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Queen Richmond Centre West Continues to Take Shape

Queen Richmond Centre West Toronto Ontario Downtown
July 10, 2014 1:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Over a decade ago, the intersection of Richmond and Peter was very different from what it is today. Back in the 1990s, the area was filled with bars and clubs on all four corners, but today you ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King and Berkeley

Throwback Thursday, 54 Berkeley, Toronto
July 10, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many of our recent Throwback Thursday articles have focused on dramatic changes in density and height, but it is smaller infill projects that have had the biggest impact on our city streets. In ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014 7:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Captain John’s ship may be sold, for real this time; Toronto Pan Am Games countdown begins; Ford stays in seat for Pride ovation, brushes off homophobia charges; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La

Photo of the Day, Shangri-La
July 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's building boom has brought about the construction of a number of high-rise condominiums and hotels in the downtown core, and the landscape continues to be transformed by new development. ... read more

VHL's 2150 Rising at Birchmount and Lawrence

2150 Condos, VHL Developments, Master Building Inc, Scarborough
July 9, 2014 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the cost of housing in the downtown core at near-record highs, first-time home buyers are looking to the east, west and north for better value in the housing market. VHL Developments ... read more

New Renderings Show Evolving Design of Symmetry's The Tree House

The Tree House by 5468796 Architecture for Symmetry Developments
July 9, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Town home developments are becoming more and more popular within the GTA and the design of most tend to fall on the conservative side. Never afraid to stray outside architectural ... read more

Cladding of Aura at College Park's Roof Fins Under Way

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
July 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction on Canderel's Aura at College Park continues to draw attention, as the finishing touches are applied to the towering 78-storey, Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Cladding Continues to Impress at Ryerson's Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Snøhetta
July 9, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University's new 150,000 square foot learning and study facility continues to turn heads at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets. Designed by Snøhetta with Zeidler ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayoral candidates divided on plan to make Eglinton more cyclist, pedestrian friendly; Rosedale residents delay construction of $1-million Don Valley trail; Toronto remembers ... read more

Photo of the Day: Golden Cityscape

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
July 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's skyline has plenty of classic 'postcard' angles, like the view from Centre Island or in front of the Flatiron Building, but it is elevated vantage points from the city's high-rise towers ... read more

Lifetime's Karma Condos Approaching Grade on Grenville

Karma Condos, Lifetime, Centrecourt Developments, Toronto
July 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a while since we checked in on Karma, a 50-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower by Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt ... read more

First Capital to Reclad and Revitalize 3080 Yonge Street

3080 Yonge Street, Lawrence, First Capital, Kasian, Toronto
July 8, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When the Lawrence Subway Station opened in 1973, it significantly increased the value and demand for office space, leading to the construction of a six-storey office building on the northwest ... read more

The Barrington Condominium Flats Coming to Bathurst and St. Clair

The Barrington, Lash Group, Toronto
July 8, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on the successful 500 and 530 St. Clair Avenue Condominiums at Bathurst and St. Clair, The Lash Group and The Goldman Group are now offering The Barrington Condominium Flats, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014 7:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Beer promotion gone wrong diverts rush hour streetcar traffic; Poll has John Tory leading mayoral race; Canada's booming market for $1M homes; and more news...  City takes ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flatiron Taxis

Photo of the Day, flatiron building, taxis
July 8, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gooderham Building which sits at the Front/Wellington/Church intersection has become an iconic bit of Toronto architecture since being built in 1892. One of Toronto's newer icons is the ... read more

The Gooderham Nearing Completion as Finishing Touches Applied

The Gooderham, Clear Spirit, Cityscape, Dundee Realty, architectsAlliance
July 7, 2014 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is nearing completion on Cityscape and Dundee Realty's The Gooderham, the 35-storey, architectsAlliance-designed fraternal twin of the neighbouring ... read more

ERA Architects' Graeme Stewart Talks Heritage This Friday

Heritage, Creative Mornings, Graeme Stewart, Toronto
July 7, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This July, "Creative Mornings," a recurring 'breakfast lecture series' aimed at the creative community, has taken on the theme of heritage. Creative Mornings offer not just valuable insight and ... read more

Bresler's Parliament Street Data Centre Tops Off

Parliament Street Data Centre, Bresler, WZMH Architects, Toronto
July 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work continues on developer Bresler's Parliament Street Data Centre, a five-storey, 22,000-square-meter data facility which will soon serve as the new TR2 IBX Data ... read more

Cranes In Place at Globe and Mail Centre Construction Site

Globe and Mail Centre, King Street East, Diamond Schmitt, First Gulf, Toronto
July 7, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new office building has just met an early milestone on King Street East, with both tower cranes now in place at First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre, a 17-storey, Diamond Schmitt ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City council to vote on candidates vying to fill vacant seats; Former aide to Karen Stintz backs LRT plan; Why Waterfront Toronto is a good investment; and more news... Doug Ford’s ‘jihad’ ... read more