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A Year of Impressive Growth in Toronto's New Southcore

Ice Condos, Southcore Financial Centre, Delta, Ripley's Aquarium, Infinity
December 18, 2013 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is a city on a lake, but one that we pushed away from the downtown over the years with new land for railways and shipping. When Great Lakes shipping declined we began to reclaim the ... read more

New Rendering for 1 Yorkville Expands Perception of Plan

1 Yorkville as seen looking west across Yonge Street, Toronto, by Bazis
December 17, 2013 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A new rendering of 1 Yorkville, a proposed 58-storey condominium by Bazis and Plaza planned for the corner of Yonge Street and Yorkville Avenue in the heart of Toronto, expands our understanding ... read more

Plans Evolving for Oxford's Cumberland Terrace Redevelopment

Cumberland Terrace, 2 Bloor West, Oxford, architectsAlliance, Humphreys
December 17, 2013 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Oxford Properties’ proposed redevelopment of Cumberland Terrace in Yorkville has taken a new turn. In July of this year we reported on a concept design by architectsAlliance (aA) featuring ... read more

Precast Cladding Puts the Ivory on Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, image by Craig White
December 13, 2013 4:30 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Today seems to have developed a theme on UrbanToronto, namely developments along Adelaide, which continues here with a construction update on Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, a 22-storey L-shaped ... read more

Pinnacle on Adelaide Closes In on Final Height

Pinnacle on Adelaide Condo Entertainment District Hariri Pontarini Architects
December 13, 2013 2:45 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
The Pinnacle on Adelaide, at the southwest corner of John Street and Adelaide Street, has almost completed its 46-storey vertical stretch. The development by Vancouver-based developer ... read more

Square One Expands with Holt Renfrew and More Walkable Surroundings

New Holt Renfrew at Square One (ongoing design work), image from Janson Goldstei
December 12, 2013 5:30 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Since the $84 million first phase of Oxford Properties’ revitalization and expansion of Square One commenced in January 2013, a revamped food court, elevators, and new common area ... read more

Progress Accelerating at Bayside by Hines and Tridel

December 12, 2013 4:40 pm | by Michael Harris | Comments
Progress on Hines’ and Tridel’s 13 acre mixed use waterfront development called Bayside is ramping up as strong pre-sales encourage the developers to accelerate commencement of certain components. ... read more

Bay Adelaide East Offers Rare Steel Construction in Toronto

Webcam view of work on Bay Adelaide East, Toronto, December 11, 2013
December 11, 2013 3:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto offers construction buffs regular updates of projects all across the GTHA of all types… but the usual type of construction of high-rises in this area is of the reinforced concrete ... read more

Podium Complete and Tower Floors Underway at The Mercer

The Mercer Beaverhall Homes Graywood Developments BBB Architects Toronto
December 11, 2013 12:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s Entertainment District has come a long way in the past generation. Just over 30 years ago, the neighbourhood was in the midst of a major redevelopment, with former railway yards and ... read more

Totem Condos Preserves and Builds Upon Modernist Design

Totem Condos, Toronto by Worsley Urban Partners and Raw Design Architects
December 10, 2013 4:30 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Worsley Urban Partners, with a design by Toronto-based architectural practice Raw Design, will be constructing a high-rise, modern mannerist condominium tower in the Church-Wellesley Village. ... read more

Demolition Continues in Preparation for Concert's 88 Scott

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
December 10, 2013 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition and dismantling work is now underway in preparation for 88 Scott, a new 58-storey condominium by Concert Properties in the heart of Toronto's Downtown. The 525-unit development ... read more

Plans for 1 Yorkville Crystallizing as New Renderings Released

Looking east towards the lobby and ground floor retail at 1 Yorkville, Toronto
December 9, 2013 3:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
There's been a lot of interest on UrbanToronto about 1 Yorkville, a new condominium proposal by Bazis and Plaza, ever since word first came of the redevelopment of the prime site on Yonge ... read more

Construction Continues on QRC West's Exciting Structure

QRC West, Cast Connex, &co., Allied Properties, delta frames, Toronto, Ontario
December 9, 2013 3:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
One of the most fascinating developments in Toronto at the moment is the Queen Richmond Centre West (QRC West), developed by Allied Properties REIT and designed by Sweeny Sterling ... read more

Toronto: City of Construction Webcams

Toronto construction webcams
December 9, 2013 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In North America’s construction capital, new buildings and infrastructure projects are constantly being proposed, built and completed. Toronto and the surrounding region continue to build out at ... read more

Ceremonial Topping Off For Pan Am Village in West Don Lands

The last beams are hoisted skywards Canary Park condominiums, Toronto
December 6, 2013 7:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Infrastucture Ontario were the hosts today at a topping off ceremony for the Pan Am Village in the West Don Lands. The event marked the completion of concrete pours on the buildings that have been ... read more

Construction Continues on Tridel's One and Two Old Mill

One Old Mill, Two Old Mill, Kirkor Architects, Tridel, Toronto
December 6, 2013 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise condominiums tend to be the big newsmakers in the world of Toronto development, but many – if not most developable tracts of land along our arterial roads are better suited to mid-rise ... read more

Harmony Village Offers Baby-Boomer Urbanity in Scarborough

Harmony Village Scarborough Toronto City Core Developments
December 6, 2013 3:25 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
Scarborough is about to get injected with a shot of urbanity, baby-boomer style. Designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Harmony Village at the intersection of Sheppard and Warden ... read more

$15 Million Gift to Reshape Emergency Care at Mt. Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital, Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre, Toronto
December 6, 2013 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sitting in amongst the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto Rehab, Toronto General, and Sick Kids, Mount Sinai Hospital is an integral element of University Avenue’s famous 'Hospital Row'. The ... read more

First Rendering of River City's Third Phase Released

December 5, 2013 12:00 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
UrbanCapital has tweeted its first rendering of the third and tallest phase of River City, the exciting residential development emerging in the formerly industrial lands along the Don River beside ... read more

Temporary Flying Buttresses Coming Down at FIVE Condos

FIVE St Joseph MOD Development Graywood Hariri Pontarini Toronto
December 4, 2013 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following MOD, Graywood and Five St. Joseph Developments’ FIVE Condos ever since construction started on the project. Standing 17 metres high and three metres deep on St. ... read more