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Excavation at DUKE Condos is Underway in Toronto's Hip Junction

Excavation under way for DUKE Condos, TAS, Toronto
December 17, 2014 2:40 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In Toronto's historic and now trendy Junction neighbourhood DUKE Condos, developed by TAS, will start to rise mid-next year now that excavation is underway. Since our last story featuring the ... read more

Best Buildings of 2014: Vote For Your Favourite High-Rises!

Best Buildings of 2014, high-rise, Toronto
December 17, 2014 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The votes have been tallied and we can now confirm our readers' decision for the best mid-rise buildings of 2014. read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 8:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Foreign investment may not be as big a factor in Toronto’s condo market as we all thought it was; Toronto's real divide a struggle of north versus south; TTC to add new ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Holiday Season

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square, Holiday, Christmas
December 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Holiday season is upon us, and lights and displays are illuminating the city and adding warmth to a cold time of year. Nathan Phillips Square's tree was lit at the end of Novmeber during the ... read more

Diamond Schmitt Revitalizing Ottawa's National Arts Centre

National Arts Centre Revitalization, Ottawa, Diamond Schmitt Architects
December 16, 2014 9:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It wasn't their first performing arts facility, but ever since the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts opened on University Avenue, Diamond Schmitt Architects have been in demand as a ... read more

Studio2 on Richmond Grows Alongside Topped-Off First Phase

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Toronto
December 16, 2014 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise growth continues to transform Toronto's Entertainment District, replacing after-hours clubs and surface parking lots with a mix of residential, retail and commercial uses. One of the ... read more

Mattamy Homes Announces Purchase of Monarch Corporation

Mattamy Homes, Monarch Group, Toronto
December 16, 2014 1:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major transaction in the real estate world has been announced, as developer Mattamy Homes has reached an agreement to purchase Monarch Corporation, the Canadian division of US-based Taylor ... read more

One Bloor East Wins International Development Award

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
December 16, 2014 11:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easily one of UrbanToronto's most closely followed projects, Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor East has been capturing the attention of passersby ever since the first signs of activity ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Complain all you want — the express train to the airport is a huge win for Toronto; Cross-city tour reveals what divides and unites Toronto’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canada Life in Monochrome

Photo of the Day, Canada Life Building, Toronto
December 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1931, the Canada Life Building is a well-known landmark on University Avenue, just north of Queen Street. The building's most recognizable feature, the illuminated weather beacon, was ... read more

L Tower and Backstage Redefining The Esplanade at Yonge

Backstage, L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Toronto
December 15, 2014 5:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The crane is climbing into the sky at Backstage On The Esplanade and the  L-Tower by Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa. The ... read more

Move-Ins Continue at Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes, architectsAlliance, Toronto
December 15, 2014 3:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We last checked in on the construction progress at Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Waterlink at Pier 27 in September when the first wave of residents had begun to move into ... read more

Excavation Digs Down at Site of Gairloch's 383 Sorauren

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, architectsAlliance, Toronto
December 15, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since demolition started clearing away the future site of Gairloch Developments and Centrestone Urban Developments' 383 Sorauren Avenue, and in the short time since, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory lands in middle of island airport mess; What Toronto can learn about transit from London’s deep dig; The airport train has arrived, and it’s time to stop complaining; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building

York University, Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Toronto
December 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Named after York University's founding president Murray G. Ross, the Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building opened in 1970. It remains one of the most prominent examples of ... read more

Further 'Block 22' Details Revealed at Information Session

Model inside presentation centre puts site in context, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 12, 2014 4:08 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
At the Concord CityPlace presentation centre, the location where two soaring towers are set to change the landscape, Concord Adex held an information session on December 10 outlining their ... read more

Cladding Adding Detail to Triumph's Howard Park Residences

Howard Park Residences, Triumph Developments, RAW Design, Toronto
December 12, 2014 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of the first phase of Triumph Developments' Howard Park Residences has hit another milestone—with cladding installation now under way—while topping off is coming up ... read more

Best Buildings of 2014: Mid-Rises Look For Your Votes

Best Buildings of 2014, Avenues style developments, Toronto
December 12, 2014 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The votes are in and our readers have selected a winner for Best Institutional Building of 2014, choosing the Aga Khan Museum at Don Mills and Wynford Drive as their favourite institutional ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Queen’s Quay project is $36-million over budget, Waterfront Toronto says; John Tory pitches SmartTrack in meeting with PM; Metrolinx board approves 5% hike in GO fares; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Warm Tones of St. Lawrence

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Lawrence
December 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's most desirable downtown neighbourhoods, the St. Lawrence area owes much of its success to a 1970s urban renewal project led by then-mayor David Crombie, with support from famed ... read more