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Tower in the Park Infill Project Planned at 666 Spadina Avenue

May 9, 2016 2:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Harbord Street, the rental tower at 666 Spadina Avenue is a curious relic of Toronto's mid-to-late 20th century planning. Designed by acclaimed Estonian-Canadian architect Uno Prii, ... read more

Shoring Underway as Demolition Continues for Riverside Square

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, Toronto
May 9, 2016 12:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was early this year when the first demolition activity was spotted at the four-and-a-half acre site of Streetcar Developments and Dream's Riverside Square. At that time, it ... read more

Consultations Shape Vision for Galleria Mall Redevelopment

Galleria Mall Redevelopment, Toronto, by Freed, ELAD
May 6, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Few places in Toronto encapsulate the complexities of urban revitalization quite like the Galleria Mall. Outdated, derelict, and plain ugly, the Galleria Mall has long been one of the city's most ... read more

Redesigned Grenadier Square Planned Near High Park

Grenadier Square, GWL, Zeidler Partnership, High Park Bayview, Toronto
May 6, 2016 3:35 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It has been several years since property owner High Park Bayview and developer GWL Realty Advisors first revealed plans for Grenadier Square, for which they obtained zoning ... read more

Central Park Ajax: A New Core for a Growing Community

Central Park Ajax, LeMine Investment Group, Kirkor Architects
May 6, 2016 11:45 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
While much of the GTA's recent development boom has been concentrated across Toronto's new high-rise towers, many of the region's surrounding communities are also enjoying unprecedented growth. In ... read more

Expanded BMO Field Ready for TFC Home Opener

BMO Field, MLSE, Gensler, PCL, Toronto
May 6, 2016 11:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the clock ticking down for the Toronto FC's home opener versus FC Dallas at BMO Field tomorrow evening, the finishing touches are being installed for the second phase of renovations ... read more

Province Announces Sale of LCBO Lands to Menkes for $260 Million

Rendering of the Phase One tower, image courtesy of Menkes
May 5, 2016 6:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Province of Ontario has announced the sale of the LCBO head office lands on Toronto's waterfront. A $260 million deal will see Menkes Developments—in partnership with Greystone Managed ... read more

Alterra Group Proposes Boutique Condo on Davenport Road

321 Davenport, Alterra Group of Companies, Giannone Petricone, Toronto
May 5, 2016 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new development has been proposed in the northeast end of The Annex, as Alterra Group of Companies recently submitted a rezoning application seeking an 8-storey, boutique condominium ... read more

Move-Ins Underway at Streetcar Developments' The Taylor

The Taylor, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
May 4, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a full three months since we last visited the site of Streetcar Developments' The Taylor, a 96-unit condominium and townhome development in Toronto's Leslieville ... read more

Cadillac Fairview's Shops at Don Mills Becoming More Pedestrian Friendly

Shops at Don Mills, Toronto, by Cadillac Fairview
May 4, 2016 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Belying its location at the car-happy corner of Don Mills and Lawrence Avenue East, Cadillac Fairview's Shops at Don Mills is one of Toronto's more walkable retail plazas. In contrast to the strip ... read more

Below Grade Levels Rising at GWL's 43 Gerrard West

43 Gerrard West, GWL, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
May 3, 2016 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While condominium towers remain the major player in Toronto's continuing housing boom, an increasing number of rental towers are being pushed forward around the city. One such tower—GWL Realty ... read more

U of T: Jackman Law Faculty Takes Shape on Queens Park Crescent

May 3, 2016 1:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Embracing the curve of Queens Park Crescent as it rounds the corner northwest of Ontario's parliament, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law is taking on a more prominent presence as the $37.5 ... read more

U of T: Jackman Institute of Child Study Undergoing Redevelopment

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study
May 3, 2016 12:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Thanks in large part to generous donations from Dr. Eric Jackman and Margaret and Wallace McCain, the Jackman Institute of Child Study—part of the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for ... read more

33 Avenue Road's 'Vertical Forest' Evolves Again

33 Avenue Road, Toronto, by Empire Communities, Greybrook Capital, Zeidler
May 3, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Continuing its long-running design saga, the proposal for Toronto's 33 Avenue Road development has changed once again. With documentation for a site plan approval submitted to the City of Toronto ... read more

Long-Awaited Crane Removal Underway at L Tower

May 2, 2016 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping out a final height of 58 storeys back in 2013, the curving profile of the Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed L-Tower has been marked by the presence of a tower crane ... read more

Arc Condominiums to be the Crown Jewel of Daniels Erin Mills

Arc, Daniels Erin Mills, Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects Planners, HOK
May 2, 2016 2:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Soon to become what the Daniels Corporation refers to as the crown jewel of Daniels Erin Mills—a master-planned mixed-use community sprouting up at the southwest corner of ... read more

Cladding Seals Off LJM's Appleby Gardens in Burlington

Appleby Gardens Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, Burlington
May 2, 2016 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Strong residential demand continues to support the construction of new condominium developments in the Hamilton-Burlington area, many of which are shedding the established suburban built form and ... read more

Edilcan Proposal Adds More Residential Density Along 427 Corridor

Edilcan, 2 Gibbs Road, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
April 29, 2016 4:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Details of a new major residential development along Highway 427 at Bloor Street West have been revealed through a rezoning application recently submitted by Edilcan for a 2.6-hectare lot at 2 ... read more

Development Adding Affordable Units to Wilson Station Community

Rocket Condos, Toronto, by Metropia, SMV Architects
April 29, 2016 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, UrbanToronto reported on the large-scale redevelopment plans for the Wilson Station area. read more

Tower Crane at Plaza's Musée Condos Comes Down in Timelapse

Musée condos Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza
April 29, 2016 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plaza's Musée Condos has achieved a major milestone in its construction, with the recent disassembly and removal of the tower crane used to build the 17-storey condominium ... read more