news | development

Construction Webcams Keep Tabs on Projects Around Toronto

Toronto construction webcams
October 3, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Towards the end of 2013, we took a look at the various construction webcam feeds broadcasting up-to-date images of construction sites across the web. Many months later, it's time for an update as ... read more

Saving the Mosaic Floor at MOD's Massey Tower Condo Site

The heritage bank building at 197 Yonge Street hides activity inside, Toronto
October 2, 2014 5:00 pm | by Zainab Habib | Comments
Demolition quietly began three months ago at 197 Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto, currently the site of a heritage bank building, but soon to be Yonge Street's next major landmark. Hidden behind ... read more

The Hoarding, Hoist, and Crane are Gone at Pinnacle on Adelaide

Pinnacle on Adelaide condos, Toronto: cladding going up where the hoist was
October 2, 2014 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise condominium development in the Entertainment District continues to add residential density to an area once dominated by night clubs and after-hours venues. With a new wave of projects ... read more

New PATH Link Opens to RBC WaterPark Place

PATH network extension, Toronto, Southcore, bridge
October 1, 2014 6:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently covered the installation of a new PATH bridge spanning over Lake Shore Boulevard but under the Gardiner Expressway This was followed by the raising of a second bridge spanning over ... read more

More Design Details Appearing at Queen Richmond Centre West

Queen Richmond Centre West, Queen Richmond, Allied Properties REIT, Toronto
October 1, 2014 1:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
What was once the centre of the Torontonian nightlife has seen impressive changes over the past decade. Condominium towers now overlook the Entertainment District and the corner of Richmond and ... read more

Topping Off September 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

156 Front West, Topping Off September 2014
October 1, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Summer has ended, unfortunately, but despite the approaching Winter, the Toronto development and real estate scene just keeps getting hotter and hotter. With the month of September now behind us, ... read more

Application Submitted for Sky-Scraping Towers at Concord CityPlace

Podium rendering, Signature Towers, Concord CityPlace
October 1, 2014 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The master-planned community of Concord CityPlace has grown from disused railway yards on Downtown Toronto's doorstep into one of Canada's most densely populated neighbourhoods in just over a ... read more

Streetcar's Riverside Square to Transform Queen Street East

Riverside Square will include retail and pedestrian spaces. Image by Streetcar.
September 30, 2014 4:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Although they have only been in business since 2002, Streetcar Developments has already made a big impact in some of Toronto's trendiest neighbourhoods. Much of their new building stock is located ... read more

The Bean to Bring Mid-Rise Condos to Dufferin North of Eglinton

The Bean Condominiums, Toronto, Royalpark Homes, Romanov Romanov Architects
September 30, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of the Crosstown LRT is making more areas of Toronto attractive for redevelopment, and developers are finding undervalued properties to improve. One such site is on Dufferin Street, ... read more

New GO Bus Terminal Slated for Massive 45-141 Bay Development

Revised plan for 45-141 Bay Street redevelopment. Image by Ivanhoé Cambridge.
September 30, 2014 12:02 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Plans were announced by real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge and the provincially-run GTA transit agency Metrolinx on Tuesday to include a new bus terminal at the site of an ... read more

Construction Wrapping Up on Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27 Condos, Toronto, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
September 29, 2014 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Occupancies continue to transform Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Waterlink at Pier 27 from a construction site into a community. Though work on ... read more

Avant Garde Design Pushed to New Heights at River City 3

River City 3 Condos, Toronto, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte Architects
September 29, 2014 12:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Fans of the avant garde modernism of UrbanCapital's River City development will be pleased to hear that the next phase of the Saucier + Perrotte Architects-designed development will be ... read more

Hotel X Growing Steadily at Exhibition Place

Hotel X, The Library Hotel Collection, Exhibition Place, Brookfield Multiplex
September 29, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Canadian National Exhibition has come and gone for another year, and with it, the Summer. Many who attended the Ex this year noticed the construction site for Hotel X, prominently rising ... read more

Deerhurst Resort $500M Master Plan Includes New Muskoka Village

Village Centre includes a cobblestone road, shops and condos. Image by Skyline.
September 26, 2014 3:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As summer ends and the leaves begin to change, the draw of Muskoka heightens; it's hard to resist the colours of autumn sweeping across the hills, especially when they are reflected in some of ... read more

Luxurious Spaces and Amazing Views: Touring the Delta Toronto

The reflective glass results in some interesting views. Image by Jack Landau.
September 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's new downtown extension, a district immediately south of the railway lands and recently dubbed the 'Southcore', is morphing from a hub of construction activity into one of daily life. A ... read more

Concert Properties Bringing The Kip District to Kipling and Dundas

The Kip District, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
September 24, 2014 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since Concert Properties' 2013 purchase of the former Canadian Tire location at 5365 Dundas Street West adjacent to Kipling subway and GO station in Etobicoke, many have been wondering what ... read more

Construction Under Way on BMO Field Expansion

BMO Field Expansion, Gensler, MLSE, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment
September 24, 2014 10:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since its founding in 2006, Major League Soccer's Toronto FC has attracted an ever-growing, die-hard fan base. Their home stadium, BMO Field, has become one of the liveliest venues in the league ... read more

EllisDon Innovating With Concrete To Yield More Interesting Forms

SCC Under Pressure Teams (CNW Group/EllisDon Corporation)
September 23, 2014 3:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over the past six decades, EllisDon has built some of Canada's most significant buildings, including the SkyDome, and many of the projects we follow these days on UrbanToronto are being built by ... read more

Province to Allow Wood Frame Buildings up to Six Storeys

wood framed construction, OBC
September 23, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments are becoming increasingly common in Toronto, thanks in part to new municipal guidelines encouraging intensification of the city's arterial roads, ... read more

Freed Celebrates the Start of Construction on Sixty Colborne

Johnson Chou, Peter Clewes, Ryan Rabinovich, Peter Freed, Jeff Murva, Silke Stad
September 22, 2014 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Peter Freed and his firm Freed Developments along with Carttera Private Equities celebrated the start of construction on their distinctive Sixty Colborne on September 18 at the site of the ... read more