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Photo of the Day: Moon Over Toronto

Toronto skyline, Toronto Condos
December 4, 2012 1:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
We just keep coming across great skyline pictures these days here at UrbanToronto. Today's Photo of the Day is another night time skyline shot from the west end, and was submitted to us by ... read more

Topping Off November 2012: What's Hot On UrbanToronto

Globe and Mail, Toronto Condos, Globe and Mail, KPMB Architects
December 3, 2012 6:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
November has been another busy month for us here at UrbanToronto. The most visited story of the month was the cancellation of the Globe and Mail's new head office at Front and Spadina, prompting a ... read more

Queensbury Terrace Opening A Success

Queensbury Terrace Condos, Toronto Condos, Wilkinson Development, RAW Design, JH
December 3, 2012 3:16 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Queensbury Terrace Condos Presentation Centre grand opening was held over the weekend on the site where the new six-storey, 17-unit condo building by Wilkinson Developments will be built. The ... read more

Carlaw: The Creation of a Condominium Corridor

The Printing Factory Lofts, image courtesy of REMAX Condos Plus
December 3, 2012 1:45 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Leslieville is growing up, particularly along Carlaw Avenue, corridor to the condos. With the Printing Factory Lofts and Worklofts and Flatiron Lofts already completed, Showcase Lofts underway and ... read more

Then and Now: James and Albert

James and Albert streets, Toronto, 1913
December 3, 2012 10:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. James and Albert (looking west along Albert). 11:45 a.m. Feb 20, 1913. Almost one hundred years ago. Eaton's Annex store on the right, City Hall on the left. Now. April 2012. The Annex ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 3,2012

December 3, 2012 10:39 am | by Editor | Comments
Ford urges council to let people of Toronto vote on his future; visualizing the future of Toronto; transit could help Eglinton turn the corner; and more news. Ford urges council to let the people ... read more

Photo of the Day: Darkness Brings New Light

Toronto City Core at Night, Bay Adelaide Centre, Trump Toronto, Toronto Condos
December 3, 2012 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As winter continues its slow takeover of the city and the days grow shorter and darker, we get more of an oppurtunity to look at our surroundings in a different light. Today's photo comes to us ... read more

21 Don Roadway: First Gulf Launches Another Huge Project for Toronto

The 21 Don Roadway site in context, east of Toronto's core
November 30, 2012 9:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When you see the rendering below, you might consider the title of this artcle, announcing another huge project, to be misleading—this is a very sensible repurposing and renewal of a signficant ... read more

Grand Opening of Queensbury Terrace

Queensbury Terrace Condos, Toronto Condos, Wilkinson Development, RAW Design, JH
November 30, 2012 3:54 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Queensbury Terrace by Wilkinson Developments is having its Grand Opening this weekend at its presentation centre at 1340 Kingston Road. Designed by RAW Design and JH Rust Architects, Queensbury ... read more

Bay Street Abuzz With Development Activity

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, Toronto Condos, Lifetime, Menkes, Alc
November 30, 2012 3:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
High-rise development is happening all over this city, but a few major streets seem to have captured the bulk of large scale projects going on in the downtown core. One of those streets is Bay ... read more

Metrolinx "Next Wave" of The Big Move

DRL, TTC, Metrolinx, Transit Expansion, LRT, Subway, GO, Toronto
November 30, 2012 3:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Now that the official signing-off for Toronto's LRT lines and PRESTO smartcards has passed, Metrolinx has moved on to other major infrastructure projects sitting in the transit pipeline. In a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 30, 2012

November 30, 2012 11:38 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Downtown relief line and Yonge subway extension fast-tracked; accusations of extracting cash out of developers; Mississauga property owners to pay for water run-off; LRT not mentioned in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown From the West

Toronto skyline from the northwest, Toronto Condos
November 30, 2012 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One of Toronto's greatest assets that one often notices while traveling through its diverse neighbourhoods that the city is composed of a vast collection of unique enclaves, each with its own ... read more

Monarch's The Epicurean Lives Up To Its Name

November 29, 2012 5:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Nearly every condo launched in Toronto gets a rough time from UrbanToronto readers for the name that has been chosen to market it. Marketers and developers know that there's a savvy market here, ... read more

Update on Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27, Toronto Condos, Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes, aA
November 29, 2012 4:59 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto's waterfront may not yet be the most accessible or visually pleasing peice of property in the world, it continues to draw people who want to live close to the water, and this desire is ... read more

Richmond Continues to Change with Studio and Studio2

Studio & Studio2 on Richmond, Toronto Condos, Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle Arch
November 29, 2012 3:52 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Since breaking ground earlier this spring, work on the foundation for Studio and Studio2 on Richmond by Aspen Ridge Homes has progressed down four storeys deep. We can expect to see a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012 11:31 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Plastic bags live on; Elephants in the room; Karen Stintz may seek mayor's chair after all; Lots on the Ford saga and more news. Here are today's headlines. Rob Ford may be losing allies in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lights in St. James Park

Lights in Saint James Park, image by krooj
November 29, 2012 1:00 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
As the nights close in, the lights of the holiday season begin to illuminate the city. In this photo by Forum member krooj, multi-coloured bulbs frame the gazebo and spill light into St. James ... read more

Pearson AirRail Link Construction Progressing

November 28, 2012 5:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Three months ago we reported on the construction that is underway on the guideway for the new Union Pearson Air Rail Link, and the crews have been busy in the time since extending the support ... read more

City Infrastructure Plans for 2013 Online

T.O. INview, Cycling network construction, City of Toronto, 2013
November 28, 2012 4:15 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
The City of Toronto has just released the 2013 update of its web-based mapping system, T.O. INview. This website, which stands for Toronto Infrastructure Viewer, shows all the planned construction ... read more