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Heritage Restoration Underway at 728 Yonge Shoppers

A rendering of the completed project, image courtesy of Brook McIlroy
May 30, 2016 3:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
South of the prominent Yonge and Bloor intersection, the "Historic Yonge Street" corridor was recently adopted as a Heritage Conservation District by Toronto City Council. Stretching from Bloor to ... read more

33-storey Mixed-Use Rental Tower Proposed at King and Victoria

34-50 King Street East, Toronto, by Larco Investments, architectsAlliance
May 30, 2016 3:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
New density could be coming to Toronto's King Street East. Immediately east of the Financial District and on the north side of the street between Victoria and Toronto streets, is the site of ... read more

Lago and Riva del Lago Condos Add to Humber Bay Shores Skyline

Riva del Lago, Mattamy, Biddington, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
May 30, 2016 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Concrete forming of the 50-storey Lago at the Waterfront and 16-storey Riva del Lago condominium developments by Mattamy Homes and the Biddington Group is ... read more

Ample Retail to Anchor The Vanguard to Yonge Street in Thornhill

The Vanguard, Devron Developments, Kirkor Architects, Thornhill
May 30, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With registration now underway for Devron Developments' The Vanguard in Thornhill, new details have emerged about the 25-storey Kirkor Architects-designed condominium ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 30, 2016

May 30, 2016 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto rings in Bike Month with bike lane parking blitz; New PATH signage promises help for lost commuters; Torontonian wants TTC relics brought back to the city; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Etobicoke Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Islington Gardiner overpass, sunset
May 30, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Brady Baker, takes us to the Islington Avenue overpass over the Gardiner Expressway. Captured at sunset, this ... read more

Doors Open 2016: UrbanToronto's Must-Tour Buildings

Commerce court north, image by Jonathan Castellino - via Flickr
May 27, 2016 6:00 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With Doors Open Toronto kicking off tomorrow, Torontonians get another chance to peek inside some of the city's secrets, with over 130 buildings participating in this year's event. Yesterday, we ... read more

Women's College: Touring Toronto's Stress-Reducing Hospital

Women's College Hospital, Toronto
May 27, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
We enter Women's College Hospital from Grenville Street, through a door that's tucked between a monolithic limestone facade and a smaller, light-filled glass frontage accented by a bright ... read more

Too Big! Design Review Critiques Queen East Redevelopment

WAM Development, Arquitectonica, S9, Sweeny & Co, Toronto, 245 Queen East
May 27, 2016 2:35 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Back in February of this year, Edmonton-based WAM Development Group first made waves with its rezoning application for a three-tower development occupying nearly a full city block at Queen ... read more

25-Storey Condo Proposed for Queen and Berkeley

301 Queen Street East, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects
May 27, 2016 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A redevelopment proposal submitted to the City of Toronto Planning Department earlier this week seeks a major addition of density at the southwest corner of Queen Street East and Berkeley Street. ... read more

Planners Weigh Options for Downtown Waterfront Transit Link

union underground line
May 27, 2016 11:45 am | by David Brake | Comments
An upgraded transit network along the waterfront is among the top five transit projects Toronto's planning department would like to see funded, but much remains to be decided before a transit ... read more

Sponsored Post: A Landlord's Guide to Insuring Your Rental Condo

Sponsored Post, Del Rentals, Toronto
May 27, 2016 11:40 am | by DelRentals.com | Comments
Your investment unit's ready to go: lease signed, surfaces glowing with that special hardwood glow, property manager informed that tenants are coming in. But have you made sure you have the right ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents worry Galleria Mall could 'become a Liberty Village'; TTC ridership is missing its growth targets, and no one knows why; Drake, probably, gets go-ahead for reno ... read more

Photo of the Day: Royal Bank Plaza

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Royal Bank Plaza
May 27, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by BruceK, captures workers on a swing stage cleaning the exterior of Royal Bank Plaza in Toronto's Financial ... read more

Doors Open: Previewing Walks, Talks, and Special Events

The participating studios/buildings, image courtesy of Doors Open Toronto
May 26, 2016 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This weekend, Doors Open returns to Toronto for the 17th time. Ahead of the annual event, UrbanToronto is previewing some of this year's must-see attractions. Last week, we introduced the ... read more

Inside the II BY IV-designed Lobby at Harhay's oneeleven

oneeleven Condos, Harhay, Core Architects, II by IV DESIGN, Toronto
May 26, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is now wrapping up at the Bathurst and Adelaide site of Harhay Developments and Carttera Private Equities' oneeleven Condos, with occupancies now underway up to ... read more

Under Gardiner: UrbanToronto Voters Get More Options

Under Gardiner, looking east from Strachan Avenue, image by Public Work
May 26, 2016 3:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following reports of "ballot box stuffing," Waterfront Toronto has announced that the renaming campaign for Project: Under Gardiner has been partially re-set. As quoted in the Toronto Star, a ... read more

609 Avenue Road Joins Growing St. Clair West Corridor

609 Avenue Road, Toronto, by State Building Group, Madison Homes
May 26, 2016 12:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Slightly north of the St. Clair West corridor, a 19-storey condominium at 609 Avenue Road is adding new density to Toronto's sought-after Forest Hill area. Located just south of Upper Canada ... read more

STARGATE Pushes the (Galactic) Boundaries of Public Art

150 and 155 Redpath, Toronto, by Freed, Capital, architectsAlliance
May 26, 2016 11:02 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For all its advantages, "playful" and "uninhibited" aren't the adjectives that come to mind when describing Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. Instead, the livable, dense, and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: BMO Field

Throwback Thursday, BMO Field, Toronto
May 26, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For two consecutive years, Toronto's BMO Field has undergone dramatic transformations. The soccer stadium underwent a major expansion of capacity that was completed in May 2015, followed ... read more