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ERA Architects' Graeme Stewart Talks Heritage This Friday

Heritage, Creative Mornings, Graeme Stewart, Toronto
July 7, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This July, "Creative Mornings," a recurring 'breakfast lecture series' aimed at the creative community, has taken on the theme of heritage. Creative Mornings offer not just valuable insight and ... read more

Bresler's Parliament Street Data Centre Tops Off

Parliament Street Data Centre, Bresler, WZMH Architects, Toronto
July 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work continues on developer Bresler's Parliament Street Data Centre, a five-storey, 22,000-square-meter data facility which will soon serve as the new TR2 IBX Data ... read more

Cranes In Place at Globe and Mail Centre Construction Site

Globe and Mail Centre, King Street East, Diamond Schmitt, First Gulf, Toronto
July 7, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new office building has just met an early milestone on King Street East, with both tower cranes now in place at First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre, a 17-storey, Diamond Schmitt ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City council to vote on candidates vying to fill vacant seats; Former aide to Karen Stintz backs LRT plan; Why Waterfront Toronto is a good investment; and more news... Doug Ford’s ‘jihad’ ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canada Day in Toronto

Photo of the Day, Canada Day fireworks
July 7, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week marked our nation's 147th birthday, and Canada Day celebrations rocked the night sky around Toronto for the annual occasion. Today's Photo of the Day, which comes to us from Katrin Ray ... read more

Continued Progress on the Revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square

July 4, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square attracts over 1.5 million visitors annually, and that number is growing at a rate that mirrors growth throughout the region. With the ... read more

Heritage Toronto Offering a Variety of Summer Tours

Tour of Wychwood Barns and St. Clair West. Image by Marcus Mitanis, 06/22/2014
July 4, 2014 1:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Heritage Toronto is offering a series of walking, bike, bus and boutique tours throughout the summer until the end of October. Since 1949, Heritage Toronto has helped promote the city's vast ... read more

LeMine and Devron's The Academy Sells Out after VIP Preview

The Academy, Lemine Investment Group, Devron Developments, UTSC
July 4, 2014 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After an impressive investor-driven marketing campaign and a whirlwind launch, LeMine Investment Group and Devron Developments' The Academy at Morningside Avenue and Ellesmere ... read more

Lash Group's Cloud9 Condos Approaching Grade in Rexdale

Cloud9 Condominiums, Lash Group, Carttera Private Equities, Richmond Architects
July 4, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Progress is being made at the construction site of Cloud9 Condominiums, a new 260-suite development in Rexdale by the Lash Group Of Companies and Carttera Private Equities. ... read more

Urban Capital Partners with Graham Hill and Claude Cormier at RC3

River City 3, RC3, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Claude Cormier
July 4, 2014 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Next summer, the West Don Lands will play host to countries from across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean for the 2015 Pan Am Games. The new mixed-use neighbourhood is still in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Deaf restaurant offers edible lessons in sign language; TTC reports nearly 18,000 crashes since 2009; Father of autistic man files complaint against Doug Ford; and more news... Rob Ford’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Out With the Old

Photo of the Day, Regent Park revitalization, Toronto
July 4, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The multi-phased redevelopment of Regent Park is breathing new life into the now de-stigmatized community thanks to the new market condominium towers and affordable housing developments ... read more

Landscaping and Tree Planting Under Way at June Callwood Park

June Callwood Park, gh3, City of Toronto
July 3, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues on a new park in Toronto's rapidly densifying Fort York community. The City of Toronto's June Callwood Park, designed by landscape ... read more

Quartz and Spectra Top Off in Concord CityPlace

Quartz, Spectra, Concord CityPlace, RAW Design, Toronto
July 3, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Concord Adex's master-planned condominium community, CityPlace, continues to grow with the addition of Quartz and Spectra, 41 and 39-storey condominium towers by RAW ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Trump International Hotel and Tower

Throwback Thursday, Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto
July 3, 2014 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recently completed Trump International Hotel and Tower opened its doors in 2012, but this skyscraping development traces its lineage back to the turn of the 21st century, when it was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014 7:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford claims 'shirtless jogger' used 'racial slurs' against mayor; The Grid folds; Art duo chart out Don River's historic channel; and more news... Rob Ford says he was addict long before ... read more

Photo of the Day: Taking in the View

Photo of the Day
July 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is known as much for its busy sidewalks as its high-rise office towers. Bustling streets and busy office building lobbies hint at the low availability of office space ... read more

Toronto's 99th Public Library Now Open at Bathurst and Fort York

Fort York Public Library, Library District Condominiums, KPMB, Toronto
July 2, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's newest public library is now open at Fort York Boulevard and Bathurst Street, beside the base of Context Development's Library District Condominiums. The 16,000 square-foot ... read more

Heritage Toronto Unveils Two Don River Commemorative Plaques

The two plaques are officially unveiled. Image by Marcus Mitanis, 2014/06/25
July 2, 2014 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Joined by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Waterfront Toronto, Scotiabank and Councillor Pam McConnell, Heritage Toronto unveiled two plaques on June 25 commemorating the role of the ... read more

Topping Off June 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off June 2014
July 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The month of June brought us the official start of Summer, but also plenty of news, new projects and Forum discussions. To recap the last month on UrbanToronto, we have compiled the top ten news ... read more