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Towering Sheraton Centre Set for a Facelift

Sheraton Hotel Toronto
February 27, 2013 5:30 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
The Sheraton Centre, a 43-storey brutalist landmark sitting across Queen Street from Toronto City Hall, is getting a facelift. The 41-year-old hotel will get new double-paned windows, ... read more

Aura at College Park Climbing Skyward

Aura at College Park Canderel Stoneridge Graziani + Corazza Architects Toronto
February 27, 2013 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aura at College Park, a mixed-use project by Canderel Stoneridge, is well on its way to becoming Canada’s tallest condominium development. Construction on the monolithic 78-storey tower has ... read more

Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East Site Getting Cleared Up

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB Architects, Adamson Associates
February 27, 2013 2:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Demolition of exisiting structures on the site of the Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower is ongoing. The planned 44-storey glass tower will be the second phase in the Bay Adelaide Centre project ... read more

Concourse Building Cleared for Redevelopment of 100 Adelaide West

Richmond Adelaide Centre Model, image by raype6
February 26, 2013 2:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The venerable Concourse Building on Adelaide Street in Toronto's Financial Core has been cleared of tenants so that redevelopment of the site can get underway. Oxford Properties has signed ... read more

Catching up with Andrin and Brown's Berwick Condos at Yonge & Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
February 26, 2013 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With bold, large-scale proposals like 2131 Yonge St. and 2221 Yonge St. rekindling interest in midtown Toronto’s residential developments, it is worth remembering that there are other projects ... read more

Updated 50 Bloor West Proposal To Include Public Rooftop Sky Park

February 25, 2013 5:20 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
As the redevelopment proposal for 50 Bloor Street West continues to make its way through Toronto's planning process, and we wait for news to come from the City and the developers on next ... read more

Massey Tower Brushes Against Resistance in the Approvals Process

February 25, 2013 3:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The approvals process for new buildings in Toronto is a laborious one. It is all but inevitable that a zoning amendment is required for new projects to make economic sense in most corners of ... read more

A Winter Preview of Eau du Soleil's Astounding Views

Empire Communities Eau du Soleil Zeidler Partnership E.I. Richmond Toronto
February 25, 2013 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Empire Communities' planned flagship project, Eau du Soleil, has been very well-received by condominium buyers, now one of 2012-13’s fastest selling residential developments with agreements ... read more

Architect Craig Webb Expands on plans for Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

Mirvish+Gehry, Toronto
February 22, 2013 7:55 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Close to five months since UrbanToronto first broke the story of the extraordinary Mirvish+Gehry development plan for Toronto's Entertainment District, a second public consultation regarding the ... read more

Pei Partnership Architects Design Condo With Quadrangle For Yonge & Eglinton

2221 Yonge by Pei Partnership Architects with Quadrangle Architects
February 22, 2013 11:30 am | by Craig White | Comments
Pei Partnership Architects of New York have made public their initial renderings for a 56-storey condominium tower they are designing with Toronto's Quadrangle Architects for 2221 Yonge Street ... read more

Construction Starting on Parliament Street Data Centre

Parliament Street Data Centre by WZMH Architects for Bresler
February 21, 2013 8:00 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Hoarding has gone up along the east side of Parliament Street just south of Front Street, and construction appears ready to begin on the site which was acquired as part of an unusual land swap ... read more

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Brings Culture and Condos Together

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Quadrangle Architects Aspen Ridge Homes Toronto
February 20, 2013 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With Mirvish+Gehry and OCAD University’s recent announcement of the 25,000 square-foot Princess of Wales Centre for Visual Arts, we turn our attention to another condominium development in the ... read more

Craig Webb of Gehry Architects Talks Evolving Mirvish+Gehry Plans

Cloud podium concept by Gehry Partners, Mirvish+Gehry Toronto
February 19, 2013 6:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When Dr. Sara Diamond announced the details of the Princess of Wales Centre for Visual Arts at OCAD University last week, more than mere numbers and practicalities were laid out for the audience ... read more

Great Gulf's Yonge + Rich Condos Coming to Downtown Toronto

Yonge + Rich, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Burdifilek, DHTA
February 19, 2013 3:20 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
A new high-rise to grace the Toronto skyline is on the way, a luxury living condo development, this one a 50-storey tower at 25 Richmond Street East. Yonge + Rich, a wordplay on its location ... read more

Construction at Alterra's Westwood Condos Reveals Unique Design

Crane for Westwood Condominiums by Alterra in Etobicoke
February 15, 2013 6:30 pm | by Khristopher Ranger | Comments
Construction is underway on Westwood Condominiums by Alterra central in Etobicoke, and from the photos below you'll see that this 6-storey project designed by EI Richmond Architects is not your ... read more

Residential Infill Developments Proposed Across North York

2800 Keele Street, suburban development in Toronto
February 15, 2013 4:35 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
UrbanToronto often focuses mainly on hectic pace of development within the city's downtown, but that doesn't mean that Toronto's building boom hasn't also benefitted the inner and outer ... read more

Details Emerge for OCAD U at Mirvish+Gehry Project

Mirvish+Gehry OCAD University Princess of Wales Centre for Visual Arts
February 14, 2013 8:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This morning, OCAD University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sara Diamond was joined by David Mirvish along with Craig Webb of Gehry Partners LLP, to unveil more detailed plans for the ... read more

The Crane Goes Up for CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Chaz Yorkville Condos Page+Steele/IBI Group Edenshaw Homes 45 Charles Ltd
February 14, 2013 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just south of the bustling Yonge and Bloor intersection, Charles Street East has seen nearly constant construction activity for close to a decade now. Over the past few years this rapidly ... read more

Catching Up With Tridel's 300 Front Street West

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Claude Cormier  Toronto
February 13, 2013 6:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tridel’s 300 Front Street West, a 49-storey condominium at the corner of Front and John, is fast approaching its ultimate height of 157.9 meters (518 feet). With concrete now reaching above the ... read more

Hullmark Centre: Transforming North York's Skyline

Hullmark Centre, Toronto Condos, Tridel, Hullmark, Kirkor Architects
February 13, 2013 1:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Construction continues to progress on the highly anticipated Hullmark Centre by Tridel and Hullmark. Located at the corner of Yonge and Sheppard, this development by Kirkor Architects is ... read more