Architecture

kid-friendly condos

Toronto looks to boost kid-friendly condos

Draft guidelines designed to promote kid-friendly condos are poised for a two-year trial run after getting green-lit last week.
Pasadena Apartments

Pasadena Apartments to become upscale condos

The entrance to the Pasadena Apartments may be one of few exterior clues as to the interior restoration that will transform the heritage-designated building.
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Streamline site plan approval: Ontario architects

Toon Dreessen, president of the Ontario Association of Architects, is renewing the OAA’s call for a streamlined site plan approval process.
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SCOOP to become first condo on its block

SCOOP will become the first condo on its block when the boutique six-storey collection of 72 suites rises at St. Clair Avenue West and Osler Street.
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T.O.’s debut six-storey wood-frame development

Heartwood the Beach Condos, due to enter construction this spring, is likely to become Toronto’s debut six-storey wood-frame development.
Arts Court development

Mixed-use development puts art front and centre

Arts Court is a unique mixed-use tower comprising of The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG), a boutique hotel, retail spaces and residential condominiums, slated for the
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Condo project promises Muskoka in the city

At a time when many are escaping to cottage country, Curated Properties has revealed plans for a condo project that promises to deliver Muskoka in the city.
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East United project embraces eclectic locale

A new condo development called East United will bridge than more just the two parallel streets in spans. It will bridge the eclectic influences of the surrounding Corktown and St. Lawrence Market neighbourhoods by combining new, heritage and industrial elements in a five-storey podium, 21-storey tower and six townhouses.
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Canary Park condos prepared for Pan Am Games

The Canary Park condos are nearly ready to be turned over to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games organizers for fit-up for the athletes, coaches
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Defining outdoor views from bedrooms

A Toronto city councillor wants to know whether the building code requirement to provide outdoor views from bedrooms has been all but pushed out the
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The evolution of active design

Active design, the philosophy of designing to encourage physhical activity, responds to concerns about an increasingly unfit and overweight population.
Royal Connaught Hotel

Historic hotel transforms into luxury condos

Hamilton's historic Royal Connaught Hotel is being transformed into a luxury condo, which the developers hope will help revitalize the city's downtown.
Kingston & Co condo

Toronto condo shapes conversation with buyers

TAS' upcoming mid-rise Toronto condo, Kingston & Co., aims to attract first-time buyers with sustainable design and homey amenities.
Wood-Frame Construction

Ontario revisiting wood-frame building rules

Ontario is looking at permitting wood-frame building construction up to six-storeys tall in its proposed building code changes.
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Luxe downtown lofts win architecture award

500 Wellington St. W. was recently recognized as Toronto’s favourite new residential building at this year’s ...