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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012 10:22 am | by Anonymous | Comments
TCHC looks to offload Rosedale HQ, Rob Ford's summer adventures (illustrated), renaming Yonge-Dundas Square and the origins of a few of our neighbourhood's names. Toronto Community Housing CEO ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Lights Up

Shangri-La Hotel & Condos, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.
August 27, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There is a lot to be said for subtlety. Measured and understated, architectural detailing is intended to be an inflection that reinforces rather than alters. An overly generous use of lighting, ... read more

Increasingly Photogenic L Tower Attracts UT Shutterbugs

L Tower Condos Toronto by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty
August 24, 2012 5:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Few UrbanToronto Forum members were ready to heap praise on Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint's L Tower when it was first under construction — no doubt at least partially due to its ... read more

The King East Nearly Fully Clad in Glass

The King East by Lamb Dev Corp, Hyde Park Homes, Sher Corp, and Core Architects.
August 24, 2012 11:59 am | by Anonymous | Comments
With the exception of balcony glass and a few windows, cladding on The King East is almost complete. The task of cladding the 15-storey condominium began early last May and continued while ... read more

Then and Now: The Don Valley at Leaside

August 24, 2012 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  'Dec. 28, 1931.  Leaside'.  This of course, is the North Toronto Sewage Treatment Plant, built in 1929. Now.  April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Las Vegas gambling mogul visits Rob Ford to lobby for casino; Toronto Police can 'absorb' cost of salary hike, says councillor; let the internet teach you how to read TTC signals; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Capital's River City Condos

Urban Capital's River City Condos in the West Donlands, Toronto
August 24, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The first private sector development in the West Donlands, Urban Capital's River City Condos are an exciting addition to this embryonic neighbourhood. The two buildings of phase one are designed ... read more

The Interview: Steve Gupta of Easton's Group, Part 1

Steve Gupta of Eastons Group of Hotels and Alex Corey of urbanToronto
August 23, 2012 4:45 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
This week UrbanToronto sat down with Steve Gupta, president and CEO of Easton's Group of Hotels. Treated to a breakfast buffet at the Hilton Garden Inn at Peter and Adelaide, we had the ... read more

New Office Building Slated for Sultan Street

1-9 Sultan Street is by Hariri Pontarini Architects and St Thomas Commercial Dev
August 23, 2012 1:42 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
UrbanToronto sleuths have spotted a Globe and Mail real estate ad seeking tenants for a new yet-to-be-built nine-storey office building on Sultan Street near Bay and Bloor. A rezoning ... read more

Riverdale's Unique History Commemorated by Heritage Toronto

Former level crossing of the Grand Trunk Railway at Queen Street in Toronto
August 23, 2012 12:03 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Stretching along the east side of the Don Valley, the community of Riverdale has been an integral part of Toronto since being annexed in the late 19th Century. Bound by the Don River, Danforth ... read more

Then and Now: Bay Street south of Front

Bay Street south approach to Front Street in Toronto
August 23, 2012 10:39 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. September 14, 1929. Bay Street south approach. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 23, 2012

August 23, 2012 10:25 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Yonge-Dundas Square seeks new name, Dave Chappelle surprise visits Rob Ford, Jack Layton remembered one year later and something's growing atop UofT's architecture building. The search for a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canadian National Exhibition

Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto.
August 23, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A flurry of activity that marks the closing of summer, the CNE is a sweetly frenetic finale to a fading summer season. Now in its 134th year, the Exhibition holds the nostalgia of generations of ... read more

An Industrial Past Provides Design Inspiration for the West Toronto Railpath

West Toronto Railpath. Design by Brown + Storey Architects & Scott Torrance
August 22, 2012 5:15 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
A popular recent addition to bicycling infrastructure in the west end of the city is a successful repurposing of a linear brownfield site: the West Toronto Railpath remediates disused industrial ... read more

Checking Out Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens Before Official Opening

Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto by ERA, Turner Fleischer Architects
August 22, 2012 12:44 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
One of our most anticipated stories last year was the unveiling of the Loblaws store within the former Maple Leaf Gardens building, located at Church and Carlton Streets. The project not only drew ... read more

Then and Now: The Dominion Bank, Cherry and Commissioner Streets

Dominion Bank at Cherry and Comissioner Streets in Toronto
August 22, 2012 11:19 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. The Dominion Bank. Eastern Harbour Branch. Cherry and Commissioner Streets. NE corner. c1920. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 22, 2012

August 22, 2012 10:37 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Rob Ford refuses a driver; facelift of Nathan Phillips Square months behind schedule; Ossington to get a Starbucks; look who's coming to TIFF and more: Nathan Phillips Square facelift months ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lanterra's Burano & Murano

Lanterra's Burano and Murano Condos, Toronto. Designed by architectsAlliance
August 22, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The population grows, the city swells and a vertical reach begins. Pulling in all the light they can and offering as little division as possible between interior and exterior, the logic of a ... read more

'Celebrate Yonge' Gives Pedestrians More Of Toronto's Main Street

Celebrate Yonge takes over Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto
August 21, 2012 8:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Several blocks of Toronto's legendary main drag, Yonge Street, have been partially reclaimed from the car for a four week long installation of patio space and greenery. We met up with Evan ... read more

Functional Space Leading Factor in Carnaby Condo Suite Design

The Carnaby in Toronto by Streetcar Developments with Tact Design
August 21, 2012 2:50 pm | by Editor | Comments
Streetcar Development’s The Carnaby has been pushing through this summer with a number of interesting marketing campaigns aimed at attracting the design-savvy Queen West crowd. Following their ... read more