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Making the Case for a Multi-Modal Hub at Pearson Airport

March 1, 2016 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a working population of nearly half a million, Toronto's burgeoning Downtown is the premier economic region in Canada, with the greatest output of prosperity generated in the heart of the ... read more

Topping Off February 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off February 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
March 1, 2016 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 9:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wood construction still lagging in Toronto, despite rule change; Torontonians on board with lowered airport train fare; What transit needs now is an evangelist at city ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skeleton

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sutton Place, The Britt
March 1, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are shown a former Bay Street landmark in transition in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Vik Pahwa. The former Sutton Place Hotel at ... read more

Watch Bjarke Ingels "Yes is More" Toronto Presentation

February 29, 2016 6:14 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On February 23rd, Danish 'starchitect' Bjarke Ingels was in Toronto to present the well-known "Yes is More" lecture, which included a look at Ingel's ambitious design for Westbank Corp. and ... read more

New Regent Park Community Centre Opens

Regent Park Community Centre, City of Toronto, TCHC
February 29, 2016 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While the demolition and replacement of aging public housing stock has been the most visible element of the ongoing Regent Park Revitalization, much of the neighbourhood's recent success can be ... read more

Heritage Toronto Awards Opens Call for 2016 Nominations

DTAH and ERA Architects' restored Little Trinity Church Annex, image courtesy of
February 29, 2016 3:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Oscar night behind us, our focus returns to the Heritage Toronto Awards, with nominations now open for this year's ceremony. Until May 13th, projects can be nominated for this Fall's ... read more

Excavation Gaining Momentum at Aragon's Enigma on the Park

Enigma on the Park, Aragon Properties, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
February 29, 2016 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two months after the start of excavation at the site of Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park, the digging of the 9-storey, Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium development's ... read more

Design Matters: Bridgepoint Exhibit Announced at Ryerson

February 29, 2016 12:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's rebuilt Bridgepoint Active Health centre has been widely celebrated for its architecturally innovative approach to wellness. Where hospitals were once designed as austere ... read more

Sponsored Post: Step Inside Some of Toronto's Modern Condo Units

Suite interior at 300 Front Street West by Tridel
February 29, 2016 11:30 am | by Editor | Comments
When the Toronto condo market is being referred to, people usually think about prices and infrastructure. No doubt about it, both of them changed dramatically as a result of the unprecedented ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 29, 2016

February 29, 2016 9:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City’s vigour comes from buildings that are old — and ordinary; UP Express fare drop another blow to taxis; The chaotic, constantly changing world of transit planning in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cherry Beach Freeze

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cherry Beach, Lake Ontario
February 29, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Randy Hoffmann, takes us back to the middle of February when Toronto was in the midst of an extreme cold snap. ... read more

Massive Development Proposed for Queen and Sherbourne

245 Queen St East, WAM Development Group, Aquitectonica
February 26, 2016 7:48 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
When a row of designated heritage structures came down three years ago at 267 Queen St East, followed by the assembly of more than ten properties stretching from 245 to 285 Queen East between ... read more

Pinewood Studios Announces Ambitious Port Lands Expansion

Looking northwest across the Port Lands, image by Vik Pahwa
February 26, 2016 6:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Pinewood Toronto Studios has announced a 135,000 ft² expansion of its film and television production facility in the Port Lands. Already the largest film studio in Canada, the 300,000 ft² ... read more

Saks Fifth Avenue arrives at Sherway Gardens

Saks Fifth Avenue, Sherway Gardens, Cadillac Fairview
February 26, 2016 4:58 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Yesterday's grand opening of Saks Fifth Avenue at Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke marks the latest in a series of recent additions to the Cadillac Fairview-owned and managed mall, another phase of ... read more

Touring Buffalo's Diamond Schmitt-Designed 250 Delaware

250 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, Uniland, Diamond Schmitt, Delaware North
February 26, 2016 4:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Our sister site SkyriseCities.com recently toured a Diamond Schmitt-designed development in Downtown Buffalo ahead of its grand opening in June. 250 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, image by ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Announces Susannah C. Drake Lecture

February 26, 2016 3:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Next week, Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science (DAS) continues its 2015/2016 lecture series with a talk by DLANDstudio architecture + landscape architecture founder Susannah ... read more

Toronto Releases 2015 Environmental Progress Report

The 'green city' from above, image by UT Flickr pool contributor Yitian Frederic
February 26, 2016 1:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The City of Toronto has released its 2015 Environmental Progress Report, announcing a major reduction in greenhouse emissions between 1990 and 2012, alongside a number of ongoing sustainability ... read more

Geoffrey James Named Toronto's First Photo Laureate

Toronto, Photo Laureate
February 26, 2016 12:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photography is an important part of how we understand the rapidly-changing city around us, and earlier today the City of Toronto's Economic Development Committee officially recognized the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The modernist Bloor-Danforth line at 50; What the 2016 Provincial Budget Means for Toronto; Metrolinx under fire after UP Express fare 'fiasco'; and more ... read more