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dataBase Project of the Day: Market Street Redevelopment

Market Street Rejuvenation, Toronto, by Woodcliffe Developments and Taylor_Smyth
May 24, 2012 12:17 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
As Toronto becomes increasingly conscious that it does in fact contain buildings of historic value that are worth preserving, we are seeing a rise in the number of projects that embracing the idea ... read more

Malibu Investments' Gramercy Park Condos Construction Update

Gramercy Park Condominium in Toronto by Malibu Investments, Page + Steele
May 23, 2012 1:27 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The expansion of Yorkdale Mall, the extension of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line and the development proposals for Downsview Park evidence the growing attention being paid to the northern ... read more

dataBase Project of the Day: 109OZ

109OZ in Toronto by Reserve Properties and RAW Architects
May 23, 2012 12:23 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Ossington Avenue has received an unusual amount of attention for a street that didn't factor much into the average urbanite's consciousness a few years back — whether it be for its booming ... read more

Limelight Tests Penthouse Lighting System

Limelight Condominiums in Mississauga, Daniels Corporation and Kirkor Architects
May 22, 2012 3:44 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Limelight Condos in Mississauga was topped off earlier this month and testing of its namesake lime green lighting system on the mechanical penthouse began a few days ago. It is a piecemeal job, ... read more

Hullmark And Tridel's Hullmark Centre Reaches Ground Level

Mixed-use Hullmark Centre, Toronto. Developed by Tridel & Hullmark
May 22, 2012 2:35 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Part of the ongoing transformation of North York City Centre into a commercial and high-rise residential hub, Hullmark Centre is the latest in a string of developments to contribute to this ... read more

The Big Pour Goes Down at Great Gulf Homes and Lifetime's X2 Condos

X2 Condos, Great Gulf Homes, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects
May 22, 2012 1:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The concrete foundation for X2 Condos at Charles Street East and Jarvis was laid out recently and our Forum members had their cameras ready. The big pour began at about 7:30 am on May 12 and ... read more

DataBase Project of the Day: The Bond

The Bond condos in Toronto by Lifetime Developments with Core Architects
May 22, 2012 11:25 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The gradual — well, not so gradual — replacement of clubs, parking lots and low-rise buildings within the Entertainment District continues with Lifetime Development's The Bond condominiums. ... read more

Glass makes all the difference at Ïce, L Tower, and South Beach

Windows now appear on Ïce condos Toronto by architectsAlliance for Lanterra
May 22, 2012 10:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
We love to watch buildings in the process of construction in this city, and just about our favourite thing to do after the first floors of concrete and rebar have risen into the sky is to agonize ... read more

The Shores: The Perfect Condo For a Long Weekend ?

May 18, 2012 5:23 pm | by Craig White | Comments
On a holiday weekend everyone dreams about getting to the right place to kick back and relax, and the reailty this Friday has been that thousands of people have been stuck in traffic on their ... read more

Glass and Cladding on Aura Condo Previews What's to Come

Aura Condos in Toronto by Canderel Stoneridge and Graziani + Corazza Architects
May 18, 2012 12:25 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Over the past few days we've seen a flurry of shutterbug activity over at Aura condos, and rightfully so. The cladding process is following close behind the construction of the tower floors, and, ... read more

Checking in on Progress of the Yorkdale Mall Expansion

Yorkdale Mall in Toronto by Oxford Properties, AIMCO, MMC Architects
May 18, 2012 11:47 am | by Anonymous | Comments
We have a photo update on the ongoing expansion at Yorkdale Mall, courtesy of Forum member drum118. This is a significant building project adding onto one of the largest shopping malls in the ... read more

Construction Progressing Well at Concert Properties' Motion

Motion on Bay Street, Toronto. Developed by Concert Properties
May 18, 2012 11:02 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Located at the corner of Bay Street and Dundas Street West, Motion is ideally situated for residents to take advantage of all the benefits of downtown living. Easy access to transit, the Eaton ... read more

dataBase Project of the Day: Limelight

Limelight Condos in Mississauga by Daniels with Kirkor Architects
May 18, 2012 10:45 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today we're shifting our focus out of Toronto's downtown core and westward, towards Mississauga's booming city centre. The Limelight condominiums project by Daniels is wrapping up ... read more

The Interview: Paul Golini of Empire Communities, Part 1

Paul Golini of Empire Communities, Toronto
May 17, 2012 1:10 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
The first of a two-part interview with Paul Golini of Empire Communities. Part 2 follows next Thursday. We begin by Part 1 talking about Golini's background and the history of Empire ... read more

Cladding Arrives for Tridel's 300 Front Street West

300 Front Street West in Toronto by Tridel and Wallman Architects
May 17, 2012 12:56 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
While much of our recent coverage of Front Street has focused on the development occurring around Bathurst or further east, we haven't forgotten about one of our most hyped about projects, and ... read more

dataBase Project of the Day: Parade

Parade in Cityplace Toronto, by Concord Adex and Kohn Pederson Fox Architects
May 17, 2012 12:19 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
We're nearing the completion date for Concord CityPlace's Parade condominium, so it's an appropriate time to spotlight it in our Project of the Day feature. Of all the condominiums we've seen ... read more

UrbanToronto tours the SickKids Research and Learning Centre, Part 3

Mechanical Penthouse at the SickKids Research and Learning Centre, Toronto
May 16, 2012 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We end our tour of the SickKids Research and Learning Centre tower today with a visit to an area that most of the 2,000 people who will work in the building will never see: the mechanical ... read more

Introducing the Canary District Neighbourhood in the West Don Lands

Canary District in Toronto by DundeeKilmer Integrated Design Team
May 16, 2012 3:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The event we covered yesterday regarding the Canary District Condominiums not only introduced us to the first condominium to be sold within the larger West Don Lands precinct, it also provided ... read more

Construction Update at Emerald Park Condos

Bazis, Metropia and Plazacorp's Emerald Park Condos in Toronto.
May 16, 2012 12:59 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Few places in the city have undergone the rapid change seen in North York City Centre. Beginning in the 1980s with an influx of commercial projects and continuing today with a dizzying pace of ... read more

dataBase Project of the Day: Bisha Hotel and Residences

Bisha Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Lifetime, Ink and Wallman Architects
May 16, 2012 12:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The popularity of hotel-condominium developments within Toronto has so far been expressed through a surge in high-end brands taking root within the city — The Four Seasons, Trump ... read more