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Touring the Unique Interiors of CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Spacious balconies lend to great views of the city. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 19, 2014 4:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Our recent tour of the 47-storey CHAZ Yorkville Condos continues with a look at some of the interior finishes and units. The previous article, showcasing the variety of views the building offers, ... read more

Carpenters Annual Apprentice Competition On This Weekend

Carpenters Annual Apprentice Competition, Toronto
August 19, 2014 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few days remain until the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) holds their 22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition at Roundhouse Park, located immediately ... read more

Construction at Daniels HighPark Condos Makes for Fun Viewing

Daniels Corporation, HighPark Condominiums, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
August 19, 2014 11:50 am | by Craig White | Comments
HighPark Condominiums by The Daniels Corporation is growing noticeably now on Bloor Street across from the famous park, and can be seen from a distance beginning to poke above its surroundings. ... read more

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

August 19, 2014 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary neck-and-neck in 'liveability' ranking; TTC riders on their first impressions of new Union platform; Toronto’s ‘exploding’ raccoon ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Beacon

Photo of the Day, weather beacon
August 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Before we had smartphones, social media and 24-hour news, knowing what the weather had in store for the day wasn't anywhere near as easy as it is today. If you were to find yourself in mid ... read more

New PATH Bridge Installed Above Lake Shore Boulevard

PATH bridge rests above Lake Shore. Image by WZMH Architects.
August 18, 2014 9:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
There has been a tremendous amount of development south of Front Street in the Southcore district. As new buildings continue to be constructed, there needs to be appropriate infrastructure to ... read more

Work Continues on Markham's Pan Am Centre as Games Approach

Atos Pan Am / Parapan Am Centre, Markham
August 18, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now less than one year away from the 2015 Pan and Parapan Am Games, which will hit the Greater Toronto Area next Summer. As the clock ticks down to the western hemisphere's premiere ... read more

Taking in the CHAZ CLUB and Views from the Bloor-Yorkville Condo

August 18, 2014 1:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Charles Street has become a hub of construction activity in recent years. Its proximity to Yorkville, one of Canada's top shopping districts, is attractive to buyers who want to be close to the ... read more

Second Platform Opens at the TTC's Union Subway Station

Union Subway Station: Second Platform and Concourse Improvements
August 18, 2014 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was a busy weekend in Toronto. The Exhibition kicked off the final leg of Summer, and the added passenger load on the TTC was further complicated by the closure of Lake Shore Boulevard for a ... read more

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

August 18, 2014 9:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pan Am Games tickets priced for average fan; Toronto health officer wants to restrict usage of e-cigarettes; Rob Ford does ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Boating on the Harbour

Photo of the Day, Toronto harbour, skyline
August 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
On any given Summer day, Toronto Harbour can be seen swarming with sailboats and yachts, as boaters take in the impressive views and surprising urban fishing opportunities offered by the harbour. ... read more

Evolving Design for The Well evident in New Renderings

The Well, Toronto, Diamondcorp, Allied REIT, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini, Pickard
August 15, 2014 5:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
From initial concept to final realization, the story of a development is one of evolution, but one where the steps along the way are often hidden. The larger the development, typically the more ... read more

Stuck in the Past: Outmoded Plans for New Towns

August 15, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
We've come a long way from the days a hundred years ago when new neighbourhoods were built by cutting down all the trees, flattening the hills, using their dirt to fill in river valleys, and ... read more

90 Niagara's Model Suite Offers a Glimpse of Boutique Living

90 Niagara condos, by Giannone Petricone for Fieldgate Homes, Toronto
August 15, 2014 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residential developments come in all shapes and sizes, and while much focus is put on the splashier high-rise projects, not everybody wants to live up in the sky. Smaller boutique-style ... read more

CBRE Releases Q2 Toronto Downtown Office Market Update

CBRE Office Market Report, Q2, second quarter, Toronto
August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
CBRE has released their second quarter update on the Toronto Downtown office market, revealing plenty of activity in the commercial real estate market. Toronto skyline, image by Jack Landau read more

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

August 15, 2014 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tax promise is ‘unreasonable,’ Mayor Ford’s budget chief says; Mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson robocalls residents at 1:00 a.m; East end Toronto a developer's dream; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District

Photo of the Day, Financial District
August 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to the nation's largest banks, law firms and major businesses, as well as the regional headquarters for several multinational corporations based outside of ... read more

Fontana Adding Density and an Urban Street Wall to Markham

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Page+Steele / IBI Group, Markham
August 14, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Markham is seeing a lot of new growth these days. With Metrolinx's Viva BRT (bus rapid transit) line nearing completion, several new developments are capitalizing on the suburban city's bright ... read more

Leafs Unveil Plans for 'Legends Row' Sculpture at Maple Leaf Square

Legends Row, Toronto Maple Leafs, sculpture, art
August 14, 2014 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many sports fans are already aware of the Toronto Maple Leafs' hiring of new President and former NHL great Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan, an Etobicoke native, spent years playing in the league as a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Dundas

Throwback Thursday, Yonge and Dundas
August 14, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In recent years, new developments on Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto have led to some major changes of the street's urban aesthetic, and few stretches of Yonge have changed as much as the blocks ... read more