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Is Canada Headed For a U.S.-style Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis?

March 29, 2012 2:11 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
With much discussion over the past several months about the soundness of the Canadian housing market, UrbanToronto is pleased to share a quick and informative infographic courtesy of ... read more

Developer Incentives at The Station Look to Sway Potential Purchasers

The Station Condos in Toronto by Brandy Lane Homes and SMV Architects
March 27, 2012 12:35 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
It looks like Toronto's condominium real estate boom isn't about to stop anytime soon, however there are signs that both the industry and government are beginning to seriously consider the fact ... read more

Absolute World the next TIFF Documentary Go-See?

March 2, 2012 4:24 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Exciting news from Cityzen this afternoon: they have released a video documenting the development of Aboslute World Condos in Mississauga. Created by Story Communcations and 2nd Story, the ... read more

The Carlaw Launches Cash Incentive on Units for Sale

The Carlaw condo, Toronto, by Streetcar Developments
February 28, 2012 12:48 pm | by Editor | Comments
Streetcar Developments have just announced the launch of a cash incentive for The Carlaw, which borders the Leslieville and Riverdale areas of the city. Buyers are being courted with: ... read more

BILD Members Big Winners at National Association of Home Builders Awards

February 16, 2012 10:59 am | by Alex Corey | Comments
Last week in Orlando, Florida, the National Association of Home Builders paid tribute to former BILD (Building Industry and Land Development Association) CEO, Stephen Dupuis, who passed away ... read more

Amazing Penthouses Remain at One King West

Penthouse north view at One King West condos, Toronto
February 14, 2012 4:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
No other building in Toronto has views quite like One King West. Possibly the slenderest building in the world for its 577-foot height, the north and south side bullet noses of One King West are ... read more

Guest Column: What If You Can't Afford The Deposit?

Cityzen's L Tower Condo, Toronto
February 13, 2012 1:10 pm | by Guest | Comments
Today, we present a guest post by Kerri-Lynn McAllister, the Community Manager for RateHub.ca, a website that compares mortgage rates in Canada and hosts mortgage education and tools.  What ... read more

Urbanation Releases Fourth Quarter Condo Stats

February 7, 2012 1:59 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Urbanation, the real estate market research firm that tracks the Toronto CMA's (Census Metropolitan Area) condominium market, has released the fourth quarter results. The Q4 results show ... read more

Toronto Office Vacancy Rate Declines for 7th Consecutive Quarter

Toronto skyline and Porter plane
February 3, 2012 3:56 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
CB Richard Ellis Ltd. Brokerage has released it's Q4 2011 Toronto Office Market Report, and it's not looking so hot for UrbanToronto's search for new office space; For the 7th consecutive quarter ... read more

The Interview: David Wex and Mark Reeve of Urban Capital, Part 2

February 2, 2012 5:00 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
We continue our conversation with David Wex of Urban Capital, and bring in partner Mark Reeve today. We discuss and compare the planning process in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. We spoke ... read more

Realnet and BILD Welcome 2012 With Positive News

BILD RealNet 2012 Market Report
January 20, 2012 2:39 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
This morning saw the annual press conference held by RealNet and BILD, two of the most influential players in the Toronto development industry. Presented by George Carras (president, RealNet), ... read more

The Interview: Brian Brown and Andrew Hoffman Create Karma

Brian Brown of Lifetime Developments, Andrew Hoffman of CentreCourt Developments
January 12, 2012 2:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We explore a joint venture development in The Interview this week as we sit down with Brian Brown of Lifetime Developments and Andrew Hoffman of CentreCourt Developments. read more

Limelight Condominiums' Suite of the Week

Limelight Condos in Mississauga by Daniels and Kirkor Architects
January 9, 2012 4:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
We've been reporting about Limelight Condominiums for a while now. Developed by Daniels Corporation and designed by Kirkor Architects, Limelight is being built in Mississauga City Centre, an area ... read more

Skyline International Leaps Across the Border and Lands in...Cleveland!

Cleveland Arcade and Hyat Regency Hotel in Cleveland by Skyline International
December 23, 2011 4:59 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Exciting news coming in from our neighbours to the south — Toronto-based developers Skyline International have broken into the American real estate market, buying an historic property in ... read more

Guest Column: The Latest Stats on Toronto's Condo Market

Table depicting condo market sales in Toronto
November 30, 2011 4:45 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Over the next several weeks, Brian Persaud will be contributing a series of guest columns to UrbanToronto. read more

The Interview: Tom Dutton of The Daniels Corporation - Part 2

Tom Dutton, Senior Vice President of The Daniels Corporation
November 17, 2011 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto sits down with Tom Dutton, Senior Vice President at The Daniels Corporation, to talk about the prolific developer's corporate ethos and its history. Part 2 of 2. If you missed Part 1, ... read more

Guest Column: The Ins And Outs of the Toronto Condo Market

77 Charles West, Four Seasons, Women's College Hospital, Burano, Sick Kids
November 16, 2011 3:23 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Over the next several weeks, Brian Persaud will be contributing a series of guest columns to UrbanToronto. read more

The Interview: Tom Dutton of The Daniels Corporation - Part 1

November 10, 2011 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto sits down with Tom Dutton, Senior Vice President at The Daniels Corporation, to talk about the prolific developer's corporate ethos and its history. Part 1 of 2. UrbanToronto tends to ... read more

Urbanation Releases Third Quarter Condo Stats

Urbanation logo
November 7, 2011 2:30 pm | by Editor | Comments
Urbanation has released its third quarter for 2011 results proclaiming that the condominum market in the Toronto CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) "continues its torrid sales pace," with the ... read more

The Interview: Peter Freed

Peter Freed, image by Craig White
November 3, 2011 12:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Peter Freed sits down with UrbanToronto at Freed Developments' corporate offices at 550 Wellington West to talk about his condominium development career to this point. Peter, I’d like to start off ... read more