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New Low-Rise Retail Buildings Proposed on Yorkville Avenue

First Capital Holdings, 106-108 Yorkville, Audax Architecture, Toronto
June 10, 2016 1:44 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In the midst of a high-rise boom in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville area, a more modestly scaled proposal has been put forward by First Capital Realty to construct two low-rise commercial buildings ... read more

Design Evolving for 40-storey Rental at Dundas and Aukland

Dundas & Aukland, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Main and Main, Toronto
June 9, 2016 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans for a large-scale rental and retail development in Toronto's Six Points area are evolving, as developer Main and Main apply for Site Plan Control. Now known under the working title of Dundas ... read more

Cladding Installation Progressing at Bartholomew Condos

The Bartholomew, Daniels, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 9, 2016 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the weeks since we last checked in on The Daniels Corporation's The Bartholomew, substantial progress has been made on the Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium and townhome ... read more

Cement Plant Site Part of The Junction's Transformation

43 Junction Road, Cusimano Architect, Toronto
June 9, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Named for the local convergence of railway lines, "The Junction" was historically a working class neighbourhood of Toronto fuelled by the industries that located next to the rails. Discovery by ... read more

Scale Model Highlights Inviting Public Realm at Central Park Ajax

Central Park Ajax, LeMine Investment Group, Kirkor Architects, Myles Burke
June 8, 2016 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rising Toronto home prices continue to foster new investment potential in surrounding municipalities such as Ajax, where increased GO Transit service is improving connectivity with the ... read more

New Retirement Residence Breaks Ground in Regent Park

The Sumach by Chartwell, Welltower, Daniels, SMV Architects, Toronto
June 7, 2016 5:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another development has started construction in Toronto's Regent Park community following this morning's official ground breaking for The Sumach by Chartwell. Located at the southwest corner ... read more

Construction Underway at Hill and Dale Residences on Yonge

Hill and Dale Residences, Toronto, by Old Stonehenge, Clifton Blake Group
June 7, 2016 1:51 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With hoarding now surrounding the site, and work on the existing structure underway, Toronto's Hill and Dale Residences is officially under construction. Located on the east side of Yonge Street ... read more

Striking Angles Mark U of T's Daniels Faculty New Building

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, Toronto
June 6, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being announced in 2013 and starting construction the following year, work on the U of T's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design continues to make ... read more

George Condos and Towns Brings 'Urban Yards' to Leslieville

George Condos and Towns, Toronto, by The Rockport Group, RAW Design
June 6, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of Leslie Street, Rockport's George Condos and Towns is bringing a new mid-rise presence to Toronto's popular Leslieville neighbourhood. Contributing modest density to the area, the ... read more

Mies' Masterpiece: Exploring the Renewal of the TD Centre

The TD Centre, Renewal, Cadillac Fairview, B+H Architects, Marcus Mitanis
June 3, 2016 5:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
By 2017, the Toronto-Dominion Centre will have stood in the heart of the Financial District for 50 years. The matte-black painted steel I-beams and floor-to-ceiling windows are signature ... read more

Plans Continue to Evolve for Westbank's Mirvish Village

Mirvish Village, Westbank Corp., Henriquez Partners Architects, ERA Architects
June 3, 2016 10:25 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Westbank Corp's extensive plans for the redevelopment of the massive Mirvish Village site in Toronto, which includes an area bounded by Bloor, Bathurst, Lennox, and Markham Streets, ... read more

Concert's 88 Scott Ascending into Toronto Skyline

88 Scott, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
June 2, 2016 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Seven months since the first tower floor was poured above the five-storey podium of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Unilever Site Gets Boost From Revamped Relief Line Corridor

First look at transit hub and commercial developments at East Harbour image via
June 1, 2016 4:53 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
East of Downtown Toronto, the former industrial lands of the Unilever site are set to transform into a robust commercial district recently dubbed the East Harbour. Promising an ambitious ... read more

Construction Progresses on Hariri Pontarini's 7 St. Thomas

7 St. Thomas, Hariri Pontarini Architects, gh3, Toronto
June 1, 2016 3:23 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
With glazing installation continuing to impress at Hariri Pontarini's much-anticipated One Bloor East, another undulating design from the prolific Toronto firm is taking shape ... read more

Topping Off May 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

The L Tower crane was finally removed this month, image by Jack Landau
June 1, 2016 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up May's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Decade of Development to Transform Etobicoke's Queensway

An early rendering of the towers at 1061 The Queensway, image retrieved via the
May 31, 2016 5:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It's not close to Downtown Toronto, and it's not walking distance to a transit hub. Yet, in the stretch between Islington and Kipling Avenues, The Queensway could become one of Toronto's most ... read more

Tower Floors Now Rising Steadily at Tridel's Ten York

Ten York Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
May 31, 2016 4:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was mid-March when UrbanToronto Forum contributor G.L.17 captured the first signs of forming of the first tower floor at Tridel's Ten York Street Condos in Toronto's ... read more

Colours of Emerald City Rises Above Grade in North York

Emerald City, ELAD Canada, WZMH Architects, Toronto
May 30, 2016 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer ELAD Canada continues to build out Toronto's dense Emerald City community at Don Mills and Sheppard, with a full new block of developments under construction on a site bounded ... read more

Heritage Restoration Underway at 728 Yonge Shoppers

A rendering of the completed project, image courtesy of Brook McIlroy
May 30, 2016 3:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of the prominent Yonge and Bloor intersection, the "Historic Yonge Street" corridor was recently adopted as a Heritage Conservation District by Toronto City Council. Stretching from Bloor to ... read more

33-storey Mixed-Use Rental Tower Proposed at King and Victoria

34-50 King Street East, Toronto, by Larco Investments, architectsAlliance
May 30, 2016 3:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
New density could be coming to Toronto's King Street East. Immediately east of the Financial District and on the north side of the street between Victoria and Toronto streets, is the site of ... read more