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EY Tower Roof: Unique Presence Joins Financial District Skyline

EY Tower, Toronto, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, WZMH
July 5, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Stepping off the hoist elevator, we're high above the streets of Toronto's Financial District, with Nathan Phillips Square a miniature diorama to the north. We're on the 40th floor of the EY ... read more

383 Sorauren Design Reflects Area's Century-Old Industrial Roots

383 Sorauren, Toronto, Gairloch, Centrestone, architectsAlliance
July 5, 2016 10:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new condominium development is fast revealing its exterior envelope at the meeting point between the Parkdale, Brockton Village, and Roncesvalles neighbourhoods. Gairloch ... read more

EY Tower: An Inside Look at the Concourse Building Replica

EY Tower, Toronto, by Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, WZMH
July 4, 2016 5:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, we toured the construction site of one of Toronto's most talked-about Downtown developments. Now reaching its full height of 40 storeys, the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed EY Tower already ... read more

Crane Removed as Cladding Rises at Daniels' The Bartholomew

The Bartholomew, Daniels, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
July 4, 2016 4:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few weeks since our last update on the construction of The Daniels Corporation's The Bartholomew, the latest market condominium development to rise in the rebuilt Regent ... read more

Lots of Progress on Streetcar's Broadview Hotel Restoration

Broadview Hotel, ERA Architects, Streetcar Developments, Toronto, Riverside
July 4, 2016 4:04 pm | by Michael Uttley | Comments
In February, we checked in with the Broadview Hotel restoration and expansion by Streetcar Developments. Situated at the northwest corner of Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East, the building ... read more

Cladding Installation Underway at Tridel's Aqualina

Aqualina at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, Toronto
July 4, 2016 12:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Tridel and Hines' Aqualina at Bayside has just reached a new phase in Toronto's new East Bayfront community, with a milestone close on the horizon. The ... read more

Touring the Financial District's Recently Topped-Off EY Tower

EY Tower, Toronto, by Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, WZMH
June 30, 2016 4:49 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From Nathan Phillips Square, the steel roof already stands out. Clustered amongst Toronto's tallest Financial District skyscrapers, the 40-storey EY Tower isn't the tallest, or necessarily the ... read more

Excavation Growing for Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
June 30, 2016 12:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The excavation for Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station is progressing in Toronto's Church and Wellesley Village. With digging of the pit now practically complete at the south end of the ... read more

Yonge & St. Clair: Developer Hopes to Revitalize Midtown Hub

The eight Slate-owned buildings, image courtesy of Slate Asset Management
June 29, 2016 6:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
North of Bloor and South of Eglinton: in both the geographic and cultural landscape, that's Yonge and St. Clair. Flanked by growing urban hubs along the Yonge corridor, the intersection is now ... read more

Event for Kids Officially Opens Regent Park's Athletic Grounds

Regent Park Athletic Grounds, The Daniels Corporation, MLSE, TCHC
June 29, 2016 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Students at Nelson Mandela Park Public School and Lord Dufferin Public School got a special treat today for their last day of the school year, being the first to experience the new 2.8-acre ... read more

Explainer: Tuned Mass Damping to Counteract Sway

The world's largest tuned mass damper in Taipei 10, image by Armand du Plessis v
June 29, 2016 11:06 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this month, we introduced UrbanToronto's newest feature, called 'Explainer.' This weekly series provides an overview of the terms used in the architecture, design, construction, and real ... read more

OMB-Mediated Developments to Urbanize Stretch of Dupont

740 Dupont, 840 Dupont, Toronto, Turner Fleischer Architects
June 28, 2016 5:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of mid-rise, mixed-use developments on a stretch of Toronto's Dupont Street are preparing to go ahead thanks to mediated settlements at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The once ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital Addition Rising at Queen and Victoria

St. Michael's Hospital Patient Care Tower
June 28, 2016 11:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost exactly five months since construction of a 17-storey addition to St. Michael's Hospital reached grade at the northeast corner of Queen and Victoria Streets. In the ... read more

Fine-Grained Urbanism Evolves 88 Queen East Redevelopment

88 Queen Street East, Toronto, by St. Thomas Developments, Page + Steele
June 27, 2016 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just east of the Downtown core, Queen Street's long, full-block parking lot is an obvious chasm in Toronto's urban fabric. Surrounded by this century's towers and the previous centuries' brick ... read more

Touring Lifetime's Topped-Off The Bond Condominiums

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core Architects
June 27, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Lifetime Developments' The Bond reached a major milestone this month, as the Core Architects-designed condominium tower has reached its final 42-storey height ... read more

Cladding Rising On Mattamy and Biddington's Riva del Lago

Riva del Lago, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
June 27, 2016 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off at 16 storeys in May, installation of the cladding has made quite an impact at the Humber Bay Shores site of Mattamy Homes and the Biddington Group's Riva del ... read more

Amenities Coming Together at oneeleven Condominiums

oneeleven Condominiums, Toronto, Core Architects, Harhay, Carttera
June 24, 2016 4:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the finishing stages of construction at Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condos, a 17-storey, Core ... read more

Demolition Clearing King Portland Centre Site as Shoring Begins

King Portland Centre, ALLIED, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 24, 2016 12:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following April's announcement that Shopify would be its anchor tenant, the construction site of King Portland Centre has become a hive of activity. read more

An Enhanced Public Realm Is Emerging at Plaza's Musée Condos

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
June 24, 2016 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following crane removal in April, work to complete Plaza's Musée Condos has been making steady progress in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. With cladding now all but finished on ... read more

Steel Rising as 135 Yorkville's Glass Envelope Takes Shape

135 Yorkville Avenue, WZMH Architects, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto
June 23, 2016 4:51 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer Camrost-Felcorp continues to bring major changes to Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Immediately east of the developer's Residences of Yorkville Plaza on Avenue ... read more