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

20 Edward Street Restaurant Row Toronto Yonge Dundas Downtown Turner Fleischer
February 11, 2014 4:10 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 2:30 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 10:14 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 12:00 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 12:15 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 9:33 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 12:00 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 6:10 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 5:35 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 5:15 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 12:25 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 10:26 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 12:00 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 6:45 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

New Office Tower Stacking Plan Shows What's Available in Toronto

Ashlar, CBRE, RBC, Adelaide, Globe & Mail, Deloitte, QRC, EY Tower, MaRS, One
February 6, 2014 4:25 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Ashlar Urban Realty, a local commercial real estate firm, has compiled an interesting stacking plan that focuses on who is moving into Toronto’s 10 newest office buildings, and what space remains ... read more

Toronto Port Lands Master Plan Public Meeting Coming Up

February 6, 2014 12:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
On Thursday February 13, Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto is inviting citizens to attend a public meeting about the Port Lands Planning Framework & Transportation and Servicing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 6, 2014

February 6, 2014 10:01 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Lots of news on the Gardiner Expressway takedown proposal; new streetcars are put to the test; cleric probed for hate crimes; and more news. Gardiner Expressway removal would increase commute ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snowy Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown neighbourhood, Toronto
February 6, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
This evocative image of Toronto's Cabbagetown was posted by Forum member krooj. The snowy snapshot situates us on Carlton Street, looking east towards Parliament. Snowy Cabbagetown, image by krooj read more

Toronto Hydro Releases Video on Building of Transformer Station

February 5, 2014 5:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's infrastructure needs are growing as the city does, so along with hoardings and closed lanes for new office and condo construction, it's not unheard of to be detoured around watermain and ... read more

Bone Structure Brings Innovative Home Design to the GTA

February 5, 2014 12:15 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
Somewhere outside Erin, Ontario, about an hour’s drive from Toronto, and surrounded on all sides by farmland, a house like no other in Ontario has almost finished being constructed, or to put it ... read more