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Photo of the Day: CN Tower Up Close

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CN Tower
February 26, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower no longer holds the title for tallest structure in the world after being surpassed in height by the Burj Khalifa in 2010, and the Abraj Al Bait Towers and Tokyo Skytree in ... read more

484 Yonge Renderings Depict a Reinvigorated Heritage Clock Tower

View from the northeast, image courtesy of Quadrangle Architects
February 25, 2015 6:05 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Renderings depicting the podium of a proposed 45-storey residential tower at Yonge and Grosvenor have been posted on Quadrangle Architects' website. The KingSett Capital development spans several ... read more

Worsley Urban Partners Launch The Roncy in Roncesvalles Village

The Roncy, Worsley Urban Partners, Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
February 25, 2015 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now learning of plans by developer Worsley Urban Partners to redevelop 422 through 430 Roncesvalles Avenue, located a short distance north of Howard Park Avenue, and walking distance to ... read more

Touring Ryerson's Newly Opened Student Learning Centre

February 25, 2015 3:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Following upon our tour of the new Ryerson Student Learning Centre last week, the building has now soft-opened, and a number of UrbanToronto contributors and photographers have been in to see the ... read more

Exterior Finishing Under Way at Daniels' HighPark Condominiums

HighPark Condos, Toronto, The Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
February 25, 2015 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of The Daniels Corporation's HighPark Condominiums is nearing completion, as finishing touches are applied to the 14-storey, Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed ... read more

42-Storey Development Proposed for Bloor Near Spadina

316 Bloor Street West, State Building Group, Bloor and Spadina, Toronto
February 25, 2015 2:10 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Over the past few years, the streets of Toronto have been drastically remodelled as densification is bringing more residential and retail spaces downtown and beyond. Transit being a major booster ... read more

Diam Developments to Add New Mid-Rise 'On The Danforth'

On The Danforth, Diam Developments, onespace unlimited, Toronto
February 25, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now getting our first glimpse at renderings for a new mid-rise condominium development at 2359 Danforth Avenue at Oak Park Avenue, located between Woodbine and Main subway ... read more

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

February 25, 2015 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
UPX trains enter intensive, pre-launch testing; Toronto transit agency Metrolinx to take ‘modest first step’ into real estate; Mystery tunnel: five things we can surmise ... read more

Photo of the Day: Setting to the West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Humber Bay Shores, sunset
February 25, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We had quite a sunset this past weekend, and a few photos were posted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool, including today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted by Ben ... read more

Heritage Toronto Releases 'State of Heritage Report'

Market Street now fitted with restaurants and shops, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 24, 2015 4:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Heritage Toronto, a City of Toronto arms-length agency tasked with promoting our architectural, cultural, natural and archaeological heritage, released its 'State of Heritage Report' today. The ... read more

Lecture Series at Ryerson University: Interdisciplinarity

gh3, Ryerson University department of Architectural Science, Toronto, Lecture
February 24, 2015 4:18 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Ryerson University's Department of Architectural science will hold a lecture on the theme of interdisciplinarity in architecture. The lecture will be hosted by Pat Hanson, founding partner of gh3, ... read more

Camrost-Felcorp's Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza Continues Transformation

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
February 24, 2015 1:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Camrost-Felcorp's reinvention of the former Four Season's Hotel on Avenue Road continues. For the first phase, the former hotel tower was converted into the New Residences of Yorkville Plaza, but ... read more

One Bloor East Now Overlooking the Intersection of Yonge & Bloor

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini, Bloor and Yonge, Toronto
February 24, 2015 12:16 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Often referred to as the city's most important, the intersection of Yonge and Bloor is being transformed by high density projects; its current centrepiece, Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor ... read more

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

February 24, 2015 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chair predicts more bad news for TTC in wake of audit findings; Bay-Bloor pedestrian scramble closer to removal; Massey Hall’s Major Facelift Kicks Off; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Frozen Humber Bay

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Humber Bay, skyline, ice, lake, frozen
February 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many of our recent Photo of the Day selections have highlighted the extreme cold Toronto has been experiencing throughout February. The trend continues in today's Photo of the Day, which was ... read more

$135 Million Massey Hall Revitalization Plan Kicked Off

Massey Hall revitalization plan, Toronto
February 23, 2015 4:58 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A 7-year $135 Million plan to revitalize Massey Hall was launched today at an event staged at the venerable Toronto performing arts venue. Hosted by Charles Cutts, President and CEO of the Massey ... read more

Construction of H&W's Fontana Progressing in Downtown Markham

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
February 23, 2015 2:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing significantly at the site of H&W Development Corp.'s Fontana, a four-building condominium development on South Town Centre Boulevard, just south of ... read more

U of T Hosting 'After Empirical Urbanism' Symposium

The free symposium does not require registration, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 23, 2015 1:58 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
From February 27 to March 1, the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design will host a three-day symposium exploring the role of empirical ... read more

Centennial College To Build Aerospace Campus at Downsview Park

Downsview Park Aerospace Campus, Centennial College, DTAH, Toronto
February 23, 2015 10:12 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
As the biggest city of the country and home to numerous education institutions, it is somewhat natural that Toronto totals more than 187,000 undergraduate students in its universities and ... read more

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

February 23, 2015 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Olivia Chow to become Ryerson University professor; Mayor John Tory's approval rating remains high; Former Pan Am Games CEO defends his spending; and more ... read more