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Finishing Touches Coming Together at Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
September 16, 2014 5:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are several projects under construction east of the downtown core, and we have been paying close attention to Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide, under construction right next door to ... read more

Cumberland Terrace Redevelopment Phase 1 Submitted to City

2 Bloor West redevelopment of Cumberland Terrace, Toronto, Oxford Properties
September 15, 2014 5:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto's Planning Department has received a submission by Oxford Properties concerning the redevelopment of the Cumberland Terrace site, specifically the first phase of the ... read more

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

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

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

Construction Transforming RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre

Yonge Eglinton Centre, RioCan, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
September 10, 2014 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge and Eglinton is changing fast, and with a new transit line and thousands of new residents on the way in the coming years, RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre is getting a facelift in ... read more

Athletes at Home in Toronto's 2015 Pan Am Games Aquatics Centre

2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games, Norr Architects
September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) located at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus began operating this week. Under the official name “CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Aquatics Centre and ... read more

St. Clair West to Get Mid-Rise Addition with ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
September 10, 2014 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Towards the end of August, we highlighted a selection of new projects to watch out for in September, and as promised, details are beginning to emerge on many of the developments we introduced. One ... read more

The Selby to Rise 49 Storeys Above Sherbourne and Bloor

The Selby by BKL Architecture for Cityzen, Fernbrook and Diamond Corp.
September 9, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ever since renderings first appeared on a City of Toronto Planning Department webpage over a year ago, UrbanToronto readers have been eagerly anticipating the redevelopment of the ... read more

U of T to Create Cultural Complex on Planetarium Site

Existing state of the former McLaughlin Planetarium. Image by Google Maps.
September 9, 2014 12:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The fate of the McLaughlin Planetarium looks to be sealed as the University of Toronto has announced plans to create a cultural complex at 90 Queen's Park Crescent. The planetarium, which closed ... read more

Excavation Progressing for Yorkdale's Nordstrom Expansion

Yorkdale Shopping Centre, AIMCo, Oxford Properties, MMC Architecture, Toronto
September 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
AIMCo and Oxford Properties' Yorkdale Shopping Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and after a half century of success and a number of expansions, Yorkdale is ... read more

Touring Morguard's Fraternal Twin Heathview Rental Towers

The twin-towered Heathview complex. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
September 8, 2014 4:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Our last update on Morguard's The Heathview focused on the exterior work progressing on the twin-towered complex. A major milestone was reached when the south tower's crane was removed in ... read more

75 Mutual Joining Condo Developments near Dundas and Jarvis

75 Mutual Street Condos in a local context of new towers, Toronto
September 8, 2014 12:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
75 Mutual Street is the latest address to have a development application in play in the area surrounding the intersection of Dundas and Jarvis Streets on the east side of Downtown Toronto. read more

Lifetime Launches 'Connect and Capture' Social Media Campaign

The Bond condos, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
September 5, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bond is now well under construction in the Entertainment District, with concrete and steel now above grade, and Lifetime Developments, the developer behind the 40-storey ... read more

UrbanToronto Featured on CBC News

September 5, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday's news about the LCBO lands on Lake Shore Boulevard was covered by several media outlets, including us, and the possibilities for the site are grounds for quite a bit of excitement in ... read more

Second Phase of Women's College Hospital Taking Shape

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group Architects
September 4, 2014 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing on the second phase of Women's College Hospital, located between Grenville and Grosvenor Streets, west of Bay and east of University. The second phase is ... read more