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Oxford Announces Major Redevelopment of Convention Centre

Oxford Place in Toronto by Oxford Properties with Foster + Partners
October 12, 2012 11:28 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Casino, hotel, condo, office, and Foster: Oxford announces a large-scale redevelopment of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. read more

Daniel Libeskind Joins Topping-Off Celebrations At L-Tower

Councillor Michael Thompson with representitives from Castlepoint Realty, Cityze
October 12, 2012 11:19 am | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Castlepoint, Cityzen and Fernbrook join architect Daniel Libeskind to celebrate the topping-off the L-Tower in style. read more

Then and Now: Eastern Avenue and the Don River

North from Eastern Avenue and the Don River
October 12, 2012 10:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Our Bridge again. This time looking north. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 12, 2012

October 12, 2012 10:30 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Hudak proposes to take over TTC operations, e-bikes seek equality with pedal-pushing counterparts, rush hour increasingly painful, city festival's growing pains plus more of today's top ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fall Fog Wraps Around Ice Condos

Ice Condos at York Centre, Lanterra Developments, Cadillac Fairview, aA
October 12, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day was submitted by Forum member wmedia. Last week's fog made for some great images of the city surrounded by the fall mist, and this shot looking toward the west along the ... read more

The Interview: ERA Architects on Heritage at Five St. Joseph

Preserving the warehouse façade at Five St. Joseph, image by Jack Landau
October 11, 2012 3:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Following our three part series looking at developer Gary Switzer's career, and in light of an increasing number of applications for the redevelopment of sites along Yonge Street in the core, ... read more

Sales Centre for Pinnacle Grand Park 2 Opens This Weekend

Grand Park 2, Toronto Condos, Pinnacle International, Page & Steele/IBI Group
October 11, 2012 2:55 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Pinnacle International's Grand Park 2 is opening its sales centre this weekend on Saturday, October 13th at 12pm. The sales centre is located at 3981 Grand Park Drive in Mississauga. Pinnacle ... read more

Eleven Superior Breaks Ground Next Wednesday

Eleven Superior Condos in Etobicoke by Davis Smith with RAW Design
October 11, 2012 1:07 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Humber Bay Shores and Mimico neighbourhoods of South Etobicoke have seen unprecedented growth in the past 5 years with the large-scale redevelopment of Lake Shore Boulevard West. No longer an ... read more

Topping Off September 2012: What's Hot On UrbanToronto

L Tower Condos Toronto by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty
October 11, 2012 12:20 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
September was definitely an interesting month here on UrbanToronto. With the conclusion of summer the City's planning department was back in full-swing, holding public consultation meetings and ... read more

Then and Now: Eastern Avenue Bridge

Eastern Avenue Bridge in Toronto, 1900
October 11, 2012 10:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Eastern Avenue bridge. 1900-ish I'm guessing. Looking west, I believe. The spot where the photographer is standing is now - best guess - the southbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 11, 2012

October 11, 2012 10:05 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Unions throw support behind Toronto casino, cheaper homes bear burden of land-transfer tax, Sarah Thomson's back in the spotlight, serial arsonist admits to Empress Hotel fire, Old Neilson ... read more

Photo of the Day: Our Modern-Day Forest

Toronto skyline from the Leslie Street Spit, image by Nancy Grenier
October 11, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Taken from the Leslie Street Spit, today's Photo of the Day presents a unique perspective of the growing density within the central waterfront from the man-made natural landscape of the Spit. ... read more

Soaring Performance Set to Mark the L Tower's Topping Off Tonight

L Tower Condos Toronto by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty
October 10, 2012 3:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The L Tower looks pretty nice right about now; with cladding somewhere around the halfway point and the ceremonial topping off scheduled for later today it’s now possible to get a real idea as to ... read more

38th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards Winners

CanStage Theatre at 26 Berkeley Street in Toronto
October 10, 2012 2:49 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Last night Heritage Toronto presented the 38th annual Heritage Toronto Awards at Koerner Hall, located within the Royal Conservatory of Music. The awards recognize and pay tribute to those ... read more

Daniels Faculty Presents "Risky Business: Financing the City"

Daniels faculty logo
October 10, 2012 2:33 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design's Fora series presents Risky Business: Financing the City on Thursday, October 18. The event, held at the Isabel Bader Theatre at 93 ... read more

Tom Ryaboi Unveils "City Rising"

Tom Ryaboi's City Rising On UrbanToronto
October 10, 2012 11:16 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Tom Ryaboi is well known in Toronto for his daring and beautiful images of the city, often taken from atop buildings that are currently under construction and inaccessible to the public. His ... read more

Then and Now: Beach, East of McLean Avenue

Beach and McLean Avenue in Toronto, 1917.
October 10, 2012 10:19 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Beach, east of McLean Ave. Dec 5, 1917. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 10, 2012

October 10, 2012 10:06 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Bloor-Christie residents on edge following string of area assaults, City Council debates holiday shopping, TTC union launches ad campaign seeking support, separated bike lanes on Queens Quay East ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tall Crane Rising From One Bloor East

One Bloor East, Toronto Condos, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects
October 10, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is a shot of One Bloor East's large crane, in place and ready to build the 75-storey tower. Taken by Forum member Jack Landau (someMidTowner), the image gets up close and ... read more

Monarch's Ultra Nears Completion to Join Legacy at Heron's Hill

Ultra Condos, Toronto Condos, Monarch Corporation, Graziani & Corazza Architects
October 9, 2012 3:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Monarch Corporation's master planned community of Legacy, Ultra and Yorkland at Heron's Hill (Sheppard Avenue East & Highway 404) is progressing nicely with Ultra, the project's second of ... read more