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Photo of the Day: Spadina

Photo of the Day, Spadina
July 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easily one of Toronto's most lively and exciting thoroughfares, Spadina Avenue is known for its cultural importance as the epicenter of the city's Chinese community, along with countless ... read more

Transformation Begins In Toronto's Alexandra Park Community

Sonny Atkinson's community building commemorated in an Alexandra Park mural
July 16, 2014 4:30 pm | by Ingrid Hart | Comments
The sun is setting on the the old Alexandra Park community and the residents that remain here are keeping watch as our neighbourhood begins its massive 10-15 year planned revitilization.  A ... read more

Excavation Continues at Plaza's Musee and Harhay's One Eleven

Musée condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto, oneeleven, Harhay
July 16, 2014 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The corner of Bathurst and Adelaide is changing fast, and an entire city block is being excavated as crews dig down to make way for both Plaza's Musée Condos and Harhay's ... read more

Ireland Park Officially Reopens to the Public on Bathurst Quay

Ireland Park is now open after four years of closure. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After four years of construction which left Éireann Quay at the foot of Bathurst Street inaccessible, Ireland Park has finally reopened to the public. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly was joined ... read more

Tango2 Soon to Top Off in Concord Park Place

Concord Park Place, Tango2, Page + Steel / IBI Group, Toronto
July 16, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday, we took a look at Tango, part of Concord Adex's 45-acre, master-planned 'Concord Park Place' community that aims to add a total of about 7,500 new residents to the Sheppard and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto makes $35K from auction of old street signs; Ireland Park reopens to public after four years of isolation; Rob Ford’s first debate since rehab a heated, raucous ... read more

Photo of the Day: Warm Glow

Photo of the Day, CN Tower
July 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the launch of our new and improved Flickr pool earlier this year, we have been seeing a steady stream of top notch urban photography, making for some very visually appealing Photo of the Day ... read more

Downtown Condos Now Complete at Portland and Wellington

Downtown Condos at Wellington West Toronto by Parallax Investment and &Co Arch
July 15, 2014 6:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We stopped by the site of Parallax Investment Corporation's Downtown Condos at Wellington West to check in on the recently completed condominium development at Portland and Wellington ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condominiums Growing Amidst the Green

The view of HighPark Condominiums from High Park, Toronto
July 15, 2014 3:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Daniels HighPark Condominiums is slowly growing into the sky on Bloor Street West, halfway between Keele and High Park subway stations, and pretty much surrounded by greenery on all sides. The ... read more

90 Niagara Offers Alternative to High-Rise Living Downtown

90 Niagara condos, Giannone Petricone, Fieldgate Homes, Toronto
July 15, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demand for housing in Downtown Toronto remains high, and much of that need is being met by the high-rise towers we see populating areas like the Entertainment District and CityPlace. ... read more

Construction of Tango at Concord Park Place Nearing Completion

Concord Park Place, Tango, Page + Steel / IBI Group, Toronto
July 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a dozen years since the Sheppard subway went into service, and in the time since the transit line opened to the public, the suburban stretch of Sheppard Avenue East in North York has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Olivia Chow vows to press Ottawa for ban on handguns; Ford brothers baffle with their logic on Crosstown transit project; Overcrowded streetcars, disinterested drivers ... read more

Photo of the Day: City Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
July 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For yesterday's Photo of the Day, we highlighted an amazing aerial image of downtown Toronto captured by Mafaldaboy on a recent flight over the city. That shot wasn't the only great aerial photo ... read more

Excavation Progressing at Concert's 88 Scott Street

88 Scott Street condos, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
July 14, 2014 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The excavation at the site of Concert Properties' 88 Scott, a 58-storey, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium tower soon to rise from the corner of ... read more

Tower Floors Rising at Backstage on The Esplanade

Backstage Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint, Page + Steele, Toronto
July 14, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Located across the street to the south of the Sony Centre and L Tower, the construction of Backstage On The Esplanade by developers Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook ... read more

299 Roehampton Avenue Bringing New Rentals to Midtown

Construction at 299 Roehampton as of July 14, 2014, Toronto
July 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Just to the northeast of Eglinton and Mount Pleasant Avenues is the corner of Roehampton and Rawlinson Avenues. To the east are single family homes and to the north is Northern Secondary School, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014 7:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Eglinton redevelopment project part of the ‘war on cars,’ Ford brothers say; How Han Dong painted Trinity-Spadina Liberal red; Fort York hopes music fests and fun events ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flying Over Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, aerial view
July 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been treated to some amazing photography over the past couple of days, courtesy of Forum member and Flickr contributor Mafaldaboy, who recently took a flight over the city and ... read more

The Berwick and Citytowns Making Progress near Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns, Andrin Homes, Brown Group, Page + Steele/IBI Group
July 11, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of The Berwick and CityTowns by Andrin Homes and The Brown Group of Companies, a 17-storey, Page + Steele / IBI ... read more

Heritage Toronto Honours Cecil Street with Commemorative Plaque

The plaque is officially unveiled, image by Marcus Mitanis
July 11, 2014 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Heritage Toronto and the Ontario Jewish Archives unveiled a plaque on Wednesday commemorating the history of institutions on Cecil Street, located just east of Spadina Avenue and south of College ... read more