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Pearson AirRail Link Construction Progressing

November 28, 2012 5:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Three months ago we reported on the construction that is underway on the guideway for the new Union Pearson Air Rail Link, and the crews have been busy in the time since extending the support ... read more

City Infrastructure Plans for 2013 Online

T.O. INview, Cycling network construction, City of Toronto, 2013
November 28, 2012 4:15 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
The City of Toronto has just released the 2013 update of its web-based mapping system, T.O. INview. This website, which stands for Toronto Infrastructure Viewer, shows all the planned construction ... read more

Metrolinx & City of Toronto Officially Ink LRT & PRESTO Deals

Toronto LRT, Metrolinx, TTC, City of Toronto, Karen Stintz, Bob Chiarelli
November 28, 2012 2:12 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Metrolinx and the City of Toronto have finally signed off on the $8.4 billion LRT deal for the city that will see four new rapid transit lines constructed in an effort to ease congestion and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 28, 2012

November 28, 2012 11:19 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Transit plans to go ahead despite leadership uncertainty; Death of the conservative agenda?; Presto cards coming for TTC; Chow for mayor and more news. Here are today's headlines. The $8.4B ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Glows At Night

Toronto skyline at night from the east, glows with light
November 28, 2012 1:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is another skyline shot by Forum member lucci. Taken from east of downtown, the skyline glows with bright white and coloured city lights, accentuated by a darker ... read more

Don Schmitt on the Art of the Architect at the Walrus Talks

Donald Schmitt speaks at the Walrus Talks 2012, image by Jack Landau
November 27, 2012 7:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Back in October the Walrus Magazine, Canada's general interest literary journal, invited nine Toronto-based movers and shakers to speak on "The Art of the City" at a salon held in front of a ... read more

Time Running Out on the Inaugural Shows at the Ryerson Image Centre

November 27, 2012 7:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When the Ryerson Image Centre opened in time for Nuit Blanche this year, Toronto gained a major new cultural attraction, one aimed squarely at the importance of the photographic image in this ... read more

Crane Comes Down at Market Wharf

Market Wharf, Toronto Condos, Context Development, architectsAlliance
November 27, 2012 2:58 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The lower St. Lawrence neighbourhood's latest condo tower, Market Wharf by Context Development, has reached a milestone in its construction phase. The construction crane has been taken down from ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 27, 2012

November 27, 2012 11:29 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Ford intends to appeal; What kind of mayor does Toronto need?; New hotel at CNE; Pan Am Games on budget and more news. Here are today's headlines. Rob Ford’s appeal will be filed ‘in the next ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Chinatown

Skyline from Chinatown, FCP, Trump Tower, Festival Tower, Toronto Condos
November 27, 2012 1:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Photographs of Toronto's skyline always interest us here at UrbanToronto, as we get such different perspectives on it from different parts of town and at different times of day, weather ... read more

New Globe and Mail Headquarters Cancelled

New Headquarters for the Globe and Mail, now likely cancelled, Toronto
November 26, 2012 6:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A new headquarters building for The Globe and Mail at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Front Street in Toronto has been cancelled as owner the Woodbridge Co. Ltd. has instead sold the land to ... read more

The King East Fits Into King-Parliament Neighbourhood Plan

The King East, Toronto Condos, Lamb Development, Hyde Park Homes, Sher, Core
November 26, 2012 4:32 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The King East by Lamb Development, Hyde Park Homes and the Sher Corporation is nearly complete, adding more residential space to the King-Parliament neighbourhood. The City of Toronto has had a ... read more

SOFA Invites Houzz VP to Reveal Study Results on Canadian Homeowners

Liza Hausman, Houzz, SOFA, interior design, decoration
November 26, 2012 3:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
SOFA: Source of Furniture & Accessories is bringing Liza Hausman, Vice-President of Houzz, the world's largest database of home renovation and decoration to their location at the ... read more

Construction Update: Pan Am Games Village

Pan Am Games Village, Toronto Condos, Dundee Kilmer, KPMB, aA, MJMA, Daoust
November 26, 2012 1:59 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Pan Am Games Village in the West Don Lands is set to change the character of the area over the next couple of years, with a forest of cranes on the site building the accommodations for the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 26, 2012

November 26, 2012 11:22 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Ford booted from office; Hume on constant construction; Farming in Rouge Park; The blocks that gentrification forgot and more news. Here are today's headlines. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Removed From ... read more

Photo of the Day: Northern Lights

Trump Tower in Toronto by Talon International with Zeidler Partnership
November 26, 2012 1:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Forum member lucci has been quite the shutterbug lately, capturing some incredible images of Toronto from high atop the city's skyscrapers. Today's Photo of the Day was taken from the Trump ... read more

Peel Region Museum Reopening After Goldsmith Borgal Remake

November 24, 2012 11:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Grand Opening marks heritage specialists Goldsmith Borgal & Company Architects' remake of Brampton's Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives read more

Hardhat Tour of Daniels' Cinema Tower

November 23, 2012 5:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the many high-rise condominium projects sprouting from Toronto’s Entertainment District, The Daniels Corporation’s Cinema Tower officially topped off at 43 floors just over a month ago, and ... read more

Repurposing the Old Four Seasons into the New Yorkville Plaza

The New Residences of Yorkville Plaza, Toronto Condos, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH
November 23, 2012 3:33 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Now that the hype surrounding the recent opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences is over, our attention turns to the old Four Seasons Hotel, which is undergoing substantial ... read more

Aura Keeps Growing as Shops At Aura Open for Business

Aura at College Park, Toronto Condos, Canderel Stoneridge, Graziani & Corazza
November 23, 2012 2:35 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Some developments in Toronto seem to captivate people more than others. Factors that influence the attention paid to any particular development include location, size and significance, impact on ... read more