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Reviewing 2010: Notable Births

One Bloor, Toronto, by Great Gulf Homes and Hariri Pontarini Architects
December 24, 2010 1:17 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's the holidays, and time for a look back at a very interesting year for UrbanToronto... as well as one for urban Toronto. Many buildings of note were announced this year, or went into ... read more

Talon International's Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto Soaring High As The Year Comes To An End

Trump International Hotel in Toronto by Talon International and Zeidler Architec
December 24, 2010 12:46 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto continues to rise as it starts to impact the skyline from many directions. The 60 storey tower should top off sometime in late 2011. At that point it ... read more

Reconstruction Work Begins On The Roof Of Maple Leaf Gardens

Ryerson Athletics, Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto by Turner Fleischer
December 23, 2010 2:49 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Maple Leaf Gardens is getting an extensive makeover these days. Built in 1931, the former home of the Toronto Maple Leafs has been empty since 2001 when the Leaf's moved to the Air Canada ... read more

New Renderings for Cityscape's Gooderham and Pure Spirit Projects in the Distillery District

Pure Spirit Condos in Toronto by Cityscape and architectsAlliance
December 23, 2010 2:41 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto has unearthed a never-before published rendering from the architectsAlliance-designed Clear Spirit and Gooderham condominium towers project at Cityscape's Distillery District. There ... read more

Davies Smith's Ironstone Condominiums in Burlington Go Green with Geothermal

Ironstone Condominiums in Burlington by Davies Smith and Raw Design
December 21, 2010 12:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ironstone Condominiums in Burlington by Davies Smith Developments is digging deep for sustainability. The 16-storey, 210-unit building, with architecture by Raw Design, interior design by ... read more

Freed Developments' Fashion House Condos Set To Begin Construction

Fashion House Condos in Toronto by Freed and Core Architects
December 21, 2010 10:55 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Construction is set to begin on Fashion House condos. In this shot taken on December 5th we see the site with excavator on site ready to proceed. Future site of Fashion House condos, image by Red ... read more

Lanterra's Burano Grows Through A Cold December

December 20, 2010 10:46 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto member Mike in TO has uploaded this time-lapse video of construction of Burano Condominiums by Lanterra Development. The video was shot from Lanterra's Murano condominium, across Bay ... read more

Our First View of the U of T's Robarts Library Expansion

Robarts Library at the University of Toronto in Toronto by Diamond and Schmidt
December 20, 2010 10:43 am | by Craig White | Comments
It is just shy of three years since we learned of the University of Toronto's plan to expand Robarts Library, the 14-storey brutalist monument that towers over the corner of St. George and Harbord ... read more

The Krembil Discovery Centre at Toronto Western Hospital now Under Construction

Krembil Discovery Centre at Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto by NXL and Stantec
December 17, 2010 11:56 am | by Craig White | Comments
The Greater Toronto Area has seen unprecedented amounts of capital spending in the Health Sciences sector over the last several years, a trend only being reinforced with commencement of ... read more

Lanterra's Treviso Aims To Bring Italian Lifestyle To The Condo Scene

Treviso Condos in Toronto by Lanterra Developments and Page + Steele/IBI Group
December 17, 2010 11:43 am | by Craig White | Comments
The Toronto condo scene is a hotbed for glass and steel these days, and is lousy with spandrel panels and littered with precast, while fewer and fewer new buildings feature brick as their most ... read more

Diamante Developement's The Florian Condo Rises But Where's The Cladding?

The Florian in Toronto by Diamante Developments and Hariri Pontarini Architects
December 17, 2010 11:29 am | by EdwardCondo | Comments
The Florian Condo, located at Bay and Davenport, is coming close to topping off. Yet there's still no cladding to be seen. Quite strange for a tower this high to not already have a significant ... read more

Context's Market Wharf Condo Adds a Syncopated Beat to the St Lawrence Neighbourhood

Jarvis Street in Toronto
December 16, 2010 11:15 am | by Craig White | Comments
Market Wharf by Context Development is changing the face of St. Lawrence. The eight-storey podium of the architectsAlliance-designed building is now topped out, its two uppermost floors angled ... read more

FRAM Building Group Launches Liv Lofts Condos In Don Mills

Liv Lofts in Toronto by FRAM Building Group at the Shops at Don Mills
December 15, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
FRAM Building Group has released plans for Liv Lofts, its second residential condominium at the Don Mills Centre redevelopment. Located southwest of Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East, the ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Newish LCBO Location At Spadina And King Already Set To Be Redeveloped?

Spadina and King LCBO Redevelopment
December 12, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
The LCBO store at the southeast corner of King and Spadina opened in a new building back on December 4, 2009. At the time many Urban Toronto members criticized the fact that a one storey building ... read more

Southcore Centre and Ïce Condos To Expand Toronto's Skyline

Southcore Financial Centre by bcIMC and KPMB Architects with Steele + Page/IBI
December 10, 2010 1:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto member Wylie Poon recently created Sketch-Up models for Great West Life Realty Advisors and bcIMC's Southcore Centre towers in Google Earth, and provided the Forum with these terrific ... read more

Is the MaRS Discovery District Final Phase Restarting?

MaRS Discovery District Phase 2 is designed by Bregman + Hamann
December 9, 2010 5:19 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto has been featuring a number of projects this week that are the subject of current rumours and speculation regarding their status. Today we look at the final phase of MaRS, a ... read more

Rumours Circulating That A 50 Storey Office Tower Plus Bus Terminal Is Coming To 45 Bay Street

45 Bay Street is being developed by SITQ.
December 9, 2010 11:24 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Rumours have been circulating in recent days that a 50 storey office tower is coming to 45 Bay Street. The site is owned by SITQ, the real estate arm of The Caisse, Quebec's large ... read more

Say Hello To The Madison on Eglinton Condos By Madison Homes

The Madison on Eglinton is by Madison Homes and Kirkor Architects.
December 8, 2010 12:22 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Intensification continues at Yonge and Eglinton with Madison Homes' new The Madison on Eglinton Condos. Located at 97 Eglinton Ave East (south east corner of Eglinton and Dunfield, this ... read more

Views From Menkes and Lifetime Development's Four Seasons Residences

UrbanToronto tours the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences.
December 8, 2010 12:11 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto was privileged to tour the Four Seasons construction site in late November, and we have lots of photos to show you. We thought we would launch the series with some of the ... read more

Back To The Future: Oxford's Cumberland Terrace Redevelopment

Oxford Properties' Cumberland Terrace is getting redone by Bregman + Hamann
December 7, 2010 11:39 am | by Craig White | Comments
There's nothing like a good development rumour on a snowy day to warm the cockles of an UrbanToronto member's heart, so we wanted to share a rumour in the vague hope that talking about something ... read more