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Berczy Park Makeover To Begin After Pan Am Games

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + associés
March 3, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A long awaited makeover of Berczy Park is one step closer to realization, as a call for tender has been made, looking for contractors to provide the materials, equipment, labour and supervision ... read more

Concord CityPlace's Spectra and Quartz Closing in on Completion

Quartz and Spectra at Concord CityPlace, Toronto, design by RAW
March 3, 2015 2:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Developed by Concord Adex just to the west of Downtown, Toronto's largest master-planned community is taking shape on a 45-acre site that 15,000 people will eventually call home. Concord ... read more

Symmetry Developments Unveils Lakeshore Woods in Oakville

Lakeshore Woods by 5468796 Architecture for Symmetry, Engine, Fortress RDI
March 3, 2015 11:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
Symmetry Developments along with their partners Engine Developments and Fortress RDI have unveiled concept plans for an upcoming condominium proposal in the Bronte Village area of Oakville. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto, Metrolinx in negotiations over airport express train funding; Mysterious tunnel becomes a labyrinth of confusion; Medals for Toronto Pan Am Games to be revealed ... read more

Photo of the Day: King and University

Photo of the Day, King and University, Toronto
March 3, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of King and University, at the western end of Toronto's Financial District, is served by St. Andrew station on the TTC's Line 1 as well as the 504 Streetcar line. In today's Photo ... read more

Retirement Living Residence Coming to Laird Drive in Leaside

146 - 150 Laird Drive, V!VA LIFE, Leaside, Laird Drive, Toronto
March 2, 2015 7:20 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The impending arrival of the Crosstown LRT is having impacts beyond Eglinton Avenue itself and onto streets near the future stations of the rapid transit line, and a growing number of development ... read more

City of Toronto and TTC Seeking Input on Relief Line Stations

TTC, Relief line, Toronto, transit, infrastructure, transportation
March 2, 2015 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With only one expansion to our subway system currently under construction, congestion remains a hot button issue for Toronto's transit riders. Studies are now under way for a new rapid transit ... read more

King Plus Condos Now Topping Off at King and Sherbourne

King + Condos, King Plus Developments, TACT Architecture, Toronto
March 2, 2015 2:22 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
It has been nearly three months since we last caught up with progress at King + Condos from King Plus Development. Designed by TACT Architecture, the building now stands 16-storeys ... read more

Topping Off February 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off February 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
March 2, 2015 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A string of new development proposals kept us quite busy throughout the month of February, including a planned 64-Storey tower proposed for 8 Cumberland Street in Yorkville, as well as other ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC fare hike rolls out, but not all riders are irked; Toronto tunnel: Police say investigation is over; Toronto Pan Am Games ticket sales right on target; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From 2000 Feet

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
March 2, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's ongoing vertical growth spurt gets a lot of airplay in the media these days, as people around the city take notice of the transformational effect of redevelopment. Aerial views of the ... read more

'After Empirical Urbanism' Panel Discusses the Messages of Maps

Map of Nairobi's matatus network, image courtesy of Civic Data Design Lab
February 27, 2015 8:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design began its three-day symposium 'After Empirical Urbanism' today. The free series explores urbanism as an art, ... read more

Time-Lapse Video Artfully Shows Toronto in Motion

February 27, 2015 7:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It takes the dedication of many photographers to make UrbanToronto such a visually appealing source for news. While the static image is king here, we are presented every once in a while with a ... read more

Delta Toronto Celebrates its Official Grand Opening

Delta and Marriot Executives, Mayor John Tory, and party guests enjoy the party
February 27, 2015 7:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As Marriott's acquisition of the Canadian accommodations chain Delta nears finalization, Toronto's Southcore district officially welcomed the new hotel to the neighbourhood. Though the Delta ... read more

A Look at ZIGG Condos' Indoor and Outdoor Amenity Spaces

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
February 27, 2015 6:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New developments are transforming the streetscapes of St. Clair Avenue West, taking best advantage of the strip's great walkability and its great accessibility thanks to the 512 streetcar. On the ... read more

Enigma on the Park Soon to Rise Near Bloor and Lansdowne

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto
February 27, 2015 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Situated where West Toronto's walkable neighbourhoods of Bloordale, Brockton Village and Little Portugal all meet, Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park is soon to inject both new ... read more

Previewing the Amenity Spaces at Kingston&Co Condominiums

Kingston&Co Condominiums Toronto by TAS, Main & Main, and Teeple Architects
February 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Kingston Road in Scarborough, a new condominium development by TAS in partnership with Main and Main Developments Inc. will add new life in the form of retail at ground ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 9:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Hydro says they’re not to blame for Queens Quay project delay; Rob Ford’s former chief of staff gets new job with Ontario Liberals; Toronto Mayor John Tory says the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk Skyline

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
February 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's skyline is changing by the day as new high-rises continue to populate our downtown. With no clear end in sight to the ongoing building boom, our skyline could soon have some major ... read more

UPDATED: Renderings Detail Daniels Waterfront Plan

Daniels, Queens Quay, Waterfront, Artscape
February 26, 2015 8:10 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
UPDATE EDITOR: The Daniels Corporation has contacted us about the following story to let us know that a number of the details below no longer reflect the current plans for the Daniels Waterfront ... read more