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Tarion Considers Expanding Warranty Protection To Conversions

Schoolhouse Lofts in downtown Toronto by E.I. Richmond for Empire Communities
April 26, 2013 2:00 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Tarion Warranty Corporation, regulator for the new home building industry in Ontario, is exploring the feasibility of providing coverage for condominium conversions. The decision was announced at ... read more

Then and Now: York and Front

York and Front streets, Toronto, circa 1960
April 26, 2013 9:49 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. York Street, looking north from just north of Front. Royal York Hotel on the right. No rhyme or reason for this one; other than I like the happy family, their stiff sided suitcase and the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013 9:44 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
More religious leaders side against a casino; debate over Toronto's transit funding (or lack thereof) heats up; TTC riders getting a larger say; the passing of a development giant; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rail Corridor

Rail Corridor, Toronto, GO, Metrolinx, UrbanToronto Flickr Pool
April 26, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Commute times are projected to improve for some of the hundreds of thousands of commuters that take GO Transit on the average weekday. The recent announcement of imminent service increases on the ... read more

Historic Postal Station K Preserved in Montgomery Square Condo Plan

April 25, 2013 6:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In 2012 Canada Post was looking to relocate the services of three of its Toronto post offices into a unified modern facility, and called for proposals. The Rockport Group's site on Wicksteed ... read more

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Announces $331 Million Expansion

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Expansion, MMC Architects, Oxford Properties, Nordstrom
April 25, 2013 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans were announced earlier this month for a massive $331 million expansion of AIMCo and Oxford’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, one of Canada’s premiere shopping destinations. Construction work ... read more

Emerald City Rising at Don Mills & Sheppard

Emerald City by ELAD in Toronto at Don Mills and Sheppard
April 25, 2013 2:12 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Three new towers are rising near the intersection Don Mills and Sheppard. Developed by Elad Canada, the Emerald City condos are transforming this area of Toronto where until recently ... read more

Rental Apartment Tower at Church and Isabella Doubling in Size

66 Isabella work as of March 1, rental apartments in Toronto
April 25, 2013 12:10 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The demand for rental units in Toronto's Downtown continues unabated, especially for mid-market units, as occupancy rates hovered below 2% in the city in 2012. While much of the new rental stock ... read more

Then and Now: Broadview and Queen, Looking North

Broadview and Queen, looking north, Toronto, 1918
April 25, 2013 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. June 26, 1918. Broadview and Queen looking north.   Now. September 2012.   read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 25, 2013

April 25, 2013 9:42 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Suburban vs urban transit war growing; Toronto air pollution down significantly; Porter warns time is short; Coucillor Kristyn Wong-Tam offers to explain how politics works to Rob Ford; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Perched Atop the City

View from L Tower, Toronto
April 25, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One of the most stunning ways to view our growing city is from above, and with the scores of skyscrapers on the rise this is becoming just a little easier. Today's photo from flickr contributor ... read more

Touring Daniels' One Park Place in Regent Park

April 24, 2013 8:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New construction continues to transform Regent Park. The mix includes reconnected streets, an injection of market condominiums, modern TCHC accommodations, sparkling new and renovated community ... read more

Minto Starts on Ei8hty8 Condos 'Oasis' at Yonge and Sheppard

88 Condos by Minto at Yonge and Sheppard in Toronto
April 24, 2013 4:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
A new development is underway just east of Yonge on Sheppard. The Minto Group is bringing a 35-storey condo to the area, featuring 355 contemporary living spaces. Ei8hty8 Condos, ... read more

Massey Hall Prepares for Multi-Million Dollar Revitalization

Massey Hall, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
April 24, 2013 2:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The Massey Hall Revitalization project presented to the Toronto Preservation Board and Toronto and East York Community Council encompasses both a renovation of the designated heritage property as ... read more

New Home Builders Presented with Awards for Customer Service Excellence

April 24, 2013 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday afternoon, Tarion Warranty Corporation announced the recipients of the 2013 Tarion Awards of Excellence at a luncheon event held at the Novotel Hotel’s Gibson Ballroom in North York. ... read more

Then and Now: Broadview and Queen

Broadview and Queen, Toronto, circa 1949
April 24, 2013 9:32 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Broadview Avenue, looking SSW towards the Broadview Hotel and Queen Street. Circa 1949-ish I'm guessing.   Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013 9:17 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Executive committee defers on Transit Vote; debating the future of BIXI; vote sooner than expected for Porter expansion; council lacks authority to ban Queers Against Isreali Apartheid; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Scramble at Yonge-Dundas Square

Pedestrian Scramble at Yonge-Dundas Square in Downtown Toronto
April 24, 2013 12:00 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Today's photo comes from UrbanToronto contributor Jack Landau. Right in the centre of the intersection at Yonge and Dundas, the image was captured during a "pedestrian scramble." It allows ... read more

Lowest Level is Complete at CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Chaz Yorkville, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Edenshaw Homes
April 23, 2013 6:08 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
There's a constant demand for new condominiums in the dynamic Bloor-Yonge area, one of the city's most important commercial and cultural hubs. Just south of the bustling ... read more

Ivory On Adelaide Expanding Downtown Revitalization Eastward

Ivory On Adelaide Condo in Old Town Downtown Toronto
April 23, 2013 2:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Right in the heart of Old Town Toronto, a new development on Adelaide is under construction: Ivory On Adelaide by Plaza will add new life to this historic neighborhood. Along with its future ... read more