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Construction Progressing at the Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, First Gulf, Toronto
October 31, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a few months since we checked in on the progress of First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre. When we last visited the site of the 17-storey, Diamond Schmitt ... read more

East VS West: Intelligent Discussion on a Not So Important Topic

River City, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte, West Don Lands, Toronto
October 31, 2014 11:05 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Saucier + Perrotte Architects-designed River City plan is reshaping a part of Toronto's East side, bringing thousands of new residents to an area that was once abandoned industrial lands. With ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 31, 2014

October 31, 2014 7:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory says councillor support for SmartTrack will play role when he selects executive committee; Rob Ford’s 20-year-old nephew says he’ll make a good school trustee because he ... read more

Photo of the Day: Masked Protector

Photo of the Day, Spider-Man, skyline, Toronto
October 31, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have seen plenty of amazing shots from the photographers in Toronto's "rooftopping" community, most of which focus on the views found from the roofs of the city's high-rise buildings. In ... read more

New Renderings Detail the Building Formerly Known as 156 Front

156 Front West, 160 Front West, AS+GG, Cadillac Fairview
October 30, 2014 5:45 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Extravagant and en vogue designs have always seen their peaks and troughs. Elegantly executed simplicity, however, seems to remain at a nearly universally appreciated constant. One of the towers ... read more

High Performance Athletes Get a New Home at the Goldring Centre

Goldring Centre, Patkau Architects, MJM Architects, Varsity, UofT, Toronto
October 30, 2014 3:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Academics are undeniably at the core of university life. Caught in the midterm season, students have their heads buried in textbooks and notes with an ample amount of coffee standing by. Yet ... read more

Urbanation's Q3 Results Show Condo Sales Are On The Rise

Urbanation, Q3 Market Report, Toronto, Condominiums
October 30, 2014 12:50 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
The results are in and Toronto's condominium market is booming this quarter. Urbanation Inc., Toronto's leading research firm on the condominium market, released its Q3-2014 market results today. ... read more

Construction Progressing on Lifetime's The Bond

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
October 30, 2014 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District's transformation from a post-industrial rough-around-the-edges club district into a densely-populated mostly vertical mixed-use neighbourhood continues with the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The AGO

Throwback Thursday, AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
October 30, 2014 11:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There has been quite a bit of hype over the past couple of years regarding Mirvish + Gehry Toronto, a recently approved two-tower mixed-use development that will scrape the skies above King Street ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five of the biggest issues John Tory needs to tackle now that he’s made it to Toronto City Hall; The Search Is On for a New Toronto Police Chief; The continuing power of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcar on Queens Quay

Photo of the Day, Queens Quay, streetcar, TTC, Toronto
October 30, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC streetcars are once again running on Queens Quay Boulevard, and public transit riders have already started benefiting from the reintroduction of streetcar service. Our iconic streetcar fleet ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condos to Enjoy some of Toronto's Best Fall Views

East views at Daniels HighPark Condominiums, Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects
October 29, 2014 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As much as the people who know it love it—and that's a considerable number of people—High Park is probably still under-appreciated as one the great city parks. Not located as centrally as ... read more

Insider Q&A: Hunter Tura of Bruce Mau Design

Hunter Tura, Bruce Mau Design, Insider Q&A
October 29, 2014 3:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are several individual industries that work together in building our city. Developers, architects, planners, and public relations professionals are just some of the many professions working ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture: Tom Woolley of Rachel Bevan Architects

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture Series, Tom Woolley
October 29, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University's 2014-2015 lecture series continues tomorrow with a lecture titled "How to Make Sustainable Architecture and How Not to!", featuring architect Tom Woolley of Northern ... read more

Cladding Nearing Completion on The Heathview's South Tower

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
October 29, 2014 1:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is nearing completion at The Heathview, a pair of twin 30-storey rental towers by Morguard, currently topped off at the corner of Heath and Tweedsmuir, near St. Clair West ... read more

Vaughan Mills Expands with New Stores, Spaces, and Green Parking

Ivanhoé Cambridge, Vaughan Mills
October 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Zainab Habib | Comments
After first announcing their plans in January 2013, the Vaughan Mills shopping centre officially opened their 50 store expansion to the public on Thursday, October 23, 2014—unveiling 200,000 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto election results show a city split into three — but Ford support is thinning in Scarborough; Uniting a divided Toronto will be a key task for Tory’s transition ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline at Blue Hour

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
October 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto skyline changes by the day, giving urban enthusiasts a unique way of dating photographs of the city. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Details Start to Shape Daniels' HighPark Condominiums

Daniels HighPark Condominiums, Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects
October 28, 2014 8:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Daniels HighPark Condominiums is starting—just starting—to take on its final form on Bloor Street West across from the famous park in Toronto's West End. The slab for the 14-storey condominium's ... read more

Flat-Top Tower Crane Installed at Site of Tridel's Ten York Condos

Ten York Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, Toronto
October 28, 2014 5:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a while since we checked in on the construction progress of Tridel's Ten York, a 65-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium tower currently under ... read more