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Hariri Pontarini-Designed 7 St. Thomas Revealing its Curves

7 St. Thomas, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, St. Thomas Commercial Develoments
March 21, 2016 3:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few blocks to the west of Great Gulf's curvaceous One Bloor East, a much smaller Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed has begun to show similar curves in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville ... read more

Tower Cranes Dismantled at First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt Architects
March 21, 2016 11:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since celebrating its official topping off ceremony back in December, construction of First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre has continued to make progress. The 17-storey Diamond ... read more

The Canary District: Toronto Gains a New Neighbourhood in April

Pan Am Village, West Don Lands, Canary District, DundeeKilmer, Toronto
March 18, 2016 6:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It's almost here. Toronto's Canary District will be welcoming its first residents and retailers in April, with the Cherry Street gates set to open to the public late this month. Ahead of the big ... read more

Plaza's Musée Condos Moves Closer to Completion on Adelaide

Musée condos, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza
March 18, 2016 5:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the time of our most recent article covering Plaza's Musée Condos, the 17-storey Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium development in Toronto's King West neighbourhood was ... read more

Work Continues to Enlarge Excavation at Zigg Condos Site

Zigg Condos, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes, Kirkor Architects
March 18, 2016 5:15 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Once a row of stately century homes along St. Clair West, the future site of the 11-storey, Kirkor Architects-designed, ZIGG Condos by Madison Homes and Fieldgate Homes has been ... read more

Downtown Stretch of Yonge Street Designated as Heritage District

Looking north on Yonge Street, image by UT Forum contributor G.L.17
March 18, 2016 11:20 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At Toronto City Council's March 10th meeting, the Yonge Street Heritage Conservation District was approved. The decision makes a 1-kilometre Downtown stretch—spanning from College to Bloor—a ... read more

Crane Raised for 5-Storey Commercial Development in Rosedale

1128 Yonge Street, Urbacon, Lemay, Toronto
March 17, 2016 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the western edge of Toronto's tony Rosedale, a former Yonge Street car wash location is in the process of being replaced with a new commercial building. Developer Urbacon's 1128 ... read more

Teeple-Designed SIX25BV Condo Announced at Bayview Village

SIX25BV, Toronto, by Haven Developments, Teeple Architects
March 16, 2016 5:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More new density is on the way for Toronto's Bayview Village neighbourhood, where Haven Developments are poised to announce a new mid-rise condo project called SIX25BV. Designed by Teeple ... read more

Tribute's 37-Storey Stanley Condos to Rise at Church and Carlton

Stanley Condominiums, Toronto, by Tribute Communities, Core Architects
March 16, 2016 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For the first time since 1967, Stanley is returning to the storied Church and Carlton intersection, but this time around, it'll be Tribute Communities—not the Toronto Maple Leafs—raising him up. ... read more

Brandy Lane Homes' The Davies Coming to 281 Avenue Road

The Davies, Toronto, by Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
March 16, 2016 3:49 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Near the foot of Avenue Road north of Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood, Brandy Lane Homes' 9-storey The Davies has now launched, with a sales centre open on site ahead of construction. Designed ... read more

Sierra Building Group Proposes Mid-Rise for 492 Eglinton East

492 Eglinton East, RAW Design, Sierra Building Group, Toronto
March 16, 2016 11:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this month, planning firm Hunter & Associates submitted a rezoning application on behalf of Sierra Building Group that would see a series of single and semi-detatched homes ... read more

Building a New Burlington: An Interview with LJM's Liaquat Mian

Liaquat J. Mian in his office, image by Stefan Novakovic
March 16, 2016 11:32 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Driving north on Burlington's Appleby Line, plots of undeveloped land dotted with low-rise structures meet the eye north of the QEW. Continuing north, however, a more urban landscape becomes ... read more

Growth to Watch For in 2016: The Jarvis and Church Corridors

Duration Investments, 308-314 Jarvis, 225 Mutual, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 15, 2016 5:20 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This edition of our Growth to Watch For series explores development at the eastern edge of Downtown Toronto along the Church and Jarvis Street corridors between Bloor Street and The ... read more

Great Gulf and Hullmark's 48 Power Street Evaluated at DRP

48 Power Street, Toronto, by Great Gulf Homes, Hullmark, Core Architects
March 15, 2016 4:34 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Great Gulf and Hullmark's proposed condominium development at 48 Power Street was seen for the first time by the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP) on March 10th, 2016. While ... read more

Lago at the Waterfront & Riva del Lago Both Close to Topping Off

Lago at the Waterfront, Riva del Lago, Toronto, Mattamy Homes, Biddington Group
March 15, 2016 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The side-by-side construction sites of Lago at the Waterfront and Riva del Lago are now both approaching their final heights in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area. Developed ... read more

Quadrangle to Design Artscape Launchpad at Daniels Waterfront

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation
March 14, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Scheduled to open in 2018 as part of the Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts complex, the Artscape Launchpad will add a 30,000 ft² creative hub to Toronto's waterfront. Designed to help nurture ... read more

First Tower Floor Taking Shape at Tridel's Ten York

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
March 14, 2016 3:13 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid ascent of Toronto's South Core skyline is primed to continue, as Tridel's Ten York Street Condos prepares to begin its climb to an eventual height of 65 storeys in ... read more

Video Provides Insight into Transformation of BMO Field

BMO Field, MLSE, Gensler, PCL, Toronto
March 14, 2016 12:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The second phase of renovation and expansion continues at BMO Field, the current home of the MLS' Toronto FC and future home of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. The expansion project is ... read more

Design Review Panel Questions Davpart's 1 Eglinton East Plan

1 Eglinton East, Davpart, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
March 14, 2016 10:40 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was a busy roster at Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP) on March 10, as no less than four towers were presented to panel members for feedback. Making its case to be one of the city's next ... read more

Rezoning Application Submitted to Allow 65 Storeys at 475 Yonge

475 Yonge Street, Toronto, by Quadrangle Architects
March 11, 2016 6:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On March 9th, a rezoning application for the site of the Marriott hotel at the northeast corner of Yonge and Wood was submitted to the City of Toronto. The pair of high-rise towers—65 and 45 ... read more