July 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Monolithic and unrelenting, the Gardiner Expressway is our city's most maligned piece of infrastructure. Erupting from Lakeshore, the roadway courses its way through downtown Toronto severing and ... read more
July 27, 2012 6:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This post is shared with the blog Transit Futures.
Nearly every North American who travels to Europe returns with awe at the extent of their subway and intercity rail networks. Part of the ... read more
UrbanToronto feels quite priviledged to be invited to take hard hat tours of projects in this city. We get to see a lot interesting things, and we have learned a lot about building construction ... read more
Turn Ontario Place into multi-use complex, report urges; more police officers to patrol Toronto after series of public shootings; what Roncesvalles Avenue used to look like; and more news.
Mayor ... read more
July 27, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A dying gasp of an architectural movement that was battered and in retreat, Ederhard Zieldler's Ontario Place is a monument to optimism expressed in glass and white steel. Opened in 1971, it ... read more
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, and it takes some amount of practice to create the end product – the beautiful little scupltures – that origami is known for. The process of designing ... read more
July 26, 2012 12:20 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
UrbanToronto returns to our tour of the Daniels Corporation's Cinema Tower, completing our trip to the 444 condo unit construction site, our attention moves from the podium to the tower that ... read more
No guts, no glory, as they say. Work to turn the former head offices of Imperial Oil Canada at 111 St. Clair Avenue West into Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza condominiums has now gutted former ... read more
July 25, 2012 2:46 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Given the concern expressed by policy makers and analysts regarding the state of the housing market in Toronto, monthly releases of market activity are of special interest in this climate of ... read more
July 25, 2012 1:11 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
It's been just over a month since the skybridge connecting the two towers of Parade was lifted into place, but we thought since this was one of the most exciting projects to watch, we would remind ... read more
July 25, 2012 9:48 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Caribana to search guests for weapons; assualt victim wakes up from a three-week coma; TTC crashes 3000 times a year; the new CN Leaside bike trail and more.
In wake of Toronto gun violence, ... read more
July 25, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A cathedral to commerce, the Allen Lambert Galleria is among the most impressive contributions to the public realm to come from a private development. A central component of the two-tower ... read more
July 24, 2012 9:46 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
RBC says we aren't in a condo bubble; where Toronto should build bike lanes; Mississauga a nanny state?; El Mocambo gets another lease on life; green roofs and more.
No Toronto condo bubble, RBC ... read more