Royal Ontario Museum Opens Weston Entrance on Queen’s Park

Royal Ontario Museum, ROM, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
December 12, 2017 3:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) unveiled its restored Weston Entrance on Queen’s Park this morning, wrapping up a revitalization project by Hariri Pontarini Architects that has ... read more

Revitalized Entrance to ROM Set to Better Engage Public

Weston Entrance, Royal Ontario Museum, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
May 18, 2017 11:40 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has announced that the closed Queens Park entrance—disused since the opening of the Daniel Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal on Bloor Street—will be ... read more

U of T to Create Cultural Complex on Planetarium Site

Existing state of the former McLaughlin Planetarium. Image by Google Maps.
September 9, 2014 11:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The fate of the McLaughlin Planetarium looks to be sealed as the University of Toronto has announced plans to create a cultural complex at 90 Queen's Park Crescent. The planetarium, which closed ... read more

The UrbanToronto dataBase Celebrates 500 Projects

Lassonde School of Engineering, ZAS Architects, Arup Canada, Laing O'Rourke
July 24, 2013 4:50 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Since 2011, UrbanToronto's dataBase has been bringing together the facts, figures and renderings of hundreds of projects making waves today. Our readers and Forum members have been instrumental in ... read more

ROMwalks offer Toronto History Lessons at the Pedestrian Level

Royal Ontario Museum in downtown Toronto, Libeskind architect
April 26, 2013 2:12 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Starting again in May and continuing through October, ROMwalks are a free resource for Torontonians and non-locals alike to learn more about the detailed history of the city's varied ... read more

Repurposing the Old Four Seasons into the New Yorkville Plaza

The New Residences of Yorkville Plaza, Toronto Condos, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH
November 23, 2012 2:33 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Now that the hype surrounding the recent opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences is over, our attention turns to the old Four Seasons Hotel, which is undergoing substantial ... read more

Construction Set to Begin on Exhibit Residences at Avenue & Bloor

Exhibit Residences, Toronto Condos, Bazis Inc., Rosario Varacalli
November 20, 2012 3:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Construction is set to begin on Bazis Inc., Metropia and Pure Plaza's Exhibit Residences at Avenue Road and Bloor Street West. After receiving all necessary approvals from the ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From The Park

Toronto skyline and ROM seen from the Park Hyatt Hotel, image by Jasonzed
October 22, 2012 11:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Taken from the historic Park Hyatt Hotel at Avenue Road and Bloor, today's Photo of the Day comes to us via Forum member Jasonzed. The image looks south towards the central core, and manages to ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: Gardiner Museum, Queen's Park, MaRS, and Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre

Gardiner Museum, Doors Open Toronto
May 28, 2012 11:14 am | by Anonymous | Comments
This tour of four Doors Open Toronto venues incorporates not only information about the sites visited, but also nearby or associated developments of interest to UrbanToronto readers. With so much ... read more

Photo Update Of Museum House On Bloor

MuseumHouse in Toronto, by Yorkville Group and Page+Steele
November 8, 2011 11:20 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The 19-storey MuseumHouse project is in the final stages of construction and here we feature recent photos of the finishing touches being applied to the building. The project ... read more

L Tower: The Countdown Begins

L Tower condos Toronto by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty
November 7, 2011 1:55 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
One of the most anticipated and talked-about projects currently in development in the city is situated in the heart and soul of downtown Toronto, at the corner of Front and Yonge. As many of you ... read more

Photo Of The Day: The Royal Ontario Museum At Night

Photo Of The Day: The Royal Ontario Museum At Night
September 28, 2011 11:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A beautiful night shot of Bloor West and the Royal Ontario Museum is today's Photo Of The Day. Taken by UrbanToronto forum member androiduk, his Photoshop work leaves the ROM with a soft golden ... read more

Daily Poll for June 9, 2010: Which is your favourite starchitect building?

Daily Poll for June 9, 2010: Which is your favourite starchitect building?
June 9, 2010 2:43 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Today you get to weigh in on major Toronto buildings designed by starchictects who are not (yet?) Pritzker laureates. This batch are all from out-of-towners; we'll have another round for landmarks ... read more