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Construction Update: Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, developed by Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes. Design by aA
August 3, 2012 6:00 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
The division between the waterfront lands to the east of Yonge Street and the lands to the west could not be more stark. Whereas redevelopment had largely bypassed the former, it has consumed much ... read more

SigNature Communities Celebrates with a Buyers BBQ for TAO Condos

Development team at TAO Condos, Richmond Hill. Developed by SigNature Communties
August 3, 2012 10:45 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
TAO Condominiums recently celebrated the success of the 7-storey project with a barbecue for buyers, friends and family at their presentation centre in Richmond Hill. Serving a delicious ... read more

The Interview: Scott McLellan of Plaza

Scott McLellan, Senior Vice-President of Plaza, Toronto
August 2, 2012 7:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto sat down recently with Scott McLellan, Senior Vice-President at Plaza, a.k.a. Plazacorp, to talk about the prolific developer's projects, past and present. Scott, can you tell me ... read more

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Expo City in Vaughan

Expo City 2 in Vaughan by Cortel Group with YYzed Project Management
August 1, 2012 3:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The extension of the Spadina subway line isn't the only major development underway up in Vaughan; Expo City, part of the massive master-planned Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, recently broke ground. ... read more

Tridel and Beaux Properties' 101 Erskine Condos

Tridel and Beaux Properties' 101 Erskine Condos, Toronto. Designed by CS&P
August 1, 2012 1:10 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Taking advantage of its central location, an abundance of retail options and excellent public transit, 101 Erskine is neatly inserting itself into one of the city's most sought after ... read more

Construction Update on The Milan Condominium

The Milan Condominium is by the Conservatory Group and E.I. Richmond Architects.
July 31, 2012 4:57 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Milan Condominium, the Conservatory Group's residential project at Yonge and Church, has been slowly rising as construction continues on the second story of the podium. UrbanToronto Forum user ... read more

Cladding begins at Hullmark Centre and Tridel releases time-lapse video

Hullmark Centre at North York by Tridel, Hullmark and Kirkor Architects.
July 31, 2012 2:50 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
For about two weeks now, the construction team at the Hullmark Centre have been putting some cladding on the south tower, and we are beginning to get a solid idea of what the building will ... read more

UrbanToronto's New Office Provides Commanding View of Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide in Toronto by Pure Plaza with Hariri Pontarini Architects
July 31, 2012 2:43 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
July has been an exciting month here at UrbanToronto. Despite the expected summertime slowdown in the condominium market, we’ve seen plenty of activity around the office. Our previous home up at ... read more

Tunnel Boring Machine Arrives for L Tower & Backstage Connection

L Tower, Backstage, Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes & Castlepoint, Toronto Condos
July 30, 2012 2:25 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
A Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) arrived last week to bore the tunnel that will connect Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint's L Tower and Backstage condo developments. read more

Scenes from a Hard Hat Tour (or Two)

Construction workers at Context's Market Wharf condos, Toronto
July 27, 2012 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto feels quite priviledged to be invited to take hard hat tours of projects in this city. We get to see a lot interesting things, and we have learned a lot about building construction ... read more

Origami Condos: A Progression of Folds To Create A Sculpture

Origami Lofts, Toronto condos, by Teeple Architects for Symmetry Developments
July 26, 2012 9:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, and it takes some amount of practice to create the end product – the beautiful little scupltures – that origami is known for. The process of designing ... read more

Photo Tour of Daniels' Cinema Tower: Part 2, The Tower

Cinema Tower Condos, Toronto. Developed by The Daniels Corporation
July 26, 2012 12:20 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
UrbanToronto returns to our tour of the Daniels Corporation's Cinema Tower, completing our trip to the 444 condo unit construction site, our attention moves from the podium to the tower that ... read more

Reno Work Guts Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza

Imperial Plaza condos at 111 St. Clair West, Toronto, with gutted interiors
July 25, 2012 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
No guts, no glory, as they say. Work to turn the former head offices of Imperial Oil Canada at 111 St. Clair Avenue West into Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza condominiums has now gutted former ... read more

Time Lapse Videos of the Bridge Raising at Parade

Skybridge raising at Parade Condos, Toronto. Developed by Concord Adex,
July 25, 2012 1:11 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
It's been just over a month since the skybridge connecting the two towers of Parade was lifted into place, but we thought since this was one of the most exciting projects to watch, we would remind ... read more

Hotel in the Garden Receives a New Name and a New Design

An aerial rendering of the new hotel proposal at Exhibition Place, Toronto.
July 23, 2012 4:00 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Hotel in the Garden is now Hotel X. Exhibition Place and its partner HKHotels LLC have released new renderings showing a complete redesign of the proposal with a new architectural firm. The first ... read more

A Photo Tour of Daniels' Cinema Tower: Part 1, The Podium

Cinema Tower Condos, Toronto. Developed by The Daniels Corporation
July 23, 2012 12:12 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Rough, unprocessed and entirely functional, the superstructure of a building is visible only for a short time before being hidden beneath layers of finishing. The opportunity to view a project in ... read more

Balcony Glass Re-installation Bringing Festival Tower Back To Finished State

Laminated balcony glass replaces the original panels at Festival Tower, Toronto
July 20, 2012 5:23 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Daniels Corporation is bringing Festival Tower, the luxury condominium portion of the landmark Tiff Bell Lightbox, back to its pristine finished condition, now that the installation of ... read more

Construction Update for Scenic on Eglinton

Scenic on Eglinton is by Aspen Ridge and Page+Steele.
July 20, 2012 1:49 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Scenic on Eglinton has recently topped off and already one of the mid-rise towers appears to be almost fully sheathed in glass. UrbanToronto Forum user cruzin4u has provided us with these recent ... read more

Inside Daniels' Exclusive Meet & Greet for One Park Place

One Park Place, Daniels Corporation, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto Condos
July 19, 2012 11:17 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The redevelopment of Regent Park has been underway for a number of years now, with some recently completed components bringing life back to this neglected neighbourhood. The Daniels Corporation ... read more

Topping Off June 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

E Condos is by Bazis Inc., Metropia, Riocan and architect Roy Varacalli.
July 19, 2012 10:45 am | by Anonymous | Comments
At UrbanToronto, things have been moving so fast we can barely keep up. June was a big month for development news in Toronto; the 83-storey tower proposed for 50 Bloor West, if it passes, could ... read more