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Aitken Place Park Design Evolves Following Public Feedback

Aitken Place Park, Waterfront Toronto, Scott Torrance, Thomas Balsley
July 13, 2015 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Sherbourne Common and Canada's Sugar Beach are two of Waterfront Toronto's recent success stories. They have both transformed former industrial lands in the East Bayfront into public ... read more

Food Retailer Announced for Bay Adelaide East Heritage Podium

Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto by Brookfield Office Properties, KPMB
July 13, 2015 1:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on construction progress at the Bay Adelaide Centre East, the tower's complex, self-climbing cranes were in the process of being dismantled, while the 44 storey building's ... read more

Multi-Tower Mixed-Use Community Approved for Scarborough

675 Progress Avenue, Selkirk Investments, regionalArchitects
July 13, 2015 11:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The first phase of a major new mixed-use development has been granted zoning approval by City Council for the McCowan and 401 area, just east of Scarborough City Centre. Planned for Progress ... read more

Slate of New Mid-Rise Developments Transforming Kingston Road

The Southwood, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
July 10, 2015 5:38 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Over the next few years, the once sleepy stretch of Kingston Road of the Upper Beaches neighbourhood in east Toronto will breathe new life as a host of new condo development projects are set to ... read more

City Council Approves Diva Condo west of Bathurst on Sheppard

Diva Condos, Torbel, KFA Architects, Toronto
July 10, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A City Council on July 7, approval was given for zoning amendments needed for a new mid-rise condominium development from developer Torbel at 741-747 Sheppard Avenue West, located on the ... read more

Finishing Touches Finalizing Aesthetic of Allied's QRC West

Queen Richmond Centre West, QRC, Allied, Sweeny &Co, Stephenson
July 9, 2015 3:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Allied Properties REIT's Queen Richmond Centre West, or QRC West, is adding 17 floors of new office space to Toronto's Entertainment District, an area that has experienced a massive influx of ... read more

Pan Am Village Now, New Toronto Neighbourhood Next

Pan Am Village, West Don Lands, Canary District, DundeeKilmer, Toronto
July 7, 2015 6:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
At Cherry and Front Streets to the east of Downtown, the brand new Pan Am Village is now becoming the temporary Toronto home for 10,000 people. read more

Yorkdale Mall Expansion Now Rising in View of Allen Road

Yorkdale Mall, Oxford Property Management, AIMco, Toronto by MMC architecture
July 7, 2015 3:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on Yorkdale Mall's ongoing expansion in March, the mall's latest addition—which is set to house over 40 new retailers including a flagship Nordstrom location—was just ... read more

Drone Flight Over Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville Neighbourhood

July 7, 2015 1:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood has been the site of much intensification over the past several years, with new high-rise developments adding even more vitality to what is already one of ... read more

Final Tower Tops Off at H&W's Fontana as Streetscape Evolves

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
July 6, 2015 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Like Toronto, our neighbours in the City of Markham are experiencing a high demand for housing, much of which is being met in the form of condominium developments. Proximity to Buttonville Airport ... read more

Work Continues on the Union Station Train Shed and Atrium

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto
July 6, 2015 12:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week the TTC celebrated the completion of their improvements to Union Subway Station, while the City of Toronto celebrated the reinstallation of the heritage clock in front of Union Station. ... read more

Quadrangle Unveils New Renderings for Yonge and Gerrard Project

385 Yonge Street, Gerrard, Quadrangle, Toronto
July 3, 2015 4:56 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
UrbanToronto has written extensively about the Yonge and Gerrard intersection, home to some of the city’s most interesting projects: Aura at College Park to the northwest and Ryerson’s Student ... read more

Four Seasons Officially Unveiled at Emerald City in North York

Four Seasons as seen from Sheppard and Don Mills, Douglas Coupland, Emerald City
July 3, 2015 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In late June, a celebration marked the official dedication of the Four Seasons cones and related public artworks which grace the condominium and townhome community known as Emerald City. Located ... read more

Early Stage Construction Progressing at Tridel's SQ Condos

SQ, SQ2 condos, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, Toronto
July 3, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Led by the City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing, and private developer Tridel, work on the revitalization of Toronto's Alexandra Park community is now well under way ... read more

Excavation Progressing Swiftly at Tridel's Aqualina at Bayside

Aqualina condos, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, Artscape, Toronto
July 3, 2015 11:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just two short months after ground was officially broken for Hines and Tridel's Aqualina at Bayside, excavation work for the new waterfront condominium development is moving ... read more

River City Dog Owners to Enjoy Off-Leash Emma Park

Emma Park, River City, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte, Toronto
July 2, 2015 2:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It seems condominium developers in Toronto are always looking to outdo their own earlier projects, and set themselves apart from their competition, by including a diverse range of amenities with ... read more

Topping Off June 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off June 2015, UrbanToronto
July 2, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
June brought us plenty of development activity and city-building news, including new proposals, much progress on construction projects around the city, and the controversial Gardiner East vote ... read more

How A Unit Gets Built: Floor by Floor at Cloud9 Condominiums

Cloud9 Condominiums, Etobicoke, design by Richmond Architects for The Lash Group
June 30, 2015 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We often talk about construction of condo buildings in ways where we assume you know how a unit is put together piece by piece, but it's rare when we have the chance to actually show you how it ... read more

The Bartholomew Gets Under Way as One Park Place Wraps Up

One Park Place, The Bartholomew, Toronto, The Daniels Corporation, TCHC
June 30, 2015 2:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
East of Downtown Toronto, the multi-year, multi-phase revitalization of Regent Park by The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing is an ongoing process, where ... read more

Previewing the Unique Features of Greenland's King Blue

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Greenland
June 30, 2015 11:40 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on the Greenland Group's King Blue project in May, a ground breaking ceremony—attended by a number of notable guests, including Mayor John Tory—marked the start of ... read more