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Streetcar's Carnaby Condos Transforming Queen and Gladstone

Streetcar Development, Dream, TACT Architecture, Carnaby, Twenty Condos, Toronto
September 4, 2015 11:30 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Rapidly taking shape in the heart of West Queen West, Streetcar Developments and Dream's Carnaby complex of lofts and condominiums at the corner of Queen and Gladstone is transforming an entire ... read more

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

September 4, 2015 9:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
MaRS now 70 per cent populated; Plaza at Yonge and Front will offer new way; $1 million-plus is the new normal for decrepit homes in hot markets; and more news... MaRS now 70 ... read more

Photo of the Day: AGO

Photo of the Day, Toronto, AGO, Gehry, Architecture
September 4, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's architecture community is still enthusiastically anticipating the realization of the large-scale Mirvish+Gehry Toronto project, though another completed project by startchitect Frank ... read more

Plaza's Musée Condos Growing Larger on Adelaide Street West

Musee Condos, Toronto, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects
September 3, 2015 6:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been little over two months since we last checked in on the construction site for Plaza's Musée Condos, a 17-storey, Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Zinc Developments' 35 Wabash Blends Modern With Heritage

35 Wabash, RAW Design, Zinc Developments, Toronto
September 3, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With land values climbing ever higher across the GTA, and with Toronto simply getting cooler all the time, low and mid-rise infill development proposals continue to pop up on currently ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bathurst and St. Clair

Throwback Thursday, Bathurst and St. Clair, Toronto
September 3, 2015 10:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
St. Clair Avenue West's dedicated streetcar right-of-way has done a great deal in priming the thoroughfare for increased densities. Back on July 9, 2005, the so-called "Battle of St. Clair" was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015 9:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Forgotten TTC architecture a reminder of nixed transit plans; Inuit artists carve out a place at York University; Toronto’s Olympic chances against L.A.: Q and A; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ascension to the Galleria

Photo of the Day, Toronto, architecture, Brookfield Place, Santiago Calatrava
September 3, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Architect Santiago Calatrava's Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place remains one of Toronto's most photographed interior spaces, leading photographers to use creative angles to personalize ... read more

Tower at Pier 27 Condos Launched by Cityzen and Fernbrook

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, Fernbrook Homes, Cityzen, arhchitectsAlliance
September 2, 2015 4:54 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the Tower at Pier 27 was officially launched earlier today, new renderings of the project were released, revealing a distinctively kinetic design that is soon set to join Toronto's ... read more

Video Highlights Natural Scenery Near The Craftsman Condos

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK Group of Companies
September 2, 2015 3:09 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few months after the official groundbreaking for VANDYK group of companies' The Craftsman Condominium Residences, a new video series is playing up the development's strengths and ... read more

New Plan for 177 Front East Seeks Approval at City Hall, OMB

177-197 Front St. E., Pemberton Group, Wallman Architects, Toronto
September 2, 2015 11:32 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Since late 2010, speculation over the fate of 177-197 Front St. East, a parcel of downtown real estate which included Downtown Acura and Sobey's, with the remainder of the site operating as a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 2, 2015

September 2, 2015 8:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto, Vancouver luxury homes snapped up by foreign buyers; Time running out for Brampton to make decision on new transit line; ‘Unlivable’ Beach house sells for $1 ... read more

Photo of the Day: Before the First Rider

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CNE Midway
September 2, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CNE has been a favourite of Torontonians for generations, marking the unofficial end of summer for another year. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto ... read more

City Commences Extension of Richmond-Adelaide Cycle Network

Richmond-Adelaide Bike Lanes, City of Toronto
September 1, 2015 5:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As cycling continues to gain popularity throughout Toronto, the need for expanded bike infrastructure is becoming increasingly acute. Following turbulent years of pro-car and anti-cycling rhetoric ... read more

WZMH Architects and Pellow + Associates Merge Practices

WZMH, Pellow, Oxford Properties, Les Promenades Gatineau
September 1, 2015 4:10 pm | by Editor | Comments
Acclaimed Toronto-based firm WZMH Architects, known for office, institutional and highrise residential work across Canada and around the globe, has merged practices with pellow + associates, a ... read more

Demolition Wrapping Up on Church Street Site for Tridel's Alter

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, Toronto
September 1, 2015 1:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Preparation work for Tridel's Alter, a 34-storey condominium tower designed by architectsAlliance, has been proceeding on the development's Church Street site for a few months ... read more

Topping Off August 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off August 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
September 1, 2015 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk 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 September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015 9:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto can’t afford cost of bidding or hosting Olympics, councillors say; The Evolution of Service on Queens Quay; Toronto too slow to replace cycle track bollards, riders say; and ... read more

Photo of the Month: Lightning Across the City

Photo of the Month, Toronto, photography
September 1, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time again for our Photo of the Month, where we present the highest rated Photo of the Day selection of the previous 4 weeks, along with the runner up, based on combined Facebook shares and ... read more

Ryerson's Cocker Gallery to Host Toronto City Hall Design Exhibit

Toronto City Hall Competition Models
August 31, 2015 3:15 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Open from September 1 to October 9, the Paul H. Cocker Gallery at Ryerson University will be hosting a special architectural exhibit, Shaping Canadian Modernity: The 1958 Toronto City Hall and ... read more