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Construction Update: RBC WaterPark Place III

RBC Waterpark Place III construction
November 9, 2012 3:40 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
With this week's release of the Q3 commercial vacancy report showing a drop to 5.1%, it's a good time to check in on one of downtown's newest office developments RBC WaterPark Place III. The ... read more

The Berczy Adds to the St. Lawrence Mix

The Bercy, Toronto Condos, Concert Properties, Young & Wright/IBI Group, ERA
November 9, 2012 2:46 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
When The Berczy by Concert Properties is complete in 2013, it will join an area rich in history and diversity in its development. The 13-storey building was designed by Young & Wright/IBI ... read more

Then and Now: Brown Funeral Home

Brown Funeral Home, Davenport Avenue, Toronto, circa 1947
November 9, 2012 11:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, circa 1947. 1491 Davenport Avenue. Now. 1491 Davenport puts the location here; an '80s mini-subdivision takes up the whole block now. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012 11:31 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Ten York Condos design revamped; Nestle chocolate factory remains employment land; no green or blue bins for Toronto apartments and condos; Toronto's sewers and roads wearing out; New plan for ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Glass Curtain

Toronto's Condo Boom Looking West, Toronto Condos, CityPlace
November 9, 2012 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum member lolwut. In this shot we get a great view of our city's widening curtain of buildings. Stretching westward along the Gardiner Expressway, the ... read more

Excavation Begins at First Parliament Site

First Parliament Site, City of Toronto, Toronto Public Library
November 8, 2012 5:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
In July, Toronto City Council adopted a motion put forward by councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) to expropriate the lands of the First Parliament Site at the southwest ... read more

BREAKING: Major Retail Development Proposed For Globe & Mail Lands

Globe and Mail, KPMB Architects, Toronto Condos
November 8, 2012 4:29 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
According to BNN, there is a deal in the works to bring major retail space to King West on the site of Globe and Mail's head office. In what is being described as a "mini Eaton Centre," developers ... read more

The Interview: Kyle Rae, Part 2

Kyle Rae, image by Jack Landau
November 8, 2012 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto sat down recently with former Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae, now a lecturer at Ryerson University and a partner in development consultancy PQR Solutions. We wanted to get Kyle's ... read more

Construction Update: Residences at the RCMI

Residences at the RCMI construction, Toronto Condos, Tribute Commmunities
November 8, 2012 3:55 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As downtown real estate prices soar, developers are pushing themselves to find more creative ways of making small plots of land profitable. Other projects on small pieces of land include Theatre ... read more

Motion Brings New Rental Units to the Core

Motion on Bay, Toronto Condos, Concert Properties, Young & Wright/IBI
November 8, 2012 2:36 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
A project that we have been keeping a close eye on here at UrbanToronto is Motion on Bay Street, which is slated to rise 29 stories at the southwest corner of Bay and Dundas. Motion on Bay will ... read more

Discovering King Blue's Finer Points Through The Scale Model

November 8, 2012 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In Toronto's fast-paced condo market, marketing tools such as presentation centres and model suites have been subject to an evolutionary arms race of sorts. Today's condo buyer needs far more than ... read more

Then and Now: Wilmot Street Part 2

Wilmot Street, Toronto, 1949
November 8, 2012 12:02 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. A continuation of yesterday's post; this time a west-northwest view of Wilmot Street. Numbers 4 - 20. July 29, 1949. Now. June 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 8, 2012

November 8, 2012 11:34 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Protecting employment lands from residential development; New in Toronto real estate; Mr. Christie's Bakery fights to save land from condo developers; Microbreweries in the urban landscape and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From the West

Toronto Skyline From Humber Bay Park
November 8, 2012 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum member Empty_Quarter. Looking east from Humber Bay Park, we see the city's skyline rising over what may be one of our most overlooked natural ... read more

Artscape Carves Out Space for Art in the Junction

Daniels Spectrum, Toronto Condos, Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architect
November 7, 2012 5:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Often in our mad pace to rejuvenate, rebuild and reconstruct our city, we tend to forget about what makes a community worth living and working in. A great deal of Toronto's most desirable downtown ... read more

CBRE Reports Drop in Downtown Office Vacancy Rates for Q3 2012

Telus House at 25 York, Toronto Condos, Menkes, &Co Architects, Adamson
November 7, 2012 4:34 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The latest Toronto Office Market Report by CBRE shows commercial vacancy rates in downtown Toronto decreased by nearly half a percent in the third quarter of 2012, dropping to 5.1% from 5.5% ... read more

Green Light for Lawrence Heights Revitalization

Lawrence Heights Revitalization, Priority Neighbourhood, City of Toronto, TCHC
November 7, 2012 2:34 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
After years of collaboration with Lawrence Heights residents, community groups, the City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing, the Lawrence Heights revitalization project cleared its first ... read more

Paintbox: Development & Dining with a Social Conscience

Paintbox Bistro, Toronto Condos, Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
November 7, 2012 1:32 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Phase 2 of the Regent Park Revitalization is well underway with the completion of the Paintbox condominiums, sitting atop the Daniels Spectrum (formerly Regent Park Arts and Cultural ... read more

Then and Now: Wilmot Street

Wilmot Street, Toronto, 1949
November 7, 2012 12:19 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Numbers 3 - 19 Wilmot Street. July 29, 1949. This long gone street was about 50 paces south of the present intersection of Sackville and Gerrard. We are looking souh-southwest. Now. June ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 7, 2012

November 7, 2012 11:16 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Byford wants Ford to keep it strictly business; Ontario's new bridge to USA; Police confirm Ford's bus story; The mayor's attendance record and more. Here are today's headlines. ‘Don’t call me’ on ... read more