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Toronto's First ‘POPS’ Plaque Unveiled in Concord CityPlace

The first POPS plaque is officially revealed. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 1, 2014 5:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A City of Toronto initiative to identify and label Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Spaces (POPS) had its first plaque unveiling Thursday. Located below the Parade towers at Concord CityPlace, ... read more

Modern meets Muskoka at Lakeside Lodge in Huntsville

August 1, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historic Deerhurst Resort has been a fixture in Muskoka for over a century, providing Ontarians with a serene lakefront getaway on the Canadian Shield, away from the hustle and ... read more

City Recommends Approval of Revised College and Huron Proposal

231-237 College Condos Toronto by Shiu Pong and Kirkor Architects
August 1, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposed condominium redevelopment of a site at College and Huron Streets is one step closer to fruition, with the City's Planning Department now recommending the approval by Council of recently ... read more

Hotel X Construction Will Make A Difference At This Year's 'Ex'

Hotel X, Library Hotel Collection, Brookfield Multiplex, NORR Architects
August 1, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With August now upon us, many Torontonians are counting down to the start of the 2014 Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), a longstanding Summer tradition in the city. Attendees of this year's ... read more

Topping Off July 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2014
August 1, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been another busy month in the development world, with several new proposals, announcements and plenty of construction progress on the various projects being built around the city. To ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sale of Captain John’s restaurant approved; Toronto’s next police chief could be from outside Canada; UP Express fare to include a fee in lieu of airport parking; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sailing into the Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
August 1, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Harbour has a rich maritime history, with the harbour playing significantly into the growth of our city. In the early days of York, the sheltered harbour served as the primary point of ... read more

Catching up with Morguard's The Heathview

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
July 31, 2014 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last checked in on The Heathview, Morguard's twin-towered rental complex under construction near Bathurst and St. Clair, the crane had just been removed from the north tower of ... read more

Dunpar's Heritage Gate to Add 65 Townhomes South of Streetsville

Heritage Gate Mississauga Road by Dunpar Homes
July 31, 2014 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The quaint community of Streetsville is getting some new neighbours thanks to Heritage Gate Mississauga Road, a master-planned community by Dunpar Homes coming to the south of ... read more

New Public Art 'Nyctophilia' Adorns Mount Dennis Neighbourhood

The artwork is an "illuminated grove" of light. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 31, 2014 4:05 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A new piece of public art has been unveiled at the corner of Weston Road and Dennis Avenue in Toronto's Mount Dennis area. The artwork, titled Nyctophilia for ‘love of the night’, consists of ten ... read more

Erin Mills Town Centre Reaches Redevelopment Milestone

Erin Mills Town Centre Toronto Ontario Canada Shopping
July 31, 2014 3:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Lying to the west of Toronto, Erin Mills Town Centre shopping mall is undergoing a major renovation. Until recently, the 25-year old complex had not been substantially updated since its opening in ... read more

Ontario Place Revitalization Plans Moving Forward

Ontario Place revitalization
July 31, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the closing of Ontario Place in 2012, plans have been in the works for a long-term revitalization of the provincial government owned lands. Ontario Place was well loved by kids growing up in ... read more

Throwback Thursday: SPIRE Condos at Adelaide and Church

Throwback Thursday, SPIRE Condos, Church, Adelaide, Toronto
July 31, 2014 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As high-rise condominiums continue to populate downtown Toronto, surface parking lots are on the verge of extinction. In the not-too-distant past, our downtown was littered with surface parking ... read more

New Promotions Being Offered for Dundas Square Gardens

Dundas Square Gardens, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Easton's Group
July 31, 2014 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Major changes are coming to the intersection of Dundas and Jarvis, in the form of a new condominium development by Easton's Group called Dundas Square Gardens. The development, which ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014 9:30 am | by Craig White | Comments
Ford campaign video breaks election rules; How Toronto's waterfront redevelopment is going right; A photographer's quest to find the whole world in Toronto, and more… read more

Photo of the Day: Textbook Summer

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
July 31, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are several things that define summer in Toronto. Boating on Lake Ontario, an open SkyD-err...Rogers Centre, and of course construction! Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville Condominiums Closer To Reality

The 1 Yorkville tower rising behind restored heritage properties on Yonge Street
July 30, 2014 6:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Bloor-Yorkville area is one of the hottest in Toronto for new development. It's not really a surprise why, with the best subway access in the city, great shopping, cinemas, cultural gems ... read more

New Cycling Infrastructure Installed in Richmond-Adelaide Area

Looking east at the bicycle lane on Adelaide Street. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 30, 2014 2:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Slowly but surely, the City of Toronto is making important additions and enhancements to bicycle infrastructure in order to improve safety and provide an easier commute for cyclists. As part of a ... read more

The Mercer Condos Topping Off in the Entertainment District

The Mercer condos, Beaverhall Homes, Graywood Development, BBB, Toronto
July 30, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments' The Mercer is the latest high-rise condominium to top off among a growing ... read more

Tower Floors Rising from Tableau's Tabletop Podium

Tableau Condos, Urban Capital, Malibu, ALIT Developments, Wallman Architects
July 30, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The high concentration of construction in Toronto's Entertainment District keeps us coming back to the booming area for updates. The intersection of Richmond and Peter, once dominated by night ... read more