and often just above and below ground ... read more

INDX Condos Excavation Gets Complicated

INDX Condos, Lifetime Developments, CentreCourt Development, Page+Steele
June 27, 2013 11:50 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
The parking lot at 70 Temperance Street near Bay and Richmond has been the site of a number of development proposals over the course of the last decade. Three different tower plans have come and ... read more

Construction Progresses at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide East

Bay Adelaide East, Construction, Toronto
June 27, 2013 11:15 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Despite what some may think, Toronto is not just in the business of building condos. The commercial office market is currently seeing a boom of its own, and with projects like the Ernst and Young ... read more

Crane Raised at Alterra and Zinc's 36Hazelton Construction Site

Alterra Group of Companies, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal & Company
June 25, 2013 5:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
A tower crane has gone up this past weekend at the construction site of 36Hazelton, a luxury condominium in the heart of the upmarket neighbourhood of Yorkville. The former home of St. Basil’s ... read more

New Community Centre at Don Mills and Sheppard Breaks Ground

June 25, 2013 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last Friday marked a special milestone for the rapidly growing Parkway Forest neighbourhood. On June 21st, the ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the Parkway Forest Community Centre, an ... read more

The Station Condos on Wilson Working Way to Street Level

The Station Condos, SMV, Brandy Lane Homes
June 25, 2013 10:15 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Construction is in full swing on The Station Condos at the Subway, a modern, two-tower and podium project within walking distance of Wilson subway station in North ... read more

Bold Design Aims to Attract End-User Buyers at Yonge+Rich

June 24, 2013 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nestled between two of the most postcard-friendly neighbourhoods in the city—the Financial District and the thriving St. Lawrence neighbourhood—a building that may achieve landmark status is ... read more

Downtown Condos on Wellington West: Flexible Living

Downtown Condos on Wellington West, Toronto
June 24, 2013 12:15 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
We all mold our own spaces to suit the way we want to live. That's always been easiest in houses, but while we can decorate to taste in condo suites, making real change is much more difficult. One ... read more

Newly Pedestrian-Friendly Market Street Ready for Foot Traffic

Market Street, Woodcliffe Properties, Taylor Smyth Architects, Toronto
June 21, 2013 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As of today, it is officially summer, and the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy our city and its walkable streets. Whether to intentionally welcome the summer solstice, or simply by ... read more

Ryerson Student Learning Centre Now at Ground Level

Ryseron Student Learning Centre, Construction, Toronto
June 21, 2013 2:45 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Yonge Street has always been a busy place: this main thouroughfare that divides East from West also plays host to the city's busiest subway line, Yonge Dundas Square, The Financial District and a ... read more

Library District Condos: Nature, Literature, and a Project Well Underway

Library District Condominiums, Toronto
June 21, 2013 1:45 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Vibrant, captivating and unique are just a few words that could begin to describe the current Context Development project underway in the Fort York neighbourhood, whose amenities and surroundings ... read more