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Taking in the CHAZ CLUB and Views from the Bloor-Yorkville Condo

August 18, 2014 12:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Charles Street has become a hub of construction activity in recent years. Its proximity to Yorkville, one of Canada's top shopping districts, is attractive to buyers who want to be close to the ... read more

Evolving Design for The Well evident in New Renderings

The Well, Toronto, Diamondcorp, Allied REIT, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini, Pickard
August 15, 2014 4:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
From initial concept to final realization, the story of a development is one of evolution, but one where the steps along the way are often hidden. The larger the development, typically the more ... read more

Fontana Adding Density and an Urban Street Wall to Markham

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
August 14, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Markham is seeing a lot of new growth these days. With Metrolinx's Viva BRT (bus rapid transit) line nearing completion, several new developments are capitalizing on the suburban city's bright ... read more

Touring Ryerson's Ultra-Cool Student Learning Centre

Fritted window, Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Snohetta, Zeidler Partnership
August 14, 2014 10:25 am | by Bryan Bonnici | Comments
In Feburary of this year, Ryerson Graduate Bryan Bonnici took on us a hard-hat tour of the Ryerson Student Learning Centre. Bryan was able to visit the building again this June, and this is his ... read more

Sales Continue as Howard Park Residences Rises in Roncesvalles

August 13, 2014 3:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We didn't plan a theme day, but for the moment UrbanToronto caught up in mid-rise projects, and this is our third profile of the day of one on or close to Dundas Street West. Dundas and its ... read more

Renderings Released for Ryerson Church Street Development

East elevation of Church Street Development. Image by Ryerson University.
August 13, 2014 2:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Ryerson University is continuing to expand its downtown presence with a new project referred to as the Church Street Development, planned for a parking lot on Church Street just north of Dundas ... read more

Abacus Lofts Brings Unique Angles to Dundas West

Abacus Lofts, DAZ, Quadrangle Architects, RAW Design, Toronto
August 13, 2014 11:50 am | by Craig White | Comments
A site of now demolished auto repair shop on Dundas Street between Dovercourt and Ossington Avenues is being transformed by a mid-rise condominium, and the nearly topped-off concrete shell is ... read more

Second Last Dickinson Tower Coming Down At Regent Park

14 and 42 Blevins Place, Regent Park, Toronto
August 12, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The revitalization of Canada's largest public housing community recently moved on to its third phase, starting with the demolition of rows of townhouses at Shuter and River Streets on the east ... read more

Creative Thinking Adapts a King West Commercial Building

545 King St W, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, Hullmark Developments
August 12, 2014 10:05 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Another adaptive reuse project has won out in Downtown Toronto. The modest building at 545 King Street West is being rehabilitated by Hullmark and will see new restaurants and offices occupy its ... read more

Construction Transforming the Corner of Richmond and Peter

Picasso Condos, Tableau Condominiums, Queen Richmond Centre West, QRC
August 11, 2014 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District remains a bustling hive of new development, and right now the epicentre of all this work is the intersection of Richmond and Peter Streets, with three high-rise ... read more

Catching Up with Ryerson's Wild Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Snøhetta
August 11, 2014 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Ryerson Student Learning Centre (SLC), under construction on Yonge Street north of Dundas, continues to turn heads as more cladding covers the Snøhetta and Zeidler ... read more

Connecting The Dots On A Major New Toronto Development

45 Bay Redevelopment, Toronto, by Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines
August 9, 2014 4:05 am | by Craig White | Comments
There's nothing like a community of like-minded individuals to put a big story together before there's even a press release to refer to. Over the last few weeks rumours of a major redevelopment on ... read more

Swiss Cheese Roof Taking Shape on Ice Condos' East Tower

ICE Condos, Ïce, Lanterra, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 8, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing condominium boom continues to reshape our city's skyline, and one of the most prominent additions to the classic skyline view from the Toronto Islands is Ïce ... read more

Twin 34-storey Towers at Broadway and Redpath Approved

95 Broadway, Sentinel (Broadway) Holdings Inc., Toronto
August 8, 2014 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent OMB (Ontario Municipal Board) hearing has determined the fate of a new twin-towered high-rise condominium development proposed for the intersection of Redpath and Broadway, just north of ... read more

Lower Floors Taking Shape at King + Condos

King + Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, ERA Architects
August 7, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is progressing at the site of King Plus Development's King + Condos, a new condominium project rising at the southeast corner of King and Sherbourne. Designed by TACT ... read more

Revitalization of St. James Town Just Getting Under Way

Demolition of former retail space at 545-565 Sherbourne Street, image by android
August 6, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
St. James Town is known as Canada's most densely populated neighbourhood. Primarily comprised of mid 20th-century rental apartment buildings, pockets of revitalization within this low-income ... read more

OMB Approves Freed Developments' Sixty Colborne Condos

Sixty Colborne Condos, Toronto, by architectsAlliance for Freed Developments
August 6, 2014 2:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Ontario Municipal Board has approved by a zoning amendment application and the site plan for Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey condominium to be built at King Street East and Church Streets just ... read more

Revised Plan Reveals an Evolving Design for Alaska Condos

Alaska Condos, Will Alsop, Quadrangle Architects, Bianca Pollak, ALL Design
August 6, 2014 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans have been resubmitted to the City Planning Department for Alaska Condos, a mid-rise condominium development proposed by developer Bianca Pollak for the corner of Yonge Street and ... read more

Approval Recommended for Mixed-Use Tower at King and Spadina

57 Spadina Avenue, Diamond Corp, Allied Properties REIT, Toronto
August 5, 2014 5:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Getting a development approved in Toronto is a lengthy and meticulous process. A development proposal for 57 Spadina Avenue designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects for Diamond ... read more

Approval Recommended for Two Major Office Towers Downtown

156 Front West, Cadillac Fairview, AS + GG, B+H Architects, Toronto
August 5, 2014 3:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Most of the new development we see across Toronto these days comes in the form of high-rise condominium towers, especially in the area surrounding Downtown. The condos are adding vitality to ... read more