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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

Hardhat Tour: First Residents to Move into Tridel's Two Old Mill

Downtown Toronto seen from the rooftop terrace, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 30, 2015 12:05 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
We last checked in on Tridel's One and Two Old Mill a couple weeks ago, when we recapped the progress taking place on the exterior of the two Kirkor Architects-designed ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Front Street West of Blue Jays Way

Throwback Thursday, Front, Spadina, Blue Jays Way, Toronto
April 30, 2015 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District has been the site of explosive growth over the past decade, fueled by the housing market's unquenchable thirst for new homes in the core of the city. Ten years ... read more

UrbanToronto is Expanding: Managing Editor Position Available

April 30, 2015 9:20 am | by Editor | Comments
We are delighted to be expanding our team! UrbanToronto is seeking a second enthusiastic managing editor to add to our current team. If you are a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit, we ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Torontonians love to debate whether city is ‘world class.’ They should just ask Atlanta, which offers a firm ‘yes!’; Roving weather cars to provide updates during Pan Am ... read more

Photo of the Day: Taxis at Union Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Union Station, Beck Taxi
April 30, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Serving as Toronto's main transportation hub, Union Station serves countless passengers daily, arriving via rail, subway, bus, and even taxi.In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

KingSett Capital Proposes 62- and 73-Storey Towers for Yonge Street

Proposal for 385 Yonge Street by KingSett Capital, Toronto, Quadrangle
April 29, 2015 5:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
KingSett Capital has submitted an application to the City of Toronto for a redevelopment of eight properties on the east side of Yonge Street south of Gerrard. The proposal, designed by Quadrangle ... read more

Lotus Condos Offering Ample Amenities at Bayview and Sheppard

Lotus Condos, Kirkor, Chestnut Hill Developments, Fortress RDI
April 29, 2015 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Proximity to Bayview subway station and the Bayview Village Shopping Centre are only a couple of the many reasons why the area surrounding the Bayview/Sheppard intersection is currently booming ... read more

Heritage 1911 Church to be Incorporated into Midtown Condo

Blue Diamond Condos at Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Diamond Schmitt, Toronto
April 29, 2015 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As construction work draws closer to completion at the site of Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza on St. Clair Avenue West, we have been looking at plans for the developer's redevelopment ... read more

Rain Condos Rising as Sales Continue for Second Phase 'Senses'

Phase one, Rain, rising at Empire Communities' site on Kerr Street in Oakville
April 29, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Greater Toronto Area is experiencing a housing book across the region, with new development not just intensifying central areas, but also reinvigorating suburban areas too. Oakville in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Station is getting rotisserie chicken, a Burger’s Priest, and a huge food market; CivicAction Better City Bootcamp brings out over 600 civic leaders; 100 Days: A ... read more

Photo of the Day: Empty DVP

Photo of the Day, Toronto, DVP, Don Valley Parkway
April 29, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Don Valley Parkway is one of the major north/south routes carrying traffic in and out of Downtown Toronto, and most of us are used to seeing the highway packed with traffic. In today's Photo ... read more