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The Interview: Stephen Teeple Part 2

Architect Stephen Teeple, image by Craig White
July 5, 2012 4:15 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Last week, we spoke to Stephen Teeple, founding partner at Teeple Architects, about his education, early work experience at Kirkland and Jones, and how the creative processes which led the firm’s ... read more

Floorplans and More Renderings for Britt Condos

The Britt Condos by Lanterra Developments and Page+Steele / IBI Group.
July 5, 2012 1:57 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Lanterra is moving forward with the redevelopment of the Sutton Place Hotel on Bay Street, and have released new renderings and floorplans to reveal just what they hope to turn the old brutalist ... read more

Demolition of 56 Blue Jays Way for Future Bisha Hotel and Residences

Bisha Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Lifetime, Ink and Wallman Architects
July 5, 2012 11:47 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Lifetime Development and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences looks to be making progress after an extensive wait. Located on Blue Jays Way just south of King Street, the ... read more

Then and Now: Walmer and Russell Hill

Corner of Walmer and Russell Hill, Toronto, circa 1920
July 5, 2012 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Northeast corner of Walmer and Russell Hill, circa 1920. Now. March 2011. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 5, 2012

July 5, 2012 9:11 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Federal regulations force ferries to carry fewer passengers; $250K to spread pianos across the city; Mississauga may adopt bag ban; what kind of mayor does Toronto need?; a Roncesvalles food tour ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline at Sunset

A view of downtown Toronto at sunset
July 5, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Provided to us by Forum member yonderbean, this evening shot of our skyline succinctly captures summer in the city. Humid, hot and brief, the appreciation of the season is heightened by the ... read more

Loretto College unveils ambitious plans for 40-storey building at 70 St. Mary Street

70 St. Mary St. Toronto redevelopment proposal, image from architectsAlliance
July 4, 2012 7:00 pm | by Albert Chen | Comments
The University of Toronto has always been a symbolic representation of our city, with it constantly evolving and innovating to meet the needs of the modern world. Rich in history and tradition, ... read more

Construction Well Underway at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto. Design by B+H Architects
July 4, 2012 2:25 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Located at the base of the CN Tower, construction is progressing well on the city's newest major attraction. Developed by Ripley's Entertainment Inc. and designed by B+H Architects, the $130 ... read more

Then and Now: 153 Lyndhurst

153 Lyndhurst, Toronto, circa 1917
July 4, 2012 10:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 153 Lyndhurst, circa 1917. Residence of Ralph Connable. Wickson & Gregg, Architects. Now. February 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 4, 2012

July 4, 2012 10:17 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Toronto ranks 8th in livability index; Richmond Hill to buy Dunlap Observatory lands; a history of the breweries in Corktown; a winning bid for the PanAm aquatics centre; Batman ad creep and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Street's Burano

Burano Condos, Toronto. Developed by Lanterra, design by architectsAlliance
July 4, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The final installment of a Clewsian trifecta, Lanterra's Burano joins its siblings across the street to form a triangular gateway to the city to its south. Exacting, crisp and clear, the ... read more

SickKids Research Tower Atria from the Outside

An atrium at the SickKids Research and Learning Centre from 655 Bay St, Toronto
July 3, 2012 4:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Mid-spring this year UrbanToronto was lucky enough to be invited to tour the SickKids Research and Learning Centre tower along with Duncan Higgins and Mike Szabo, architects at Diamond Schmitt, ... read more

Cranes Arrive in the West Don Lands

PanAm Athlete's Village in Toronto by Dundee Kilmer, KPMB, architectsAlliance
July 3, 2012 4:09 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
While recent news of a lack of coordination in the PanAm 2015 venues might be sending a few shivers through the city, we’re happy to see this is not the case with the highly anticipated Athlete’s ... read more

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