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Dramatic Transformation of 488 University Avenue Progressing

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
April 13, 2016 4:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over three months since our last update on the construction of Amexon Development Corporation's Residences of 488 University Avenue, a 55-storey Core ... read more

Denmark's 3XN Designs Next Phase of Tridel's Bayside Community

3XN at Bayside, Toronto, by Tridel, Hines, 3XN
April 13, 2016 4:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The next phase of Tridel and Hines' nascent Bayside Toronto community was revealed today. Just east of the Aqualina and Aquavista construction sites—where cranes are beginning to lift the ... read more

New Rendering Highlights Evolved Design of 75 on The Esplanade

75 on The Esplanade, Harhay, Carttera, architectsAlliance, Toronto
April 13, 2016 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five months after a public consultation provided new details about Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' redevelopment of the southwest corner of Church Street and ... read more

OCAD University to Expand and Renovate on McCaul Street

Sara Diamond announces expansion plans to a crowd at OCAD University, Toronto
April 12, 2016 5:06 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), is embarking upon an expansion and renovation of some of their main buildings on McCaul Street south of Dundas in Downtown Toronto. The ... read more

Two-Building Condo Development Proposed at Bay and Edward

Bay and Edward Condos, Conservatory Group, Richmond Architects, Toronto
April 12, 2016 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposal has been submitted to the City by developer Conservatory Group seeking the redevelopment of one of the last surface parking lots in Downtown Toronto. The development, ... read more

MEC Store and Townhomes Rising at Bessarion Station

Mountain Equipment Coop, Park Towns, SMV Architects, Broccolini, Toronto
April 12, 2016 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Sheppard subway line in North York has been noted as the primary catalyst for the increasing number of redevelopment projects built along its path. While high-rise and mid-rise developments ... read more

Design Guidelines Evolve to Shape New Toronto Courthouse

New Toronto Courthouse, Infrastructure Ontario, AECOM, Toronto
April 11, 2016 4:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
At last week's Design Review Panel, the design and planning guidelines being applied to the new Toronto provincial courthouse were run by the panelists for a second time. Located in the highly ... read more

King Portland Centre Going Ahead with Shopify Anchoring

King Portland Centre, Allied, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
April 11, 2016 1:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new office, residential, and retail development has begun construction on a bustling stretch of Toronto's King Street West. read more

New 43-Storey Rental Tower Rising in St. James Town

Medallion Corp, 561-591 Sherbourne, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI Group
April 11, 2016 11:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first major undertaking in the urban renewal of Toronto's St. James Town neighbourhood is well underway on Sherbourne Street, a short distance south of Bloor. The project, occupying the block ... read more

UrbanToronto's Development Guide: Growth to Watch For 2016

INDX Condos and the EY Tower are entering the latter stages of construction in t
April 8, 2016 7:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A roundup of our 16-part series providing a comprehensive overview of Toronto's ongoing and upcoming development. read more

Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley Launching This Spring

Eighty One Wellesley, Toronto, by Aragon, Core Architects
April 8, 2016 4:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
New condominiums are coming to Toronto's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, with Aragon's 28-storey Eighty One Wellesley development expected to launch this Spring. The historic neighbourhood, ... read more

Library/YMCA to Form Centrepiece of Vaughan's New Downtown

Vaughan Centre YMCA/Library, Calloway REIT, SmartCentres, Diamond Schmitt
April 7, 2016 4:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Clustered around the future TTC subway terminus at Highway 7 and Jane Street, the suburban community once known as the "City above Toronto" is now experiencing a more urban growth pattern. While ... read more

Design Review Panel Considers 33 Gerrard Proposal Site Plan

33 Gerrard Street West, Great Eagle Holdings, architectsAlliance, Toronto
April 7, 2016 1:35 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The redevelopment of the Eaton Chelsea Hotel at 33 Gerrard West made its first pass through the Toronto Design Review Panel during another busy schedule at their most recent meeting this past ... read more

The Bartholomew Approaches Final Height in Regent Park

The Bartholomew, Daniels, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
April 7, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last checked in on the construction progress of The Daniels Corporation's The Bartholomew in Regent Park, the first above grade levels were taking shape for ... read more

Video Highlights Design Details of Nautique Lakefront Residences

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Developments, RAW Design, Burlington
April 5, 2016 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we took a detailed look at the Cecconi Simone-appointed amenity spaces planned for Adi Development Group's Nautique Lakefront Residences, giving some insight into what ... read more

Sawtooth Pattern Revealed as Aqualina at Bayside Rises

Aqualina at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, Toronto
April 4, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the Spring 2015 ground breaking of Tridel and Hines' Aqualina at Bayside, the project's below-grade parking structure has been excavated and the foundations poured. ... read more

Royal and Sun Alliance Building Facade Re-Emerging at 88 Scott

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
April 4, 2016 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been precisely one month since we last checked in on the construction progress of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, a Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed 58-storey ... read more

Proposed Micro Retail Could Enliven High Park Station Bus Bay

12 High Park Avenue, Toronto, by Orest Kelebay, TACT Architecture
April 1, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's High Park Subway Station could be the site of a bold experiment in micro-retail. As part of a proposal to build a new daycare at 12 High Park Avenue, an existing parking garage bordering ... read more

Kirkor-Designed The Madison Nears Completion in Midtown

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
April 1, 2016 2:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Toronto's bustling Yonge and Eglinton intersection, The Madison is now in the closing stages of construction on Eglinton Avenue East. At 36 and 33 storeys, the two-tower development ... read more

RioCan Proposes Four Buildings at Queensway and Islington

1001 The Queensway, Toronto, by RioCan, Core Architects
April 1, 2016 12:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Three Cara-owned chain restaurants face the proverbial 'chopping block' at the intersection of Islington and The Queensway in Etobicoke. Along with a Scotiabank branch, the eateries could give way ... read more