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Cladding Continues to Impress at Couture Condos

Couture the Condominium by Monarch Group with Graziani + Corazza Architects
July 3, 2012 12:05 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The recent intensification of Jarvis Ted Rogers Way and Bloor began with the popular X Condos, the Miesian-inspired tower by Great Gulf and architectsAlliance. The photogenic condominium’s place ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Queen

July 3, 2012 11:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Queen and Yonge. 1980s. Looking NE along Queen. Yonge is behind the photographer. Note the 'Budget Optical' building. Note the stone reliefs on the walls. Keep reading. Now. March 2012. ... read more

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

July 3, 2012 10:37 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Union station renovation on track; street style at the Pride Parade; Cities for People workshop looks at the Wallace-Emerson neighbourhood; city needs to firm up PanAm Games venues and more: Clock ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canada Malting Silos

Canada Malting Silos on Toronto's waterfront
July 3, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A phantom of our former industrialized waterfront, the Canada Malting Silos stand unused at the corner of Bathurst Street and Queens Quay. Together with its lonely, derelict eastern partner, this ... read more

The OneCity Plan and the Shifting Transit Landscape

Map of the OneCity plan
June 30, 2012 10:30 am | by Jonathan English | Comments
This post also serves as the inaugural post of Transit Futures, a new blog that will focus on transit and rail issues in Toronto and other Canadian and international cities. Torontonians awoke ... read more

Construction Update: Hullmark Centre Starts to Make a Mark

Mixed-use Hullmark Centre, Toronto. Developed by Tridel & Hullmark
June 29, 2012 12:30 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Having last provided an update on construction a little over a month ago, we are returning to the Hullmark Centre in North York to keep track of work on this ambitous mixed-use project. Developed ... read more

Then and Now: Berkeley Street Firehall - Alumnae Theatre

Berkeley Street Firehall, Toronto, 1970
June 29, 2012 10:35 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Last Day of Firehall.' see the description for this Toronto Archive photo. 1970. Berkeley Street. Now. March 2011. read more

Photo of the Day: Parade Gets a Lift

Parade Condos at Cityplace, Toronto. Developed by Concord Adex, design by KPF
June 29, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Linked together by a connective tissue of glass and steel, the twin towers of Concord's Parade condos now find themselves conjoined following months of preparation. Constructed at the base of the ... read more

The Interview: Stephen Teeple Part 1

Stephen Teeple, image by Scott Norsworthy, courtesy of Teeple Architects
June 28, 2012 6:20 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
UrbanToronto recently sat down with Stephen Teeple, founding partner of multi-award-winning avant garde modernists Teeple Architects.  What first led you to a career in ... read more

South Beach Condos brings Miami Flair to Humber Bay Shores

South Beach Condos in Etobicoke by Amexon Development and Arsenault Architects
June 28, 2012 2:10 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Just beyond the downtown core is the booming district of Humber Bay Shores. The area was up until recently known for being home to the somewhat seedy – albeit picturesque – lakefront motels, ... read more

Then and Now: Ontario College of Art & Design

Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, 1957
June 28, 2012 10:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Globe & Mail newspaper article about the January 17, 1957 opening of Ontario College of Art on McCaul Street. Now. March 2011. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012 10:30 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
OneCity transit battle; house collapses in the Junction; the leadership of Karen Stintz; 2012 Pride Guide; Toronto's first brewery; how the city makes space for culture and more: Round two of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La at Sunset

Living Shangri-La, Toronto. Developed by the Westbank Corporation
June 28, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Draped in the soft, warm fading glow of sunset, the glass skin of Shangri-La and its vitreous neighbours transform themselves with the changing light. Defining the western edge of the central ... read more

Four Seasons Prepares For October Opening

Four Seasons Hotel and Condo in Toronto by Menkes and architectsAlliance
June 27, 2012 2:19 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The much-anticipated Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences has officially announced their opening date as October 5, 2012. The tower topped off a while back, with work on the exterior cladding ... read more

Hockey Canada Foundation & MLSE Join Together to Support Regent Park Community

Hockey Canada and MLSE to pay to refurbish the outdoor rink at Regent Park
June 27, 2012 1:30 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Part of the ongoing process to unknot the planning errors that kept Regent Park impoverished, the private-public partnership between the Toronto Community Housing Corporation and The Daniels ... read more

Cinema Tower Shows its Skin and Bones

Cinema Tower in Toronto by Daniels with Kirkor Architects
June 27, 2012 12:05 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Daniel's Cinema Tower has been making quick work on its pre-cast cladding, a welcome change from the extensive glass podiums around town. Project architects Kirkor continue their use of colour on ... read more

Then and Now: Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street, Toronto, circa 1964
June 27, 2012 10:20 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Another Old Chinatown scene. Chestnut Street, south of Dundas West, looking north. Looks to be 1964-ish, judging from the car styles. Bore mode on. Chestnut was not the main Chinatown drag ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012 10:16 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Councillors propose tax hike for massive TTC build; a school for social entrepreneurs; city launches a website showing traffic disruptions; another round of Game of Hoods; Gardiner ramp closures ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Variegated Block 32

Block 32, Toronto. Developed by the TCHC and Context Developments
June 27, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A utilitarian title applied to a project that is anything but dull. Developed by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation and Context, the 41-storey tower of Block 32 is among the more handsome ... read more

Toronto's "Other" Development: Proposed Commercial Projects

Toronto Harbour Commission building in Toronto at 30 Harbour Street
June 26, 2012 3:11 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The final installment in our series regarding the current state of commercial development in Toronto has us gazing into the future, specifically at projects that are proposed but not yet realized. ... read more