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Aura at College Park Showing First Signs of Steel for Roof Feature

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects
April 17, 2014 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the ongoing construction of Canderel's landmark Aura at College Park, currently the tallest building under construction in Canada. The Graziani + ... read more

Toronto's Junction Community Creating a Hub for Itself

Junction Commons Project
April 17, 2014 5:35 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
The Junction is one of Toronto's most interesting neighbourhoods. Untouched by gentrification until relatively recently, the area which is home to a broad mix of blue collar and professional ... read more

Calling Photographers: Join UrbanToronto on Flickr

Join us on Flickr!
April 17, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographic contributions by our members play a major role in keeping UrbanToronto amongst the most popular sites of its type on the internet. There is a growing body of photographers, both ... read more

Construction Progressing on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, TTC, Metrolinx, Toronto
April 17, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Progress is being made on the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the province's largest public transit construction project in more than half a century. The new rapid transit line will ... read more

Throwback Thursday: One King West

Throwback Thursday, One King West
April 17, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Large scale residential developments are popping up all over the downtown core these days, but this wasn't always the case. Construction work on the first major high-rise condominium to ever see ... read more

Podium Levels Nearly Complete at Backstage On The Esplanade

Backstage On The Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Page+Steele
April 17, 2014 10:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we last checked in on Backstage On The Esplanade, sister project to the high-profile L Tower by developers Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014 7:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Robyn Doolittle moving to Globe and Mail; Liberals say transit funds will be first-come, first-serve; Rob Ford to kick off mayoral campaign tonight; and more news... TCHC’s Gene Jones may find job ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto sunset
April 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is still the reigning construction capital of North America, and our city shows no signs of relinquishing that crown any time soon. With more cranes and construction projects than any ... read more

Expansion Projects Continue in and around Union Station

Union Station Subway TTC Front Street Revitalization Construction Toronto
April 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Union Station is Canada's most important transportation hub, bringing VIA Rail, GO Transit, the TTC, and even Amtrak together at the doorstep to our city. The station serves over 200,000 ... read more

Construction at L Tower Pushing into Final Stages

L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Libeskind, Toronto
April 16, 2014 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easily among the boldest architectural additions to our city in the last few years, Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa's L Tower has been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's west side goes dark due to power outage; Toronto police board concerns end in costly review; Ontario's $25 million bike infrastructure promise; and more news... Toronto Islands community ... read more

Photo of the Day: Filling the Void

Photo of the Day, Ten York, One York
April 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It doesn't take much observational skill to notice that Toronto is in the midst of its largest growth spurt to date. Parking lots and low-rise buildings are being replaced with high-rise, ... read more

Excavation Progressing at Devron's Flo Condominiums in North York

Devron Developments, Flo Condominiums, Kirkor Architects Planners, Toronto
April 15, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
North York City Centre remains one of Toronto's busiest development nodes, with high density projects replacing single family homes and low-rise commercial buildings on a regular basis. Today we ... read more

Toronto Condominium Sales Remain Steady For Q1 2014

Toronto Skyline Gardiner Expressway Condos Real Estate
April 15, 2014 3:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
According to Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher, "Home buyers remain confident in condominium apartments". With public perception of declining sales throughout the Toronto housing ... read more

Brookfield's Bay Adelaide East Rising Fast in the Financial District

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB Architects, Adamson Associates, ERA
April 15, 2014 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District remains as the economic heart of our nation. Home to the country's major banking institutions, most prominent legal firms and of course the TSX, the Financial ... read more

Mississauga's Square One Southwest Expansion Under Way

Holt Renfrew Square One Toronto Mississauga Shopping
April 15, 2014 12:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Square One Shopping Centre acts as a large hub for downtown Mississauga. Located right off Highway 403 and Hurontario Street, the mall lies right at the growing downtown core of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014 9:30 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
April showers bring May flowers? Not likely! Toronto experiencing freezing rain and snow today; Toronto transit debate heats up as DRL & GO Transit are considered priorities; Toronto home ... read more

Photo of the Day: Soccer Skyline

Photo of the Day, BMO Field, Toronto FC
April 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
While it certainly isn't the most popular sport in the GTA, soccer is becoming more and more popular with Torontonians. The sport has an international appeal, and thanks to Toronto's diversely ... read more

Construction Progresses on RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre Upgrade

Yonge Eglinton Centre, Riocan, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto
April 14, 2014 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of Yonge and Eglinton has long been midtown Toronto's most important intersection. With the recent and continuing growth of residential towers in the area and the coming Crosstown ... read more

Centennial College Growing Again with new Multi-use Building

Centennial College Residence, Progress Campus, by Diamond Schmitt Architects
April 14, 2014 4:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Centennial College Progress Campus at Markham Road and the 401 is set to grow again with a new residence, teaching space, and conference facility being designed by Diamond Schmitt ... read more