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Alexandra Park Revitalization starts with Demolition and SQ Condos

Alexandra Park, Condominium, Condo, Revitalization, Tridel, Phase one
February 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Simon Li | Comments
Located in Downtown Toronto, directly west of Chinatown and South of Kensington Market is Toronto's Alexandra Park. Although the area is surrounded by two ethnic enclaves and four busy ... read more

ME Living Condos sees Grand Opening of Presentation Centre

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer Architects
February 24, 2014 2:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past Saturday marked the Grand Opening of Lash Group Of Companies’ ME Living Condos Presentation Centre on Markham Road at Ellesmere in Scarborough, a project which will utilize urban ... read more

Renderings of The Taylor Lofts link Leslieville's Past to its Present

The Taylor loft condos Toronto, by Tact Architecture for Streetcar Developments
February 21, 2014 3:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
A new rendering of Streetcar Developments' latest project, The Taylor, reveals interesting new details of the make up of the 7-storey condo. The new angle and fuller ... read more

High-Res Renderings for 156 Front West Reveal New Details

156 Front Street West Toronto by AS + GG Architecture for Cadillac Fairview
February 18, 2014 5:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The UrbanToronto Forum has been buzzing about Cadillac Fairview's plans for a new 54-storey office tower at 156 Front Street West ever since new images broke last week. The developer hired Adrian ... read more

First Renderings Appear for Cadillac Fairview's 156 Front West

February 14, 2014 7:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto has the first renderings of the proposed 54-storey tower at 156 Front Street West. An introductory story earlier this week included elevation drawings of the project. Although small ... read more

8-Storey Condominium Proposed for the Heart of Bloor West Village

2265 Bloor Street West rendering TACT Architecture
February 14, 2014 6:55 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
Despite the unprecedented real estate boom that Toronto has enjoyed for nearly decade, the vibrant and highly-coveted Bloor West Village has remained largely untouched by redevelopment. Now, that ... read more

On The GO Mimico: Your Door to the Core in Under 15

On The Go Mimico, Stanton Renaissance, McCallum Sather Architects, Toronto
February 14, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transit accessible condominium developments remain hot sellers in the GTA with dozens of new build condos being constructed with direct access to TTC subway stations. The TTC’s Bloor-Danforth and ... read more

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