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RealNet Releases August New Home Sales Statistics

September 25, 2012 1:46 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
RealNet Inc. has released its statistics on last month’s home sales numbersa and, as expected, they weren’t too hot. August is traditionally a slow month and lags behind the spring and fall ... read more

Sky-High or on the Street, Five St. Joseph's Got You Covered

Five Condos in Toronto by MOD and Graywood Developments, Hariri Pontarini
September 19, 2012 3:39 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
It’s pretty hard not to notice the massive façade retention currently underway at the site of Five St. Joseph, located on Yonge Street just north of Wellesley. The joint venture between Graywood ... read more

X-Rated Toronto: A Condo For A City-Voyeur

Suite 4002 in Great Gulf's X The Condominium in Toronto
September 18, 2012 3:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
I apologize for the title of this article… and that's going one step better than developer Great Gulf has ever done, never apologizing as far I as know, for the very silly name of this building: X ... read more

Sharp Decline in Sales Following CMHC Revamp

September 7, 2012 2:32 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
A recent news release from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) paints a precautionary picture of Canada’s two hottest real estate markets, especially ominous for first-time homebuyers. TREB has ... read more

OHBA Releases Finalists for This Year's Awards of Distinction

B.Streets Condos in Toronto by Lindvest Properties, Hariri Pontarini Inc
August 29, 2012 2:29 pm | by Michael Batt | Comments
The Ontario Homebuilder’s Association has released its list of finalists in their annual Awards of Distinction, recognizing the achievements of developers, architects, designers, publicists and ... read more

New Office Building Slated for Sultan Street

1-9 Sultan Street is by Hariri Pontarini Architects and St Thomas Commercial Dev
August 23, 2012 1:42 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
UrbanToronto sleuths have spotted a Globe and Mail real estate ad seeking tenants for a new yet-to-be-built nine-storey office building on Sultan Street near Bay and Bloor. A rezoning ... read more

Functional Space Leading Factor in Carnaby Condo Suite Design

The Carnaby in Toronto by Streetcar Developments with Tact Design
August 21, 2012 2:50 pm | by Editor | Comments
Streetcar Development’s The Carnaby has been pushing through this summer with a number of interesting marketing campaigns aimed at attracting the design-savvy Queen West crowd. Following their ... read more

Crystal 2 Launched at Pinnacle Uptown

Pinnacle International's Crystal 2 condo at Pinnacle Uptown in Mississauga
August 14, 2012 1:30 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
With a succession of large master planned projects, Mississauga City Centre is continuing the civic maturation that will provide the suburban community with a suitably urban downtown. An integral ... read more

Back to Trump: A Peek at the Model Suites and Amenities

Swimming Pool at the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto
August 13, 2012 4:28 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto ventured back into the Trump Toronto last week for a look at the project's model suites and the luxurious amenities found in the building. Without further ado, let's dive right ... read more

Distillery Penthouse: An Ever-Changing View of Toronto

Dining and Living Space in suite 3203 at 33 Mill, Toronto penthouse condo
August 10, 2012 2:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Every once in a while we get an invite to visit a penthouse for sale somewhere in Toronto, and we are always intrigued to check out both the interiors and the views from these special units. This ... read more

Urbanation Releases Q2-2012 Results for Toronto Condominium Market

Toronto skyline
August 2, 2012 1:45 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Any conversation in regards to Toronto’s condominium market as of late invariably turns into one that seeks to predict where the market will be by the end of 2012. Riding on the success of 2011 ... read more

Opulent Materials Make 500 Wellington West Penthouse Shine

500 Wellington Street West in Toronto by Core Architects and Freed Developments
August 1, 2012 6:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The perception of luxury and those elements that convey wealth will invariably evolve with changing cultural trends and aesthetic preferences. Much of what we perceive today as stuffy or ... read more

RBC Concludes Booming Condo Market is Not a Bubble

Cranes at work at a Thornhill construction site, image by Forum member Jaycola
July 30, 2012 3:30 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
The evidence of the Toronto condo boom is hard to miss. Cranes are ubiquitous on our skyline and construction sites seem to multiply endlessly. Given the seemingly insatiable demand for high-rise ... read more

RealNet Releases June 2012 Market Results

January 2012 to June 2012 New Home Sales Perspective
July 25, 2012 2:46 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Given the concern expressed by policy makers and analysts regarding the state of the housing market in Toronto, monthly releases of market activity are of special interest in this climate of ... read more

Historic Cabbagetown Mansion Converted Into Four Posh Suites

103 Pembroke Street has been redeveloped by The Rainbow Group.
July 20, 2012 2:03 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Cabbagetown's 103 Pembroke Street, a Gothic revival style Victorian house built in 1879, has been lovingly redeveloped and converted into a mansion containing four luxury suites which are now on ... read more

Streetcar set to Launch Lofthouses at Corktown District This Weekend

Corktown District in Toronto by Streetcar Developments with Quadrangle Architect
July 11, 2012 1:21 pm | by Editor | Comments
One of the first developers to single out King East as an up-and-coming district was Streetcar; while they've now become known for developments further west, they continue to add to the community ... read more

Tao Boutique Condos Celebrates Grand Opening with a Roar

TAO Condominiums in Richmond Hill by SigNature Communities, Graziani + Corazza
June 4, 2012 1:08 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
SigNature Communities newest development, Tao Boutique Condos, officially launched this past weekend with a colourful celebration at its Richmond Hill sales centre. A traditional Chinese Lion ... read more

Xpression Launches with a Packed VIP Event in Richmond Hill

Xpression condos in Richmond Hill by Zancor Homes with Quadrangle Architects
May 31, 2012 1:37 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
For the second time this week we're looking north of Toronto to Richmond Hill, this time to a project that has received approval and had an exciting launch party that UrbanToronto ... read more

BILD Predicts Stable Growth Following Release of RealNet Stats

May 23, 2012 3:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Despite rumours and widespread media coverage predicting a preeminent collapse of the GTA housing market, BILD has released its outlook for 2012, forecasting a healthy year of stable growth within ... read more

New Inventory Release for INDX Condos

INDX Condos in Toronto by Lifetime and Centrecourt, Page + Steele / IBI Group
May 15, 2012 11:54 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The hugely successful INDX Condos, developed by Lifetime and Centrecourt, is launching another phase of its sales, announcing that new units will be coming to the market at an inventory release ... read more