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Photo of the Day: The Financial District Rises High

King and Bay, Toronto
January 24, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
It's not just our lake shore that's seeing dramatic changes these days. The financial district at the heart of our city's economic engine has seen quite a bit of change in the past couple of years ... read more

Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint's Backstage in Business

A view of the Backstage luffing crane being assembled from above, by SkyJacked
January 23, 2013 6:10 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The pace is picking up at the Backstage construction site in Downtown Toronto. Installation of the high lift construction crane was completed on Monday after its foundation pad was poured on the ... read more

Goldman and Monarch's Landmark Picasso Condo Breaks Ground

Ground Breaking at Picasso
January 23, 2013 5:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
It may have been a cccold day in Toronto, but the Entertainment District just got a lot hotter with the ground being broken for the Monarch Group's Picasso Condos. With an avant garde design ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Vancouver

Queen and Vancouver streets, Toronto, 1899
January 23, 2013 10:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Queen Street East Church.' Queen and Vancouver, northwest corner, circa 1899. Looks like a growing congregation; if you go by the addition to the front; or would that be the other way ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013 10:39 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford needs stronger agenda; majority support casino; MGM eyes CNE; how urban design effects our health, and more! If Rob Ford had ‘stronger agenda’ it would eliminate some of the ‘sideshow ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From Below

Looking up at King Street from King Subway Station
January 23, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is a great view of King Street and its towers, as seen from below. Our vantage point is the bottom of the stairs at King Subway Station. And, coincidentally, we have a ... read more

Concert Properties' The Berczy Progressing Brick by Brick

January 22, 2013 9:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the midst of a building boom where giants of glass and steel are popping up chockablock, we often don't see the building material that built our great city. Like the flatiron shaped Gooderham ... read more

Then and Now: University and Elm

Erskine Presbyterian Church, University and Elm streets, Toronto, built 1878
January 22, 2013 10:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
The northwest corner of Elm and University down through the years. On the left: Erskine Presbyterian Church [Built 1878, architect E. J. Lennox.  Demolished?]. Lennox was only 24 when he ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013 10:45 am | by Editor | Comments
Is that a Starbucks, or a new bank branch?; TTC to study complaint about strollers taking up too much space; downtown Toronto's pace of population growth triples, outpacing suburbs; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Hariri Pontarini Architects
January 22, 2013 1:00 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Despite frigid weather this week, construction continues full steam ahead at Plazacorp's Ivory on Adelaide, a condominium community going up in Old Town Toronto. Just like dozens of ... read more

Concord CityPlace Presentation Centre Turns Event Venue

Suzanne Bettencourt, Janice Lindsay, and Brian Fong, iamge by Craig White
January 21, 2013 7:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Concord Adex's Presentation Centre for CityPlace has been around for over a decade now. The low-slung modern building at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Bremner Boulevard acts as a sales centre ... read more

Bruce Kuwabara speaks at UofT's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

KPMB, Rotman School of Management, Toronto
January 21, 2013 5:55 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Founding partner Bruce Kuwabara of renowned Toronto firm Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB) speaks Tuesday, January 22 at the Daniels Faculty about the role of architecture in ... read more

Then and Now: Hester How Public School

Hester How Public School, Elizabeth Street, Toronto, 1952
January 21, 2013 10:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Hester How Public School. 1952. Elizabeth Street, west side, facing Walton Street. Now. January 2013. More on Hester How: read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 21, 2013

January 21, 2013 10:48 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Records broken in commercial property deals; vital underground work supports vertical communities; (Re)thinking transit shelter design; swapping a house for year-round living on the water; smart ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Always Present CN Tower

CN Tower and St Felix Centre
January 21, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
For many years, even as our skyline continues to reach higher and higher, we've had the imposing sight of our national tower looming over us from the south. Today's image sent in to us by ... read more

Amexon's South Beach Condos Scores International Plaudits

Restaurants at the Miami Art Deco-inspired South Beach condos will open in 2013
January 19, 2013 12:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
When South Beach condominiums in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area originally went on sale in 2008, there was some real scepticism on UrbanToronto about the project's Miami Art Deco-inspired ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Sherbourne

January 18, 2013 12:20 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Branch of The Dominion Bank. Queen and Sherbourne, SE corner. c1920. Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013 12:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
YMCA aims to fund massive expansion; Can the Entertainment District's restaurant row resist condo frenzy?; People talk casinos at public consultations; TTC report threatens to reopen Scarborough ... read more

Photo of the Day: GO-ing to The City

GO Trains, Toronto
January 18, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
With the ongoing debate over the necessity of the Gardiner Expressway heating up, it's important to remember the majority of commuters who travel downtown to work daily use other forms of transit. ... read more

Update on CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Looking in to the Pit at Chaz Yorkville
January 17, 2013 3:50 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today we are checking in on the progress of CHAZ Yorkville Condos. The project, being built by 45 Charles Ltd and Edenshaw Developments, is set to rise an impressive 47 storeys in the Yorkville ... read more