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Initial Glimpse into The Future of Two Yonge Street Proposals

St. Charles Tavern, Fire Hall, Toronto, Yonge Street, Toronto Archives,
February 10, 2015 1:33 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
In a city undergoing massive transformation like Toronto, old landmarks which have found a place in our civic minds are always subject to the winds of change. Yonge Street and its eclectic mix of ... read more

A First Look at Plans for the 47-Storey 55 Eglinton East

55 Eglinton Avenue East, Kirkor Architects, State Building Group, Toronto
February 9, 2015 5:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Redevelopment plans for 55 Eglinton Avenue East have been posted on the City of Toronto website coinciding with the release of the City's preliminary report on the rezoning application, and ... read more

Plaza's 30 Widmer to Feature Design by Quadrangle Architects

30 Widmer Street, 313 Adelaide, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza
February 9, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's booming Entertainment District remains a hotbed of condominium construction activity, and new development proposals are filling in the last of the once plentiful gaps in the local urban ... read more

Design Revealed for Menkes' Waterfront Innovation Centre

Looking east at the proposed Waterfront Innovation Centre, image by Menkes
February 6, 2015 5:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Change is once again coming to the East Bayfront after Waterfront Toronto and Menkes Developments officially announced today the addition of a 350,000 square foot office complex. Located just ... read more

New Urbanist Town of Queensville Prepares for Construction

Queensville, new urbanism, east gwillimbury, toronto, sprawl
February 6, 2015 4:33 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The long planned, expanded town of Queensville is finally set for ground breaking. The new community that is to eventually house 30,000 people to the north of Newmarket is advancing to ... read more

Our First Glimpse at Hariri Pontarini's Design for 1 Eglinton East

1 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Davpart, Hariri Pontarini Architects
February 6, 2015 3:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was only six weeks ago when we broke the news of a 68-storey proposal for the southeast corner of Yonge and Eglinton. The initial rezoning application was light on details, but the proposed ... read more

360 Degree Video Reveals Every Angle of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Projectcore, Gehry Partners
February 6, 2015 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The word "iconic" gets a lot of mileage in architecture discussions, being used to describe special buildings all over the world, large and small. Few buildings in a city, if any, should have this ... read more

The Finishing Touches: Touring the Canary District

The west face of Canary Park, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 5, 2015 8:36 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's newest neighbourhood is almost ready for its closeup as finishing touches are completed on the Canary District and Pan Am Village just east of Downtown. The West Don Lands neighbourhood ... read more

Major Redevelopment at 400 Front West by State Building Group

400 Front Street, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Public Work, State Building Group
February 5, 2015 1:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The State Building Group and Stanford Homes have proposed an extensive redevelopment of what are currently surface parking lots at Front and Spadina in Downtown Toronto. The property at 400 ... read more

Madison Homes Proposes 67-storey 0-shaped Tower on Mercer

15-35 Mercer, Toronto, preliminary design by Teeple Architects for Madison Homes
February 4, 2015 4:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Madison Homes is preparing an application to build 67-storey building shaped like a squared-off 0 in Toronto's Entertainment District. Designed by Teeple Architects, the building is proposed at ... read more

The Carnaby Has Reached its Final Height on West Queen West

The Carnaby, Streetcar Developments, Tact Architecture, Queen West, Toronto
February 3, 2015 4:45 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
West Queen West has seen some dramatic changes over the past few years. The transformation of the Queen and Dufferin intersection appears to be one the most important as The ... read more

Multi-Tower Development Proposed at Inn on the Park Site

Inn on the Park, 1095 Leslie Street, Toronto
February 3, 2015 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing demolition of the Inn on the Park, designed by WZMH Architects, means that the hexagonal modernist hotel at Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue East will soon be another ... read more

Onni's Local at Fort York Condos Heading for Ground Level

Local at Fort York condos, Toronto, Page + Steele Architects, Onni Group
February 2, 2015 2:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer The Onni Group has another condominium development to add to its cluster of buildings at Bathurst and Fort York. The 13-storey Local at Fort York, designed by Page + ... read more

Pan Am Village Legacy Discussed at Urban Land Institute Event

The West Don Lands in its current state, image courtesy of Pan Am Village webcam
February 2, 2015 1:18 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
With the Pan Am Games quickly approaching, all eyes are on the West Don Lands, an area on Toronto's waterfront that was a contaminated brownfield just a few short years ago. From July 10-26 and ... read more

Topping Off January 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off January 2015, UrbanToronto
February 2, 2015 11:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first month of 2015 has been quite a busy one, with plenty of development, construction and real estate news to report on around Toronto. For a look back at the previous month, we have rounded ... read more

Shoring and Excavation for Newton and Forward at CityPlace

Concord CityPlace, Newton, Forward, Toronto, Concord Adex
January 30, 2015 3:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is now under way by developer Concord Adex at the site of Newton and Forward, 18 and 30-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium towers soon ... read more

Cladding Installation Progressing at Daniels' HighPark Condominiums

HighPark Condos, Toronto,The Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
January 30, 2015 2:01 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on The Daniels Corporation's new condo development on Bloor Street West, across from High Park. The 14-storey, Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed HighPark ... read more

Musee and oneeleven Condos Continue to Rise Side-by-Side

Musée, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Harhay, oneeleven, Core Architects, Toronto
January 30, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is in full swing at the side-by-side construction sites of Plaza's Musée Condos and Harhay's oneeleven Condos in Toronto's vibrant King West ... read more

Church and Jarvis Streets: Growth to Watch For in 2015

Church and Jarvis Streets: Growth to Watch For in 2015
January 29, 2015 8:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto's stories on areas of the city to watch for development in 2015 now rises to six, adding Church and Jarvis Streets to our previous articles covering North York Centre and ... read more

Cladding Installation Continues at Howard Park Residences

Howard Park Residences, Triumph Developments, RAW Design, Toronto
January 29, 2015 3:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on the construction of Triumph Developments' Howard Park Residences in December, when the 8-storey condominium development, designed by ... read more