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Westwood Condos Near Topping Off at Bloor and Islington

Westwood Condos, Construction, Toronto
April 17, 2013 12:40 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As Toronto's Downtown experiences huge amounts of infill development, so too are Toronto's sub-centres experiencing commensurate levels of development. Located just southwest of Bloor and ... read more

Then and Now: Gibson Lane, Church and Aylmer

Gibson Lane, Church and Aylmer, Toronto, 1914
April 17, 2013 9:31 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. July 29, 1914. Gibson Lane... ran east from Yonge roughly midpoint between what is now Alymer and Church. This picture is of course from the online Toronto Archives. The location I found in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013 9:19 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto city manager wants sales tax, gas tax and/or parking levey to pay for transit expansion; BIXI looking to restructure; Guild Park gets a little help from some friends and more news. Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mississauga Skyline

Misssissauga skyline
April 17, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The Mississauga skyline has come into its own in recent years, owing in large part to the iconic Absolute World towers. It now stands with its own character, independent of the ... read more

Averton Homes' Evolution Condos Finally Picks Up the Pace

Evolution condos, Arsenault Architect
April 16, 2013 5:45 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Evolution takes millennia. Maybe that was the idea when Averton Homes' (formerly known as Beaverbrook Homes) named their condominium at Dundas near Kipling Avenue in Etobicoke. It has been a long ... read more

Movin' On Up at Tribute's Residences at the RCMI

Tribute Communities, Zeidler Partnership Architects
April 16, 2013 3:25 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
As University Avenue gets more attention from developers seeking to build taller on existing office buildings, the Residences at the RCMI by Tribute Communities are close to topping ... read more

Showcasing Aragon Properties' Showcase Lofts

Showcase Lofts under construction, Toronto Condo by Aragon Properties
April 16, 2013 2:33 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
It is less often we cover new developments east of the DVP—for a long time the sleepy neighbourhoods of the east side remained untouched by Toronto's ever growing condo boom—but these past few ... read more

Then and Now: 1306 Yonge Street at Farnham

1306 Yonge Street at Farnham, Toronto, 1916
April 16, 2013 9:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. July 18, 1916. 1306 Yonge (at Farnham, southwest corner). Yonge Street grading.   Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013 9:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Casino meeting at city hall draws over 200 people; Rob Ford vows to take the fight for a downtown casino to the polls next year; cancelled power plant will cost Ontario taxpayers $275 ... read more

Photo of the Day: Faded Reflections

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Photo of the Day Toronto
April 16, 2013 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto has always been a city of seasonal extremes. Bitter cold winters and blistering hot summers are partitioned by cool rainy interludes. Despite the often miserable weather, crews across the ... read more

UPDATED: Plans Revealed for new Tridel-Thomson Condo-Art Gallery Complex

36-60 McCaul, Initial Renderings courtesy of architectsAlliance and Tridel
April 15, 2013 6:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A community meeting was held on April 10 to address plans for a new condominium development at 36-60 McCaul Street, one block south of OCAD University's Will Alsop-designed Sharp Centre for ... read more

Yonge + Rich Evolves after a visit to the Design Review Panel

Old and New designs for Yonge + Rich, Downtown Toronto condos by Great Gulf
April 15, 2013 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The design of Yonge + Rich, a new condo project by Great Gulf in Downtown Toronto, has evolved somewhat following discussions with the City of Toronto and a presentation to the City's Design ... read more

Upcoming Pug Talk to address "The Future of the Glass Tower"

Future of the Skyline event by PUG Awards in downtown Toronto
April 15, 2013 3:50 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
The Pug Awards, an organization that celebrates the best of Toronto planning and design, is holding a talk entitled "The Future of the Glass Tower?" on April 30, 2013 at the Art Gallery of ... read more

Onni Group's Westlake Rounds up to Four Towers

Westlake Condos, Omni Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
April 15, 2013 3:15 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The Onni Group has received approval from Etobicoke-York Community Council for a fourth tower to join its Westlake Village condo community on the edge of Humber Bay Park. Currently in ... read more

Then and Now: King and Dufferin

King and Dufferin, Toronto, 1914
April 15, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 1209 King West at Dufferin, southeast corner. Circa 1914. Picture sourced by wwwebster.   Now. September 2012. A handsome survivor. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013 9:41 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Rob Ford's executive committee to hear from public on a Toronto casino; Rob Ford supports Porter flying bigger planes off island; costs for cancelling power-plant project much greater than ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Contrast

Downtown Toronto from the west
April 15, 2013 12:00 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
A great city is one that provides for a wide variety of employment, lifestyles, housing forms and, of course, people. Toronto meets that criteria better than most, as today's photo of the day, ... read more

A Trip to The Top of Tridel's 300 Front Street West

April 12, 2013 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A final(?!) blast of winter weather set in on Toronto yesterday, just in time for Tridel’s 300 Front Street West topping-off party. Construction crews and Tridel staff were treated to a feast to ... read more

383 Sorauren Condos Open To Significant Interest

383 Sorauren condos presentation centre, onsite, Toronto
April 12, 2013 4:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Part of me thinks 'I don't even need to write this article'. 383 Sorauren is a beautiful little building proposed for a great neighbourhood… and a lot of people have already figured that out. I ... read more

Reserve Properties' Bellefair Kew Beach Residences Progresses

Bellefair Kew Resdience, Toronto, Condo
April 12, 2013 1:25 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
In the heart of one of the city's most desirable neighbourhoods—The Beach—there is an old United Church being converted and redeveloped to suit the needs of our growing population. The Bellefair ... read more