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Topping Off July 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
August 4, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
July was yet another busy month on UrbanToronto, as the long-awaited arrival of the Pan Am Games put a spotlight on the new buildings and infrastructure that were built in advance of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 4, 2015

August 4, 2015 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Money to fix splash pad dries up; Toronto councillor Jim Karygiannis follows, confronts UberX driver; Apartment dwellers losing sleep over loose utility cover; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queens Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Queens Park, Aura
August 4, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are just too many landmarks to list in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Michael Muraz. This south-facing shot, captured at ... read more

Peel Memorial Health Centre in Tops Off Brampton

Celebrating the topping off of the Peel Memorial Centre, Wm Osler Health System
July 31, 2015 5:30 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
On July 30th, dignitaries and members of the public gathered to celebrate the topping-off of the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton, designed by Diamond ... read more

Bikes vs. Cars Opens Today at the Bloor HotDocs Cinema

Cyclist Aline Cavalcante, São Paulo, Brazil. Image by Rodrigo Marcondes, WG Film
July 31, 2015 4:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you're concerned at all about the future of transportation, whether merely locally or in cities all around the world, then Bikes vs. Cars, a new documentary by Fredrik Gertten will be of ... read more

Globe and Mail Centre Continues to Rise on King Street East

Globe and Mail Centre, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
July 31, 2015 2:34 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
There has been a flurry of progress at First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre since our last update in April. Over the last 4 months, the 17-storey Diamond Schmitt-designed ... read more

Partially Repaved Yorkville Avenue Looking Better by the Day

Yorkville Avenue, repaving
July 31, 2015 11:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this month we took a stroll through Toronto's Yorkville area for a look at the repaving work that is bringing even more charm and beauty to what is already among the country's most ... read more

Sponsored Post: Million-Dollar Condos in Toronto

Million-Dollar Condos in Toronto
July 31, 2015 10:06 am | by Editor | Comments
With the Toronto real estate market recording an impressive 18.4% year-over-year increase in the number of home sales in June, the average home price is also on the rise. It is now at $639,184, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pedestrian tunnel links Toronto island airport to mainland; Meet the guy who shuttles Bike Share bicycles back and forth across Toronto; Toronto hires its first ... read more

Photo of the Month: Blue Fog

Photo of the Month, Giulio Calisse
July 31, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time again for our Photo of the Month, where we present the highest rated Photo of the Day selection of the previous 4 weeks, along with the runner up, based on combined Facebook shares and ... read more

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza Bringing New Residents to Iconic Neighbourhood

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
July 30, 2015 5:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With shoring and excavation complete, Camrost-Felcorp's Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza is set to begin rising above the site where the podium of the Four Seasons Hotel once stood. With the former ... read more

Pedestrian Tunnel to Billy Bishop Airport Opens to Public

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel, Ports Toronto
July 30, 2015 5:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For the first time since a violent storm disconnected the peninsula from the mainland in 1858, pedestrians can now walk to the Toronto Islands - or at least the airport located there. A new fixed ... read more

Exhibit Residences Stacking Higher On Bloor Street West

Exhibit Residences, Bazis, Metropia, Plaza, Rosario Varacalli, Toronto
July 30, 2015 4:30 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Located across from the ROM in trendy Yorkville, Metropia, Bazis, and Plaza's Exhibit Residences continues its ascent into the sky as construction progresses in the summer heat. The ... read more

The Selby Bringing Luxury Rentals to Bloor and Sherbourne

The Selby, Toronto, MOD, Tricon, bkL Architects
July 30, 2015 12:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Throughout most of the 20th century, a once fashionable stretch of Sherbourne south of Bloor gradually receded from prominence, as rooming houses and hourly hotels came to inhabit (if not outright ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 18 Yonge

18 Yonge Condos, Lanterra, Page + Steele/IBI Group, Malibu, H&R, Toronto
July 30, 2015 11:24 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's downtown core has undoubtedly changed over the past decade, with new office towers, hotels and condominiums joining the urban fabric of the city. This transformation is especially ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC chair: ‘I just want our damn streetcars’; Markham seniors told they can stay put while new residence built; TCHC keeps records on façade collapse secret; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: The City in The Clouds

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core, ICE Condos, clouds
July 30, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's South Core area continues to add new businesses and residents to the once barren land south of the Financial District. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Garrison Point Tailors Downtown Living to Young Families

Garrison Point, Cityzen Development Group, Diamond Corp, Fernbrook Homes, bkL
July 29, 2015 6:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The last decade and a half has seen a major cultural and demographic shift in Toronto lifestyles, as Downtown continues to experience an unprecedented influx of new residents. Yet, for all the new ... read more

Toronto Pilot Project Offers Loans for Home Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), City of Toronto
July 29, 2015 2:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For many older Toronto homes, the high energy costs that come with aging windows and doors, outdated heating and electrical systems, and poor insulation, often make life increasingly expensive. ... read more

ZIGG Condos Offering Intimately Scaled Urban living

ZIGG Condos, Toronto by Madison Homes and Fieldgate Homes, Kirkor Architects
July 29, 2015 1:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto continues to grow vertically, much of the city seems caught in sharp and sudden divides between imposing skyscrapers and single-family homes. In a relatively young city facing such a ... read more