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The Kip District Wins Award for Best Master-Planned Community

The Kip District Condos by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects for Concert Prop
January 26, 2015 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Master-planned communities make up a good percentage of the new development projects reshaping our city, revitalizing expansive tracts of land with the injection of permanent residents and new ... read more

Times Group's Key West Continues to Rise on Park Lawn Road

Key West, Times Group, Burka Architects, Toronto, Humber Bay
January 26, 2015 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues at the site of Times Group's Key West, a new 44-storey Burka Architects-designed condominium tower rising from Park Lawn Road, on the east bank of Mimico ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Someone has finally realized the 20,000 trees Toronto cut down last year could have a better fate than mulch; Toronto mayor says he won’t ‘gut’ services or send taxes ‘through the ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Icy Quay

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, lake, harbour, frozen, ice
January 26, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Torontonians have a love-hate relationship with Winter weather. The same unforgiving conditions that have led to several extreme cold weather alerts in the city are also responsible for the ... read more

Interior Design Show on this weekend at the Convention Centre

Interior Design Show 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Jan 22-25
January 23, 2015 6:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Interior Design Show is back for its 2015 edition at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend, and it's a pretty interesting year. UrbanToronto was able to walk through on Thursday ... read more

Camrost-Felcorp Launches Blue Diamond Condos at Imperial Plaza

Blue Diamond Condos at Imperial Plaza, Diamond + Schmitt Architects, Whitecastle
January 23, 2015 3:53 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Like many avenues around the city, St. Clair Avenue West is the theatre of extensive redevelopment as new condominium projects add density as well as a stronger urban character to the east-west ... read more

Public Consultation Reveals New Design for 33 Avenue Road

33 Avenue Road, Empire Communities, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Toronto
January 23, 2015 2:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A community consultation was held yesterday evening at the Park Hyatt Hotel on Avenue Road, where new information and images were revealed pertaining to a major redevelopment proposed for the ... read more

Preliminary Design Surfaces for 30 Bay Street Office Tower

Preliminary Design of 30 Bay Street, Toronto by Oxford Properties
January 23, 2015 1:19 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A preliminary rendering for 30 Bay Street has surfaced online. The proposed tower is the latest addition to a number of planned additions to Downtown Toronto's commercial office market which are ... read more

Last Suites Available at ELAD Canada's Dream Tower at Emerald City

Emerald City, Dream Tower, Biyu, ELAD Canada, Toronto, WZMH
January 23, 2015 11:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
ELAD Canada's master-planned Emerald City community is among the largest condominium communities in North York. Across Sheppard Avenue from the busy Fairview Mall, the development now boasts three ... read more

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

January 23, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory’s budget plan attacked by councillors Rob Ford, Gord Perks; Uber claims increased security checks, higher ‘safety standards’ than City of Toronto; How do TTC promises ... read more

Photo of the Day: Approaching Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, aerial
January 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flying in and out of Billy Bishop Airport is one of the best and most exclusive ways to see the Toronto skyline. Passengers sitting on the north side of their plane during takeoff and landing are ... read more

Transport Infrastructure: Growth to Watch for in 2015

York, york university, spadina, TTC, toronto
January 22, 2015 5:28 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Complaining about transit and its lack of progress is a recreational sport in Toronto and the rest of the GTHA, but there is a long list of project completions scheduled for the next 12 months ... read more

Tunnel Boring Machines Complete First Leg of Crosstown Tunnelling

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto
January 22, 2015 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Metrolinx' 19-kilometre long Crosstown LRT line reached a major milestone yesterday, as tunnel boring machines Dennis and Lea broke through the walls of the Allen Road ... read more

Podium Levels Taking Shape at Lifetime's The Bond

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
January 22, 2015 1:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the north side of Adelaide Street just west of John in Toronto's Entertainment District, construction is progressing on Lifetime Developments' The Bond, a 42-storey Core ... read more

Construction Progressing on New Transformer Station on Bremner

Clare R. Copeland Transformer Station, Toronto Hydro, IBI Group Architects
January 22, 2015 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's core has been the site of explosive growth in recent years, and while the urban renewal has transformed it for the better, the thousands more people now living and working in the area ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King and John Streets

Throwback Thursday, King, John, TBT, Toronto
January 22, 2015 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District has been the site of much intensification over the past several years, with dozens of new high-rise condominium developments being added to the landscape. A few ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015 7:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pickering passes zoning bylaw paving way for casino; Toronto workers’ wages shrinking in contrast to other provinces, thinktank says; Two canal boats from mid-1800s found ... read more

Photo of the Day: Corktown Faces

Photo of the Day, Corktown, Underpass, Toronto
January 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Infrastructure like bridges and overpasses are an important factor in how we move around a city, but they often leave much to be desired aesthetically. The recent opening of Underpass Park has ... read more

FIVE Condos' Restored Yonge Street Facades Being Unveiled

Closing in on the detailing of the Yonge storefronts, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 21, 2015 4:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After months of painstaking work, scaffolds surrounding a group of Yonge Street storefronts are now being removed, revealing reinvigorated heritage façades at the base of FIVE Condos just ... read more

Lamb and Hyde Park's East FiftyFive Coming to Corktown

East FiftyFive, Lamb Development Corp, Hyde Park Homes, architectsAlliance
January 21, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Details are emerging about a new condominium development a block from UrbanToronto's offices just east of Downtown. The site at 53-55 Ontario Street first came onto our radar in October of 2014, ... read more