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488 University: Transformation Continues as Glazing Installed

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Core Architects, Amexon, Toronto
August 15, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In recent months, we've closely followed the re-skinning and structural reinforcement of the 1968-built Global House office building, which will be a major element of Amexon ... read more

Quality Materials Mark Exterior of North Drive's The High Park

The High Park condo, 1990 Bloor West, North Drive Investments, Quadrangle
August 12, 2016 4:59 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the time since our last construction update on North Drive Investments' The High Park, the condominium development on Bloor across from Toronto's most famous park has come a long way. ... read more

One Bloor East: Tower Levels Coming Together at City's Tallest

One Bloor East, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini Architects
August 11, 2016 5:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this week, UrbanToronto had the opportunity to tour Toronto's tallest construction site, taking in the progress at Great Gulf's One Bloor East. Taking stock of the podium levels, our ... read more

Demolition Paving Way for Gupta's Dundas Square Gardens

Dundas Square Gardens, Gupta Group, Page + Steele / IBI, Toronto
August 11, 2016 5:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over ten months since a ground breaking ceremony marked the official start of construction for Gupta Group's Dundas Square Gardens, demolition is helping clear the Dundas and Jarvis ... read more

Details of Park Hyatt Conversion Project Come to Light

Park Hyatt Renovation, Toronto, by Oxford Properties, KPMB Architects
August 11, 2016 3:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The 18th story rooftop lounge where Mordecai Richler (and more than one of his literary surrogates) knocked back successions of scotch isn't going anywhere. According to updated documents released ... read more

EV Hilton Hotel Currently Accepting Reservations

Cladding EV Hilton Hotel, Calgary, Marshall Tittemore, Surrealplaces
August 11, 2016 11:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
New residences are popping up throughout Calgary's rapidly changing East Village neighbourhood, but that's not the only land use that's defining the cityscape. Widewaters Group is finishing ... read more

Construction Progresses at The Signature in Downtown Markham

The Signature, Markham, Remington Group, Quadrangle Architects
August 11, 2016 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Little more than an ambitious vision back when Enterprise Drive was completed in 2005, Markham’s new purpose-built 243-acre mixed-use Downtown continues to evolve as new buildings are added to the ... read more

One Bloor East: Podium Levels Take Shape at Yonge and Bloor

One Bloor East, Toronto, by Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini Architects
August 10, 2016 6:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By virtue of its height alone, Toronto's One Bloor East can claim iconic status in its prominent mid-city location. As a work in progress, Great Gulf's 76-storey tower is already a focal point and ... read more

On The Park Evolves With Attention-Grabbing New Design

On the Park, Toronto, by Tridel, Graziani + Corazza
August 10, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Once home to Toronto's Inn on the Park, a revised plan has emerged for the Leslie Street site of the On The Park development. Early last year, a Tridel project to redevelop the site came online, ... read more

Dunpar Homes Proposes 28 and 30-Storey Towers at Mimico GO

Aerial, 39 Newcastle, Toronto, by Turner Fleischer Architects for Dunpar Homes
August 9, 2016 4:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto developer Dunpar Homes has proposed a two-tower residential development at 39 Newcastle Street, immediately north of Mimico GO station in the city's West. The 606-suite Turner ... read more

New Rendering Offers Full View of 51-Storey Eight Cumberland

Eight Cumberland, Toronto, by Phantom, Great Gulf, architectsAlliance
August 9, 2016 1:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just west of Yonge Street, Eight Cumberland by Great Gulf and Phantom Developments is now set to add to a 51-storey presence to Toronto's Yorkville skyline. Initially ... read more

Excavation in Full Swing at Chestnut Hill's Lotus Condos

Lotus Condos, Kirkor, Chestnut Hill Developments, Fortress RDI
August 8, 2016 5:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Primed by a late-2015 Ontario Municipal Board approval, a block of bungalows were recently taken down to make way for the shoring phase of Lotus Condos, a 12-storey condo development from ... read more

Menkes' 60 Shuter Street Redesigned as 29-Storey Tower

60 Shuter Street, Toronto, by Menkes, architectsAlliance
August 8, 2016 1:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last year, a 42-storey condominium tower was proposed for the northeast corner of Church and Shuter in Downtown Toronto. Replacing a surface parking lot fronting the corner and a three-storey ... read more

82-Unit Affordable Rental Development Planned Near Casa Loma

200 Madison Avenue, McKnight Charron Limited Architects, Madison View, Toronto
August 8, 2016 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost 8 years after the City of Toronto's Planning Department recommended approval of an 82-unit affordable housing development located at 200 Madison Avenue in Toronto's Casa Loma ... read more

32 Storeys Proposed at Southeast Corner of Shuter and Mutual

81 Shuter, Toronto, by Hyde Park Homes, architectsAlliance
August 5, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Immediately east of the massive surface parking lot that could soon be replaced by the towers of 88 Queen East, the southeast corner of Shuter and Mutual is now also subject to a high-rise ... read more

Cluster of High-Rises Remaking the Church Street Corridor

365 Church, Toronto, by Menkes, Wallman Architects
August 5, 2016 11:45 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Long Toronto's main north-south artery—and most famous street—Downtown Yonge Street has recently also become a poster child for the impacts of new development. As a wave of ongoing and proposed ... read more

Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on Scarborough Build

140 Pinery Trail, Habitat for Humanity, Giannone Petricone Associates, Toronto
August 5, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday morning, members of the Toronto Foundation board of directors and Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (Habitat GTA) were joined by Mayor John Tory to celebrate the ... read more

Terraced Mid-Rise Rental Proposed on Dundas at the Humber

4125 Dundas West, TACT Architecture, Toronto
August 4, 2016 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent proposal tabled for a site on Dundas Street immediately west of the Humber River aims to create an appropriate transition between the medium density developments to the west and the ... read more

Exhibit Residences' Shifting Design Shapes Up on Bloor West

Exhibit Residences, Toronto, by Bazis, Metropia, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli
August 4, 2016 2:51 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Directly across the street from the jagged form of the ROM's Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, the Rosario Varacalli-designed Exhibit Residences is now in the latter stages of construction on Toronto's ... read more

Major Residential Development Proposed Near Wilson Subway

4-6 Tippett Road, Malibu Investments, RAW Design, Toronto
August 4, 2016 1:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area east of Wilson subway station on TTC Line 1 has been in a state of flux for some time. Recent developments such as Gramercy Park and The Station Condos have added new life to ... read more