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New Cycling Infrastructure Installed in Richmond-Adelaide Area

Looking east at the bicycle lane on Adelaide Street. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 30, 2014 2:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Slowly but surely, the City of Toronto is making important additions and enhancements to bicycle infrastructure in order to improve safety and provide an easier commute for cyclists. As part of a ... read more

The Mercer Condos Topping Off in the Entertainment District

The Mercer condos, Beaverhall Homes, Graywood Development, BBB, Toronto
July 30, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments' The Mercer is the latest high-rise condominium to top off among a growing ... read more

Tower Floors Rising from Tableau's Tabletop Podium

Tableau Condos, Urban Capital, Malibu, ALIT Developments, Wallman Architects
July 30, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The high concentration of construction in Toronto's Entertainment District keeps us coming back to the booming area for updates. The intersection of Richmond and Peter, once dominated by night ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cressy expected to bid for Toronto council; TTC driver letter recounts her run through a red light; Designers of controversial street light art project explain their ... read more

Photo of the Day: King Street Canyon

Photo of the Day, King Street canyon
July 30, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King Street is one of Toronto's densest thoroughfares, especially the stretch which passes through the Financial District. Many of the high-density office buildings which line King Street in the ... read more

Grange Park Makeover Breaths New Life into a Storied Park

Grange Park, AGO, OCAD University, Art Galllery of Ontario, PFS Studio
July 29, 2014 5:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Wealthy philanthropists, a booming economic base, and a population growth spurt might sound like a description of modern day Toronto. But this story has been told more than once over our city's ... read more

BSäR Group's Unique 12 Degrees Condos Topping Out

12 Degrees condos, BSaR Group of Companies, Core Architects, Toronto
July 29, 2014 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise development continues to draw us back to the Entertainment District, but today, we are taking a look at a smaller-scale mid-rise project currently under construction on Beverley Street ... read more

Cladding Rising on Carmelina Condos at Woodbine and Danforth

Carmelina Condos, Tre Memovia, TACT Architecture, Arsenault Architect
July 29, 2014 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's Avenues and Mid-Rise Guidelines have led to a substantial increase in mid-rise development along Toronto's arterial avenues. Streets such as Danforth Avenue are now ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014 9:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tempers flare before mayoral debate even starts; Is a Lawrence Park home the centre of Toronto’s universe?; Ford says family's business with printing company 'irrelevant'; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Pink Umbrellas

Photo of the Day, Sugar Beach
July 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto's Sugar Beach has seen a lot of media attention in recent weeks, and while some politicians continue to say negative things about the expenses involved in building this public ... read more

The Yorkdale Condominiums to be First Phase of Lawrence Heights Revitalization

The Yorkdale Condos, Context, Metropia, TCHC, Toronto, KPMB
July 28, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The much praised and multi-phased revitalization of Regent Park has given many of Toronto's public housing neighbourhood new hope for their future, including the Lawrence Heights community in ... read more

Touring Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club Condos

Ocean Club Condos, Beaverhall, Graywood, Etobicoke, Page+Steele / IBI Group
July 28, 2014 2:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently took a trip to Ocean Club Condos for a look at the progress of Graywood Developments and Beaverhall Homes condominium development, currently under construction on ... read more

Work Progressing on Streetcar's The Carlaw and The Taylor

The Carlaw, The Taylor, TACT, TAS, Toronto, condos
July 28, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the meeting point of Leslieville and South Riverdale, Streetcar Developments is in the process of redeveloping an entire block with sister condominium projects, The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fords helped family client lobby for city print contract; Torontonians turn to social media after sighting of mysterious flying object; Man charged after online post ... read more

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