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Photo of the Day: Downsview Station

Photo of the Day, Downsview Station
July 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's newest subway stations, Downsview on the TTC's Line 1 is one of our transit system's more impressive spaces. High ceilings, ample natural light, and rows of central supporting ... read more

Remains of Historic Wharf Uncovered at Tridel's Ten York Dig

Tinning's Wharf has been uncovered at Tridel's Ten York condos, Toronto
July 21, 2014 6:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It seems that nearly every time a new building goes under construction in the area south of the Gardiner Expressway, another reminder of Lake Ontario's former size pops up. The excavation for ... read more

Views From the L Tower: West and South Over the City and Lake

L Tower Cityzen Fernbrook Castlepoint Numa Daniel Libeskind Dominus Toronto
July 21, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our recent trip to the top of Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa's L Tower provided lots to look at, and we shared the views to ... read more

YC Condos Introduces Canada's First Fully Functional Digital Home

Samsung,Candarel, True Marque, Digital Home
July 21, 2014 11:50 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Canderel, the developer of Aura, Canada's tallest condominium, is attempting to turn heads yet again with what they aim to make one of Toronto's most luxurious residences, YC ... read more

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

July 21, 2014 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gelatin factory’s odours upset Junction residents; Waterfront Toronto CEO says organization has plenty of oversight; Mayor’s nephew ‘Mikey’ running for councillor in Toronto’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Golden Towers

Photo of the Day, Concord CityPlace
July 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's once-barren downtown railway lands have been transformed into a vertical neighbourhood by developer Concord Adex with their master-planned community, Concord CityPlace. The development's ... read more

57-storey KPMB-designed Tower Proposed for the Distillery District

31A Parliament St, Toronto, design by KPMB Architects for Dundee, Cityscape
July 18, 2014 10:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A 57-storey tower and 4-storey "ribbon" building have been proposed for the south edge of the Distillery District. The design, by KPMB Architects for Dundee Realty and Cityscape Development ... read more

Views From the L Tower: Across Toronto to the North and East

L Tower Cityzen Fernbrook Castlepoint Numa Daniel Libeskind Dominus Toronto
July 18, 2014 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise condominium living has a lot of advantages to offer, and while factors like sustainability will allow residents to sleep happy, it is tangible elements like views that add the ... read more

U of T's Jackman Law Expansion Takes Form

 Jackman Law Building, U of T, Hariri Pontarini Architects
July 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Dusty is no longer a term reserved for the lesser used books in one of U of T's many libraries—it applies to the campus as well. The University of Toronto, St. George campus, now with five ... read more

Continued Progress at Alterra and Zinc's 36Hazelton

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal and Company
July 18, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood remains one of the most sought-after locales in the entire GTA. With some of the country's best shopping and dining options, demand for housing in the Yorkville ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 7:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Old Don Jail grounds to get new life; Maple Leafs lone NHL franchise on Forbes Top 50; TTC commissioner pushes for role on Metrolinx board; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Duality and Distortion

Photo of the Day, Peter Gilgan Centre
July 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since opening late last year, the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning has become familiar to many Torontonians. The 21-storey, 750,000 square-foot medical research ... read more

CHAZ Yorkville Continues To Make a Mark on Charles Street

CHAZ Yorkville Toronto Condos Charles Street Yonge Bloor
July 17, 2014 4:10 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Located just southeast of the Yonge/Bloor intersection in Toronto is CHAZ Yorkville. This development by 45 Charles Ltd is slowly rising to prominence on ... read more

Construction Moves Above Grade at Exhibit Residences

Exhibit Residences, Metropia, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, Toronto
July 17, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Across the street from the Royal Ontario Museum, construction continues to progress at the site of Exhibit Residences by developers Metropia, Bazis and Plaza. When we ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 280 King Street East

Throwback Thursday, 280 King Street East
July 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Redevelopment and gentrification have had a profound and positive effect on King Street East in recent years, attracting several high-profile businesses to build new headquarters in the area. One ... read more

One Month of Work at Great Gulf's One Bloor East: July 2014

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
July 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What does one month of construction activity look like? The answer to that question varies for every project, depending on the stage of construction the building is at, and the size and shape of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014 9:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto man files complaint against Rob Ford for racial slurs; Trees could use protection from Eglinton LRT construction; Opposition parties fear Liberals are planning to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spadina

Photo of the Day, Spadina
July 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easily one of Toronto's most lively and exciting thoroughfares, Spadina Avenue is known for its cultural importance as the epicenter of the city's Chinese community, along with countless ... read more

Transformation Begins In Toronto's Alexandra Park Community

Sonny Atkinson's community building commemorated in an Alexandra Park mural
July 16, 2014 4:30 pm | by Ingrid Hart | Comments
The sun is setting on the the old Alexandra Park community and the residents that remain here are keeping watch as our neighbourhood begins its massive 10-15 year planned revitilization.  A ... read more

Excavation Continues at Plaza's Musee and Harhay's One Eleven

Musée condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto, oneeleven, Harhay
July 16, 2014 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The corner of Bathurst and Adelaide is changing fast, and an entire city block is being excavated as crews dig down to make way for both Plaza's Musée Condos and Harhay's ... read more