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UrbanToronto Visits The New Ritz-Carlton, Part 6; The Views

Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences, by Greywood and Cadfair with KPF and P+S
April 28, 2010 1:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ed got lots of lovely pics from up top, so as promised, here are various views from the Ritz-Carlton's penthouse and roof. View from the Ritz-Carlton Penthouse Looking West, image by Edward Skira read more

Photo Of The Day: Yonge & Gerrard In The 1950's

Photo Of The Day: Yonge & Gerrard In The 1950's
April 27, 2010 10:04 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Yonge and Gerrard as it looked one dark rainy night in the 1950's. Right behind the photographer you'll find Aura under-construction today. read more

Photo Of The Day: Southcore Financial Centre's 18 York Joining Its New Neighbours.

18 York Street by Great West Life and bcIMC
April 27, 2010 12:01 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Southcore Financial Centre's 18 York adding to a neighbourhood that was just empty lots not even a decade ago. With ICE and Infinity 3 condos set to start construction this area will essentially ... read more

Then and Now: St. Clair Looking East From Wells Hill, May 17, 1931

Then and Now: St. Clair Looking East From Wells Hill, May 17, 1931
April 26, 2010 1:02 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: St. Clair Looking East From Wells Hill, May 17, 1931. Then and Now: St. Clair Looking East From Wells Hill, May 17, 1931 Now: Not quite the same location as the original photographer. This ... read more

Quick Pic: Cladding Starting on Southcore Financial Centre's 18 York Street

Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto by GWL Realty Advisors & bcIMC
April 26, 2010 1:01 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
This picture, courtesy of forum member Red Mars, shows that cladding is starting to be added to Southcore Financial Centre's 18 York Street. Image By Red Mars read more

Photo Of The Day: Bloor Street From One Bedford Condos

Photo Of The Day: Bloor Street From One Bedford condos Toronto by Lanterra
April 26, 2010 12:07 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Look east along Bloor from the new One Bedford condominium. The photo shows quite a bit of density. Image by tomms read more

Photo Of The Day: Marilyn Getting Her Hips

Absolute Condos, Toronto, Fernbrook and Cityzen, MAD architects
April 23, 2010 12:09 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Absolute World continues its rise in Mississauga. The unique twisting design has resulted in the project getting the nickname of "Marilyn". And as the following photo shows its easy to see why. ... read more

Urban Toronto Visits The New Ritz-Carlton, Part 2: Penthouse Tour

Ritz-Carlton Penthouse, Toronto by Graywood Developments and Cadillac Fairview
April 22, 2010 11:26 am | by Craig White | Comments
Today, a visit to the 52nd floor of the Ritz-Carlton, and its 10,820 square foot penthouse: Yes, that's a long view: you are looking through several rooms along the southern side of the unit, ... read more

Photo of the Day: One King Peeking Out

One King West hotel condo, Toronto, Stinson Properties
April 22, 2010 12:01 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
One King having a hard time fitting in with its neighbours. Image by Edward Skira read more

Photo of the Day: Japanese Cherry Trees Bloom in High Park

Photo of the Day: Japanese Cherry Trees Bloom in High Park, Toronto
April 21, 2010 12:15 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Scores of visitors take in the site of the blooming Japanese Sakura cherry trees in High Park. The allee leads from the cafe in the middle of the park down to Grenadier Pond. If you are going to ... read more

Urban Toronto Visits The New Ritz-Carlton - Part 1

Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Condo in toronto by Graywood and Page + Steele Architect
April 21, 2010 12:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
To start UrbanToronto's visit to the new Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences, we will begin our photo essay on the roof. If you looked skywards yesterday towards the Ritz, you will have seen that ... read more

Quick Pic: Sugar Beach and Sherbourne Park Bookend Corus Entertainment

Sherbourne Commons and Sugar Beach, Waterfront, Toronto
April 20, 2010 11:54 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The waterfront is soon to get two new parks and a new office building. Spreading westward from the foot of Sherbourne we find Sherbourne Park, followed by the new head office of media firm Corus, ... read more

Photo Of The Day: 60 Richmond Street East Already Tagged

Photo Of The Day: 60 Richmond Street East Already Tagged
April 20, 2010 11:51 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
60 Richmond East was just recently completed and it has already been tagged. Colourful yes but I'm not sure the architects had this in mind. How did they even get up there? Image by Edward Skira read more

Renovation comes to 1967 Landmark Old Mill Towers

Old Mill Towers, 39 Old Mill Road, Etobicoke, Ray Mandel
April 19, 2010 4:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As a child, Ray Mandel escaped Nazi persecution in Poland, fleeing with his family to Toronto. By 1957 he had graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Toronto. By 1962 he ... read more

First Two Phases of West Harbour City Nearing Completion

West Harbour City, Plazacorp, Construction, Toronto
April 16, 2010 2:11 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work is nearing to a close for the first two phases of West Harbour City. Located on Fleet Street, where the old Molson factory was once located, WHC is comprised of two towers rising 36 and ... read more

Quick Pic: Glass is up on 18 York Street / Southcore Financial Centre

Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto by GWL Realty Advisors & bcIMC
April 16, 2010 12:55 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Glass is up at 18 York / Southcore Financial Centre. Looks pretty good to me.  Image by Mongo62aa read more

Quick Pic(s): First Canadian Place Re-Cladding

First Canadian Place Toronto Renovation by Brookfield Properties
April 16, 2010 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work proceeds on the re-cladding of First Canadian Place. Built in the 1970's, First Canadian Place has long been Canada's tallest building. Designed by Edward Durell Stone, the building ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Dramatic Elevator Banks at Bay Adelaide Centre

Photo Of The Day: Bay Adelaide Centre by Brookfield Properties Toronto
April 16, 2010 12:15 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Photo Of The Day: Dramatic Elevator Banks at BAC. While we feel the Bay Adelaide Centre cladding was a missed opportunity we do quite like the lobby.  Image by androiduk read more

Photo Of The Day: Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University

Photo Of The Day: Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University
April 15, 2010 4:06 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Another recent addition to the Yonge and Dundas area that didn't get much love from Urban Toronto members when it first was built. But this shot of the Rogers School of Management at Ryerson ... read more

Maple Leaf Square Construction Photos

The Residences of Maple Leaf Square, Toronto by Lanterra and Cadillac Fairview
April 14, 2010 11:26 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Maple Leaf Square under-construction. 54 and 50 storey condo towers developed by Lanterra Developments and Cadillac Fairview. Some pics from last night:  Mall at The Residences of Maple Leaf ... read more