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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014 11:20 am | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Council passes 'phantom budget,' Ford says; Cumberland Terrace a dying mall sitting on prime real estate; veteran city hall councillor Norm Gardner comes out of retirement to run for Mayor of ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: City Lights

CN Tower, Rogers Centre and rail lines at night
January 31, 2014 1:00 am | by Michael Harris | Comments
Forum member lucci captures the colour of nighttime illumination in this unusual perspective of the city after dark. CN Tower, Rogers Centre and rail lines at night, image by lucci ... read more

Steel-Framed Bay Adelaide East Tower Continues to Take Shape

Welding a joist to the concrete core of Brookfield's Bay Adelaide East, Toronto
January 30, 2014 6:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
To the west of Yonge Street between Adelaide and Temperance Streets is the partially complete Bay Adelaide Centre. The second phase of three, the East Tower, is bringing more density to this ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Goodbye Hooters Ad, Hello 300 Front Street West Condo

Throwback Thursday: 300 Front Street West, Toronto, image by Edward Skira
January 30, 2014 5:45 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A massive parking lot at a prominent downtown location is the focus of this week's Throwback Thursday. The photo, taken July 15, 2007, shows 300 Front West at John Street in all of its ... read more

Streetcar and Dundee Continue to Reshape West Queen West

The Carnaby, Streetcar Developments, Dundee Realty, TACT, Toronto
January 30, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With neighbouring projects Two and 8 Gladstone now completed and housing residents, developers Dundee Realty and Streetcar Developments are pressing on with their massive ... read more

Cladding Moves Up 45 Charles Street's CHAZ Yorkville Condos

CHAZ Yorkville Toronto Condos Charles Street Yonge Bloor
January 30, 2014 3:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Transforming Charles Street southeast of Yonge & Bloor is CHAZ Yorkville Condos. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014 11:30 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
City council approves tax hike on property; Toronto gets down on A-frame sign violators; Rob Ford meets with criminal lawyer; and more news. Rob Ford meets with criminal lawyer as city council ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: View From Market Wharf

View from Market Wharf Condo with view of L Tower, Toronto
January 30, 2014 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Market Wharf condo offers some great views of the city from different angles. This one give us a nice close-up shot of the top of L Tower in its later stages of development as well as the ... read more

RioCan, Allied, and Diamond Unveil Major Toronto Redevelopment

Pedestrian realm at The Well on Wellington Street, looking west, Toronto
January 29, 2014 7:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Ever since the sale of land located between Wellington and Front Streets west of Spadina to RioCan REIT, Allied Properties REIT, and Diamond Corp was announced in November of 2012, UrbanToronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014 6:55 am | by Editor | Comments
Ford touts $50-million savings plan as Toronto budget debate begins; Toronto councillor seeks to hit brakes on subway extension as city weighs budget; TTC looking into more flexible transfer ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Heritage

Art Gallery of Ontario, Frank Gehry, Grange Park, winter, UrbanToronto
January 29, 2014 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Photographer Vik Pahwa provides us with a great photo of the Art Gallery of Ontario in the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool. Looming large over the original Georgian-style Art Gallery of Ontario building ... read more

CityRail: Getting the GTA Moving

Bombardier Talent 2 (Image Credit: Bombardier)
January 28, 2014 7:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This article continues the CityRail series, which proposes a modern regional rail system for the GTA. For more detailed information, check out the original CityRail proposal.  CityRail is a ... read more

CONTEST: Win Tickets to Ripley's Aquarium of Canada!

Toronto skyline circa 2007
January 28, 2014 5:55 pm | by Editor | Comments
Our friends at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada have passed along tickets to give away. If you haven't checked out Toronto's newest attraction yet, here's your chance! Before you can enter the contest, ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Month: Freaktography

Photographer of the Month, Freaktography, rockandrollfreak, UrbanToronto
January 28, 2014 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographic perfection has grown more accessible and affordable in recent years, and with almost everyone possessing some form of camera these days, the art form is getting increasingly ... read more

First Glazing Installed at Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Snøhetta Design
January 28, 2014 1:25 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
Last week, we reported on the glazing that has begun to be installed on Plaza’s Ivory on Adelaide project. Over on the corner of Yonge and Gould Street, Ryerson University’s new Ryerson ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for January 28, 2014

January 28, 2014 11:15 am | by Editor | Comments
Loblaws moving into Kensington Market; TTC plan to cut some stops won't improve service, councillor argues; short film gives Toronto Woody Allen treatment; and more news. Tycoon shows his real ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: The Fairmont Royal York

Royal York Hotel Downtown Toronto, Fairmont
January 28, 2014 1:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
This nighttime capture of Toronto by Forum member rockandrollfreak features the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel and the surrounding downtown skyscrapers towering over it. Originally opened in ... read more

The Island Airport Expansion: What's at Stake?

City of Toronto, Porter Airlines, Billy Bishop Airport, Waterfront
January 27, 2014 4:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Since April, 2013 Torontonians have been gripped by a conversation about what to do with the Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport, better known as the Island Airport. A proposal by Porter Airlines ... read more

Douglas Coupland's 'Four Seasons' Enliven ELAD's Emerald City

January 27, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nearly a quarter century ago, 1990 to be precise, Douglas Coupland emerged from the arid Mojave Desert in the American southwest with what would become his breakout novel Generation X: Tales ... read more

Big Tease! Bazis and Plaza Release More 1 Yorkville Renderings

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, ERA, Varacalli, Yorkville Village, Yonge, Toronto
January 27, 2014 1:25 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
For a while now developers Bazis and Plaza have been slowly releasing renderings showing off bits and pieces their daring 1 Yorkville condominiums, which always keep us asking for more! more! The ... read more