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Photo of the Day: North on the Avenue

 University Avenue, Toronto, skyscrapers
March 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Today's photo is a shot of University Avenue looking northward from the top of ICE Condos.  The black and white effect does a great job of emphasizing how the buildings of heights and ... read more

Reflective Glazing at RBC WaterPark Place III Updates Queens Quay

RBC WaterPark Place III, Oxford Properties, WZMH Architects, Toronto
March 11, 2014 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent onslaught of high-rise commercial developments in the Downtown core continues to redefine the Financial District's boundaries. As the phalanx of office buildings spreads beyond the core ... read more

Improving the Public Realm in Toronto's Financial District

The Northwest PATH extension will reduce vehicle lanes on York to Wellington
March 11, 2014 1:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
When most people think of Toronto's Financial District, they first think about the skyline and the gleaming bank towers which surround the intersection of King and Bay; most don't think about ... read more

Catching up with the Southcore Financial Centre and Delta Toronto

Southcore, Delta, GWL, bcIMC, Page+Steele/IBI Group, Toronto
March 11, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Condominium developments have taken centre stage in the race to redevelop Downtown Toronto's former rail lands, but in the up and coming 'Southcore' district, commercial developments are rising in ... read more

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

March 11, 2014 8:58 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
City of Toronto reevaluates priority neighbourhoods; hundreds line up at Honest Ed's for hand painted signs; Toronto food trucks parking on street sides a possibility; and more news. Losers and ... read more

Photo of the Day: More

TTC, 501, snow, Toronto, bay St. downtown, storm, 2014, city hall
March 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
An unrelenting, bitter cold winter has left many Torontonians longing for warmer temperatures. With the frozen season soon to give way to Spring, it is a bit easier to enjoy some of the beautiful ... read more

Progress at Cityzen and Fernbrook's Waterlink Condos at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27 Cityzen Fernbrook Homes architectsAlliance Toronto
March 10, 2014 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes’ Waterlink at Pier 27 has been drawing a lot of attention on Queens Quay just east of Yonge, both for its creative design and for the impressive ... read more

Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat Talks First Annual Report

2013 Development Review title page from the Toronto Planning Annual Report
March 10, 2014 4:58 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The City of Toronto’s Planning Division has had a very busy year. City Planning recently released their very first Annual Report which outlines the achievements of the past year and the priorities ... read more

Shiu Pong's Celsius Condos Reaching Its Final Height

Celsius Condos, Siu Pong, Kirkor Architects Planners, Land Art Design
March 10, 2014 1:38 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Shiu Pong Development’s Celsius Condos is a reserved mid-rise project that adds to the densification of the North York Centre strip. The latest in a series of developments transforming a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's age of aquarium: a new attraction fights the crowds, City to debut ‘sophisticated’ way to gauge neighbourhoods’ funding needs, and more... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridge of Light

Puente de Luz bridge, yellow, CityPlace, Concord Adex, Concord, Toronto
March 10, 2014 8:50 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
The yellow of the Puente de Luz Bridge catches your eye whether you travel into the city by rail or car. In this photo, by Matt M S in the Urban Toronto forum, you can see the view of CityPlace ... read more

Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Moving Forward with City Approval

New rendering of 383 Sorauren showing the changes as per the settlement
March 7, 2014 10:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In 2005 the Government of Ontario passed a planning act known as Places To Grow. We often reference the act on UrbanToronto as it is the piece of legislation most responsible for the way this city ... read more

Terraces Make the Transition at The Code Condos

The Code Condos, by Hariri Pontarini Architects for BLVD Developments, Lifetime
March 7, 2014 3:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Building upwards on Toronto's main Avenues has been City policy for several years now. Subject to intensification targets set by Ontario's Places To Grow Act, Toronto wants to direct the new ... read more

Phase 2 of Freed Redpath Development Outlined in Application

150 Redpath, Freed Developments, Phase 2, architectsAlliance, 155 Redpath
March 7, 2014 1:20 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Freed Developments has plans to develop a sister building to 155 Redpath Condos. To be called 150 Redpath Condominiums, it is the second phase of Freed’s Redpath development project and will be ... read more

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

March 7, 2014 11:48 am | by Editor | Comments
Ed’s hottest deal yet! Honest Ed’s is selling 1,000 of its iconic signs for charity on Monday, Toronto is 180 years old. Where's the birthday party? and more… read more

Photo of the Day: Sea of Windows

 Condominiums, Toronto, 'condo city'
March 7, 2014 1:45 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Today's photo helps to justify Toronto's contentious nickname, 'condo city.' Here we see a construction worker on a balcony nearly enveloped by a sea of windows from neighbouring buildings. ... read more

Allied REIT Proposes 48-Storey Union Centre at York & Front

Union Centre looking west
March 6, 2014 6:15 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
Last week UrbanToronto reported on Allied Properties REIT’s many upcoming office projects on the west side of downtown Toronto. Recently details have emerged for the largest of those ... read more

Lash Group's Cloud9 Boasts of Luxury at Affordable Prices

Cloud9, Lash Group Of Companies, Tanner Hill, Richmond Architects, Humber River
March 6, 2014 5:30 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
The Lash Group Of Companies, a development firm known for creating high-quality living spaces in Toronto with their 500 St. Clair West, 530 St. Clair West, and the Rushton on St. Clair Avenue ... read more

Fly Condos Hosts Rare Open House This Weekend

Fly Condos, Front Street, Empire Communities, Graziani + Corazza Architects
March 6, 2014 12:30 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Centrally located with a visually dynamic design and great amenities such as a roof deck, sauna, pool, movie and party rooms and gym, the Fly Condos will be open to all condo-hunters this ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 6, 2014

March 6, 2014 12:25 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto celebrates its 180th birthday; Olivia Chow is expected to join the mayoral race in less than two weeks; Toronto Zoo polar bear cub reveals his name; and more news.  Toronto Zoo polar ... read more