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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Markham in the midst of public art renaissance; Taxi drivers threaten to strike over Uber in midst of Toronto Pan Am Games; A stroll through Guildwood is like a ‘walk ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canada Day Fireworks

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, fireworks, Canada Day
July 3, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year, the night sky is lit up by the glow of fireworks on Canada Day, a spectacle that attracts droves of photographers to locations like Harbourfront, Ashbridges Bay, and Canada's ... read more

Union Subway Station Completed and Full Artwork Unveiled

Union Subway Station, TTC, Stuart Reid, Andy Byford, Toronto
July 2, 2015 5:14 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Earlier today, TTC CEO Andy Byford addressed a crowd of onlookers on the new Yonge Line platform at Union Subway Station to officially mark the completion of renovations in what is being ... read more

City Seeks Public Input for Comprehensive Cycling Network Plan

July 2, 2015 4:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the Rob Ford era gradually—if not gracefully—recedes into memory, the development of cycling routes is again becoming a focus for the City of Toronto, with the Transportation Services division ... read more

River City Dog Owners to Enjoy Off-Leash Emma Park

Emma Park, River City, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte, Toronto
July 2, 2015 2:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It seems condominium developers in Toronto are always looking to outdo their own earlier projects, and set themselves apart from their competition, by including a diverse range of amenities with ... read more

Topping Off June 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off June 2015, UrbanToronto
July 2, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
June brought us plenty of development activity and city-building news, including new proposals, much progress on construction projects around the city, and the controversial Gardiner East vote ... read more

Electronic Commerce Act Ammended to Allow e-Signatures in Real Estate Transactions

July 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's fast-paced real estate market is set to take advanted of the new e-commerce laws, image by Alexander Zhukau read more

Throwback Thursday: Bremner and Rees

Throwback Thursday, Bremner, Rees, CityPlace, Toronto
July 2, 2015 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's vertical community of Concord CityPlace has been almost completely built out over the last decade and a half, with just a few plots of land remaining and soon to be developed. 13 years ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto wants you to plan the future of cycling; First Pan Am athletes arrive in Toronto; Waterfront Toronto shows we can get it right; and more news... Pan Am lead says ... read more

Photo of the Month: Polson Pier Skyline

Photo of the Month, Ben Roffelsen
July 2, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time again for our Photo of the Month, where we present the highest rated Photo of the Day selection of the previous 4 weeks, along with the runner up, based on combined Facebook shares and ... read more

RAW Canvas Brings Out the Artists to the Architecture Party Circuit

RAW Canvas Party, image by Chris Kotsy
June 30, 2015 6:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A lot of people see Toronto as a city of business people in suits, and sure, there's a lot of Italian pinstripe walking around this town, but we're also a city of artists in tyvek onesies, and a ... read more

How A Unit Gets Built: Floor by Floor at Cloud9 Condominiums

Cloud9 Condominiums, Etobicoke, design by Richmond Architects for The Lash Group
June 30, 2015 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We often talk about construction of condo buildings in ways where we assume you know how a unit is put together piece by piece, but it's rare when we have the chance to actually show you how it ... read more

The Bartholomew Gets Under Way as One Park Place Wraps Up

One Park Place, The Bartholomew, Toronto, The Daniels Corporation, TCHC
June 30, 2015 2:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
East of Downtown Toronto, the multi-year, multi-phase revitalization of Regent Park by The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing is an ongoing process, where ... read more

Previewing the Unique Features of Greenland's King Blue

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Greenland
June 30, 2015 11:40 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
When we last checked in on the Greenland Group's King Blue project in May, a ground breaking ceremony—attended by a number of notable guests, including Mayor John Tory—marked the start of ... read more

Previewing Amenity Offerings at Phantom's TeaGarden Condos

TeaGarden Condos, Phantom Developments, Kirkor Architects, Tomas Pearce
June 30, 2015 9:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month we followed up on our introduction to Phantom Developments' TeaGarden Condos with a preview of the suite layouts being offered for the 12-storey, Kirkor ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Queens Quay is lovely but potentially lethal; Infrastructure Ontario spending billions this year; Ontario rejects calls to ease traffic rules for Toronto Pan Am Games; ... read more

Photo of the Day: PCC Streetcar

Photo of the Day, Toronto, PCC Streetcar, Queens Quay
June 30, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built between the 1930s and 1950s, PCC (Presidents’ Conference Committee) streetcars were an integral part of Toronto's transit fleet. At their peak, a total of 745 of these vehicles once roamed ... read more

Restored Clock Unveiled as Emblem of Union Station's New Era

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto by Metrolinx
June 29, 2015 5:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell unveiled the newly restored Union Station plaza clock, heralding the historic timepiece as "not only a piece of infrastructure," but also an icon of the ... read more

Nero Condos Joins Dundas West Streetscape

Nero Condos, Toronto by Tofni Developments, RAW design
June 29, 2015 4:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the exterior face of Nero Condos begins to reveal itself to passersby on Dundas Street West, a bold yet cohesive addition is soon to join Toronto's popular Trinity-Bellwoods neighborhood. Set ... read more

Introducing Tridel's Islington Terrace in Etobicoke

Islington Terrace, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
June 29, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Cordova Avenue, in the Bloor and Islington area of Etobicoke, developer Tridel is building a major new master-planned community to be called Islington Terrace. The Kirkor ... read more