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Waterfront Innovation Centre Closer To Announcement

Waterfront Innovation Centre, Diamond Schmitt Morguard competition entry
December 9, 2014 5:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In October of 2013 Waterfront Toronto announced that the property to the immediate north of Corus Quay and northwest of the George Brown College Waterfront Campus would be the new home for the ... read more

Construction of Lifetime's Bisha Reaches Another Milestone

Bisha Hotel and Residences, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
December 9, 2014 4:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Lifetime Developments and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences has reached another milestone, as work on the 41-storey, Wallman ... read more

Ever More Construction Webcams Watch Over Toronto Projects

Toronto construction webcams
December 8, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly one year ago, we ran an article covering the numerous construction webcams keeping tabs on some of the many projects being built around the city. We returned with an update this ... read more

Picasso Condos' Multicoloured Cladding Now In Evidence

Picasso, Toronto, Richmond, Queen, Entertainment, Monarch, goldman
December 8, 2014 12:00 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Richmond Street through Toronto's Entertainment District is rapidly changing, with the addition of 3 new buildings near the corner of Richmond and Peter. While all 3 feature strong architectural ... read more

The Best Buildings of 2014: Institutional Buildings - Voting Continues!

The Best Buildings of 2014, Toronto, UrbanToronto
December 8, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week, we conducted our first poll for the Best Buildings of 2014, and the votes are now in for the Commercial category. Our readers voted overwhelmingly for the new Delta Hotel, which easily ... read more

Work Officially Starts on Canderel's YC Condos at Yonge and College

Canderel Executives and YC Condos Team Members attend ceremonial ground breaking
December 5, 2014 5:48 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Less than a year after sales were launched for YC Condos, work on the 66-storey condominium tower is officially under way on Yonge Street just north of College. Canderel executives, employees, ... read more

Concord Adex Releases Renderings for Spadina and Bremner Site

Block 22, Concord CityPlace, Toronto, Page + Steele Architects, Concord Adex
December 4, 2014 11:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The first renderings of the tallest towers at Concord CityPlace in Downtown Toronto have been released. Proposed at 64 and 75 storeys, the residential towers rise from a shared 10-storey mixed-use ... read more

Four Year Collaboration on Humbertown Results in a Win-Win

Humbertown Master Plan, First Capital Realty, Urban Strategies
December 4, 2014 3:22 pm | by Amy Bath | Comments
The Humbertown Master Plan brings mixed-use, contextually sensitive development to an aging shopping centre at Dundas Street West and Royal York Road in Etobicoke. Led by Urban Strategies, the ... read more

The Best Buildings of 2014: Your Vote Counts!

The Best Buildings of 2014, Toronto
December 4, 2014 12:41 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2014 is rolling to a close, and with it, another year of frenetic development activity across the region. Many new buildings have been completed over the last twelve months, altering the built ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide Centre East and West

Throwback Thursday, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto
December 4, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Financial District's newest office complex, the Bay Adelaide Centre, has what could be described as a tumultuous history. Plans for the site were first put into effect in 1990 but an economic ... read more

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto Gets an Update at IIDEX

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Gehry Partners LLP, Projectcore
December 3, 2014 7:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, the 82 and 92-storey tower project planned for King Street West in Downtown Toronto has been updated a bit in time for a keynote address at IIDEX Canada today, the national ... read more

Construction Progressing Quickly on the BMO Field Expansion

BMO Field Expansion, Gensler, MLSE, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment
December 3, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In October of this year, construction kicked off on Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment's (MLSE) expansion and renovation of BMO Field, home of the Toronto FC Major League Soccer club. ... read more

Plaza's Musee and Harhay's oneeleven Condos Progress Side-By-Side

Musée, Plaza, Harhay, oneeleven, Toronto, Quadrangle, Core Architects
December 2, 2014 5:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's trendy King West neighbourhood is the site of much growth these days, as several new condominium developments add even more life to this already thriving area. Much of this development ... read more

Renderings Reveal Quadrangle Design for the Sheppard Centre

Yonge Sheppard Centre Expansion, Quadrangle Architects, RioCan, KingSett Capital
December 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Sheppard intersection is the busiest and most critical in North York's City Centre, and as new growth continues to transform the area, the existing Yonge Sheppard Centre—built in ... read more

66 Isabella Addition Rising in Church-Wellesley Village

December 1, 2014 3:57 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
A residential rental high-rise at 66 Isabella Street in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village is getting a major addition on its east side. Since our last look at the site this past Spring, the ... read more

Topping Off November 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off November 2014, UrbanToronto
December 1, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another month is in the books for 2014, so it is once again time for our monthly roundup of the top news headlines, dataBase files and Forum threads on UrbanToronto. Our Top Ten News ... read more

West Don Lands Nearly Ready for Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

Canary District Condos, DundeeKilmer, KPMB Architects, Toronto
November 29, 2014 4:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The days are counting down until the Pan Am Games arrive in Toronto. As of the end of November 2014 there are 222 left, to be precise. As various venues for the games continue to open, like the ... read more

Returning to The Daniels Corporation's HighPark Condominiums

HighPark Condos, Toronto, The Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
November 28, 2014 7:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been exactly a month since we last visited the site of The Daniels Corporation's HighPark Condominiums. On our last tour we got up-close and personal with the ... read more

Yorkdale Mall Expansion for Nordstrom and More Progressing

November 28, 2014 1:00 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Yorkdale Shopping Centre's latest expansion, which will bring Nordstrom and other retailers to the mall owned by AIMCo and Oxford Properties, has progressed noticeably ... read more

Delta Toronto Hotel Officially Opens at Simcoe and Bremner

Delta Toronto, the tallest hotel-only tower in the city, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 27, 2014 8:27 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Since Delta Hotels and Resorts announced its departure from its flagship location at Yonge and Gerrard in 2012, they have been busy with construction of their new landmark at Simcoe and Bremner in ... read more