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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 9, 2015

January 9, 2015 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After a month on the job, Rob Ford criticizes Tory’s performance; TTC streetcars slowly coming back on line; Unfinished Brampton ‘monster’ home remains in limbo; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Museum Station

Photo of the Day, TTC, Museum Station, Toronto
January 9, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened in 1963, the TTC's Museum Station is situated just below the Royal Ontario Museum at Bloor and Queens Park. The station underwent a Diamond Schmitt Architects-led revitalization, which was ... read more

Streetcar's Carlaw and Taylor Condos Rising In Leslieville

The Carlaw under construction in Toronto by Streetcar Developments
January 8, 2015 4:17 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It was in October of 2014 when we last looked in on a pair of projects now under construction by Streetcar Developments in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood. Side-by-side on Dundas Street East ... read more

Years of Work Revealed as Union Station Gets Unwrapped

Detail of work on Union Station's limestone work, Toronto
January 8, 2015 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely and patiently following the large-scale revitalization of Union Station over the past few years, as almost every aspect of the station is being modernized or restored for the ... read more

Abacus Lofts Adding a Futuristic Touch to Dundas Street West

Abacus Lofts, Quadrangle Architects, RAW, DAZ, 59 Project Management, Dundas
January 8, 2015 1:45 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In a strategy of intensification of its main avenues, Toronto is seeing more and more mid-rise buildings adding density—and sometimes even character—to streets and neighbourhoods whose urban ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Sam the Record Man

Throwback Thursday, Sam the Record Man, Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Toronto
January 8, 2015 10:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now long gone, but not forgotten by most Torontonians, is the former Sam The Record Man store at Yonge and Gould Streets in Downtown Toronto. Sam Sniderman moved his iconic record store to its ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 8, 2015

January 8, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cold knocks out 25 TTC streetcars ahead of rush-hour commute; Mayor Tory wants cold weather alerts to be ‘more pro-active and flexible’; Porter said near deal to sell ... read more

Photo of the Day: L Tower's Peak

Photo of the Day, L Tower, Toronto
January 8, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa's L Tower has drawn plenty of attention over the past few years, including the recent honour of being voted the ... read more

One of a Kind Amenities Being Offered at Ghods' 5959 Yonge

5959 Yonge Street Condos, Toronto, Kirkor Architects, Ghods Builders
January 7, 2015 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping our eyes peeled as further details emerge about 5959 Yonge Street Condos, a new two-tower high rise condominium development proposed for North York by Ghods ... read more

Revitalized Hockey Rink Opens in Regent Park

Regent Park Athletic Grounds, The Daniels Corporation, TCHC, MLSE
January 7, 2015 12:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past Saturday morning representatives from The Daniels Corporation, MLSE, TCHC and Hockey Canada were on hand to celebrate the official opening of the rink and adjacent changing room ... read more

The Mercer Approaching Completion Across From Metro Hall

The Mercer, Beaverhall Homes, Graywood Developments, Entertainment District
January 7, 2015 9:52 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Entertainment District will soon welcome new residents as The Mercer is quickly making its way towards completion, at the corner of John and Mercer, just South of King Street. Since our ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 7, 2015

January 7, 2015 8:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto police very public and visible when towing delivery trucks violating ‘zero-tolerance’ parking policy; Toronto committee paves way for 24/7 road-construction ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ringing in the New Year

Photo of the Day, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
January 7, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
2015 kicked off in a big way at Nathan Phillips Square, with a large crowd gathering to take in an evening of music and fireworks. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Sleek Cladding Nears the Top of Freed's Thompson Residences

Thompson Residences, Freed, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Toronto
January 6, 2015 6:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now topped off at 15 storeys on a hip and active stretch of King Street West, Freed Developments' Thompson Residences is bringing an exciting presence to the neighbourhood with its ... read more

Cranes Disappear from Bazis, Metropia and Plaza's Emerald Park

Emerald Park Condos, Rosario "Roy" Varacalli, Metropia, Bazis, Plaza, North York
January 6, 2015 4:15 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
We have closely followed the construction of Emerald Park Condos at the corner of Yonge and Bogert, just south of Sheppard in the changing neighbourhood of North York. Completion will ... read more

Yonge and Eglinton: Growth to Watch For in 2015

Yonge and Eglinton, Growth to Watch For in 2015
January 6, 2015 1:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A year ago at this time we ran several stories covering growth to watch out for over the course of 2014, each for a different Toronto neighbourhood. With a new year upon us, we are looking ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 6, 2015

January 6, 2015 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What’s on Toronto’s transit horizon in 2015?; Nathan Phillips Square renovation project may take until 2019; Your car’s just been towed. Now what?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bremner Boulevard

Photo of the Day, Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
January 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bremner Boulevard is home to the Maple Leafs and Raptors professional sports teams at the Air Canada Centre, and the Blue Jays and Argos at the Rogers Centre. This short but lively street is also ... read more

Topping Off 2014: Our Most Popular News Stories

Topping Off 2014: Our Most Popular News Stories
January 5, 2015 5:18 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over the course of a year, over a thousand news items pop up on UrbanToronto's front page, and of that group, there are always going to be stories that cause more excitement than others. This past ... read more

Topping Off 2014: Our Most Popular dataBase Files

Topping Off 2014: Our Most Popular dataBase Files
January 5, 2015 3:38 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Over the course of a year the UrbanToronto dataBase files rack up over a million hits. Now covering 686 developments proposed, under construction, or recently completed across the Greater Toronto ... read more