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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

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

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

Aviva Canada to Move to Downtown Markham

Aviva Canada, Downtown Markham, image courtesy of the Remington
March 5, 2014 6:28 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Insurance company Aviva Canada will be moving from Scarborough in 2017 to a new office building in Downtown Markham, a multi-year 243-acre project by The Remington Group to bring a vibrant, ... read more

Cladding Making The Difference At The Yorkville Condominiums

Yorkville Condos Lifetime Developments Toronto Condos
March 4, 2014 6:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Tucked away on Davenport Avenue at McMurrich Street, a new condominium tower is rising in Toronto's posh Yorkville neighbourhood. The Yorkville Condos from Lifetime Developments is getting ... read more

First 'Offices' Open At Bay Adelaide East

Bay Adelaide East Street Toronto Downtown Core Financial District
March 4, 2014 12:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Although the building won't to be completed until late 2015, it looks like the first 'offices' have opened at Bay Adelaide East - construction offices that is! In this case it seems two portable ... read more

One Bloor East's Podium Moves Upward, Sees Glazing Installed

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Tucker HiRise
March 3, 2014 6:45 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
In our last update on the progression of Great Gulf's One Bloor East development, crews were hastily working on the lower floors that made up part of the the 75-storey building's podium. A few ... read more

BLVD and Lifetime Developments Open Up 'The Code' Condos

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
March 3, 2014 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Anyone who is familiar with St. Clair West between Spadina and Russell Hill Road will know about Sir Winston Churchill Park. Stretching along the south side of the avenue here, accessible via the ... read more

Topping Off February 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

156 Front Street West, AS+GG Architects, B+H Architects, Toronto, downtown
March 3, 2014 4:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
February was quite exciting UrbanToronto. To round up the highlights of the last month, we have collected the 10 most popular news stories, forum threads, and dataBase files of November. 156 Front ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condominiums Moving Forward On All Fronts

The Daniels Corporation, HighPark Condominiums, High Park, Toronto
February 28, 2014 7:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It may be crazy cold at the moment, and more people may be hibernating this winter than would be in a regular year, but the polar vortex has not stopped everything from happening in this town. ... read more

Bazis and Plaza Launch 1 Yorkville Condos

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, TMG, Varacalli, ERA, NAK Design, Toronto, midtown
February 28, 2014 5:50 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Bazis Inc. and Plaza, developers behind the slender metallic tower at 1 Yorkville, held an event celebrating the launch of the project at their presentation gallery at 162 Cumberland Avenue near ... read more

Sustainable Design a Key Component of DUKE Condos

Quadrangle, Duke Condos, TAS Design Build
February 28, 2014 2:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
UrbanToronto’s Stephanie Calvet sat down with Michelle Xuereb, architect and sustainability strategist at Quadrangle Architects, to discuss the green aspects of DUKE Condo’s design. The ... read more

Allied Properties REIT Brings Office Space to Downtown West

Rendering of 620 King West
February 28, 2014 12:50 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
When it comes to the development of office space in Downtown Toronto, a few big names spring to mind: Brookfield; Oxford; Cadillac Fairview. Perhaps lesser known, but no less active in Downtown ... read more

Plaza's Ivory on Adelaide Goes for Drama on Contrasted Exterior

Ivory on Adelaide, Plaza, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
February 27, 2014 6:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a very close eye on Plaza’s Ivory on Adelaide for quite some time now, and you can't blame us as the construction is occurring just a few dozen feet outside the UrbanToronto ... read more

Taking Form: New Development at Thompson Residences

Thompson Residences, Freed Developments, Toronto
February 27, 2014 5:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
When we last reported on Freed Development's Thompson Residences in January, only the skeleton of the first floors of both the King Street and Stewart Street buildings were completed. ... read more

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Sees Further Progress

Studio, Studio 2, Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle Architects, Mike Niven Interior
February 27, 2014 3:40 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Aspen Ridge Home's Studio and Studio2 between Simcoe and Nelson streets in the city's Entertainment District has seen a steady pace of development despite this long and bitterly cold winter ... read more

Emerald Park Condos Making an Impact at Yonge and Sheppard

Emerald Park Condos, Bazis, Metropia, Plazacorp, Varacalli, NYCC
February 26, 2014 6:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The continuing densification of Yonge and Sheppard in North York has taken a great leap forward over the past couple of years, thanks to projects like Metropia, Bazis and Plaza’s Emerald Park ... read more