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Shiplake Proposes New Rental Towers at Yonge and Eglinton

45 Dunfield, SMV Architects, Toronto
February 14, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New purpose-built rental housing is starting to make quite the resurgence in Toronto. For years now, an investor driven condominium market has filled a void in short-term housing with owner-rented ... read more

35-Storey Mixed Use Tower Proposed East of Regent Park

Oak Heights site, in the green space above the Don Valley, image from Apple Maps
February 13, 2014 6:15 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
As land available for development in Toronto becomes evermore scarce, the city is beginning to see more proposals for the sprawling and often underused lawns of '70s era towers-in-the-park that ... read more

Cadillac Fairview Goes With AS + GG Architects for 156 Front West

West and South elevations of 156 Front St W, Toronto, AS + GG Architects
February 12, 2014 6:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Cadillac Fairview has submitted a completely redesigned proposal for its property at 156 Front Street West in the heart of Downtown Toronto. First submitted in the Fall of 2011 as a two-tower ... read more

World's Biggest Bookstore Site To Become 'Restaurant Row'

20 Edward Street Restaurant Row Toronto Yonge Dundas Downtown Turner Fleischer
February 11, 2014 5:10 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
It was speculated for several years that Indigo Books & Music would shutter their The World's Biggest Bookstore location on Edward Street, an assumption which became a fact in November ... read more

'The Hub' Brings Expansive Suites To Eglinton West Neighborhood

The Hub Eglinton Avenue Toronto Empire Communities
February 11, 2014 3:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Construction of the 19-kilometre Eglinton Crosstown LRT line is now in full swing. Along with new transit connections comes exciting residential development opportunities opening near the ... read more

OAA Presents Green Building Strategies with Architecture 2030

February 10, 2014 1:15 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
There are plenty of global initiatives in place to encourage the building industry to do its part in eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through sustainable design. The most transformative ... read more

Dundas Square Gardens Condo To Enliven Moss Park Area

Dundas Square Gardens, Pace, Dundas, Jarvis, Page + Steel, IBI, Hilton, Toronto
February 7, 2014 1:25 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Joining Pace Condos at revitalizing Dundas and Jarvis will be Easton's Group's Dundas Square Gardens condominium, a Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects design. The development will ... read more

Toronto Hydro Releases Video on Building of Transformer Station

February 5, 2014 6:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's infrastructure needs are growing as the city does, so along with hoardings and closed lanes for new office and condo construction, it's not unheard of to be detoured around watermain and ... read more

A Hard-Hat Tour of The Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Toronto by Zeidler Partnership, Snøhetta Design
February 4, 2014 5:45 pm | by Bryan Bonnici | Comments
The new Ryerson Student Learning Centre at Yonge and Gould is probably my favourite project under construction. It creates a meaningful addition of space for Ryerson’s tens-of-thousands ... read more

The Taylor Continues Transformation of Dundas and Carlaw

The Taylor Dundas Carlaw Toronto Leslieville Downtown East End
February 4, 2014 3:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Torontonians and newcomers alike are finding Leslieville to be an intriguing area in which to reside. The funky neighbourhood has a 'small city feel' that rivals Queen West, with the ... read more

Topping Off January 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Office Tower at The Well, Toronto, Pickard Chilton, image from Diamond Corp
February 3, 2014 2:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
On UrbanToronto, January was a month of taking stock of what happened in our city over the course of 2013, and looking forward across the next twelve months. Meanwhile, there were some new ... read more

Nest Condos Adds Density and Vibrancy to St. Clair W

RAW Design, The Rockport Group, Nest Condos
January 31, 2014 6:55 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The rising demand for urban life calls for increasing residential density. In Toronto, the Official Plan calls for much of the new development to be built along our main thoroughfares; it's called ... read more

Downtown Toronto: Growth to Watch For in 2014

Ïce Condominiums, image by Indrid Cold
January 31, 2014 6:15 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
Over the past few weeks, Urban Toronto has brought you a series of articles cataloguing the major areas of growth to watch for in Toronto in 2014. read more

Spadina Subway Extension Spurs Redevelopment at Finch West

University Heights Professional Centre, image courtesy of the Real Wealth Group
January 31, 2014 2:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Finch West subway station. Sound familiar? It's not one of the better-known stations on Toronto's system, but that will change soon enough; it just has to open first! Finch West Subway Station, ... read more

City Agrees to 15-Storey Sliver Loft Building at 24 Mercer Street

24 Mercer Street, Toronto, Heritage Services
January 31, 2014 12:00 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
A designated heritage building at 24 Mercer Street in Toronto's Entertainment District sits, literally, at the centre of a controversial proposal by the building's owner to demolish the structure ... read more

Steel-Framed Bay Adelaide East Tower Continues to Take Shape

Welding a joist to the concrete core of Brookfield's Bay Adelaide East, Toronto
January 30, 2014 6:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
To the west of Yonge Street between Adelaide and Temperance Streets is the partially complete Bay Adelaide Centre. The second phase of three, the East Tower, is bringing more density to this ... read more

Streetcar and Dundee Continue to Reshape West Queen West

The Carnaby, Streetcar Developments, Dundee Realty, TACT, Toronto
January 30, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With neighbouring projects Two and 8 Gladstone now completed and housing residents, developers Dundee Realty and Streetcar Developments are pressing on with their massive ... read more

Cladding Moves Up 45 Charles Street's CHAZ Yorkville Condos

CHAZ Yorkville Toronto Condos Charles Street Yonge Bloor
January 30, 2014 3:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Transforming Charles Street southeast of Yonge & Bloor is CHAZ Yorkville Condos. read more

RioCan, Allied, and Diamond Unveil Major Toronto Redevelopment

Pedestrian realm at The Well on Wellington Street, looking west, Toronto
January 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Ever since the sale of land located between Wellington and Front Streets west of Spadina to RioCan REIT, Allied Properties REIT, and Diamond Corp was announced in November of 2012, UrbanToronto ... read more

First Glazing Installed at Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Snøhetta Design
January 28, 2014 1:25 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Last week, we reported on the glazing that has begun to be installed on Plaza’s Ivory on Adelaide project. Over on the corner of Yonge and Gould Street, Ryerson University’s new Ryerson ... read more