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Construction Progressing at Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH Architects, Toronto
August 20, 2015 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Below grade construction is progressing for Camrost-Felcorp's Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza. The condominium is being built on the Avenue Road site that was occupied by the podium of the ... read more

Diam's On The Danforth Looks to Capitalize on Walkable Streets and Transit

On The Danforth, onespace Unlimited, DIAM Developments, Toronto
August 20, 2015 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The increasing vibrancy of the street life on Toronto's Danforth Avenue has led to a number of redevelopment proposals along the eastern stretch of this street in recent years, with developers ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 77 Charles West

Throwback Thursday, 77 Charles Street West, Toronto
August 20, 2015 9:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The streets surrounding Bay and Bloor have been subject to much intensification in recent years, with redevelopments and infill buildings remaking the area continually. Back on December 10th, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
'Post-apocalyptic' incinerator in Toronto to be transformed into community centre; GO boosts Brampton trains and bus service to Pearson; Goodbye to Pan Am HOV lanes; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District Layers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, downtown, Financial District
August 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The high-rise towers of Toronto's Financial District come in many shapes, sizes, and colours. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Phil ... read more

CastConnex Talks Innovative Engineering Solutions for Buildings

CastConnex, Toronto, High Strength Connector
August 19, 2015 7:20 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
We recently sat down with Carlos de Oliveira and Michael Gray, co-founders of the structural engineering company CastConnex, to talk about why their casted connections are so innovative and how ... read more

Union Station Since the Bay Concourse Closure

Union Station, GO Transit, Toronto
August 19, 2015 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's been just a few days now since the closure of the GO Transit Bay Concourse at Union Station over this past weekend, and the big question has been just how things would be at the country's ... read more

Chestnut Hill's Life Condos Rising Above Merton Street

Life Condos, Chestnut Hill, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
August 19, 2015 1:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new residential development is adding to the community surrounding Davisville Station in Toronto's thriving Midtown area, as construction progresses at the site of Life ... read more

Equipment Onsite to Excavate for Great Gulf's Monde Condos

Monde, Great Gulf Homes, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
August 19, 2015 11:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months since the ceremonial groundbreaking for Great Gulf Homes' Monde Condominiums, shoring and excavation equipment has recently been delivered to the site, marking the official ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015 9:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Markham temple rises above NIMBY negativism; Downtown Toronto businesses booming, thanks to Blue Jays; GO proves a winner during Pan Am Games; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge Street Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, downtown, Yonge Street
August 19, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The lights, sounds, and big city atmosphere of the Yonge and Dundas make it one of the hottest tourist destinations in the city.  In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Tridel's Ten York Condos Hits Grade Level

Placing concrete at Ten York Condos, Toronto, Tridel
August 18, 2015 5:33 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ten weeks ago today we last ran a story on construction progress at Tridel's Ten York Street Condos construction site, when the wedge-shaped 67-storey building was just about to hit ground level. ... read more

Union Station Plaza Named in Honour of Sir John A. Macdonald

Sir John A. Macdonald Plaza, Union Station, Toronto
August 18, 2015 4:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing restoration and reworking of Toronto's Union Station has already had quite the positive impact on Front Street. The new plaza fronting the station's Great Hall has been animated every ... read more

TTC Set to Expand Blue Night Network in September

Blue Night Network Expansion, TTC
August 18, 2015 2:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The TTC's Blue Night bus and streetcar network, which operates nightly between 2 and 5 AM, is set to undergo a significant expansion, with several new or expanded routes entering into service in ... read more

New Whole Foods Progressing on Bayview north of Eglinton

Whole Foods Market, Bayview, Eglinton, Toronto
August 18, 2015 12:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-end grocery retailer Whole Foods Market is adding another location to the GTA as the brand continues to increase its Canadian presence. The new midtown location is taking shape ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Union Station commuters go hungry as Bay concourse closed without food options; Goodbye Pan Am HOV lanes, hello Gardiner construction; Should Toronto charge for parking on side ... read more

Photo of the Day: Scotia Plaza Vertigo

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Scotia Plaza, Financial District
August 18, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1988, Scotia Plaza stands as one Toronto's tallest and most distinctive office towers. Rising over 900 feet above King Street West, the office building's red Napoleon granite finish ... read more

Exterior Substantially Complete at BSäR Group's 12 Degrees

Looking up at 12 Degrees from the southwest corner, BSäR, Core, Toronto
August 17, 2015 4:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been several months since we last visited the Queen West site of BSäR Group Of Companies' 12 Degrees for an update on the construction of the 11-storey, Core ... read more

Brian Curtner, Quadrangle Architects Co-founder, Passes Away

Brian Curtner, 1951-2015
August 17, 2015 12:54 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Quadrangle Architects has announced today the passing of one of the firm's co-founding principals, Brian Curtner, from cancer. Curtner was responsible for some of the flourishing firm's signature ... read more

Toronto Streets Transformed into Paved Parks for Open Streets TO

Open Streets TO
August 17, 2015 12:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two of Downtown Toronto's most important thoroughfares were transformed into "paved parks" over the weekend, as Open Streets TO returned for another year with the first of two events meant to ... read more