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Photo of the Day: Break Time

Chinatown, Toronto, signs, signage, break, man, Spadina
October 3, 2013 12:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Taken in Toronto's Chinatown, this image posted in our Flickr pool by Jason Cook shows us that it is indeed possible to tune out all of the noise and enjoy a quick break in the ... read more

Roundtable Seeks to take "Sub" out of "Suburbs"

Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto
October 2, 2013 4:00 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Since becoming Chief Planner of Toronto a year ago, Jennifer Keesmaat has been a shining star of the city, putting herself out there in a manner that we don't normally expect from public servants, ... read more

Talking Design with Diego Burdi of Burdifilek

Diego Burdi, image by Jack Landau
October 2, 2013 2:00 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
UrbanToronto recently had the opportunity to sit down with Diego Burdi of Toronto's internationally renowned interior design duo Burdifilek to learn about the company's design process, and to talk ... read more

Work On Parkway Forest Community Centre Progressing Quickly

Parkway Forest Community Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Emerald City
October 2, 2013 11:15 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Yesterday we looked at Biyu, the latest phase to be announced for Emerald City, a more urban re-imagining of a 1960s tower-in-the-park suburb, still in its infancy. Today we cross the street ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 2, 2013

October 2, 2013 10:02 am | by Editor | Comments
Twenty years later, 905/416 divide continues to define city; Rob Ford's friend charged with drug offences; TTC, GO glitches plague weary commuters; and more news. Twenty years later, 905/416 ... read more

Photo of the Day: Walking Past

Nathan Philips Square, Perkins + Will, theatre, PLANT, Toronto
October 2, 2013 12:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
The renovated Nathan Philips Square is a welcomed renewal of Toronto's premier public space. This image posted in our Flickr pool by sigma. showcases the wonderful geometry of the new theatre by ... read more

Art Deco Concourse Building Coming Down For New Office Tower

Ernst and Young Tower, Oxford Properties, 100 Adelaide West, Toronto
October 1, 2013 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though the ongoing development boom will undoubtedly one day be recognized for the thousands upon thousands of condominium units introduced to Toronto’s residential market, a steady stream of new ... read more

The City Invites You To Rethink Eglinton

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Connects, City of Toronto, Metrolinx
October 1, 2013 4:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Eglinton is Toronto's true beating cross-city artery. By 2020 though, the street will look much different to the Eglinton Avenue we know today. Metrolinx is building the Crosstown LRT which will ... read more

ELAD Announces Biyu Condos at Emerald City

Biyu Condos Emerald Park ELAD Canada Toronto North York Sheppard Avenue
October 1, 2013 4:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Over the past few years, the Sheppard East corridor has become a popular hub for condominium development in North York. Adding to the list of developments along the avenue is Biyu Condos, ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: Yonderbean

Photographer of the Week, Yonderbean, Mathew Borrett
October 1, 2013 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The growing number of both professional and amateur photographers using the UrbanToronto Forum is pretty difficult to ignore. While we tend to focus on topics like development, transit and ... read more

Topping Off September 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

2 Queen West at Yonge Street, image courtesy of Cadillac Fairview
October 1, 2013 12:50 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
September 2013 saw movement all throughout the city, from the downtown core all the way up to Pearson Airport. With all this new development, it can be hard to keep track of every project. We've ... read more

UrbanToronto 2.013: The Project dataBase

UrbanToronto Project dataBase landing page
October 1, 2013 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
The changes we recently introduced to UrbanToronto have received some really great positive feedback. Thanks to everyone for sharing your thoughts! We introduced the new features with a big ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 1, 2013

October 1, 2013 10:23 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Wider ban on smoking in public space; Toronto councillors receiving rent discounts; Ryerson urged to reinstall Sam the Record Man sign; Nuit Blanche 2013 Guide; GO increases service for ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Unique View of First Canadian Place

First Canadian Place, Toronto
October 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Luca Campacci | Comments
An interesting photo posted by UrbanToronto member Jack Landau. His photograph of First Canadian Place displays the geometry of the building and how architecture can be an alternate form of art ... read more

Heritage Toronto Architecture Award Nominees: Part 1

Dineen Building (after), courtesy of Heritage Toronto
September 30, 2013 5:35 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
Here on UT, it is true that new buildings are highlighted, but the old, refurbished buildings keep our attention too. read more

One Month of Work at Daniels' NY2: September 2013

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own Toronto
September 30, 2013 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the final tract of land developed by The Daniels Corporation for their award-winning NY Towers community, we have been keeping a close eye on the construction of NY2, a 7-storey condominium ... read more

One Month of Work at Alterra's Post House: September 2013

Post House as seen from George Street, Alterra Group, Toronto
September 30, 2013 4:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Sometimes a month can feel like forever when you're watching a construction site grow. When projects are in their early stages, and every form has to be built specially for each floor, progress ... read more

Toronto 360 Makes Its Mark at Markham and Steeles

Toronto 360, Baif Developments Ltd, M&R Holdings, Dean Martin, Stephen Richards
September 30, 2013 1:25 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Toronto 360 is a bold new figure in the suburban landscape; the winner of a public art competition, the work was officially unveiled earlier this week. Standing tall on the car-centric boundary ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013 10:54 am | by Luca Campacci | Comments
Scarborough Subway could cost 2.5 billion and a decade to complete; Toronto cemeteries are running out of land; public vs. private spaces in Toronto; Increasing potholes becoming hazardous for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Royal Clouds

Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto
September 30, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto member androiduk posted this gorgeous picture of Royal Bank Plaza in the City Photos & Videos section of the Forum. We always love these creative shots of some of the ... read more