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Community Murals Unveiled at Woodbine and Coxwell Stations

Coxwell Subway Station, TTC, City of Toronto, Bloor-Danforth, Toronto
March 25, 2015 4:32 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Toronto Subway first opened its doors in 1954. More than 60 years later the system, like any other heavily used infrastructure, is aging and parts of it suffer from a lack of accessibility for ... read more

Talking Enigma on the Park Townhouses with Ralph Fox

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto
March 25, 2015 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the marketing of Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park, a 9-storey, Quadrangle Architects-designed development containing 86 condominium and townhouse ... read more

Introducing Empire Communities' Senses Condominiums in Oakville

Senses Condominiums, Empire Communities, Graziani + Corazza, Oakville
March 25, 2015 11:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is already well under way at the site of Empire Communities' Rain Condos at the intersection of Kerr Street and Shepherd Road in Oakville, near the greenery of the Sixteen Mile ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pan Am organizers want public to change travel plans during Games; Proposed sports field at Toronto school raises debate over rubber turf; Mayor Tory backs ranked ballots ... read more

Photo of the Day: View from Ireland Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ireland Park
March 25, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are plenty of popular vantage points from which to view the Toronto skyline, in fact, there are more than enough spots to fill their own article. Photographers can often be found camped out ... read more

HNR Dundas Square Tower Now Rising Above Street Level

HNR Dundas Square Tower, HNR Properties, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Page+Steele
March 24, 2015 3:48 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Often referred to as one of Toronto's busiest meeting spots, Yonge-Dundas Square will soon become a place that some will call home. HNR Properties is bringing 245 rental units to a place ... read more

City and TTC Engaging the Public on Relief Line Assessment

Relief line, TTC, Toronto, DRL
March 24, 2015 2:16 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
A few weeks ago we talked about how studies are now underway for a new rapid transit line known as the Relief Line (also as the DRL) that would bring some relief to the Bloor-Danforth Subway and ... read more

Read All UT's Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Stories in One Place

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park, Toronto, WaterfrontToronto
March 24, 2015 12:20 pm | by Editor | Comments
Last week we ran a series of articles covering the five finalists for Waterfront Toronto's design competition to revitalize the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and adjacent Harbour ... read more

Great Gulf's Pace Condos Nearing Final Height at Jarvis and Dundas

Pace Condos, Great Gulf Homes, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
March 24, 2015 11:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the southwest corner of Jarvis and Dundas Streets, Great Gulf Homes' Pace Condos is rising fast. The Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed condominium currently stands 35 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Compromise reached over Central Tech’s sports fields (Globe and Mail) TTC subway service suspended between Union and Bloor-Yonge stations (Toronto Star) Doug Ford racked up ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, sunset
March 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Most photographers will tell you that views of the city are best enjoyed right around the time of sunrise or sunset, when the low sun's natural tones and the city's abundant artificial light glow ... read more

Temporary Bridge Installed as Massey Tower Excavation Pit Grows

Massey Tower Condos, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
March 23, 2015 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation is progressing at the site of MOD Developments' Massey Tower, a landmark 60-storey, Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium tower coming to Yonge Street across ... read more

Introducing Avalon Urban Towns in Kitchener

Avalon Urban Towns by Savic Homes, Kitchener, ABA Architects
March 23, 2015 2:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Canada's Tech Triangle of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge is attracting young and educated homebuyers from across the country, and new developments are answering the call for that demand. On ... read more

Moninder Khudal Talks Up Diam Developments' On The Danforth

Moninder Khudal, President and CEO of Diam Developments, image by Marcus Mitanis
March 23, 2015 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As plans for a new east-end condominium dubbed On The Danforth approach finalization, UrbanToronto sat down with Moninder Khudal, President and CEO of Diam Developments, the developer behind the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Birds versus buildings a deadly problem in Toronto; How one small idea could bring new life to Toronto’s back alleys; TTC head lays out plan to get problem-plagued Spadina extension ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen and Beverley

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Queen Street West
March 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With an eclectic mix of trendy shops and restaurants, Toronto's Queen West neighbourhood remains one of the most popular pedestrian stretches in the city, and was recently recognized ... read more

The Story Behind Ryerson University's Next Big Development

Doors to the new Church Street Development at Ryerson University, Toronto
March 20, 2015 6:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Now open for anyone to visit is an exhibition in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery in Ryerson University's Architecture Building on the school's next major building, the 28-storey Church Street ... read more

York GO Concourse Set To Open This Spring At Union Station

union station, york, metrolinx, toronto, transit, go transit
March 20, 2015 4:59 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The $1 billion plus renovations and expansions of Union Station have been under construction for what seems like forever with few hints of the coming improvements so far for weary commuters. The ... read more

Touring The Huge New Humber River Hospital, Part One

Humber River Hospital, Toronto
March 20, 2015 2:47 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Does anyone actually like going to the hospital? Putting aside the many regrettable reasons you may find yourself in one, most hospitals by themselves are not exactly enjoyable experiences. In ... read more

RENOMii Expedites Contractor and Homeowner Communication

March 20, 2015 1:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The stuff of dinner party nightmarish legends, home renovations can be a stressful and often confusing experience. Miscommunication issues frequently lead to a final bill that is much higher than ... read more