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Illuminated Fountains Add Colourful Splash to Nathan Philips Square

Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto by Plant Architect, Perkins + Will Architect
September 7, 2012 2:42 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The revitilization of Nathan Phillips Square seems to be taking a little longer than we initially expected, arriving piecemeal rather than with one big bang. The latest installment in the NPS saga ... read more

Sharp Decline in Sales Following CMHC Revamp

September 7, 2012 2:32 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
A recent news release from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) paints a precautionary picture of Canada’s two hottest real estate markets, especially ominous for first-time homebuyers. TREB has ... read more

New Renderings for Bazis' E Condos Provide Pedestrian Perspective

E Condos in Toronto by Bazis, RioCan and Roy Varacalli
September 7, 2012 11:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
We've seen a number of interesting proposals for the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood work their way through city planning in the past year, but few have caught our attention quite so much ... read more

Then and Now: Gerrard and Pape

Gerrard and Pape in Toronto, 1928
September 7, 2012 10:18 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Gerrard and Pape, looking north. July 10, 1928.' read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 7, 2012

September 7, 2012 10:06 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Ford Fest gets some extra muscle, Stintz flirts with contracting out TTC jobs, #FordCourt comes to a close, NDP picks up Kitchener-Waterloo and Target pops up downtown for TIFF. Toronto mayor’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ice Condominiums at York Centre

Lanterra and Cadillac Fairview's Ice Condominiums, Toronto.
September 7, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
When a building material is as ubiquitous as glass, it is critical that the quality of that material be excellent. The aversion of the architectural community to ornamentation has compounded this ... read more

180 Wellington Receives a Skin of Glass

Re-cladding of 180 Wellington Street West, Toronto
September 6, 2012 4:15 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Squat and unremarkable, the 12-storey office building at the corner of Wellington Street West and Simcoe Street is undergoing a transformation. Maximizing floor space by occupying every square ... read more

Excavation Work Continues at One Bloor East

One Bloor East, Toronto Condos, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects
September 6, 2012 3:08 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
These new photos taken yesterday by Forum member Jack Landau of Great Gulf Homes' and Hariri Pontarini Architects' One Bloor East show the progress being made on the tower's foundation. When ... read more

Condo Development For Former CHUM Building at 1331 Yonge

1331 Yonge Street, Toronto Condos, CHUM Building, Aspen Ridge, Quadrangle
September 6, 2012 2:53 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The development proposal for 1331 Yonge Street by Aspen Ridge Homes and Quadrangle Architects is beginning to take shape, with a couple of recently released renderings from Quadrangle. ... read more

Construction Begins on Crystal at Pinnacle Uptown

Crystal at Pinnacle Uptown in Mississauga, Pinnacle International, E.I. Richmond
September 6, 2012 2:25 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
It looks like work has officially begun at Pinnacle International’s 4.7-acre Crystal at Pinnacle Uptown development, located at Hurontario and Eglinton in Mississauga. The multi-phase development ... read more

Zoning Amendment and Staff Report Illuminate 592 Sherbourne

592 Sherbourne in Toronto by Diamondcorp with bKL, ERA Architects
September 6, 2012 11:19 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Earlier this summer an inside source sent UrbanToronto a provocative rendering for a proposed condominium development to be located at the intersection of Sherbourne and Selby, just south of Bloor ... read more

Then and Now: Gerrard, West of Main Street

Gerrard and Main in Toronto, 1915
September 6, 2012 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Gerrard looking west from Main. September 23 1915. This part of Toronto has the feel of a small town to it.  Main street is out of view to the left of the picture - a walk up and down ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 6, 2012

September 6, 2012 10:32 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Hume on the Waterfront; An end to city funding for the Zoo?; TIFF 2012 begins tonight; Ford's day in court and other news:Hume: Waterfront development proceeds at a clip (Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Summer's Sunset

Sunset over downtown Toronto
September 6, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member Tomms, this photo shows a brilliant setting sun descending beneath the horizon. With the move into September, we are enjoying the last weeks of summer's heat. This fragile ... read more

445 King East Getting a Stylish New Occupant

Rendering of 445 King Street East, Toronto
September 5, 2012 4:26 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Interesting new infill replaces a very tired building at 445 King Street East in Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood. New occupant will be Italinteriors with design by &Co architects. read more

Sukkahville 2012 at Mel Lastman Square

Sukkanoe, part of Sukkahville 2012 at Mel Lastman Square, Toronto.
September 5, 2012 2:04 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
In support of afforable housing within the Greater Toronto Area, the Kehilla Residential Programme is showcasing the winners of a Sukkah pop-up design competition in Mel Lastman square from ... read more

Claude Cormier-Designed Fountain Arrives at the Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotel and Condo in Toronto by Menkes, Lifetime with aA
September 5, 2012 12:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
With the official opening in exactly one month, the finishing touches are being put in place at the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences. Today's Photo of the Day features an image of the ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge Street, North of Queen

Yonge Street north of Queen in Toronto, 1914
September 5, 2012 10:59 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  Yonge.  Looking N from just N of Queen.  Looks to be about 1914-ish Now.  May 2012. read more

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

September 5, 2012 9:48 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
City to move forward with Port Lands redevelopment; TTC bus stops set for a makeover; Rob Ford's legal problems; the best hot dogs in the city and more news: Court proceedings that could oust ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Carpet of Stone

Courtyard under construction at the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, Toronto
September 5, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A nod to Yorkville's reservoir of 19th century architecture, the "urban carpet" being laid at the base of the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences is a playful contradiction to the disciplined ... read more