2015 NXT City Prize Competition Kicks Off

NXT City Prize, Toronto
May 5, 2015 3:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto continues to experience tremendous growth, both the quality and quantity of our public spaces are becoming increasingly important to Torontonians' quality of life. The ability to draw ... read more

EY Tower Construction Picking up Speed in the Financial District

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, KPF, WZMH, Toronto, 100 Adelaide West
May 5, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last featured Oxford Properties' EY Tower at 100 Adelaide West back in November, when the 40-storey, 900,000 square-foot office tower had just reached a major milestone, ... read more

Scale Model Shows Off Exterior Features at Ghods' 5959 Yonge

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
May 5, 2015 12:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently had the opportunity to visit the sales office for Ghods Builders' new 5959 Yonge Street Condos development, planned for Yonge Street north of Cummer in North York. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015 8:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Subway expansion under Toronto; Toronto council set for another taxi plate vote after fierce lobbying; Toronto considers asking feds to reinstate long-form census; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Empty Gardiner Expressway

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Gardiner Expressway
May 5, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Amidst debate of the highway's future, the Gardiner Expressway was closed over the weekend to facilitate Spring maintenance. Though the closure was troublesome for some, it provided a great photo ... read more

Lifetime's The Bond Progressing in the Entertainment District

The Bond Condos, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
May 4, 2015 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District's skyline continues to grow as new additions pop up above the horizon. Soon to make its mark on the growing high-rise skyline is Lifetime ... read more

New Provincial Emergency Operations Centre Unveiled

Dozens of computers are packed into the PEOC, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 4, 2015 4:14 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After decades of downtown living at 25 Grosvenor Street, the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) has moved to a new home just west of Keele Street and Wilson Avenue. The new ... read more

Restoration Work Under Way at Historic Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel, Streetcar Developments, ERA Architects, Toronto
May 4, 2015 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The transformative effects of gentrification are being felt all over the east side of Toronto, as neighbourhoods and commercial strips once seen as less than desirable attract new interest and ... read more

Concert's 88 Scott Nearing Major Milestone

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
May 4, 2015 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is soon to reach a major milestone at the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, a 58-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium tower under ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Graffiti walk exposes street artists’ work; Meet the team saving Toronto’s birds from condo towers; Lack of public Wi-Fi in Toronto raises privacy concerns; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sherbourne Common Pavilion

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sherbourne Common Pavilion
May 4, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sherbourne Common is an important public space in the burgeoning East Bayfront community on Toronto's waterfront. This large 1.5 hectare park offers plenty of interesting features, including ... read more

North Tower and Rebuilt Subway Connection Coming to E Condos

E Condos, Toronto, Roy Varacalli, Bazis Inc., Metropia, RioCan
May 1, 2015 6:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was just a couple of weeks ago when we last visited the site of Bazis, Metropia and RioCan's E Condos, a two-tower Rosario Varacalli-designed condominium ... read more

U of T's Jackman Law Expansion Continues to Take Shape

U of T Jackman Law Expansion, Toronto, Hariri Pontarini, B+H Architects
May 1, 2015 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since breaking ground in June 2013, construction of the University of Toronto's Jackman Law Building has progressed significantly. Designed by Hariri Pontarini ... read more

Gemterra's Love Condos Welcoming First Residents

Turner Fleischer Architects, Gemterra, Tanner Hill, Love Condos, Scarborough
May 1, 2015 11:55 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The building boom that is changing the face of Toronto is spreading way beyond the central areas of the city. Near the intersection of Kennedy and Sheppard in Scarborough, the first phase of a ... read more

Topping Off April 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off April 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
May 1, 2015 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate activity in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rezoning for mid-size condos would revive GTA ‘dead zones'; Your Guide to Jane’s Walk 2015; Porter Airlines Inc. CEO accuses Air Canada of flip-flopping on Toronto jets ... read more

Photo of the Month: Spring Snow

Photo of the Month
May 1, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time again for our Photo of the Month feature, where we pick the highest rated Photo of the Day selection of the previous 30-or-so days, along with the runner up, based on combined Facebook ... read more

Tridel's Avani at Metrogate Rising near Kennedy and 401

Avani at Metrogate Condos Toronto by Tridel and Graziani + Corazza Architects
April 30, 2015 4:23 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is well under way at the site of Avani, the fifth tower in developer Tridel's master-planned Metrogate community at Kennedy and Highway 401 in Scarborough. The podium of the ... read more

Finishing Touches Being Applied to Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, Toronto
April 30, 2015 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have tracked the construction of Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Waterlink at Pier 27 since excavation work commenced for the development back in 2010. Ever since, we have ... read more

Previewing the Amenity Offerings at Garrison Point

Garrison Point Toronto by Hariri Pontarini, for DiamondCorp, Cityzen, Fernbrook
April 30, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A late-2014 shoring permit application was the first sign that activity is soon to begin at the site of Cityzen Development Group, Diamond Corp and Fernbrook ... read more