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Construction Under Way at 7 St Thomas in the Bay-Bloor Area

7 St Thomas, Hariri Pontarini Architects, gh3, Toronto
December 18, 2014 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A couple blocks west of the the closely followed One Bloor East, construction has begun on another long-awaited Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed development near Bay and Bloor ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Uptown Residences

Throwback Thursday, Pemberton, Uptown Residences, Toronto
December 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's posh Bloor-Yorkville area has been the site of some tremendous intensification over the last decade, with many new high-rise developments now added to the landscape. The demise of the ... read more

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

December 18, 2014 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North Toronto tenants mired in confusion over where to send their rent cheques; Waterfront Toronto chair defends 40 per cent budget overrun; Former provincial ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tunnel Vision

Photo of the Day, Toronto-York-Spadina Subway Extension, tunnel
December 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the tunnelling phase of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension now complete, some photographers are having trouble containing their excitement, which has led to some rare and fantastic ... read more

Casa Loma Revitalization Underway as the Landmark Decks its Halls

Casa Loma shrouded in light, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As new tourist attractions like the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and the Aga Khan Museum + Ismaili Centre open their doors to the public, an historic Toronto landmark is also getting a new ... read more

Excavation at DUKE Condos is Underway in Toronto's Hip Junction

Excavation under way for DUKE Condos, TAS, Toronto
December 17, 2014 2:40 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In Toronto's historic and now trendy Junction neighbourhood DUKE Condos, developed by TAS, will start to rise mid-next year now that excavation is underway. Since our last story featuring the ... read more

Best Buildings of 2014: Vote For Your Favourite High-Rises!

Best Buildings of 2014, high-rise, Toronto
December 17, 2014 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The votes have been tallied and we can now confirm our readers' decision for the best mid-rise buildings of 2014. read more

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

December 17, 2014 8:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Foreign investment may not be as big a factor in Toronto’s condo market as we all thought it was; Toronto's real divide a struggle of north versus south; TTC to add new ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Holiday Season

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square, Holiday, Christmas
December 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Holiday season is upon us, and lights and displays are illuminating the city and adding warmth to a cold time of year. Nathan Phillips Square's tree was lit at the end of Novmeber during the ... read more

Diamond Schmitt Revitalizing Ottawa's National Arts Centre

National Arts Centre Revitalization, Ottawa, Diamond Schmitt Architects
December 16, 2014 9:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It wasn't their first performing arts facility, but ever since the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts opened on University Avenue, Diamond Schmitt Architects have been in demand as a ... read more

Studio2 on Richmond Grows Alongside Topped-Off First Phase

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Toronto
December 16, 2014 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise growth continues to transform Toronto's Entertainment District, replacing after-hours clubs and surface parking lots with a mix of residential, retail and commercial uses. One of the ... read more

Mattamy Homes Announces Purchase of Monarch Corporation

Mattamy Homes, Monarch Group, Toronto
December 16, 2014 1:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major transaction in the real estate world has been announced, as developer Mattamy Homes has reached an agreement to purchase Monarch Corporation, the Canadian division of US-based Taylor ... read more

One Bloor East Wins International Development Award

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
December 16, 2014 11:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easily one of UrbanToronto's most closely followed projects, Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor East has been capturing the attention of passersby ever since the first signs of activity ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Complain all you want — the express train to the airport is a huge win for Toronto; Cross-city tour reveals what divides and unites Toronto’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canada Life in Monochrome

Photo of the Day, Canada Life Building, Toronto
December 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1931, the Canada Life Building is a well-known landmark on University Avenue, just north of Queen Street. The building's most recognizable feature, the illuminated weather beacon, was ... read more

L Tower and Backstage Redefining The Esplanade at Yonge

Backstage, L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
December 15, 2014 5:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The crane is climbing into the sky at Backstage On The Esplanade and the  L-Tower by Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa. The ... read more

Move-Ins Continue at Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes, architectsAlliance, Toronto
December 15, 2014 3:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on the construction progress at Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Waterlink at Pier 27 in September when the first wave of residents had begun to move into ... read more

Excavation Digs Down at Site of Gairloch's 383 Sorauren

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, architectsAlliance, Toronto
December 15, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since demolition started clearing away the future site of Gairloch Developments and Centrestone Urban Developments' 383 Sorauren Avenue, and in the short time since, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory lands in middle of island airport mess; What Toronto can learn about transit from London’s deep dig; The airport train has arrived, and it’s time to stop complaining; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building

York University, Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Toronto
December 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Named after York University's founding president Murray G. Ross, the Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building opened in 1970. It remains one of the most prominent examples of ... read more