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Photo of the Day: Shrouded Tower

Photo of the Day, CN Tower
July 28, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower is hands-down Toronto's most recognizable and visible landmark. Its massive height provides not just a valuable waypoint for urban navigation, but also the ability to put visitors ... read more

Demolition Begins to Clear Way at MOD's Massey Tower Site

Massey Tower, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, 197 Yonge, Toronto
July 25, 2014 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition is officially under way in preparation for Yonge Street's next major landmark. MOD Developments' Massey Tower has generated significant interest since its launch, not just for ... read more

Environmental Standards Come To Toronto Rental Apartments

The CRBP banner hangs outside 7 St. Dennis Drive in North York. Image by Marcus
July 25, 2014 4:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
More than 500,000 people live in the hundreds of apartment complexes that spread across Toronto 630 square kilometres. On average, these  apartment residents use less water, energy, and ... read more

Pinnacle International Announces The PJ Condos at Pearl and John

The PJ Condos, Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
July 25, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With construction of Pinnacle International's Pinnacle on Adelaide closing in on completion, many have been wondering what is in the works for the parking lot across John Street to the east, ... read more

Exterior Finishing Up On RBC WaterPark Place III

RBC WaterPark Place III Oxford Properties WZMH Architects Toronto
July 25, 2014 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Commercial and office building development has taken a backseat to condominiums in our ongoing growth boom, but as more people move into our densifying core, the demand for new office space has ... read more

Mechanical Penthouse Has A Great View At Ocean Club Condos

July 25, 2014 11:15 am | by Craig White | Comments
Ocean Club Condos has been topped off for a few weeks now amongst its neighbouring towers in the quickly growing Humber Bay Shores neighbourhood of southeastern Etobicoke. Following the curve of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 8:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will co-op housing work on Toronto Islands?; Give Toronto officers body cameras and Tasers, lethal-force report says; John Tory seeks a ruling before election on integrity ... read more

Photo of the Day: Light Show

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, lightning, light show
July 25, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We get a lot of skyline shots submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool, and they all utilize creative and effective ways at distinguishing themselves from one another. Today's Photo of the ... read more

Kingston&Co Condominiums Revitalizing Kingston Road Village

Kingston&Co Condominiums Kingston Road Village Toronto Ontario East
July 24, 2014 4:35 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Kingston Road Village is one of Toronto's least known shopping and restaurant strips. This could be because it's hidden away on the east side of town to the north of The Beach. Kingston Road ... read more

Work Progressing on L Tower's Unique Interior Spaces

L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint, Daniel Libeskind, Toronto, Dominus
July 24, 2014 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Its size, design and prominence on the Toronto skyline has made Cityzen, Castlepoint, and Fernbrook Homes' L Tower a fan favourite in the architecture and development ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Shuter and Church

Throwback Thursday, 177 Church, Shuter, Jazz, Concert Properties
July 24, 2014 11:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The last several years have brought about countless high-rise developments in Toronto, permanently altering our cityscape with added density and height. At the corner of Shuter and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto inundated with complaints over Ford Fest; 416 area codes selling for thousands; Rob Ford, TTC CEO in conflict over sale of tunnel machines; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber Bay Arch

Photo of the Day, Humber Bay Arch Bridge
July 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built in 1994, the Humber Bay Arch Bridge is a well known landmark on the Etobicoke waterfront, popular with cyclists, pedestrians and photographers. The bridge was specially designed by ... read more

L Tower's Top Fitted With Windows, Filling Up With Equipment

Top of the L Tower, Toronto condo by Cityzen, Castlepoint, Fernbrook, Libeskind
July 23, 2014 5:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Few construction projects in Toronto had have the amount of scrutiny that Cityzen, Castlepoint, and Fernbrook Homes' L Tower has had. read more

Great Views at Graywood and Beaverhall's Ocean Club Condos

July 23, 2014 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Humber Bay area was known for years as the seedy Lake Shore motel strip, but like much of Toronto, recent years have transformed its landscape with new condominium development. Humber Bay ... read more

City Unveils Upgraded Transportation Operations Centre

City of Toronto transportation operations centre
July 23, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Increasing congestion and decreasing road safety have become a growing problem in Toronto, and more people are taking notice of the issue. As part of a greater plan to ease congestion and improve ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 7:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford far behind in polls; Metrolinx employees to get pay hike under pre-election deal; Inside Captain John's; and more news... Ford Fest denied liquor licence (Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Look Down

Photo of the Day, Absolute World
July 23, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga has come a long way in recent years, transforming from a suburban community of subdivisions and shopping malls, into an impressive urban centre. Mississauga is now the sixth largest ... read more

Steel Roof Frame Continues The Curves Atop Emerald Park

Emerald Park Condos, Bazis, Metropia, Plazacorp, Varacalli, NYCC
July 22, 2014 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely following the construction of Metropia, Bazis, Plaza's Emerald Park Condos, a development comprised of 42 and 33-storey towers ... read more

Diamond Schmitt-designed Office Progresses in the East Annex

17 Prince Arthur, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
July 22, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bloor-Yorkville area is currently one of the busiest development nodes in the city, with plenty of high-rise and mid-rise projects rising throughout the area. West of Yorkville's Avenue Road ... read more