Photo of the Day: Hollywood North

Photo of the Day, Toronto, film, movie, Suicide Squad
May 29, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto has a long history of serving as a stand-in for other cities in film, some real, some fictional. The city has been buzzing this month about work on the blockbuster movie "Suicide Squad", ... read more

UrbanToronto Tours the UP Express' Pearson Airport Station

UP Express T1 Platform, Toronto by Metrolinx, MMM Group Limited
May 28, 2015 4:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this week, UrbanToronto toured the facilities of the new Union Pearson Express service, previewing the Metrolinx airport rail link set to enter service on June 6th. We began with a ... read more

Captain John's Tugged Out of Toronto Harbour

The tow begins, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 28, 2015 4:33 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The foot of Yonge Street is looking dramatically different today. For forty years, the MS Jadran—or Captain John's Restaurant—stood at Yonge and Queen's Quay. This morning, the 90-metre relic was ... read more

The One's Design Evolves

May 28, 2015 1:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As mentioned in our most recent article from May 20 on the subject, the design of 'The One', an 80-storey retail and residential skyscraper which would become Canada's tallest building, is ... read more

Throwback Thursday: South Core and the ACC

Throwback Thursday, Bay and Lake Shore, South Core, Toronto
May 28, 2015 10:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area south of Toronto's Financial District has been significantly built out in recent years, with the area south of Union Station having taken the moniker "South Core" as of late. Back on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015 8:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
York Region feeling pressure from developers on Greenbelt; Scarborough subway routes narrowed to three choices; Evidence demands Toronto tear down the Gardiner, will ... read more

Photo of the Day: Captain John's

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Captain John's, Yonge Street
May 28, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The much-publicized demise of Captain John's floating seafood restaurant has drawn much attention over the past several months, and many simply can't wait to see it hauled off for scrap. The ... read more

Enigma on the Park Opens New Doors in West End Neighbourhood

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, Toronto
May 27, 2015 6:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Condominium developments aren't just making their mark on Toronto's busy downtown streets, they are also appearing in some strategic locations on quiet, tree-lined streets in some of our city's ... read more

UT Flickr Photo Pool Highlights from Doors Open Toronto 2015

Doors Open
May 27, 2015 12:55 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Last weekend, May 23rd and 24th, Doors Open invited the public to explore 155 historically and socially significant buildings within the GTA. Varying its line-up from a sugar factory to ... read more

U of T Daniels Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Special Events

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Toronto by U of T
May 27, 2015 11:03 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This month, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, celebrates its 125th anniversary, as the oldest architectural program in Canada ... read more

ZIGG Condos to Capitalize on Existing Transit Infrastructure

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
May 27, 2015 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transit is an important factor in spurring intensification, with new developments being built in growing numbers on or around existing transit infrastructure. Rapid transit lines like the Sheppard ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pan Am Path mural commemorates Hurricane Hazel in Toronto; Man parachutes off CN Tower for Pan Am Games video; Could self-healing concrete save the Gardiner?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Torque

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Delta Toronto, Torque
May 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recently completed Delta Toronto hotel at the corner of Simcoe and Bremner is now open for business and taking in guests in Toronto's SouthCore area. The new hotel is connected to the ... read more

Scale Model of Regent Park Gives Insight into the Future

Regent Park Revitalization, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto Community Housing
May 26, 2015 6:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the decade since the start of the Regent Park Revitalization, Canada's oldest and largest public housing project has been transformed from an example of well-intentioned but failed ... read more

UrbanToronto Rides the Union Pearson Express

UP Express, Toronto by Metrolinx, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
May 26, 2015 2:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On June 6th, Toronto transit is set to reach a major milestone with the opening of the Union Pearson Express, connecting two of the foremost transit hubs in Canada with an airport rail link. On ... read more

Avani and Avani2 to Provide Space for Indoor and Outdoor Living

Avani and Avani2 at Metrogate, Tridel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
May 26, 2015 1:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Efficient spaces and ease of maintenance are a couple of the factors that makes condominium living so attractive to many. For others, the lure of the big backyard, and many rooms to spread out ... read more

Unique Student Amenities Planned for CentreCourt's Grid Condos

The Grid Learning Centre, image courtesy of CentreCourt Developments
May 26, 2015 10:45 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's Downtown East Side has witnessed a surge in development recently, especially around the intersection of Dundas and Jarvis, where CentreCourt Developments is planning a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ticket sales tick up for Pan Am Games; Trip to famed Islamic gardens inspired Aga Khan Park in Toronto; Demolishing eastern Gardiner best option for public health; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Roundhouse Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Roundhouse Park, Fog, southcore
May 26, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Spring fog overtook the city centre a couple weeks ago, creating some dramatic photo opportunities. Today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ... read more

UrbanToronto Tours the UP Express' New Union Station Terminal

UP Express Platform, Toronto by Metrolinx, Zeidler Partnership Architects
May 25, 2015 4:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, UrbanToronto toured the soon-to-be open Union Pearson Express terminal at Union Station. Situated along the SkyWalk, slightly west of Union Station's central building, the new ... read more