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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 13, 2014

February 13, 2014 11:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Councillor wants Toronto bars to serve liquor at 6 a.m. for Olympics; dozens arrested for selling fake Toronto transit passes; Toronto ombudsman reports spike in complaints about city services; ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Frozen City

Toronto skyline in winter
February 13, 2014 1:00 am | by Michael Harris | Comments
This shot by Forum member Jack Landau captures the effects that the 'Arctic Vortex' has had on the city of Toronto and the harbour this winter. Toronto skyline in winter, image by Jack ... read more

Cadillac Fairview Goes With AS + GG Architects for 156 Front West

West and South elevations of 156 Front St W, Toronto, AS + GG Architects
February 12, 2014 6:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Cadillac Fairview has submitted a completely redesigned proposal for its property at 156 Front Street West in the heart of Downtown Toronto. First submitted in the Fall of 2011 as a two-tower ... read more

Ryerson Image Centre LEDs Raise Awareness of Homelessness

Ryerson Image Centre blue
February 12, 2014 12:35 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
Active LED wall displaying a shade of blue, image by Dumitru Onceanu read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014 11:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Rob Ford's former campaign mastermind sides with John tory; Toronto subways lead over LRTs, Forum poll shows; Teens protest at Rob Ford's office; and more news. Rob Ford’s former campaign ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Blue Bells

Bell Pay phones in Toronto
February 12, 2014 1:00 am | by Simon Li | Comments
UT Forum member Jack Landau has captured an amazing shot of Toronto's pay phones he's calling 'Blue Bells.' These blue and grey Bell pay phones have a long history with the city and were once a ... read more

World's Biggest Bookstore Site To Become 'Restaurant Row'

20 Edward Street Restaurant Row Toronto Yonge Dundas Downtown Turner Fleischer
February 11, 2014 5:10 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
It was speculated for several years that Indigo Books & Music would shutter their The World's Biggest Bookstore location on Edward Street, an assumption which became a fact in November ... read more

'The Hub' Brings Expansive Suites To Eglinton West Neighborhood

The Hub Eglinton Avenue Toronto Empire Communities
February 11, 2014 3:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Construction of the 19-kilometre Eglinton Crosstown LRT line is now in full swing. Along with new transit connections comes exciting residential development opportunities opening near the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 11, 2013

February 11, 2014 11:14 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
GTAA announces recommendations for Pearson shutdown procedures; Karen Stintz wants launch of Presto sped up; Etobicoke GO Transit station to be upgraded for $5M; 5 streets that used to have ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: View From Vu

View of Adelaide Street from Vu Condos, Toronto
February 11, 2014 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
UT Member udo has captured this wonderfully dynamic image of the view from Vu Condos, located at Jarvis and Adelaide. A busy Adelaide Street takes centre stage as we look westward toward the ... read more

OAA Presents Green Building Strategies with Architecture 2030

February 10, 2014 1:15 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
There are plenty of global initiatives in place to encourage the building industry to do its part in eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through sustainable design. The most transformative ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014 10:33 am | by Editor | Comments
Rob Ford explains lying about crack scandal on YouTube show; this winter, Toronto stands on a stage of ice; Queen St W Loblaws a curse for some, blessing for others; and more news. Rob Ford ... read more

PSR's Photo of Day: Corktown Common

Toronto skyline in winter, Don River Park,  Toronto, West Don Lands
February 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Simon Li | Comments
UrbanToronto Forum member Jasonzed captures Toronto's winter skyline looking west from one of Toronto's newest parks, Corktown Common. The construction depicts Toronto's never-ending growth and ... read more

Preliminary Report on Future of the East Gardiner Released

February 7, 2014 7:10 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
This week the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto released a report containing a preliminary analysis of four options for dealing with the Gardiner Expressway east of Jarvis Street, which is ... read more

Hands on Urbanism: How to Make a Difference

Hands-On Urbanism; Ma Po Po Farm, Ma Shi Po Village, Hong Kong
February 7, 2014 6:35 pm | by Simon Li | Comments
The Centre for City Ecology and the University of Toronto is inviting interested citizens, activists, architects, artists, and planners to attend "Hands on Urbanism: How ... read more

MaRS Center Phase II: Looking Great at College and University

MaRS Discovery District University College Downtown Toronto
February 7, 2014 6:15 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Last November, we reported that the second phase of the Alexandria's MaRS Discovery Centre had topped off at 20 storeys. Now in February, we have beautiful new photos of the building by ... read more

Dundas Square Gardens Condo To Enliven Moss Park Area

Dundas Square Gardens, Pace, Dundas, Jarvis, Page + Steel, IBI, Hilton, Toronto
February 7, 2014 1:25 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Joining Pace Condos at revitalizing Dundas and Jarvis will be Easton's Group's Dundas Square Gardens condominium, a Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects design. The development will ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 7, 2014

February 7, 2014 11:26 am | by Simon Li | Comments
The future of Toronto's Gardiner is still in debate but the public forum is in favour of tearing it down; CEO of TTC is not in favour of driverless subway trains; Rob Ford is not homophobic; and ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Closed

Union Station, Toronto
February 7, 2014 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Under a layer of snow, equipment and machinery lie in wait under Union Station's open train shed. Despite the cold, snowy winter we're having, crews push on, revitalizing the tired gateway to ... read more

Garrison Point Preparing for Public Sales Launch

Garrison Point, Cityzen, Diamond Group, Fernbrook, Hariri Pontarini, bKL
February 6, 2014 7:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s industrial past is clearly evident along our rail corridors. Much of the formerly industrial land bordering the central downtown rail corridor has been reclaimed for residential, ... read more