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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013 7:27 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
City ends up with $248M surplus; Rob Ford video "Gone"; Astroturf VS Grass; David Miller new head of WWF; Home Sales fall is May as prices rise; and more news. Toronto ends up with $248M surplus ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Bit of History

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Toronto
June 4, 2013 11:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
With its stained glass windows, stony exterior and gothic architecture, St. Mary's Catholic Church adds a bit of historical character to the Bathurst and Adelaide area. The church was built in ... read more

Construction at Emerald Park Hints at Coming Retail Offerings

Emerald Park Condos, Roy Varacalli, Metropia, Bazis, Plazacorp
June 4, 2013 3:45 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
There is a field of temporary steel at Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue in North York as construction moves upwards at Emerald Park Condos. Amidst this sea of scaffolding, the ... read more

Streetcar Developments Releases Urban Towns at The Carlaw

The Carlaw condos, Streetcar Developments, Tact Architects, Dundee Realty
June 4, 2013 2:45 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Streetcar Developments is releasing a collection of 21 two-level, live/work townhouses at its new modern community infill project in the up-and-coming Leslieville ... read more

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sports to Improve U of T Facilities

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sports, University of Toronto
June 4, 2013 2:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Over the past year a huge chunk of Devonshire Place has been dug up and blocked off, and students of the University of Toronto, as well as residents of the St. George and Bloor Street West area, ... read more

L Tower Cladding Goes 'Ahead of the Curve'

June 4, 2013 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a remarkable number of new high-rise developments reshaping our city into a vertical metropolis, one specific downtown project has drawn significant interest throughout its construction ... read more

Then and Now: Henessy's Drug Store, 117 Yonge Street

Henessy's Drug Store, 117 Yonge St, Toronto, circa 1914
June 4, 2013 8:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Here's something completely different. An interior. 117 Yonge Street, circa 1914. Henessy's Drug Store. Now. April 2013. Timbuktu gift shop. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013 8:27 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Andy Byford joins discussion on Toronto's transit issues; possible strike looming over Via Rail; ferry operators face issues with city bureaucracy; and more news. Even TTC head Andy Byford is ... read more

Photo of the Day: Reflections

Reflections off the KPMG Building, Toronto
June 3, 2013 11:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
Senior UT member Goldie posted a few great pics yesterday and we chose this one to spotlight as our photo of the day. It's a striking image of the reflections bouncing off the windows of the KPMG ... read more

Concord Park Place and IKEA Talk 'Living Big in Small Spaces'

Concord Park Place, Concord Living Series, Living Big in Small Spaces, IKEA
June 3, 2013 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demand for housing in the GTA means high land costs, and that has meant that shrinking condominium suites. More and more home buyers are looking for creative, modern solutions to maximize both ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: The New and Old Regent Park

Regent Park, Toronto, development, Dickinson
June 3, 2013 3:00 pm | by Jason Allen | Comments
It’s a rare occasion when urban enthusiasts get to watch a huge portion of their own city get razed and remade, but this is what's happening in Toronto currently. Reintroducing, Regent Park. read more

Topping Off May 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

MP John Carmichael, Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Mayor Rob Ford, Deputy Mayor
June 3, 2013 1:05 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Unfortunately Toronto has been in the world news lately for the antics of its mayor, not for displays of creative or dynamic development nor urban design best practices. Fortunately, Torontonians ... read more

Then and Now: Mary Pickford and SickKids

Placque commemorating Mary Pickford
June 3, 2013 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Who doesn't know the story of Mary Pickford — Canadian girl who made good in Hollywood early in the last century — even if her films aren't relevant to contemporary tastes anymore? Mary ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013 8:40 am | by Editor | Comments
Hundres rally to deman resignation of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford; Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's response to HST as transit funding tool unacceptable; do revenue tools proposed by Metrolinx have ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From Canada Life Building

Toronto skyline shot from Canada Life Building
June 2, 2013 11:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Today's photo of the day was taken by UrbanToronto Forum member reaperexpress during Doors Open 2013. A viewpoint that isn't accessible year round, this photo gives us a great vantage point of ... read more

Plaza's York Harbour Club Condos Near Topping Off

Plazacorp, York harbour Club, Quadrangle Architects, Fort York
May 31, 2013 4:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
As the GTA's populaion continues to expand, more people are choosing to live in condos. In the growing Fort York neighbourhood, the York Harbour Club development by Pure Plaza will ... read more

Development Proposal for Waverly Hotel Site on Spadina

Hotel Waverly, Toronto
May 31, 2013 1:15 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The redevelopment of Spadina Avenue continues with a proposal for a 22-storey mixed use building at 484 Spadina, site of the Hotel Waverly, just north of College Street. Kirkor ... read more

City of Toronto Awarded for Environmental Efforts

Live Green Toronto
May 31, 2013 12:20 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Not much of the news focusing on Toronto as of late has been very positive, but despite all the sturm und drang emanating from City Hall there is still some positive news to report which is sure ... read more

Daniels' NY2 Condos Rises Above Grade in North York

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own Toronto
May 31, 2013 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the year’s first heat wave upon us, summer is clearly around the corner. As the mercury has steadily risen over the past several weeks, so have the various construction projects throughout ... read more

B.Streets: The Past, Present, and Future of Bathurst south of Bloor

Present: B.streets Condos has hit its first step-back, Toronto
May 31, 2013 10:30 am | by Craig White | Comments
Bloor Street through the Annex is one of Toronto's liveliest retail and restaurant strips. It has always felt odd however that Bathurst Street should die off so quickly as you moved south from ... read more