Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto moves to expand downtown bike lanes in push to increase safety; Wind Mobile customers will have full data service on certain Toronto subway ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from the West

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, CN Tower, cityscape
June 18, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We see plenty of Toronto skyline photos submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool, showing off the immense growth our city has experienced in recent years. As new development continues to fill out ... read more

City Seeks Public Engagement on 'TOcore' Downtown Study

TOcore, Toronto by City of Toronto
June 17, 2015 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For the first time in over 40 years, the City of Toronto is conducting a study to better understand how Downtown Toronto can best continue to grow and develop in the coming decades. Since the ... read more

National Report on Canadian Housing Vacancies

CMHC, Housing Vacancies, Seniors' Residence
June 17, 2015 2:35 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
This week the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reported a Spring primary apartment vacancy rate of 2.9% for Canada’s 35 major centres; the trend is relatively unchanged from last ... read more

The Ravine Introducing Beautiful Brookbanks Park Through Yoga

The Ravine, Urban Capital, ALIT Developments, Rafael + Bigauskas, Toronto
June 17, 2015 2:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The natural setting of Brookbanks Park and Deerlick Creek are among the many factors driving sales at Urban Capital and ALIT Developments' The Ravine, a new master-planned ... read more

Cellular Service Launched at TTC Subway Stations

TTC, Queen's Park, Line 1 Cellular service, WIND Mobile, image by Jack Landau
June 17, 2015 1:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Toronto Transit Commission and BAI Canada announced the first cellular carrier to offer mobile service on the subway system today. WIND Mobile customers will now have cellular connectivity on ... read more

Projexity: A Platform for Grassroots Urban Initiatives

Projexity, Toronto
June 17, 2015 12:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Some years ago, on Christie Street south of St. Clair, a mural was painted onto the low brick wall beside the sidewalk. It features a small portrait and a big quote, and, to the right of Jane ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC doubts Bombardier will meet revised streetcar order schedule; Jennifer Keesmaat walks away from interview when asked about rift with John Tory; East Side Icon Project ... read more

Photo of the Day: Metro Hall and the CN Tower

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Metro Hall, CN Tower
June 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Constructed in 1992 to house employees of the pre-amalgamation Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, the 27-storey Metro Hall stands tall on John Street, between King and Wellington. In today's ... read more

Checking out the Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes Village

Pan Am games, Parapan Am Games, CIBC, Athletes Village, TO2015, Toronto
June 16, 2015 5:40 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
In 24 days, over 10,000 athletes and coaches from around the world will flood the Greater Toronto Area for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Hosting such a large scale international ... read more

Introducing Spice Urban Towns in Scarborough

Spice Urban Towns, Spice Danforth, Hi-Rise Group, Kohn Partnership Architects
June 16, 2015 2:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's growing empty-nester demographic is fueling the demand for condominium-style living, in areas traditionally built out with single family dwellings, like the quiet Oakridge community in ... read more

Planners in Public Spaces Launches Re-Vamped 2015 Season

Planners in Public Spaces (Pips), Toronto by City of Toronto
June 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since 2013, the City of Toronto Planning Division has held an annual, month-long public outreach program called Planners in Public Spaces (PiPS). With a municipal bureaucracy that, at times, feels ... read more

Tridel's SQ2 At Alexandra Park Following on Success of SQ Condos

SQ2 condos, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Janet Rosenberg, Alexandra Park, Toronto
June 16, 2015 12:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is already well under way at the site of Tridel's SQ Condos, the first market condominium development to be built in the large-scale redevelopment of Toronto's Alexandra Park ... read more

Sponsored Post: 6 Slideshows That Highlight Toronto’s Growth in Recent Years

Comparison slideshow of Toronto's recent growth
June 16, 2015 9:25 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto is known as the North American city with the biggest number of highrises under construction, surpassing New York City by almost 50%.The real estate listings portal Point2 Homes has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Take a tour inside the Toronto Pan Am Games athletes’ village; Ontario, Ottawa at odds over funding for Scarborough subway; TTC to offer 10-minute service on 47 surface ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Audience

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Michael Snow's The Audience, SkyDome, Rogers Centre
June 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mounted on the east and west ends of the north side of the Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome), "The Audience", an installation by artist Michael Snow, is a familiar feature to many. In today's Photo ... read more

Originality on Display Within Picasso Condos' Walls

10th floor amenity area, Toronto, Picasso, Teeple Architects, Monarch, Goldman
June 15, 2015 6:18 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The disassembling of the tower crane at Monarch Group and Goldman Group's Picasso Condos marks another milestone for the Teeple Architects-designed building, located ... read more

Wayfinding Project Launches Downtown Ahead of Pan Am Games

T0360 Wayfinding Strategy, City of Toronto
June 15, 2015 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Toronto growing in popularity as a tourist destination, a new wayfinding system is getting set to roll out across the city by 2017. As it stands, no centralized, coordinated wayfinding system ... read more

Ground Breaking At The Colours of Emerald City

The Colours of Emerald City, II BY IV Design Associates,WZMH Architects, ELAD Ca
June 15, 2015 1:30 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Located just off of Don Mills Road in North York, Emerald City is a new community comprised of high-rise condominiums and townhomes knitted into a neighbourhood of pre-existing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Should Pearson be the Union Station of the west GTA?; Positive city report may see Adelaide, Richmond bike lanes extended; $2 billion cost of burying Gardiner Expressway ... read more