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Photo of the Day: Summer Evening

Photo of the Day, CNE, Humber Bay
August 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have had a very mild Summer so far, but looking at today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Oscar Flores, the scene seems like a typical Toronto Summer ... read more

Stuart Reid's Union Station Art Encourges TTC Riders to Engage

Stuart Reid, Zones of Immersion, TTC, Union Station Revitalization
August 21, 2014 3:25 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto's Union Station is the focus of several concurrent restoration, renovation, and redevelopment schemes meant to give the city's Downtown gateway a major facelift and boost its capacity ... read more

Shayne Dark's 'Double Take' Public Art Installed at X2 Condos

X2 Condominiums, Lifetime, Great Gulf Homes, Wallman Architects, Toronto
August 21, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the intersection of Jarvis and Charles, X2 Condominiums is now in the process of topping off with structural work being completed on the mechanical penthouse above the 49th ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Charles and St. Thomas

Throwback Thursday, Charles and St. Thomas
August 21, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood continues to see dramatic growth in the form of new high-rise residential towers. Back on April 13, 2003, the northeast corner of Charles and St. Thomas ... read more

Site Cleared for Gairloch's 383 Sorauren Condos in Roncesvalles

About half of the sales centre is taken down. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 21, 2014 10:57 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Construction is imminent at 383 Sorauren Avenue, the 10-storey boutique condominium in Toronto's Roncesvalles neighbourhood as demolition of the sales centre on site began this past ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Is Karen Stintz dropping out of Toronto mayoral race?; Toronto’s executive committee approves construction of $30M basketball training facility for Raptors; Mayor Ford’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridged

Photo of the Day, Humber Bay Arch Bridge,
August 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a very interesting design and a skyline backdrop, the Humber Bay Arch Bridge is a very popular spot for photographers in the GTA. Most photographers take a traditional head-on approach when ... read more

KobenHavn's ParkLane Coming Soon to Port Credit Waterfront

ParkLane, Turner Fleischer Architects, KobenHavn, Mississauga
August 20, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
These days new lakefront property in the GTA usually comes in the form of high-rise condominiums, like those seen rising on the shores of Humber Bay or on Downtown's central waterfront. While the ... read more

Excavation Continues to Make Progress at Concert's 88 Scott

88 Scott Street condos, Toronto, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group
August 20, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the transition zone between Toronto's primarily business-oriented Financial District and mixed-use St. Lawrence neighbourhood, excavation continues to make progress at the site of Concert ... read more

Thompson Residences Soon to Top Off on King Street West

Thompson Residences, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Freed Developments, Toronto
August 20, 2014 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been a while since we last checked in on the construction progress of Freed Developments' Thompson Residences, a mid-rise condominium development currently rising from the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Island airport activist bids for Toronto council seat; TTC endorses a wish list of improvements to ‘save’ public transit, but next council will need to approve ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Second Platform

Photo of the Day, Union Station second platform
August 20, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday's opening of the TTC's Union Station second platform marked a major step forward in the modernization of the 60-year-old subway station, and several commuter-slash-photographers were on ... read more

Touring the Unique Interiors of CHAZ Yorkville Condos

Spacious balconies lend to great views of the city. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 19, 2014 4:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Our recent tour of the 47-storey CHAZ Yorkville Condos continues with a look at some of the interior finishes and units. The previous article, showcasing the variety of views the building offers, ... read more

Carpenters Annual Apprentice Competition On This Weekend

August 19, 2014 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A few days remain until the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) holds their 22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition at Roundhouse Park, located immediately ... read more

Construction at Daniels HighPark Condos Makes for Fun Viewing

Daniels Corporation, HighPark Condominiums, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
August 19, 2014 11:50 am | by Craig White | Comments
HighPark Condominiums by The Daniels Corporation is growing noticeably now on Bloor Street across from the famous park, and can be seen from a distance beginning to poke above its surroundings. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 19, 2014

August 19, 2014 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary neck-and-neck in 'liveability' ranking; TTC riders on their first impressions of new Union platform; Toronto’s ‘exploding’ raccoon ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Beacon

Photo of the Day, weather beacon
August 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Before we had smartphones, social media and 24-hour news, knowing what the weather had in store for the day wasn't anywhere near as easy as it is today. If you were to find yourself in mid ... read more

New PATH Bridge Installed Above Lake Shore Boulevard

PATH bridge rests above Lake Shore. Image by WZMH Architects.
August 18, 2014 9:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
There has been a tremendous amount of development south of Front Street in the Southcore district. As new buildings continue to be constructed, there needs to be appropriate infrastructure to ... read more

Work Continues on Markham's Pan Am Centre as Games Approach

Atos Pan Am / Parapan Am Centre, Markham
August 18, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now less than one year away from the 2015 Pan and Parapan Am Games, which will hit the Greater Toronto Area next Summer. As the clock ticks down to the western hemisphere's premiere ... read more

Taking in the CHAZ CLUB and Views from the Bloor-Yorkville Condo

August 18, 2014 1:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Charles Street has become a hub of construction activity in recent years. Its proximity to Yorkville, one of Canada's top shopping districts, is attractive to buyers who want to be close to the ... read more