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QRC West and Tableau Will Put Peter and Richmond on the Map

Tableau Condominiums, Urban Capital, Malibu, Alit, Peter and Richmond
November 19, 2014 6:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The intersection of Peter and Richmond Streets in Toronto's Entertainment District has kept our attention for a while now with major projects dramatically changing the area. The Sweeny ... read more

UPDATED: Are you a good photographer? The Office of the Chief Planner wants to showcase your work!

St. Lawrence neighbourhood, Toronto
November 19, 2014 3:46 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
UPDATE From the editor: There's been quite a lot of feedback on this story which has given both UrbanToronto and the Chief Planner's Office some pause for thought. Our story left out a couple of ... read more

ME Living Condos Offering Limited Time Fall Promotion

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer Architects
November 19, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New incentives are adding to the savings on the already affordable units at Lash Group Of Companies' ME Living Condos. The master-planned community in Scarborough is designed ... read more

Monitoring the Progress at Roncesvalles' 383 Sorauren Avenue

View of the site from the Dundas Street West bridge, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 19, 2014 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's Roncesvalles neighbourhood, known for its unique and independently owned shops and restaurants, is one of the most attractive in the city. The vast collection of eclectic stores and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Insurmountable’ rift between TDSB trustees and chief of staff prompts request for province to intervene; Program aims to bring Christmas joy to lonely seniors; City trying to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Night Vision

Photo of the Day, Toronto, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square
November 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just across Queen Street to the south of City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, the Sheraton Centre is one of the larger hotels in the downtown core, and guests of the hotel's upper floors are ... read more

Kingston&Co to Hold Condominium Seminar November 19

Kingston&Co Condominiums Toronto by TAS, Main & Main, and Teeple Architects
November 18, 2014 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With such a large volume of new housing coming onto the market, it can be difficult if not overwhelming to make an informed condominium purchase for both investors and end-users. To help educate ... read more

Exterior Finishing Work Starts at UrbanCapital's River City 2 Condos

River City Condos Toronto, UrbanCapital, Saucier + Perrotte, image by Jimmy Wu
November 18, 2014 2:42 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Perhaps no other recent condominium development in Toronto is as architecturally striking as is River City. The four-phase development by developer UrbanCapital has one completed phase, one under ... read more

Toronto Gets Platinum Award from World Council on City Data

green roof, south beach, toronto, sustainable
November 18, 2014 12:12 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The World Council on City Data has announced that Toronto is one of only 9 cities to win a platinum certification for compliance on their ISO-37120 standards. ISO-37120 is a set of standards ... read more

CTBUH Names Sydney's One Central Park Best Tall Building Worldwide for 2014

One Central Park, Sydney Australia, Frasers Property, Jean Nouvel
November 18, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is a not-for-profit organization based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, that focuses on the design and construction of tall ... read more

Second Crane Raised at Site of Concert's 88 Scott Condos

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
November 18, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It only been three weeks since we last visited the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, when the first tower crane was raised into place, marking the first upward construction for the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Cleese thinks Toronto is a “super city”; Finding Better Uses for Toronto’s Public Laneways; Arguments for subway barriers go nowhere; and more news... How green ... read more

Photo of the Day: Commerce Court North

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Commerce Court North
November 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1931, the north tower of Commerce Court originally opened as the headquarters of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and was for over three decades the tallest building in ... read more

Holiday Markets to Animate Three Distinct Urban Spaces

Toronto Christmas Market, Historic Distillery District
November 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Snow is now falling, and the bitter cold of Winter is coming, but like most cities situated in northern climes, Torontonians have found ways of making the frozen months a time of warmth ... read more

Robert Bell Talks Intelligent Communities at UWPAT Event

Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, image by Craig White
November 17, 2014 3:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Budding urban planners have some great post-secondary schools to choose from in Ontario. One of the most respected planning institutions in the country, the University of Waterloo's School of ... read more

Construction Progressing at the Site of H&W's Fontana in Markham

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
November 17, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we looked at the construction progress of H&W Development Corp.'s Fontana, a four-building, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed ... read more

The Berwick a Step Closer to Completion at Yonge and Eglinton

Berwick, Page + Steele, IBI Group Architects, Andrin Homes
November 17, 2014 1:43 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Often considered amongst the most desirable parts of Toronto, the neighbourhood around the intersection of Yonge and Eglinton is growing at a fast pace. High-rise but also mid-rise buildings and ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital to Begin Expansions in 2015

St, Michael's Hospital Toronto, St. Michael's 3.0, Diamond Schmitt
November 17, 2014 11:45 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
St. Michael's Hospital's official address is 30 Bond Street, but the 122-year old hospital has been expanding in all directions, wing by wing, from this street over the course of its history, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The dust from the election is settled. Now John Tory moves to make SmartTrack actually happen; Former officer polices Toronto City Hall’s ‘miscellaneous ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spadina and Bremner

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Spadina Avenue and Bremner
November 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The development of Concord CityPlace has had a profound effect on Toronto's downtown, filling in a large tract of land formerly occupied by rail yards. The high-rise towers of CityPlace have added ... read more