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Touring the Interiors at Daniels' One Park Place

One Park Place, Toronto, The Daniels Corporation, Hariri Pontarini Architects
April 24, 2014 3:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday we took a close look at the progress at The Daniels Corporation’s dual-tower One Park Place, a market condominium development underway in the heart of Regent Park. Part of ... read more

Diamond Schmitt's 'Nedlaw Living Wall' Plant Installations Turn 10

Living Wall at University Of Guelph Humber, Etobicoke, Diamond Schmitt
April 24, 2014 3:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
A Canadian invention that improves indoor air quality has hit a major milestone. Living Walls are visually appealing, they make the air smell great, peoples spirits are raised by them, all ... read more

Streetcar's The Taylor Lofts and Condos Launches This Weekend

The Taylor, TACT Architecture, Streetcar Developments, Toronto
April 24, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Major changes are coming to the intersection of Dundas and Carlaw. Construction is already well underway on Streetcar Developments' The Carlaw, a 12-storey, TACT ... read more

City of Toronto to Auction Off Decommissioned Street Signs

decomissioned street sign auction, City of Toronto
April 24, 2014 2:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
As Toronto continues to develop and change at break-neck speed, many residents are looking for ways to preserve memories of different parts of the city. In order to facilitate this, the City has ... read more

90 Niagara Condos soon to join the King West Neighbourhood

90 Niagara, Fieldgate Homes. Giannone Petricone Associates
April 24, 2014 1:45 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
At the beginning of the year, UrbanToronto wrote an update on what to look forward to in the King West Neighbourhood for 2014. Aside from continuing work on projects like Freed's Fashion House and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: From View to Vu

Throwback Thursday, Vu Condos
April 24, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The east side of Downtown Toronto has seen a tremendous amount of new residential developments in recent years, and this up-and-coming area of the city continues to see new growth today. Back on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Google Street View reveals Toronto's past; Growth-cap feud puts island airport expansion talks in jeopardy; Rob Ford calls for ombudsman's termination after scathing report released; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Abstract

Photo of the Day, Sun Life view, University and King
April 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For years, the views from downtown Toronto's many high-rise office buildings have been exclusive to those working within them. Photo sharing technology continues to grow though, and images taken ... read more

Engineering Greener Development: Bioswales to Bioretention

April 23, 2014 4:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Our climate is changing—our range of weather is getting more extreme—and at the same time we are more aware than ever of our need to use energy wisely. The dramatic environmental, social, and ... read more

Daniels' One Park Place putting Regent Park on Toronto Skyline

One Park Place South Tower, Daniels Corporation, Hariri Pontarini, Regent Park
April 23, 2014 2:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work continues on the second phase of TCHC and The Daniels Corporation’s massive redevelopment of Regent Park. The transformation of this once undesirable neighbourhood has come in the form ... read more

Voting On To Name Bayside Neighbourhood's New Main Street

Main Waterfront Drive Toronto Merchants Wharf Kandario Aquaview Azure Edgewater
April 23, 2014 11:15 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
With the ongoing multi-year revitalization of Toronto's waterfront underway, new neighbourhoods are popping up along the lake. Once the site of industry, brownfield lands are now being revitalized ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014 9:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ottawa rejects idea of giving Toronto control of Downsview Park; John Tory vows to plant almost 4 million trees if elected; Adam Vaughan leading the polls in Trinity-Spadina byelection; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainy Season

Toronto City Hall
April 23, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The change from Winter to Spring is always something we look forward to in Toronto, but the transition is often a sloppy one. The skating rink at Nathan Phillips Square will soon be changed from ... read more

Grab Your Camera: Toronto's Best Skyline Vantage Points

Toronto Skyline, Riverdale Park
April 22, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto skyline is changing by the day, and as new high-rises continue to pop up all over the city, postcard-worthy views are being transformed significantly. Many popular angles of the city ... read more

Heritage Toronto Kicks Off its 20th Season of Tours

Scene from Heritage Toronto Tours brochure
April 22, 2014 3:55 pm | by Editor | Comments
Heritage Toronto is about to kick off another season—their 20th—of walking tours throughout our city, and the second in which they have also offered bike and bus tours. The first tours of the year ... read more

Continued Progress on Regent Park's Central Park

Regent Park Central Park, The Planning Partnership, Toronto
April 22, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Community Housing Corporation and The Daniels Corporation's massive, multi-phased redevelopment of Regent Park has been making steady progress. The neighbourhood's most obvious ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Councillor claims Federal Government attempting to auction off Downsview Park; Runnymede fire station "closed by Rob Ford"; Adam Vaughan emerging as star candidate in Liberal byelection; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lake Shore Lights

Lake Shore Boulevard, Photo of the Day
April 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lake Shore Boulevard (no, not Lakeshore) is one of Toronto's southernmost major thoroughfares, connecting the east and west sides of the city through the densely populated core. As it passes ... read more

Clock Tower Comes Down in the Name of Progress

The Erin Mills Town Centre clock tower on April 6, image by Jasonzed
April 21, 2014 5:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Major changes are underway at the Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga, as 20VIC Management Inc.'s $100 million revitalization and expansion of the mall moves forward. ... read more

The Academy Condos Brings New Housing Near University of Toronto Scarborough

The Academy, Lemine  Investment Group, Devron Developments, UTSC
April 21, 2014 5:28 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
The Morningside and Ellesmere intersection is becoming the site of a Scarborough revitalization. The intersection is just west of the University of Toronto Scarborough — which will be hosting part ... read more