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Abacus Lofts Brings Unique Angles to Dundas West

Abacus Lofts, DAZ, Quadrangle Architects, RAW Design, Toronto
August 13, 2014 12:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A site of now demolished auto repair shop on Dundas Street between Dovercourt and Ossington Avenues is being transformed by a mid-rise condominium, and the nearly topped-off concrete shell is ... read more

Second Last Dickinson Tower Coming Down At Regent Park

14 and 42 Blevins Place, Regent Park, Toronto
August 12, 2014 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The revitalization of Canada's largest public housing community recently moved on to its third phase, starting with the demolition of rows of townhouses at Shuter and River Streets on the east ... read more

Creative Thinking Adapts a King West Commercial Building

545 King St W, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, Hullmark Developments
August 12, 2014 11:05 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Another adaptive reuse project has won out in Downtown Toronto. The modest building at 545 King Street West is being rehabilitated by Hullmark and will see new restaurants and offices occupy its ... read more

Construction Transforming the Corner of Richmond and Peter

Picasso Condos, Tableau Condominiums, Queen Richmond Centre West, QRC
August 11, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District remains a bustling hive of new development, and right now the epicentre of all this work is the intersection of Richmond and Peter Streets, with three high-rise ... read more

Catching Up with Ryerson's Wild Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Snøhetta
August 11, 2014 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Ryerson Student Learning Centre (SLC), under construction on Yonge Street north of Dundas, continues to turn heads as more cladding covers the Snøhetta and Zeidler ... read more

Connecting The Dots On A Major New Toronto Development

45 Bay Redevelopment, Toronto, by Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines
August 9, 2014 5:05 am | by Craig White | Comments
There's nothing like a community of like-minded individuals to put a big story together before there's even a press release to refer to. Over the last few weeks rumours of a major redevelopment on ... read more

Swiss Cheese Roof Taking Shape on Ice Condos' East Tower

ICE Condos, Ïce, Lanterra, architectsAlliance, Toronto
August 8, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing condominium boom continues to reshape our city's skyline, and one of the most prominent additions to the classic skyline view from the Toronto Islands is Ïce ... read more

Twin 34-storey Towers at Broadway and Redpath Approved

95 Broadway, Sentinel (Broadway) Holdings Inc., Toronto
August 8, 2014 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A recent OMB (Ontario Municipal Board) hearing has determined the fate of a new twin-towered high-rise condominium development proposed for the intersection of Redpath and Broadway, just north of ... read more

Lower Floors Taking Shape at King + Condos

King + Condos, King Plus Development, TACT Architecture, ERA Architects
August 7, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work is progressing at the site of King Plus Development's King + Condos, a new condominium project rising at the southeast corner of King and Sherbourne. Designed by TACT ... read more

Revitalization of St. James Town Just Getting Under Way

Demolition of former retail space at 545-565 Sherbourne Street, image by android
August 6, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
St. James Town is known as Canada's most densely populated neighbourhood. Primarily comprised of mid 20th-century rental apartment buildings, pockets of revitalization within this low-income ... read more

OMB Approves Freed Developments' Sixty Colborne Condos

Sixty Colborne Condos, Toronto, by architectsAlliance for Freed Developments
August 6, 2014 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Ontario Municipal Board has approved by a zoning amendment application and the site plan for Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey condominium to be built at King Street East and Church Streets just ... read more

Revised Plan Reveals an Evolving Design for Alaska Condos

Alaska Condos, Will Alsop, Quadrangle Architects, Bianca Pollak, ALL Design
August 6, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plans have been resubmitted to the City Planning Department for Alaska Condos, a mid-rise condominium development proposed by developer Bianca Pollak for the corner of Yonge Street and ... read more

Approval Recommended for Mixed-Use Tower at King and Spadina

57 Spadina Avenue, Diamond Corp, Allied Properties REIT, Toronto
August 5, 2014 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Getting a development approved in Toronto is a lengthy and meticulous process. A development proposal for 57 Spadina Avenue designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects for Diamond ... read more

Approval Recommended for Two Major Office Towers Downtown

156 Front West, Cadillac Fairview, AS + GG, B+H Architects, Toronto
August 5, 2014 4:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Most of the new development we see across Toronto these days comes in the form of high-rise condominium towers, especially in the area surrounding Downtown. The condos are adding vitality to ... read more

Redevelopment Proposed for 60-Acre Celestica Site in Don Mills

Celestica, re-zoning, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
August 5, 2014 11:20 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
The largest redevelopment proposal triggered to date by the construction of the Crosstown LRT has been received by the City of Toronto. Electronics manufacturer Celestica ... read more

City Recommends Approval of Revised College and Huron Proposal

231-237 College Condos Toronto by Shiu Pong and Kirkor Architects
August 1, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A proposed condominium redevelopment of a site at College and Huron Streets is one step closer to fruition, with the City's Planning Department now recommending the approval by Council of recently ... read more

Hotel X Construction Will Make A Difference At This Year's 'Ex'

Hotel X, Library Hotel Collection, Brookfield Multiplex, NORR Architects
August 1, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With August now upon us, many Torontonians are counting down to the start of the 2014 Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), a longstanding Summer tradition in the city. Attendees of this year's ... read more

Topping Off July 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2014
August 1, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been another busy month in the development world, with several new proposals, announcements and plenty of construction progress on the various projects being built around the city. To ... read more

Catching up with Morguard's The Heathview

The Heathview, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Morguard, Toronto
July 31, 2014 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
When we last checked in on The Heathview, Morguard's twin-towered rental complex under construction near Bathurst and St. Clair, the crane had just been removed from the north tower of ... read more

Erin Mills Town Centre Reaches Redevelopment Milestone

Erin Mills Town Centre Toronto Ontario Canada Shopping
July 31, 2014 3:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Lying to the west of Toronto, Erin Mills Town Centre shopping mall is undergoing a major renovation. Until recently, the 25-year old complex had not been substantially updated since its opening in ... read more