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Amenities to Take Centre Stage at Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville

1 Yorkville, Rosario Varacalli, Bazis, Plaza, Toronto
October 31, 2014 8:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The growth of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville skyline continues to impress. With the Bloor-Yonge subway interchange station central to the area, and Toronto's best shopping in the surrounding blocks, ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Downsview Park Station

Downsview Park Station, Toronto, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension.
October 31, 2014 6:37 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Work on Downsview Park Station on the Spadina subway extension is progressing. We catch up with the latest at the most southerly of the six new stations. read more

Chestnut Hill Bringing Lotus Condos to Bayview and Sheppard

Chestnut Hill Homes, Fortress RDI, Lotus, Bayview, Sheppard, Toronto
October 31, 2014 5:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now in its 12th year of operation, the TTC's Sheppard subway has spurred much redevelopment along the suburban North York arterial below which it runs. Since the early 2000s, Sheppard Avenue has ... read more

Toronto Skyscraper Stair Climb Raises Funds for the United Way

October 31, 2014 3:28 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Toronto is a city full of office towers and sky-scraping condominiums, with more going up on what seems like a daily basis. More and more of us ride elevators to our offices and homes every day ... read more

Tower Floors Rising at INDX Condos in the Financial District

INDX Condos, Lifetime, CentreCourt, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
October 31, 2014 2:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just over two months since we last visited the construction site of Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' INDX Condos, a 54-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group ... read more

Construction Progressing at the Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, First Gulf, Toronto
October 31, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we checked in on the progress of First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre. When we last visited the site of the 17-storey, Diamond Schmitt ... read more

East VS West: Intelligent Discussion on a Not So Important Topic

River City, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte, West Don Lands, Toronto
October 31, 2014 11:05 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Saucier + Perrotte Architects-designed River City plan is reshaping a part of Toronto's East side, bringing thousands of new residents to an area that was once abandoned industrial lands. With ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 31, 2014

October 31, 2014 7:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory says councillor support for SmartTrack will play role when he selects executive committee; Rob Ford’s 20-year-old nephew says he’ll make a good school trustee because he ... read more

Photo of the Day: Masked Protector

Photo of the Day, Spider-Man, skyline, Toronto
October 31, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have seen plenty of amazing shots from the photographers in Toronto's "rooftopping" community, most of which focus on the views found from the roofs of the city's high-rise buildings. In ... read more

160 Front West Update Redux

160 Front Street West Toronto by AS+GG Architecture for Cadillac Fairview
October 30, 2014 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We're jamming the genie back into the bottle for a while (you can do that, right?) on 160 Front West, a proposed 54-storey office tower for the west side of Toronto's Downtown Core. The Cadillac ... read more

High Performance Athletes Get a New Home at the Goldring Centre

Goldring Centre, Patkau Architects, MJM Architects, Varsity, UofT, Toronto
October 30, 2014 3:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Academics are undeniably at the core of university life. Caught in the midterm season, students have their heads buried in textbooks and notes with an ample amount of coffee standing by. Yet ... read more

Urbanation's Q3 Results Show Condo Sales Are On The Rise

Urbanation, Q3 Market Report, Toronto, Condominiums
October 30, 2014 12:50 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
The results are in and Toronto's condominium market is booming this quarter. Urbanation Inc., Toronto's leading research firm on the condominium market, released its Q3-2014 market results today. ... read more

Construction Progressing on Lifetime's The Bond

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
October 30, 2014 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District's transformation from a post-industrial rough-around-the-edges club district into a densely-populated mostly vertical mixed-use neighbourhood continues with the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The AGO

Throwback Thursday, AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
October 30, 2014 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There has been quite a bit of hype over the past couple of years regarding Mirvish + Gehry Toronto, a recently approved two-tower mixed-use development that will scrape the skies above King Street ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five of the biggest issues John Tory needs to tackle now that he’s made it to Toronto City Hall; The Search Is On for a New Toronto Police Chief; The continuing power of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcar on Queens Quay

Photo of the Day, Queens Quay, streetcar, TTC, Toronto
October 30, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC streetcars are once again running on Queens Quay Boulevard, and public transit riders have already started benefiting from the reintroduction of streetcar service. Our iconic streetcar fleet ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condos to Enjoy some of Toronto's Best Fall Views

East views at Daniels HighPark Condominiums, Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects
October 29, 2014 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As much as the people who know it love it—and that's a considerable number of people—High Park is probably still under-appreciated as one the great city parks. Not located as centrally as ... read more

Insider Q&A: Hunter Tura of Bruce Mau Design

Hunter Tura, Bruce Mau Design, Insider Q&A
October 29, 2014 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are several individual industries that work together in building our city. Developers, architects, planners, and public relations professionals are just some of the many professions working ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture: Tom Woolley of Rachel Bevan Architects

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture Series, Tom Woolley
October 29, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University's 2014-2015 lecture series continues tomorrow with a lecture titled "How to Make Sustainable Architecture and How Not to!", featuring architect Tom Woolley of Northern ... read more

Cladding Nearing Completion on The Heathview's South Tower

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
October 29, 2014 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is nearing completion at The Heathview, a pair of twin 30-storey rental towers by Morguard, currently topped off at the corner of Heath and Tweedsmuir, near St. Clair West ... read more