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For Sale: LCBO Headquarters and Warehouse at 2 Cooper Street

LCBO at 2 Cooper Street in Toronto
February 14, 2012 3:07 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
An announcement made yesterday by Ontario Finance Minister, Dwight Duncan, has sparked a flurry of activity on UrbanToronto's Forum. As part of the province's plan to solve a $16-billion debt, the ... read more

Demolition clears the site for Lifetime's Yorkville Condos

An excavator clears away the former Moriyama & Teshima office, Toronto
February 14, 2012 12:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Before the first stage of work on Lifetime Development's new condominium tower at Davenport and McMurrich can start, what was there already had to come down first: Lifetime forwarded us some ... read more

First Rendering of Lifetime and CentreCourt's INDX Condos Revealed

INDX Condos from Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments, Toronto
February 13, 2012 8:09 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The first rendering - of the podium - of the new INDX Condos near Bay and Adelaide has been revealed. The design of the 53-storey building by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects for Lifetime ... read more

Great Gulf's Charlie: A Condo Finds Love On UrbanToronto

Looking up at Great Gulf Homes' Charlie condos from King Street, Toronto
February 13, 2012 6:24 pm | by Craig White | Comments
There are lots of projects in this city that grab the imagination from the first renderings, and which inspire a rabid following amongst UrbanToronto members from when the excavation gets underway ... read more

Living Shangri-La Officially Tops Off at 66 Storeys

Shangri-La Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Westbank and James Cheng
February 10, 2012 4:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Living Shangri-La, the iconic building currently under construction at University and Adelaide, had its official topping-off party today, and a few of us here at UrbanToronto had the opportunity ... read more

Will a Heritage Victory Become a Loss? The Curious Case of 129 St. Clair

Deer Park United Church, photo by drum118
February 9, 2012 4:15 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
What was going to be a heritage designated church retrofit could become ruins and a courtyard - revised. read more

Construction Photo Update for RBC WaterPark Place III

RBC Waterpark Place III in Toronto by Oxford Properties and WZMH Architects
February 8, 2012 2:43 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
RBC WaterPark Place III is gearing up to break ground, and Forum member Zeiss snapped a few cool aerial shots of the site before full-scale excavation begins. Work seems to have started in ... read more

The Changing Face of Urban Development in the GTA

2031 Urbanized Land: Growth Plan Scenario
February 7, 2012 9:00 am | by Mike Collins-Williams | Comments
UrbanToronto is pleased to welcome Mike Collins-Williams as a guest contributor. Mike is a Registered Professional Planner and is the Director of Policy at the Ontario Home Builders' Association ... read more

Daniels At Work On Regent Park's Next Tower: One Park Place

Construction is underway at Daniels' One Park Place condos in Toronto
February 3, 2012 5:39 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Prolific GTA homebuilder The Daniels Corporation is working on the latest addition to their celebrated revitalization of Regent Park - a new condominium complex dubbed One Park Place - and has ... read more

Preliminary Renderings for Freed's Sixty Colborne

Sixty Colborne in Toronto by Freed Developments and architectsAlliance
February 2, 2012 5:09 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Freed Developments, the company that arguably created the King West lifestyle with projects such as The Thompson, 20 Stewart and Seventy5 Portland, is branching out from their usual stomping ... read more

First Look at New Globe and Mail Offices

February 1, 2012 5:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Globe and Mail has made public a plan to redevelop their site at 444 Front Street west of Spadina Avenue, which will include the construction of a new headquarters at the corner of Front and ... read more

First Gulf Corp Buys Old Unilever Factory at Don Valley and Lake Shore

First Gulf buys the old Unilever factory.
February 1, 2012 2:15 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The First Gulf Corporation has announced its purchase of the former Unilever factory at 21 Don Valley Parkway and it intends to transform the vast industrial site into a new office park. First ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Cladding Continues To Rise On L Tower Condos

L Tower Condos Toronto by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty
February 1, 2012 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's Photo Of The Day shows additional cladding starting to rise on the L Tower condos. The photo, taken by UrbanToronto Forum member drum118, also is beginning to show how absolutely cool this ... read more

Trump International Hotel Soft Launch Despite Ongoing Construction

Trump Tower in Toronto by Talon International and Zeidler Architects
January 31, 2012 4:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Today the Trump International Hotel & Tower "officially" soft-launched its hotel component. While the formal grand opening is still a couple months away, the hotel's first guests will be ... read more

Linea On Bayview Is Nearing Completion With Quality Finishes

Linea on Bayview in Toronto by Symmetry Developments and Teeple Architects
January 31, 2012 2:02 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Bayview Avenue is one of the major north-south arterial roads within Toronto, but it's often overlooked due to a lack of public transit accessibility and stretches of six-lane traffic, which can ... read more

Scale Model of Picasso Condos Reveals More Teeple Playfulness

January 31, 2012 12:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the projects currently enjoying the most traffic in the UrbanToronto dataBase is Picasso, a 39-storey condominium tower coming to the Entertainment District. Its unique design by Teeple ... read more

Symmetry's New Development on Bathurst: Origami

Origami Lofts in Toronto by Symmetry Developments
January 27, 2012 2:53 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Symmetry Developments has given us a sneak peek at their exciting new mid-rise project, and we're sharing with you — a preliminary rendering that has definitely sparked our interest. Origami ... read more

Allied Reit's Queen Richmond Centre West Fully Underway

Bracing for the existing heritage structure goes in for QRC West, Toronto
January 27, 2012 1:52 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's not just an ongoing condo boom that keep construction workers busy in this city: new offices in and around the downtown core have been opening or under construction constantly for a few years ... read more

The Interview: David Wex and Mark Reeve of Urban Capital, Part 1

David Wex and Mark Reeve of Urban Capital. Tableau and River City condos Toronto
January 26, 2012 1:40 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
The first of a three-part interview with David Wex and Mark Reeve of Urban Capital. Part two follows next Thursday. Our interview begins with David Wex, while Mark Reeve will join us in part two. ... read more

Camrost Felcorp's Yorkville Plaza Prepares For Next Two Phases

Yorkville Plaza condos Toronto with the 10-storey Yorkville Avenue building
January 24, 2012 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A community meeting was held Monday evening at the Church of the Redeemer to announce the plans for the next phases at Camrost Felcorp's makeover of the current Four Seasons Hotel, a site which ... read more