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Karma and YC Condos Remaking Evolving Yonge and College

Karma Condos, Lifetime Developments, architectsAlliance, Toronto
February 5, 2016 12:06 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
With the recent addition of Aura, the city's tallest residential tower, along with that of several other highrise projects now underway in Toronto's formerly quieter Yonge-College area, two ... read more

The Results Are In: UrbanToronto's Readers' Survey

The Toronto Skyline, image by Jack Landau
February 5, 2016 11:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In November, we invited you—our readers—to share your thoughts about UrbanToronto by participating in our survey, conducted by Solutions Research Group. We wanted to know what features you like, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Letting Via riders transfer to UPX trains at Weston 'not feasible'; Markham arena would’ve brought ‘no new tangible economic benefits’; Toronto development needs to move ... read more

Photo of the Day: 60 Richmond

Photo of the Day, 60 Richmond Street East, Toronto, TCHC
February 5, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Vik Pahwa, we are taken to Richmond Street, just west of Church, for a look at Toronto Community ... read more

Introducing South Etobicoke's Backyard Neighbourhood Condos

Backyard Neighbourhood Condos, Toronto, by VANDYK Group of Companies, Kohn
February 4, 2016 5:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As seen in our ongoing Growth to Watch For series, the Etobicoke lakeshore area is in the midst of a transformative high-rise boom, with some of Toronto's tallest residential properties now ... read more

New Renderings Highlight Design Details of J. Davis House

J. Davis House, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Mattamy / Biddington
February 4, 2016 3:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New images and information have been released that fill out details for Mattamy and Biddington's J. Davis House, a 9-storey, Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Union Station Rebuild Continues as Construction Progresses

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Metrolinx, GO, Osmington Inc.
February 4, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since we last checked in on construction at the end of 2015, Toronto's Union Station has continued its transformation into a rail hub for the 21st century. Canada's busiest rail terminal is ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and Adelaide

Throwback Thursday, Bay, Adelaide, Trump, Toronto
February 4, 2016 10:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District has seen some substantial vertical growth over the past few years, most notably the stretch of Adelaide Street West between Yonge and University. Back in Spring, 2010, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 4, 2016

February 4, 2016 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Uber regulation, injunction debate raises tempers at Toronto City Hall; Urban designer Ken Greenberg's favourite Toronto architecture spots; GO double-deckers to roll out ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cracked Keating

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Keating Channel, ice, Gardiner East
February 4, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day brings us to the Keating Channel, connecting the Don River with Toronto Harbour. As quoted by photographer Randy Hoffmann, "this 25 sec. long exposure ... read more

Nautique Model Suite in Burlington Reflects Lake's Serenity

Nautique Lakefront Residences, Adi Developments, RAW Design
February 3, 2016 4:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto takes another look at Burlington today as it is just a few days remaining until the official Grand Opening of Adi Development Group's Nautique Lakefront Residences in ... read more

Fifth on the Park to Host Chinese New Year Celebration

Fifth on the Park, ELAD Canada, WZMH Architects, Toronto
February 3, 2016 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
ELAD Canada's Fifth on the Park, the next phase of the developer's master-planned community at Don Mills and Sheppard, will be hosting a Chinese New Year celebration this Saturday, ... read more

Stationwest: Building Transit-Friendly Lifestyles in Burlington

Stationwest, Burlington, by Adi Development Group, ICON Architects
February 3, 2016 2:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As real estate prices across the GTA continue to reach record highs, life in Toronto is becoming less affordable. At the same time, younger generations are increasingly drawn to urban lifestyles, ... read more

Öko Skin Adding Warmth to Exterior of Streetcar's The Taylor

The Taylor, TACT Architecture, Streetcar Developments, Toronto
February 3, 2016 11:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The installation of exterior cladding elements continues to add warmth and visual appeal to Streetcar Developments' The Taylor, a 96-unit condominium and townhome development under ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province issues second round of 'green' bonds; Uber versus taxis showdown returns to Toronto council; Glen Abbey redevelopment delayed at least a year; and more news... Province ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rooftop Hockey

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Molson Canadian, hockey, rink
February 3, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The mysterious installation of a scaled-down hockey rink atop 120 Adelaide West in Toronto's Financial District captured the attention of the public last month. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

St. Clair: Growth to Watch For in 2016

St. Clair: Growth to Watch For in 2016
February 2, 2016 6:57 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
This edition of UrbanToronto's Growth to Watch For series shifts into midtown Toronto with an overview of development along the St. Clair Avenue corridor. Identified as an avenue in the ... read more

Suite Vignette Provides Glimpse into Life at Briar Hill City Towns

Briar Hill City Towns, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, Toronto
February 2, 2016 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With only a handful of units remaining, Madison Homes' Briar Hill City Towns is gearing up for a planned Spring start to construction. The stacked townhome development nestled ... read more

Exploring Toronto's Luxury Real Estate with Talon's Neil Labatte

Trump Residences International, Toronto, by Talon International, Zeidler Partner
February 2, 2016 4:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In Toronto, a city of constantly rising real estate prices and fast-paced development, it can be difficult to analyze market conditions with a long-term perspective. The whirlwind nature of the ... read more

Limestone Installation Underway on Backstage Condo Podium

Backstage on The Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
February 2, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off in mid-2015, remaining construction work has been progressing at the Yonge and Esplanade site of the Backstage on The Esplanade condominiums by Cityzen Development ... read more