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September 5, 2014 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday's news about the LCBO lands on Lake Shore Boulevard was covered by several media outlets, including us, and the possibilities for the site are grounds for quite a bit of excitement in ... read more

Second Phase of Women's College Hospital Taking Shape

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group Architects
September 4, 2014 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing on the second phase of Women's College Hospital, located between Grenville and Grosvenor Streets, west of Bay and east of University. The second phase is ... read more

Province Announces LCBO Waterfront Lands Officially For Sale

LCBO lands from the Loblaws parking garage. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
September 4, 2014 2:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The massive building boom in Toronto has meant that underutilized sites and parking lots have been replaced by new developments that have added to the vibrancy of the city. Prime locations ... read more

Karma Condos Rises Above Grade Near Yonge and College

Karma Condos, Lifetime Developments, CentreCourt, architectsAlliance, Toronto
September 4, 2014 12:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Grenville Street is a quiet side street one block north of College Street, running west from Yonge. Or I suppose it once was a quiet side street. These days, you don't have to travel far in ... read more

Streetcar's Carnaby Continues to Grow at Queen and Gladstone

The Carnaby, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, Dundee, Toronto
September 3, 2014 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The trendy West Queen West neighbourhood continues to attract new residents, many of whom are drawn towards loft-style condominium developments like The Carnaby, a new high-rise project by ... read more

Exploring the Tower Floors of Nicholas Residences

Nicholas Residences, Urban Capital, ALIT Developments, Core Architects
September 3, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently were given a tour of Urban Capital Property Group and ALIT Developments' Nicholas Residences, a 35-storey, Core Architects and Goldsmith Borgal ... read more

Council Greenlights Many New Developments Across Toronto

156 Front West is the tallest of the projects approved by Toronto City Council
September 2, 2014 5:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Labour Day and summer vacations have passed for another year and workers are returning to their desks at development firms across the GTA. At many of those firms, a brighter glow will be filling ... read more

A Trip Inside Urban Capital and ALIT's Nicholas Residences

September 2, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Urban Capital Property Group and ALIT Developments' Nicholas Residences has been topped out at the corner of St. Nicholas and St. Mary Streets for a few months now, and with ... read more

Topping Off August 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off August 2014
September 2, 2014 10:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With August now behind us, it is time to recap the month's top ten news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads at UrbanToronto. The last 31 days constituted one of our busiest ... read more

Bricks and Mortar add to The Berwick at Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
September 2, 2014 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a little while since we checked in on the construction progress of The Berwick and CityTowns by Andrin Homes and The Brown Group of Companies. The 17-storey, Page + Steele / ... read more

Sorbara Group's Beacon Condos Coming to North York

Beacon Condos, Toronto, Sorbara Group, Wallman Architects
August 29, 2014 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street's stretch through North York has been the site of some impressive growth over the past several years, a revitalization which shows little sign of slowing down any time soon. Sorbara ... read more

Canderel's Aura Condos at College Park Tests its Lighting Feature

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
August 28, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction of Canderel's Aura at College Park now in its late stages, we now have a much clearer picture of how the 78-storey, Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Morguard's The Heathview Closing in on Completion

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
August 28, 2014 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the construction of Morguard's The Heathview, and in the time since our last visit one month ago, much more work has been done on the twin ... read more

Continued Growth at Backstage On The Esplanade

Backstage Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint, Page + Steele, Toronto
August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crews are working away at the site of Backstage On The Esplanade, a 36-storey condominium by developers Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint ... read more

Checking Out the Podium at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East

Bay Adelaide East tower, Brookfield Properties, KPMB, Adamson Associates
August 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently attended a tour of the east tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre, held by the Council on Tall Buildings an Urban Habitat (CTBUH). In the first ... read more

City Council Approves $30M Raptors Practice Facility

High Performance Basketball Development and Training Centre, MLSE, Raptors
August 25, 2014 5:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Raptors' recent post-season run generated a lot of new fans and overall interest in the team, and despite a heartbreaking game 7 defeat, excitement and buzz for the coming season ... read more

A Look Inside Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB, Adamson Associates, Brookfield, Toronto
August 25, 2014 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto has been closely following the steady growth of the east tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre. Designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson ... read more

Sheraton's Toronto Flagship Hotel Announces Major Renovation

Sheraton, Toronto, Renovation
August 25, 2014 9:35 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Downtown Toronto's Sheraton Hotel looks north on Queen Street West opposite City Hall, Osgoode Hall and Old City Hall. Given its location it is probably one of the most seen buildings in the city. ... read more

Hard Hat Tour of Ryerson University's Student Learning Centre

Work continues on the Student Learning Centre. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 22, 2014 4:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The 155,000 square-foot Ryerson University Student Learning Centre at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets in Downtown Toronto continues to impress as it move towards completion. We had the ... read more

Pinstriping Downtown in Green at RBC WaterPark Place III

RBC WaterPark Place III, WZMH Architects, DTAH, Oxford Properties, Toronto
August 22, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction wrapping up over the next few months on Oxford Properties' WaterPark Place III, some final aesthetic and functional touches are being applied to the 30-storey, ... read more