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Globe and Mail Centre Rising High Above King Street East

Globe and Mail Centre, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
September 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was the end of July when we last covered the construction progress at First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre, a new 17-storey Diamond Schmitt-designed office ... read more

Berczy Park Going to the Dogs as Construction Begins

Berczy Park, City of Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
September 24, 2015 10:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As hoarding and construction fences engulf a small, irregularly shaped parcel of Downtown land, a historic Toronto park stands on the precipice of a bold and playful transformation. Berczy Park, ... read more

Sherway Gardens Northwest Expansion Opens

Sherway Gardens, Northwest Expansion new hall, Cadillac Fairview, Toronto
September 23, 2015 8:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The first phase of Sherway Gardens multi-year $550 Million makeover has opened in Etobicoke on Toronto's western edge. The Cadillac Fairview-owned mall, which first opened as a figure S ... read more

LCBO and Longo's Urban Market Now Open at Imperial Plaza

Imperial Plaza, Camrost Felcorp, Longo's, LCBO, Toronto
September 23, 2015 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New residents continue to populate Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza, the newly completed condominium conversion of the 23-storey office building at 111 St. Clair Avenue West. The ... read more

Ottawa's Capital Hall Addresses Gap in Student Housing

The second tower, Capital Hall Condominiums, image courtesy of Ashcroft Homes
September 23, 2015 2:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
In many fields, a university education is a prerequisite to a successful career. In Ontario, university enrolment has grown 69% since 2000, indicating a strong demand for higher education despite ... read more

Marilyn I. Walker School: Catalyst for a St. Catharines Renaissance

Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Diamond Schmitt Architects
September 22, 2015 9:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Friday, September 18th, students at Brock University's Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts went about their Friday classes, late afternoon light spilling in through the ... read more

Parkway Forest Community Centre Officially Opens

Parkway Forest Community Centre, Toronto
September 21, 2015 4:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing development of ELAD Canada’s Emerald City neighbourhood in North York continues to add new density to the area southeast of Sheppard Avenue and Don Mils Road. With three ... read more

Excavation Progress at Tridel and Beaux Properties' 101 Erskine

101 Erskine Condos, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, Toronto
September 21, 2015 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several months since we last checked in on the Yonge and Eglinton site of Tridel and Beaux Properties' 101 Erskine Condos. When we last updated its status back in ... read more

Development Proposed on Sheppard in North York City Centre

53-63 Sheppard West, Pellow + Associates Architects, Toronto
September 18, 2015 5:26 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
A recently submitted Zoning By-Law Amendment Application for the proposed redevelopment of a site at 53-63 Sheppard Avenue West and 62-68 Bogert Avenue contains new details on a site just steps ... read more

Pinnacle on Adelaide's Public Realm Surges To Life

Pinnacle on Adelaide, Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Arhictects
September 18, 2015 10:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over the span of the last month, the southeast corner of Adelaide and John Streets has transformed from a construction zone into a lively public piazza, as new food retailing, landscaping, and ... read more

Touring the Archaeological Finds at St. Lawrence Market North

Dr. Peter Popkin leads the tour as we look at trench 3, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 17, 2015 2:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Last week, it was announced that the remains of previous structures built at the St. Lawrence Market North site had been discovered in advance of construction to replace the aging building. With ... read more

SQ Condos Approaches Grade in Alexandra Park

SQ Condos, Tridel, Teeple Architects
September 17, 2015 12:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Long considered one of Toronto's hippest and most desirable neighborhoods, Queen West maintains a different type of cachet than many of our city's other development hot spots. Eclectic rather than ... read more

Construction of Paradigm Condos in Full Swing at Burlington GO

Paradigm Condos, Molinaro Group, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Burlington
September 16, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Decades of subdivision development has swallowed up much of the City of Burlington's former farmland, and though the well has yet to run completely dry, Burlington's central areas are seeing more ... read more

Site of W Towns Cleared in Advance of Construction

W Towns, pml.A, First Avenue Properties, Toronto
September 16, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The start of shoring and excavation is imminent at the Weston and Lawrence site of First Avenue Properties’ W Towns. Now 75% sold, the pml.A-designed project will be adding 48 ... read more

Shoring Begins for King Blue Condos in the Entertainment District

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Greenland
September 15, 2015 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival is bringing a tremendous amount of buzz and excitement to the Entertainment District, as stargazers and film buffs flock to King Street ... read more

Tridel's Avani at Metrogate Tops Off in Scarborough

Avani at Metrogate Condos Toronto, Tridel, Graziani + Corazza Architects
September 15, 2015 9:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Tridel's Avani has reached a major milestone, as the first of the project's twin Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium towers has topped off at its ... read more

EY Tower's Unique Aesthetic Takes Shape on Adelaide West

EY Tower, Toronto, by Oxford Properties, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
September 14, 2015 3:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In the month since our last construction update, the impressive progress of Oxford Properties' EY Tower has begun transforming the streetscape of Adelaide West in the Financial District, and is ... read more

Gupta Group Announces 52-Storey Rosedale on Bloor Condos

Rosedale on Bloor, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto
September 11, 2015 5:05 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The Gupta Group has released plans for a tower a few blocks east of Toronto's Bloor-Yonge corner, complete with new details on what will ultimately become a mixed-used high-rise condo/hotel ... read more

Centennial College's Culinary Arts Centre Tops Off

Residence and Culinary Arts Centre, Toronto, by Centennial College
September 11, 2015 2:51 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The remarkable transformation of Centennial College's Progress Campus is continuing, with Diamond Schmitt Architects' new Residence and Culinary Arts Centre now topped off, contributing to a new, ... read more

Crane Raised at E Condos Site at Yonge and Eglinton

E Condos, Toronto, Roy Varacalli, Bazis Inc., Metropia, RioCan
September 11, 2015 12:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work continues at the site of Bazis, Metropia and RioCan's E Condos, a new two-tower Rosario Varacalli-designed condominium development under construction at the ... read more