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First Capital and Empire Partnering on Yorkville Retail and Condo

3-storey glass cube retail podium shows one option for recognizing York Square
September 15, 2014 3:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over two years ago now we first heard about a new proposal by Empire Communities for the northeast corner of Avenue Road and Yorkville Avenue which would replace the existing low-rise ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture: Mandrup and Becker

Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science
September 15, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Wednesday September 17th, Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science will play host to guest speakers and celebrated architects Dorte Mandrup and Louis Becker.  Louis ... read more

VHL's 2150 Continues to Grow at Birchmount and Lawrence

2150 Condos, VHL Developments, Master Building Inc, Scarborough
September 15, 2014 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Soaring land prices in Downtown Toronto have led to a surge in high-density development in the city's surrounding suburbs, as home buyers look beyond the city core for better value. One such place ... read more

Parkside Village Residences Densify Mississauga's Square One Area

Parkside Village Residences, Amacon, Richmond Architects, Mississauga
September 15, 2014 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto isn't the only city in the GTA which is growing rapidly. With over a three quarters of a million people now living within its boundaries, Mississauga is no longer a sparsely inhabited ... read more

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

September 15, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pan Am Games tickets go on sale today; Doug Ford says ‘stay tuned’ as mayoral debate goes on without him; All eyes on Ward 2 with Rob Ford added to ballot; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: BMO Field

Photo of the Day, BMO Field
September 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Major upgrades are soon to get underway at BMO Field, home of the Toronto FC soccer team. Additional seating and a partially-enclosed roof will dramatically alter the stadium's capacity and ... read more

Join the Audience at Monday's Mayoralty Debate

September 12, 2014 5:15 pm | by Editor | Comments
If you have not been to a mayoralty debate yet and are looking to join an audience at one, you have a chance coming up this Monday evening. Right on the subway at St. Andrew station, the debate ... read more

Fort York Visitor Centre Opening Days Away

Fort York Visitor Centre, Patkau Architects, Kearns Mancini
September 12, 2014 3:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Designers of the new Fort York Visitor Centre gave a sneak peek of the new Toronto attraction yesterday, one week in advance of its official opening. The building is key to the planned ... read more

Sweeping Curves Impress at Great Gulf's Rising One Bloor East

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
September 12, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the construction of Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor East and so have many of our Forum contributors. It is hard not to keep an eye on this project ... read more

Stal and Identity Developments' O2 Toronto Rises Above Grade

O2 Toronto, Identity Developments, Stal Inc., Page + Steele / IBI Group
September 12, 2014 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Downtown Toronto's east side has been on the rise lately, and new condominium growth as well as future redevelopments promise a brighter future for the once rough-around-the-edges neighbourhoods ... read more

KG Group's 299 Roehampton Taking Shape Fast

299 Roehampton, KG Group, Kirkor Architects Planners, Toronto
September 12, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several new residential developments are currently under construction in the Yonge-Eglinton area, and among these projects, the growth of KG Group's 299 Roehampton Avenue has been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In-N-Out Burger pops up in Toronto — and sells out half an hour before store opening; Fort York visitor centre a welcome addition to Toronto’s heritage; Rob and Doug ... read more

Photo of the Day: Kajama

Photo of the Day, Toronto Harbour, Kajama, schooner
September 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A familiar sight on the Toronto waterfront, the three-masted schooner Kajama has been sailing the harbour since 1999. Formerly a cargo vessel, the Kajama was originally launched under the name ... read more

TTC Holding Open House at Hillcrest Facility to Benefit United Way

September 11, 2014 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC will be holding an open house event at its Harvey and Duncan Shops, located at the their Hillcrest facility at 1138 Bathurst Street this Saturday. Admission for the event is $5 for ... read more

Easton's Group Boosts Local Culture Near Developments

The Easton's Group TIFF Toronto Film Festival Stage Dundas Square Gardens
September 11, 2014 4:10 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
A short walk from Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square, Dundas Square Gardens is The Easton's Group's newest condominium development. Currently the site to the Hilton Garden Inn hotel, this building ... read more

Throwback Thursday: WaterPark Place

Throwback Thursday, RBC WaterPark Place III
September 11, 2014 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One by one, the parking lots of Downtown Toronto are disappearing. A few years ago, the largest concentration of surface parking lots could be found south of the rail tracks in what has come to be ... read more

Kingston&Co Condos to Celebrate Grand Opening This Weekend

Kingston&Co., TAS, Main and Main Developments, First Capital Realty, Teeple
September 11, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer TAS is gearing up for the launch of their new Kingston&Co Condominiums development this weekend, and the event will reach out to not just potential buyers, but also the surrounding ... read more

Join the UrbanToronto Team: Writing and Internship Positions Available

Window on Toronto, image by Jack Landau
September 11, 2014 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings or transportation issues? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic applicants who have an excellent command of the written word, know ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014 8:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Depoliticize Toronto-area transit planning, head of trade board urges; Toronto loves new streetcars, puts downtown relief first; Rob Ford in ‘good spirits’ after checking ... read more

Photo of the Day: Finding Light

Photo of the Day, lightning
September 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Summer storms usually have most of us staying indoors and out of danger, but for photographers, these storms offer a rare chance of capturing a lightning strike. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more