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Touring the Unique Podium at Tableau Condominiums

Tableau Condominiums, UrbanCapital, Malibu Investments, ALIT, Wallman
December 22, 2014 2:39 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week we took you inside Tableau Condominiums for a look at the progression of work on the building's northwest corner, floor-by-floor in the a 36-storey condo tower ... read more

Best Buildings of 2014: Final Round of Voting Has Begun!

Best Buildings of 2014, Toronto
December 22, 2014 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the beginning of the month we have been polling to determine the best buildings completed in the Greater Toronto Area during 2014. We have squared off dozens of projects in seven different ... read more

Talking ZIGG Condos with Kirkor's Clifford Korman

South-facing terraces provide views of the skyline, image by Madison/Fieldgate
December 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Founded in 1990, Kirkor Architects + Planners has designed numerous large-scale residential and mixed-use developments in the Greater Toronto Area including North York's Hullmark Centre, ... read more

Construction Under Way at Dunpar's Heritage Gate in Streetsville

Heritage Gate Mississauga Road, Dunpar Homes, Streetsville
December 22, 2014 11:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Condominiums and apartments are growing in popularity around the GTA, but the high-density housing model doesn't quite work for everyone. Life at ground level in the form of townhouses and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 22, 2014

December 22, 2014 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The mayor says she ‘pushes the envelope,’ but Toronto’s chief planner says changing the city isn’t easy; Toronto Mayor Tory intends to work together with leaders of other big ... read more

Photo of the Day: Deserted BMO Field

Photo of the Day, BMO Field, Toronto
December 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
BMO Field has served as the home field for the Toronto FC Major League Soccer club since the facility opened in 2007. Since then, the growing fan base of the young franchise has led to a major ... read more

Exploring the Future Office Spaces of Allied REIT's QRC West

Glass installation completed on south side 17th floor, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 19, 2014 5:49 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As construction on several condominium projects advances unabated in the Entertainment District, the northwest corner of Richmond and Peter Streets will soon be ready to accommodate an entirely ... read more

First Capital Realty to Invest $1 Billion Over the Next 5 Years

Hazelton Lanes, Yorkville, First Capital Realty, Redevelopment, Toronto
December 19, 2014 5:26 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
CEO Dori Segal of First Capital Realty (FRC) has announced $1 Billion in investments over the next five years in major Canadian urban centres, that is to say Quebec City, the ... read more

Work to Begin on Ambitious Garrison Point Development

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Cityzen, Diamond, Fernbrook
December 19, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Early this year, sales were launched for Garrison Point, an ambitious multi-tower redevelopment east of Liberty Village in a wedge-shaped tract bounded by converging rail lines, an area ... read more

Gift-Wrapping the Parliament Street Data Centre

December 19, 2014 11:22 am | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Since our last update on the Parliament Street Data Centre development in Toronto's Corktown area, more of the vibrant slatted cladding has been put up on the building as the team has finished the ... read more

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

December 19, 2014 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gardiner construction to be finished two months ahead of schedule for extra $2-million; TTC riders ask: Where are Toronto's new streetcars?; Lawrence West riders get a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lights and Fog

Photo of the Day
December 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Thick fog overtook the city for much of the past week, and while decreased visibility is a dangerous hindrance for drivers, it has quite the opposite effect for photographers. We have seen some ... read more

Cathedrals of Culture Offers 3D Film Treat for Architecture Buffs

Centre Georges Pompidou, from Cathedrals of Culture, copyright neueroadmovies
December 18, 2014 8:56 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As an UrbanToronto reader, you consider yourself an architecture buff, right? When you plan a trip, your must-do list includes visiting special buildings, and once you do walk through an ... read more

Floor-By-Floor: Surveying One Corner at Tableau Condominiums

Tableau Condominiums, UrbanCapital, Malibu Investments, ALIT, Wallman
December 18, 2014 6:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are several high-rise condominium developments currently rising in Toronto's Entertainment District, one of the city's most rapidly densifying areas. On the southeast corner of Peter and ... read more

Erin Mills Town Centre Gets A New Entrance

Erin Mills Town Centre New Main Entrance and Glass Sphere
December 18, 2014 5:22 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Erin Mills Town Centre first opened in 1989, and now after 25 years of serving customers on the west side of Mississauga, a $100 million renovation is updating the shopping centre, both inside and ... read more

Construction Under Way at 7 St Thomas in the Bay-Bloor Area

7 St Thomas, Hariri Pontarini Architects, gh3, Toronto
December 18, 2014 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A couple blocks west of the the closely followed One Bloor East, construction has begun on another long-awaited Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed development near Bay and Bloor ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Uptown Residences

Throwback Thursday, Pemberton, Uptown Residences, Toronto
December 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's posh Bloor-Yorkville area has been the site of some tremendous intensification over the last decade, with many new high-rise developments now added to the landscape. The demise of the ... read more

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

December 18, 2014 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North Toronto tenants mired in confusion over where to send their rent cheques; Waterfront Toronto chair defends 40 per cent budget overrun; Former provincial ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tunnel Vision

Photo of the Day, Toronto-York-Spadina Subway Extension, tunnel
December 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the tunnelling phase of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension now complete, some photographers are having trouble containing their excitement, which has led to some rare and fantastic ... read more

Casa Loma Revitalization Underway as the Landmark Decks its Halls

Casa Loma shrouded in light, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As new tourist attractions like the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and the Aga Khan Museum + Ismaili Centre open their doors to the public, an historic Toronto landmark is also getting a new ... read more