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Concert Partners with Youth Shelter for Etobicoke's Kip District

Executives from Concert and Youth Without Shelter, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 7, 2014 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though the relationship between builders and the community in which they want to develop can at times be strenuous, it is often beneficial for both parties. Concert Properties, with roots in ... read more

Explosive Growth Continues to Transform the South Core

SouthCore, ICE, Ten York, 1 York, Infinity, Delta, Toronto
November 6, 2014 6:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is in the midst of a historic building boom, which has and will continue to transform many areas across the city. At the epicentre of this explosion of growth is a recently disused area ... read more

Picasso Condos is Taking Shape on Richmond Street West

Picasso Condos, Teeples Architects, Monarch Group, Goldman Group, Richmond
November 5, 2014 4:03 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The streets of Downtown Toronto have seen a radical transformation over the past decades, with thousands of condo units bringing residents to neighbourhoods that were once animated only between 9 ... read more

Shoring Crane Arrives at the Site of MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ERA Architects
November 5, 2014 1:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last looked in on at the progress of MOD Developments' Massey Tower, work was under way on the removal of the tile mosaic floor of the heritage bank onsite at 197 Yonge ... read more

Below Grade Levels Taking Shape at Life Condos on Merton Street

Life Condos, Chestnut Hill Homes, A2A Capital Management, Quadrangle Architects
November 5, 2014 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just southeast of Davisville subway station, a new residential development is in the process of climbing its way back up to street level. Life Condos, by Chestnut Hill ... read more

Worsley's IT Lofts Now Rising In Little Italy

IT lofts, little italy, toronto, condo, worsley urban partners,
November 4, 2014 6:08 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
IT Lofts in Little Italy now has its construction crane, and thus is on its way skyward. The building, with its architecture by RAW Design and interiors by Union 31, is set to make a strong ... read more

Lighting Test Illuminates the Upper Floors of Aura at College Park

Aura at College Park, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
November 4, 2014 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months ago we covered the testing of the nighttime lighting feature at Canderel's Aura at College Park, when several of our Forum contributors posted photos of the occurrence. The ... read more

Construction Advances at UTSC Enviro Science and Chem Bldg

UTSC, Ellisdon, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto, scarborough
November 4, 2014 1:50 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
When we last checked in with U of T Scarborough's new Environmental Science and Chemistry building, groundbreaking had just occurred. In the last 12 months, significant progress has been made. The ... read more

Taking in the Views from Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
November 4, 2014 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday we took you inside of Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide for a tour of the 22-storey Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium tower, and today we return to the ... read more

Touring Ivory on Adelaide in Advance of First Move-Ins

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
November 3, 2014 6:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto has been closely following the construction of Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, a 22-storey Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium tower nearing completion on ... read more

Murray Goldman and Larry Blankenstein Talk The Barrington

Larry Blankenstein and Murray Goldman, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 3, 2014 4:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Murray Goldman and Larry Blankenstein both know a thing or two about developing and transforming Toronto neighbourhoods. Their respective companies, The Goldman Group and The Lash Group of ... read more

Teeple-Designed Wing Taking Shape at the Boulevard Club

Boulevard Club West Wing Replacement Project, Teeple Architects, Toronto
November 3, 2014 2:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is well under way at Toronto's venerable Boulevard Club located along Lake Shore Boulevard as it rounds Humber Bay. The club's new West Wing, designed by Teeple ... read more

Topping Off October 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off November 2014, UrbanToronto
November 3, 2014 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was a busy October at UrbanToronto, as we kept pace with the onslaught of new commercial and residential developments and proposals throughout the city. With the month now over, we look back at ... read more

Tower Floors Rising at INDX Condos in the Financial District

INDX Condos, Lifetime, CentreCourt, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
October 31, 2014 2:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over two months since we last visited the construction site of Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' INDX Condos, a 54-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group ... read more

Construction Progressing at the Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, First Gulf, Toronto
October 31, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we checked in on the progress of First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre. When we last visited the site of the 17-storey, Diamond Schmitt ... read more

160 Front West Update Redux

160 Front Street West Toronto by AS+GG Architecture for Cadillac Fairview
October 30, 2014 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We're jamming the genie back into the bottle for a while (you can do that, right?) on 160 Front West, a proposed 54-storey office tower for the west side of Toronto's Downtown Core. The Cadillac ... read more

Construction Progressing on Lifetime's The Bond

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
October 30, 2014 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District's transformation from a post-industrial rough-around-the-edges club district into a densely-populated mostly vertical mixed-use neighbourhood continues with the ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condos to Enjoy some of Toronto's Best Fall Views

East views at Daniels HighPark Condominiums, Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects
October 29, 2014 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As much as the people who know it love it—and that's a considerable number of people—High Park is probably still under-appreciated as one the great city parks. Not located as centrally as ... read more

Cladding Nearing Completion on The Heathview's South Tower

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
October 29, 2014 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is nearing completion at The Heathview, a pair of twin 30-storey rental towers by Morguard, currently topped off at the corner of Heath and Tweedsmuir, near St. Clair West ... read more

Vaughan Mills Expands with New Stores, Spaces, and Green Parking

Ivanhoé Cambridge, Vaughan Mills
October 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Zainab Habib | Comments
After first announcing their plans in January 2013, the Vaughan Mills shopping centre officially opened their 50 store expansion to the public on Thursday, October 23, 2014—unveiling 200,000 ... read more