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Council Greenlights Many New Developments Across Toronto

156 Front West is the tallest of the projects approved by Toronto City Council
September 2, 2014 6:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Labour Day and summer vacations have passed for another year and workers are returning to their desks at development firms across the GTA. At many of those firms, a brighter glow will be filling ... read more

A Trip Inside Urban Capital and ALIT's Nicholas Residences

September 2, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Urban Capital Property Group and ALIT Developments' Nicholas Residences has been topped out at the corner of St. Nicholas and St. Mary Streets for a few months now, and with ... read more

Topping Off August 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off August 2014
September 2, 2014 11:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With August now behind us, it is time to recap the month's top ten news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads at UrbanToronto. The last 31 days constituted one of our busiest ... read more

Bricks and Mortar add to The Berwick at Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
September 2, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a little while since we checked in on the construction progress of The Berwick and CityTowns by Andrin Homes and The Brown Group of Companies. The 17-storey, Page + Steele / ... read more

Sorbara Group's Beacon Condos Coming to North York

Beacon Condos, Toronto, Sorbara Group, Wallman Architects
August 29, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street's stretch through North York has been the site of some impressive growth over the past several years, a revitalization which shows little sign of slowing down any time soon. Sorbara ... read more

Canderel's Aura Condos at College Park Tests its Lighting Feature

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
August 28, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction of Canderel's Aura at College Park now in its late stages, we now have a much clearer picture of how the 78-storey, Graziani + Corazza ... read more

Morguard's The Heathview Closing in on Completion

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
August 28, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the construction of Morguard's The Heathview, and in the time since our last visit one month ago, much more work has been done on the twin ... read more

Continued Growth at Backstage On The Esplanade

Backstage Esplanade, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint, Page + Steele, Toronto
August 28, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crews are working away at the site of Backstage On The Esplanade, a 36-storey condominium by developers Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint ... read more

Checking Out the Podium at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East

Bay Adelaide East tower, Brookfield Properties, KPMB, Adamson Associates
August 26, 2014 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently attended a tour of the east tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre, held by the Council on Tall Buildings an Urban Habitat (CTBUH). In the first ... read more

City Council Approves $30M Raptors Practice Facility

High Performance Basketball Development and Training Centre, MLSE, Raptors
August 25, 2014 6:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto Raptors' recent post-season run generated a lot of new fans and overall interest in the team, and despite a heartbreaking game 7 defeat, excitement and buzz for the coming season ... read more

A Look Inside Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB, Adamson Associates, Brookfield, Toronto
August 25, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto has been closely following the steady growth of the east tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre. Designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson ... read more

Sheraton's Toronto Flagship Hotel Announces Major Renovation

Sheraton, Toronto, Renovation
August 25, 2014 10:35 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Downtown Toronto's Sheraton Hotel looks north on Queen Street West opposite City Hall, Osgoode Hall and Old City Hall. Given its location it is probably one of the most seen buildings in the city. ... read more

Hard Hat Tour of Ryerson University's Student Learning Centre

Work continues on the Student Learning Centre. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 22, 2014 5:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The 155,000 square-foot Ryerson University Student Learning Centre at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets in Downtown Toronto continues to impress as it move towards completion. We had the ... read more

Pinstriping Downtown in Green at RBC WaterPark Place III

RBC WaterPark Place III, WZMH Architects, DTAH, Oxford Properties, Toronto
August 22, 2014 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction wrapping up over the next few months on Oxford Properties' WaterPark Place III, some final aesthetic and functional touches are being applied to the 30-storey, ... read more

Podium Levels in Place at Lifetime's INDX Condos

INDX Condos, Lifetime, Centrecourt Developments, Page+Steele/IBI Group
August 22, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to Canada's biggest economic players, most based out of massive office towers that clear out by sundown. Condominium development is a relatively new thing in ... read more

Qube Condos Brings Mid-Rise to The Queensway at Royal York

Qube Condos by Romanov Romanov for First Avenue Properties
August 22, 2014 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments are becoming more and more popular in Toronto thanks to the City's Avenues plan, which encourages density and vitality in the form of residential buildings with ground ... read more

Site Cleared for Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Condos in Roncesvalles

About half of the sales centre is taken down. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 21, 2014 10:57 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Construction is imminent at 383 Sorauren Avenue, the 10-storey boutique condominium in Toronto's Roncesvalles neighbourhood as demolition of the sales centre on site began this past ... read more

Excavation Continues to Make Progress at Concert's 88 Scott

88 Scott Street condos, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
August 20, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the transition zone between Toronto's primarily business-oriented Financial District and mixed-use St. Lawrence neighbourhood, excavation continues to make progress at the site of Concert ... read more

Thompson Residences Soon to Top Off on King Street West

Thompson Residences, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Freed Developments, Toronto
August 20, 2014 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a while since we last checked in on the construction progress of Freed Developments' Thompson Residences, a mid-rise condominium development currently rising from the ... read more

Touring the Unique Interiors of CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Spacious balconies lend to great views of the city. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 19, 2014 4:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Our recent tour of the 47-storey CHAZ Yorkville Condos continues with a look at some of the interior finishes and units. The previous article, showcasing the variety of views the building offers, ... read more