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Scale Model Reveals Clever Design at Aragon's Enigma on the Park

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto
November 21, 2014 2:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
An inspired new design is coming to the Bloordale neighbourhood, with Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park, a Quadrangle Architects-designed 9-storey condominium ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Pioneer Village Station

Pioneer Village Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
November 21, 2014 12:05 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Construction is continuing on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, and today we take a look at the fourth of the six new stations on the extended Spadina ... read more

Insider Q&A: Bryan Tuckey of BILD

Insider Q&A, Bryan Tuckey, BILD, Toronto
November 21, 2014 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In our new Insider Q&A feature, we take a personal approach in interviewing some of the industry professionals that envision, design, promote and analyze the new developments currently ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC signal solution promises subway relief someday — but for now, it’s more delays; Ted Rogers’ family donates $130 million to heart research centre in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From the West

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Thompson Hotel
November 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The growing Toronto skyline changes a little bit every day as new high-rise developments grow across our downtown. One of the newest angles to photograph our ever-expanding skyline is from the top ... read more

Georgetown South Rail Corridor Upgrade Approaches Completion

Metrolinx, GO transit, weston, Georgetown south, UPx
November 20, 2014 7:28 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx's $1.2 billion dollar Georgetown South rail corridor upgrade project is rapidly approaching completion, due for the spring of 2015. The project upgrades a corridor that serves 3 GO lines ... read more

Boutique Hotel to Transform Jilly's Site at Queen and Broadview

Plans include new entrances and a rooftop bar, image by Streetcar Developments
November 20, 2014 4:33 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Another heritage building in Toronto is set for a major makeover. The former Broadview Hotel, a local Riverside landmark that once housed the infamous strip club Jilly's which closed earlier this ... read more

Cladding Tests Under Way as Exhibit Residences Rises

Exhibit Residences, Metropia, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
November 20, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing at the site of Metropia, Bazis, and Plaza's Exhibit Residences, a 32-storey Rosario Varacalli-designed condo tower currently rising on Bloor Street, just west of Avenue ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Adelaide and Princess

Throwback Thursday, ivory on Adelaide, Toronto
November 20, 2014 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New growth has done a lot to alter the built form of Downtown Toronto over the past few years, especially the areas east and west of the core where low-rise warehouses and parking lots hold plenty ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario students among the most computer-savvy in the world; John Tory’s vision of a city that wants new ideas to flourish is a sci-fi concept in Toronto; Pan Am minister ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen Street Viaduct

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Queen Street Viaduct
November 20, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many of us are familiar with the Queen Street Viaduct, a steel truss bridge which carries Queen Street traffic over the Don River. Built in 1911 by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company of ... read more

QRC West and Tableau Will Put Peter and Richmond on the Map

Tableau Condominiums, Urban Capital, Malibu, Alit, Peter and Richmond
November 19, 2014 6:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The intersection of Peter and Richmond Streets in Toronto's Entertainment District has kept our attention for a while now with major projects dramatically changing the area. The Sweeny ... read more

UPDATED: Are you a good photographer? The Office of the Chief Planner wants to showcase your work!

St. Lawrence neighbourhood, Toronto
November 19, 2014 3:46 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
UPDATE From the editor: There's been quite a lot of feedback on this story which has given both UrbanToronto and the Chief Planner's Office some pause for thought. Our story left out a couple of ... read more

ME Living Condos Offering Limited Time Fall Promotion

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer Architects
November 19, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New incentives are adding to the savings on the already affordable units at Lash Group Of Companies' ME Living Condos. The master-planned community in Scarborough is designed ... read more

Monitoring the Progress at Roncesvalles' 383 Sorauren Avenue

View of the site from the Dundas Street West bridge, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 19, 2014 11:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's Roncesvalles neighbourhood, known for its unique and independently owned shops and restaurants, is one of the most attractive in the city. The vast collection of eclectic stores and ... read more

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

November 19, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Insurmountable’ rift between TDSB trustees and chief of staff prompts request for province to intervene; Program aims to bring Christmas joy to lonely seniors; City trying to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Night Vision

Photo of the Day, Toronto, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square
November 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just across Queen Street to the south of City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, the Sheraton Centre is one of the larger hotels in the downtown core, and guests of the hotel's upper floors are ... read more

Kingston&Co to Hold Condominium Seminar November 19

Kingston&Co Condominiums Toronto by TAS, Main & Main, and Teeple Architects
November 18, 2014 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With such a large volume of new housing coming onto the market, it can be difficult if not overwhelming to make an informed condominium purchase for both investors and end-users. To help educate ... read more

Exterior Finishing Work Starts at UrbanCapital's River City 2 Condos

River City Condos Toronto, UrbanCapital, Saucier + Perrotte, image by Jimmy Wu
November 18, 2014 2:42 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Perhaps no other recent condominium development in Toronto is as architecturally striking as is River City. The four-phase development by developer UrbanCapital has one completed phase, one under ... read more

Toronto Gets Platinum Award from World Council on City Data

green roof, south beach, toronto, sustainable
November 18, 2014 12:12 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The World Council on City Data has announced that Toronto is one of only 9 cities to win a platinum certification for compliance on their ISO-37120 standards. ISO-37120 is a set of standards ... read more