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Photo of the Day: Warm Tones of St. Lawrence

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Lawrence
December 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's most desirable downtown neighbourhoods, the St. Lawrence area owes much of its success to a 1970s urban renewal project led by then-mayor David Crombie, with support from famed ... read more

Allied and Westbank Team Up to Redevelop 19 Duncan

19 Duncan Street, Allied, Westbank, Toronto
December 11, 2014 6:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developers Westbank and Allied REIT have partnered up to purchase the historic warehouse at 19 Duncan Street plus an adjacent laneway and surface parking lot. The purchase price was $47 million, ... read more

Artscape and City of Toronto Offering Affordable Units for Artists

December 11, 2014 4:30 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Artscape and the City of Toronto have announced a partnership with private developers Sorbara Group, Diamondcorp and Great Gulf in joint projects to bring affordable housing to artists. Nineteen ... read more

Times Group's Key West Offering Two Floors of Amenities

Key West, Times Group Corporation, Burka Architects, Humber Bay Shores
December 11, 2014 2:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing at the Humber Bay site of Times Group's Key West, a 44-storey Burka Architects-designed condominium tower, now approximately two thirds of the way ... read more

Concert Properties Unveils New Public Artwork at The Berczy

The Berczy, ERA Architects, Young + Wright / IBI Group Architects, Concert
December 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Little by little, public artworks are, for the better, taking some space in our city's streets. This week, Concert Properties officially unveiled new public artwork at The Berczy, a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Flatiron

Throwback Thursday, Flatiron, Gooderham, Toronto
December 11, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For over 120 years, the landmark Gooderham Building, often referred to as the Flatiron Building, has stood at the Church/Front/Wellington intersection. What was once the centre of Old Toronto is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014 8:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory says he won’t discuss whether he still backs controversial police chairman until board meets; Rob Ford says he plans to run for mayor in 2018 – health ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Street
December 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bay Street has become synonymous with the Canadian banking industry, and the economy in general. The street itself is made up of a wide range of architectural styles, including several notable ... read more

TTC's Leslie Barns Streetcar Facility Closer to Completion

TTC, Leslie Barns, Tom Tardif / Azimuth Geomatics, Toronto Transit Commission
December 10, 2014 6:50 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
At Bombardier Inc.'s Thunder Bay plant, Toronto's 204 New Streetcars are currently being built and shipped by rail to the Toronto Transit Commission's Hillcrest Complex. Storage here is only ... read more

New Community Centre Taking Shape in Regent Park

Regent Park Community Centre, TCHC, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto
December 10, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The third phase of the Regent Park Revitalization, led by The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is well under way, and the last of the ... read more

Cladding Installation Under Way at King + Condos

King + Condos, TACT Architecture, Toronto, Sherbourne
December 10, 2014 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a couple months since we last checked in on the construction progress of King Plus Development's King + Condos, a new 17-storey, TACT Architecture-designed condominium ... read more

New Signage Atop TD Centre Generating Controversy

TD Centre, Ernst & Young Tower, Toronto
December 10, 2014 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's TD Centre, the first modern high-rise office complex in Toronto, is unique among neighbouring Financial District office towers due to its lack of illuminated ... read more

Ryerson Holding Information Session for Building Science Program

Ryerson University, master of building science, Toronto
December 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Ryerson University's Master of Building Science, being offered by the Department of Architectural Science, will be at the centre of attention tomorrow evening. An information session will be held ... read more

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

December 10, 2014 9:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TD Bank backs expanded Toronto bike-share program in deal said to be worth more than $650K a year; Jet proposal for island airport draws hostile crowd at environmental assessment ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Cinesphere

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cinesphere
December 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built in 1971, the triodetic-domed structure of the Cinesphere still looks just as futuristic as the day it opened. Part of architect Eberhard Zeidler's original vision for Ontario Place, the ... read more

Waterfront Innovation Centre Closer To Announcement

Waterfront Innovation Centre, Diamond Schmitt Morguard competition entry
December 9, 2014 5:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In October of 2013 Waterfront Toronto announced that the property to the immediate north of Corus Quay and northwest of the George Brown College Waterfront Campus would be the new home for the ... read more

Construction of Lifetime's Bisha Reaches Another Milestone

Bisha Hotel and Residences, Lifetime Developments, Wallman Architects, Toronto
December 9, 2014 4:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Lifetime Developments and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences has reached another milestone, as work on the 41-storey, Wallman ... read more

A Preview of the Suites at Tridel's Aquavista at Bayside

Aquavista at Bayside, Arquitectonica, Tridel, Hines, Toronto
December 9, 2014 1:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto's formerly industrial waterfront continues with Tridel and Hines' Aquavista at Bayside, a 12-storey waterfront development designed by New York ... read more

Ghods' 5959 Yonge to Offer Residents Outstanding Amenities

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
December 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Finch area of North York has been the site of some impressive growth in recent years, and new developments like Ghods Builders' 5959 Yonge are gearing up to further ... read more

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

December 9, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC pilot project reduces use of streetcar short turns; Mammoliti wants city to foot $48,000 legal bill in conflict-of-interest case; All-door boarding to make King ... read more