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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A baby step forward for Toronto food trucks; John Tory's 10 commandments; TTC looks to York Region for transit answers; and more news... Rob Ford: ‘Your block is dead,’ Lisi threatens Dixon ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ground Glass

Photo of the Day, Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place, Santiago Calatrava
April 4, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Most Torontonians are familiar with Santiago Calatrava's Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place in the Financial District. The massive atrium, which connects Yonge and Bay Streets, has ... read more

Rooftop Terraces A Feature of Special Suites at The Carlaw

April 3, 2014 6:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A limited collection of suites with rooftop terraces have been released at The Carlaw, Streetcar Developments and Dundee Realty's 12-storey loft-style development now under ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Birth of Southcore

Throwback Thursday, Southcore
April 3, 2014 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Few areas of the city have seen the level of growth as the new Southcore district. Just a handful of years back, Southcore wasn't a district at all, but more like a conglomeration of surface ... read more

Toronto's 1958-built Don Jail East Wing Comes Down

Don Jail Demolition Bridgepoint Health Gerrard Broadview
April 3, 2014 3:20 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Last year, we reported on the opening of the new Bridgepoint Hospital at Broadview and Gerrard. Designed by Diamond-Schmitt, HDR, and KPMB Architects, the 11-storey ... read more

Master Plan Evolving for Harmony Village Lake Simcoe in Barrie

Harmony Village Lake Simcoe, CityCore Developments, Barrie, RAW, Diamond Schmitt
April 3, 2014 1:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A master-planned waterfront community is one step closer to transforming some of the Kempenfelt Bay shoreline in Downtown Barrie, as City Core Developments' Harmony Village Lake Simcoe has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014 9:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bill Clinton on Rob Ford and Canadian stereotypes; Toronto looking into a FIFA World Cup bid for 2026; City council to debate BMO Field expansion funding; and more news... YouTube video mocks Rob ... read more

Photo of the Day: Maple Leaf Square

Maple Leaf Square, Photo of the Day
April 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The playoff hopes of Toronto hockey fans are dwindling, but looking back on an exciting (and ultimately disappointing) run last Spring, we saw the first real test for the relatively new public ... read more

Relief Line Public Meetings to Begin This Weekend

Toronto Relief subway line map from regionalrelief.ca website
April 2, 2014 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anyone who rides the Yonge-University-Spadina Line, recently numbered Line 1, can tell you that the Yonge Street stretch of the line is overcrowded. York Region wants the line extended north from ... read more

Mario Ribeiro of Triumph talks Howard Park Residences

Triumph, RAW Design, Howard Park Residences
April 2, 2014 12:15 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
UrbanToronto’s Stephanie Calvet sat down with principal Mario Ribeiro of Triumph Developments to talk about Howard Park Residences, an urban infill project at the intersection of Dundas and ... read more

New Role for Metrolinx on Hurontario-Main LRT Project

Rendering of the Hurontario-Main LRT, image courtesy of Metrolinx
April 2, 2014 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Light Rail Transit (LRT) line is a key part of Mississauga and Brampton’s vision for the congested Hurontario Street-Main Street corridor which connects the two cities. Stretching from the Port ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014 7:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some grocers not pleased about LCBO Express plan; Chapters at Richmond and John to close; City green lights further island airport expansion negotiations, and more news... Big Idea: Use air ... read more

Photo of the Day: Heritage

Photo of the Day
April 2, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's new Flexity Outlook streetcars will soon begin to gradually replace the CLRV and ALRV streetcars which have become a fixture in the city since being introduced in the 1970s and 1980s. ... read more

Topping Off March 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Union Centre Toronto
April 1, 2014 4:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The month of March was another busy one in the UrbanToronto Forum threads and dataBase. With the cold weather taking a leave, a massive number of developments are gaining momentum again. Our ... read more

Touring Aspen Ridge's Studio and Studio2 on Richmond

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Quadrangle Architects Aspen Ridge Homes Toronto
April 1, 2014 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday we stopped by Aspen Ridge Homes’ Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, one of the many high-rise condominium developments currently rising in Toronto’s Entertainment District. The 31 and ... read more

Works Progresses at the Ryerson Student Learning Centre

MafaldaBoy Ryerson Student Learning Centre
April 1, 2014 12:20 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
One of the most highly anticipated developments among UrbanToronto's forum members is the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, a dazzling 150,000 square foot educational building designed by ... read more

CN Tower to be Re-Clad in time for Pan Am Games

The CN Tower and its new entry pavilion, completed last year, Toronto
April 1, 2014 10:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
The Canada Lands Company in conjunction with the City of Toronto's 2015 Games Readiness Office have announced the first of the major clean-up projects planned for Toronto in advance of next ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 1, 2014

April 1, 2014 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Rob Ford sets crosshairs on Toronto city councillors' expenses; airport expansion could be on hold until after Toronto election in October; happy 60th birthday, Yonge Line; and more news. Rob Ford ... read more

Photo of the Day: Afternoon at the Distillery

Distillery District, Photo of the Day
April 1, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto has a rich industrial history, but many if not most architectural relics from our days as a major Great Lakes hub have been lost to time and wiped away by redevelopment. Not all ... read more

Extensive Amenities at Plaza's King West Condominiums

King West Condominiums, Plaza, Gabriel Bodor, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
March 31, 2014 5:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Liberty Village has seen tremendous changes in recent years as the former industrial district has been transformed by new condominiums and building renovations into a functioning mixed-use ... read more