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Photo of the Day: Varsity Blues

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Varsity Stadium
July 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium is an important landmark on Bloor Street West, having hosted several important cultural and sporting events over the years, including the legendary ... read more

UrbanToronto's Exclusive Interview with Mayor John Tory

Toronto Mayor John Tory speaks with Craig White of UrbanToronto.ca
July 22, 2015 4:04 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Toronto Mayor John Tory to talk about the mood of the city and dig a little deeper on transportation choices facing the city in coming ... read more

Hamilton's Bikeshare Success Provides Lessons for Toronto

July 22, 2015 3:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On July 6th, the Province of Ontario announced $4.9 million in new funding for Toronto's Bike Share program, providing an infusion of capital that will—according to reports—effectively double the ... read more

Lifetime Developments Proposes Condos at King and Dufferin

1182 & 1221 King West, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, Toronto
July 22, 2015 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new development proposal has been submitted by Lifetime Developments to the City of Toronto asking for rezoning that would allow the construction of two new condominium towers at ... read more

Aerial Views Reveal Regent Park Progress So Far and To Come

Regent Park, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto Community Housing, TCHC
July 22, 2015 1:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Regent Park, Canada's oldest and largest public housing project, is only part-way done, though the transformation of this community has already largely erased age-old stigmas ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough waterfront soars to top of Toronto real estate market for detached homes; TTC's Leslie tracks off the rails again; Heritage-district notion splits Lawrence ... read more

Photo of the Day: Inside the Eaton Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eaton Centre
July 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With hundreds of stores and over 1.7 million square feet, Toronto's Eaton Centre has been a popular shopping and dining destination since opening in 1977. In today's Photo of the Day, which was ... read more

Concept Plan Revealed for CityPlace Schools and Community Centre

Block 31, Toronto, by City of Toronto, ZAS Architects Inc.
July 21, 2015 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over the last two decades, Toronto's former railway lands have undergone a remarkable transformation, as high-rise residential towers now stand where, not so long ago, an empty and sullen expanse ... read more

Exploring Post House Condos' Historic Meets Modern Courtyard

Post House Condominiums, Alterra Group of Companies, Wallman Architects, Toronto
July 21, 2015 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents are now moving into Alterra Group of Companies' recently completed Post House Condos as finishing touches wrap up on the 21-storey condominium tower at Adelaide and ... read more

Court and OSC Rulings Vindicate Trump Tower Developer

Trump Toronto, Talon International, Zeidler Partnership Architects
July 21, 2015 2:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Trump brand has seen extensive media coverage as of late. Though newsmakers abroad are focused on recent comments made by Donald Trump in his bid to be the Republican Party's presidential ... read more

Aura Illuminates Downtown Night as Lights Tested

Aura at College Park, Toronto , by Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects
July 21, 2015 11:16 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last night, residents across the city got a preview of the striking light fixture at Canderel's Aura at College Park. The vertical configuration of LED lights was prominent against the night sky, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC riders want early subway hours maintained after Pan Am; Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey’s LRT plan woefully short of riders; Toronto to open pedestrian tunnel under lake ... read more

Photo of the Day: Metro Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto, fog, downtown
July 21, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day feels like it would make a perfect backdrop for a science-fiction movie. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Michael Muraz, this shot shows us the ... read more

Tridel's Islington Terrace to Feature Public Realm Improvements

Islington Terrace condos, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, Toronto
July 20, 2015 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Condominium development can have a transformative effect on a neighbourhood. New residential density brings the people necessary to patronize services, while street level retail and community ... read more

Hyper-Local Air Quality Monitoring Debuts at Pan Am Games

AirSENCE, Toronto
July 20, 2015 2:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The world of sport and spectacle is at once timeless and changing. While the thrills of sweat, determination, and competitive spirit capture the modern spectator's attention in much the same way ... read more

Our Favourite Photos of the Instantly Popular TORONTO Sign

Toronto Sign, Nathan Phillips Square, Pan Am Games, Toronto
July 20, 2015 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower has been Toronto's most photographed symbol for decades now, but City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, the previous most photographed symbol of the city, has followed closely behind. ... read more

Introducing Dunpar's Trafalgar Ridge in Oakville

Trafalgar Ridge, Dunpar Homes, Oakville
July 20, 2015 11:15 am | by Editor | Comments
The Greater Toronto Area's unquenchable thirst for new housing manifests itself differently in different areas of the GTA, with a trend toward towers closer in, townhomes in shoulder areas, and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s chief planner says rushed Scarborough subway analysis was ‘problematic’; Here’s how commuters are coping with Pan Am’s HOV lanes; More than one million Pan Am ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline at Golden Hour

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, golden hour
July 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We love seeing new angles of our growing skyline, like the beautiful aerial view featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Giulio Calisse, this ... read more

IT Lofts Repairing Gap in Little Italy Street Wall

IT Lofts under construction on College Street in Toronto
July 17, 2015 5:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Most of the 150 or so cranes that rise into the air above Toronto are drawing towers into our skyline, but not every construction site in town is appropriate for a high-rise. The City also wants ... read more