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Etobicoke General Hospital Expansion Starts Construction in June

Etobicoke General Hospital South East aerial view image courtesy of Walsh Constr
May 11, 2016 3:25 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
Walsh Canada has announced the commercial and financial close on the Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower expansion, a plan that has been in the works for several years. As part of a ... read more

Excavation Progressing at Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
May 11, 2016 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Church and Wellesley Village site of Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station is abuzz with activity, as crews excavate the footprint of the 37-storey Quadrangle Architects-designed ... read more

Introducing Leslieville's George Condos and Towns

George Condos and Towns, 1331 Queen Street East, Rockport Group, RAW Design, Tor
May 10, 2016 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto's Leslieville area, George Condos and Towns is set to contribute new urban density to Queen Street East. Located a little east of Leslie Street, the ... read more

New Renderings Highlight the Design and Context at Nautique

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Developments, RAW Design, Burlington
May 10, 2016 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we shared a video preview focusing on the exterior details of Adi Development Group's Nautique Lakefront Residences, a 26-storey condominium tower coming to Burlington's ... read more

14-Storey Condo to Replace Humber Cinema on Bloor West

2452 Bloor Street West, Quadrangle Architects, Plaza, Toronto
May 9, 2016 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An entertainment landmark in Toronto's Bloor West Village area could soon go the way of the silent film, as the Bloor West Village area's Humber Cinema—constructed in 1948 for the Odeon chain—is ... read more

Tower in the Park Infill Project Planned at 666 Spadina Avenue

May 9, 2016 2:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just north of Harbord Street, the rental tower at 666 Spadina Avenue is a curious relic of Toronto's mid-to-late 20th century planning. Designed by acclaimed Estonian-Canadian architect Uno Prii, ... read more

Shoring Underway as Demolition Continues for Riverside Square

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, Toronto
May 9, 2016 12:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was early this year when the first demolition activity was spotted at the four-and-a-half acre site of Streetcar Developments and Dream's Riverside Square. At that time, it ... read more

Consultations Shape Vision for Galleria Mall Redevelopment

Galleria Mall Redevelopment, Toronto, by Freed, ELAD
May 6, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Few places in Toronto encapsulate the complexities of urban revitalization quite like the Galleria Mall. Outdated, derelict, and plain ugly, the Galleria Mall has long been one of the city's most ... read more

Redesigned Grenadier Square Planned Near High Park

Grenadier Square, GWL, Zeidler Partnership, High Park Bayview, Toronto
May 6, 2016 3:35 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It has been several years since property owner High Park Bayview and developer GWL Realty Advisors first revealed plans for Grenadier Square, for which they obtained zoning ... read more

Central Park Ajax: A New Core for a Growing Community

Central Park Ajax, LeMine Investment Group, Kirkor Architects
May 6, 2016 11:45 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
While much of the GTA's recent development boom has been concentrated across Toronto's new high-rise towers, many of the region's surrounding communities are also enjoying unprecedented growth. In ... read more

Expanded BMO Field Ready for TFC Home Opener

BMO Field, MLSE, Gensler, PCL, Toronto
May 6, 2016 11:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the clock ticking down for the Toronto FC's home opener versus FC Dallas at BMO Field tomorrow evening, the finishing touches are being installed for the second phase of renovations ... read more

Province Announces Sale of LCBO Lands to Menkes for $260 Million

Rendering of the Phase One tower, image courtesy of Menkes
May 5, 2016 6:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Province of Ontario has announced the sale of the LCBO head office lands on Toronto's waterfront. A $260 million deal will see Menkes Developments—in partnership with Greystone Managed ... read more

Alterra Group Proposes Boutique Condo on Davenport Road

321 Davenport, Alterra Group of Companies, Giannone Petricone, Toronto
May 5, 2016 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new development has been proposed in the northeast end of The Annex, as Alterra Group of Companies recently submitted a rezoning application seeking an 8-storey, boutique condominium ... read more

Move-Ins Underway at Streetcar Developments' The Taylor

The Taylor, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
May 4, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a full three months since we last visited the site of Streetcar Developments' The Taylor, a 96-unit condominium and townhome development in Toronto's Leslieville ... read more

Cadillac Fairview's Shops at Don Mills Becoming More Pedestrian Friendly

Shops at Don Mills, Toronto, by Cadillac Fairview
May 4, 2016 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Belying its location at the car-happy corner of Don Mills and Lawrence Avenue East, Cadillac Fairview's Shops at Don Mills is one of Toronto's more walkable retail plazas. In contrast to the strip ... read more

Below Grade Levels Rising at GWL's 43 Gerrard West

43 Gerrard West, GWL, IBI Group Architects, Toronto
May 3, 2016 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While condominium towers remain the major player in Toronto's continuing housing boom, an increasing number of rental towers are being pushed forward around the city. One such tower—GWL Realty ... read more

U of T: Jackman Law Faculty Takes Shape on Queens Park Crescent

May 3, 2016 1:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Embracing the curve of Queens Park Crescent as it rounds the corner northwest of Ontario's parliament, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law is taking on a more prominent presence as the $37.5 ... read more

U of T: Jackman Institute of Child Study Undergoing Redevelopment

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study
May 3, 2016 12:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Thanks in large part to generous donations from Dr. Eric Jackman and Margaret and Wallace McCain, the Jackman Institute of Child Study—part of the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for ... read more

33 Avenue Road's 'Vertical Forest' Evolves Again

33 Avenue Road, Toronto, by Empire Communities, Greybrook Capital, Zeidler
May 3, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Continuing its long-running design saga, the proposal for Toronto's 33 Avenue Road development has changed once again. With documentation for a site plan approval submitted to the City of Toronto ... read more

Long-Awaited Crane Removal Underway at L Tower

May 2, 2016 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping out a final height of 58 storeys back in 2013, the curving profile of the Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed L-Tower has been marked by the presence of a tower crane ... read more