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

June 8, 2015 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC subway shutdown strands thousands of commuters across Toronto; Groundbreaking infrastructure law a boon for at-risk youth; Why the Gardiner East terms of reference ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fountain on University Avenue

Fountain on University Avenue
June 8, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Closed in 2009 due to water leakage into Osgoode subway station below, the decorative fountains in the centre of University Avenue, just north of Queen, are now back on - just in time for the ... read more

The Great Scarborough Transit Debate: A Third Option

Scarborough SmartTrack Spur, Toronto
June 5, 2015 5:45 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
UrbanToronto offers some weekend reading for you: two takes on Scarborough's rapid transit future. Andrew Johnson offers us a SmartTrack Spur that could save time and money. read more

Does Scarborough Need A Subway Extension? (No, It Doesn’t)

A full-build out of transit projects in Scarborough, map by Sean Marshall
June 5, 2015 5:45 pm | by Sean Marshall | Comments
UrbanToronto offers some weekend reading for you: two takes on Scarborough's rapid transit future. Sean Marshall offers us a rethink of the LRT plan that could save time and money. read more

Future Park Shape Revealed as Plaza's Musée Rises in King West

Musée Condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects
June 5, 2015 4:02 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Located just east of Bathurst on Adelaide Street West, Plaza's Musée Condos is now starting to rise above street level. Designed by Quadrangle Architects, the 17-storey development ... read more

Freed and CD Capital Bringing 150 Redpath to Midtown

150 Redpath Condos, Freed, CD Capital, architectsAlliance, Toronto
June 5, 2015 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the many new condominium offerings coming to market in the Yonge and Eglinton area, Freed Developments and CD Capital are following on the heels of their ... read more

Community Meeting Reveals Fort York Pedestrian Bridge Proposals

"Landmark Proposal", Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge, Toronto
June 5, 2015 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After years of planning hoops and financing hurdles, a new piece of long-awaited pedestrian and cycling infrastructure is one big step closer to realization. A community information meeting was ... read more

Union Station Revitalization: A Recent Progress Update

Union Station, Toronto, NORR Architects, Metrolinx
June 5, 2015 1:18 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
When Union Station opened to the public in 1927, at a grand ceremony featuring none other than the Prince of Wales and future King Edward VIII, the people of Toronto were ecstatic in their ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Seismic shift’ at City Hall might impact Gardiner voting; Ontario to add 15 MPPs, move to earlier 2018 election date; Ship pulls out after 180 years; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Observing the Square

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, Doors Open 2015
June 5, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every Spring, Doors Open Toronto gives the public inside access to some of the city's most important cultural and architectural landmarks. We have already featured a number of photos from the ... read more

The Craftsman Breaks Ground in Mississauga's Clarkson Village

The Craftsman Condominium Residences, VANDYK Group of Companies, SMV Architects
June 4, 2015 4:41 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
VANDYK group of companies' President and CEO John Vandyk was joined by friends, family, and purchasers for The Craftsman Condominium Residences today, to celebrate the official ground ... read more

Concord CityPlace Schooner Finds New Home at Fort York

The vessel is lowered onto a flatbed truck, image by Marcus Mitanis
June 4, 2015 4:23 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The MS Jadran, more commonly known as Captain John's Seafood Restaurant, set sail last Thursday destined for the scrapyard. This week however, a 19th century schooner uncovered at Concord ... read more

Finishing Touches Tying Theatre Park Together

Theatre Park condos, architectsAlliance, Lamb, Harhay, Niche, Toronto
June 4, 2015 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As residents continue to populate Lamb Development Corp, Niche Development, and Harhay Developments' new Theatre Park condominium in Toronto's Entertainment ... read more

Volunteers Wanted for Waterfront Toronto's Queens Quay Opening

Waterfront Toronto, Queens Quay & Water's Edge Revitalization, West 8, DTAH
June 4, 2015 11:33 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the long-awaited revitalization of Queens Quay Boulevard West now coming to fruition, Waterfront Toronto is looking for volunteers for the giant ribbon-cutting ceremony set to take place on ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bremner Boulevard view of South Core

Throwback Thursday, Bremner Boulevard, South Core, Toronto
June 4, 2015 10:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area south of Downtown Toronto's rail corridor has been extensively built out in recent years, with new residential and commercial buildings as well as some important upgrades to the public ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike Share won't expand in time for Pan Am Games; Queens Quay signature street features unveiled; Living the highrise life: Toronto filmmaker shines a light on ‘vertical ... read more

Photo of the Day: Polson Pier Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, sunset, skyline, Polson Pier
June 4, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Polson Pier provides a perfect solution for those looking for a postcard-worthy skyline view, but who don't have the time to catch a ferry to and from the islands. Located in Toronto's industrial ... read more

Toronto of the Future Continues Thursday and Friday at Metro Hall

A display by WZMH Architects includes a 100-storey tower envisioned on the Redpa
June 3, 2015 5:59 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you have not been out to see the Toronto of the Future exhibition in the rotunda at Metro Hall yet, you have two more days to do so, with the space open as of 9 AM both Thursday and Friday, and ... read more

Touring Tridel's Argento Condos at Don Mills

Argento, Toronto by Tridel, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects
June 3, 2015 4:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Away from the congestion and rush of downtown, Argento Condos—set to be move-in ready by July 20th—overlooks the picturesque greenery of Don Mills, as a full panorama of the Toronto skyline ... read more

Schooner Uncovered in Concord CityPlace to move to Fort York

Concord CityPlace, Newton, Forward, Fort York, schooner
June 3, 2015 3:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month's discovery of a 19th century schooner at the excavation site for Forward and Newton condos in Concord CityPlace received plenty of media coverage. Dating back as ... read more