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EllisDon Innovating With Concrete To Yield More Interesting Forms

SCC Under Pressure Teams (CNW Group/EllisDon Corporation)
September 23, 2014 4:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over the past six decades, EllisDon has built some of Canada's most significant buildings, including the SkyDome, and many of the projects we follow these days on UrbanToronto are being built by ... read more

Province to Allow Wood Frame Buildings up to Six Storeys

wood framed construction, OBC
September 23, 2014 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments are becoming increasingly common in Toronto, thanks in part to new municipal guidelines encouraging intensification of the city's arterial roads, ... read more

Freed Celebrates the Start of Construction on Sixty Colborne

Johnson Chou, Peter Clewes, Ryan Rabinovich, Peter Freed, Jeff Murva, Silke Stad
September 22, 2014 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Peter Freed and his firm Freed Developments along with Carttera Private Equities celebrated the start of construction on their distinctive Sixty Colborne on September 18 at the site of the ... read more

Construction of The Madison Gaining Momentum on Eglinton East

The Madison, Madison Homes, Kirkor Architects, Eglinton, Toronto
September 19, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Eglinton area is bursting at the seams with new development. In anticipation of the new Crosstown LRT line, several new construction projects are adding significant density to this ... read more

Aspen Ridge Homes' Studio1 Condo Tops Off on Richmond

Studio Richmond Street Downtown Toronto Condos Aspen Homes
September 19, 2014 11:42 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
In Toronto's Entertainment District, the Richmond Street corridor is quickly becoming one of our most intensely urban streets as several new projects are being constructed. Making a big impact to ... read more

Rezoning Application Seeks 45-Storey Addition to LuCliff Place

700 Bay Street, LuCliff Place, Toronto
September 19, 2014 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The owners of LuCliff Place at 700 Bay Street have filed a rezoning application with Toronto's Planning Department, seeking a 45-storey addition at the west end of the property. LuCliff Place ... read more

Rockport's The Nest Soon to Take Flight in Hillcrest Village

The Nest Condos, Toronto, RAW Design, Rockport Group
September 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's condominium renaissance is changing the city in some very noticeable ways, and it's not always through adding skyscrapers: the time of the mid-rise development has arrived. Planned for ... read more

Tableau Upping the Entertainment District's Design Ante

Tableau Condominiums, UrbanCapital, Malibu Investments, Alit, Wallman
September 17, 2014 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
During the frenzy of interviews and red carpet appearances at the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, many international celebrities commented on the dramatic changes they noticed in ... read more

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