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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's urban canopy beats London's but trails Vancouver's; TTC urged to use cameras to catch drivers who pass streetcars taking on riders; The TTC Is Cutting Printed ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core skyline
January 4, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a skyline view of Toronto's South Core area, captured from a west-facing unit in a Distillery District condominium tower. Submitted to the Sun Life Financial ... read more

High Park Ave: High-Rises Tabled to Fill Tower-In-The-Park Block

High Park Village, Toronto, by GWL Realty Advisors, Zeidler Architects
January 3, 2017 4:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Immediately north of High Park, the low-rise homes that characterize much of Toronto's west end give way to a cluster of mid-to-late 20th century towers. Rising well above the immediate ... read more

A First Look at Suite Layouts for St. Lawrence Condos

St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Toronto, Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes
January 3, 2017 1:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past few months, we've followed the development of Cityzen and Fernbrook's St. Lawrence Condos architectsAlliance-designed condo towers, coming to the northwest ... read more

PULP: Paper Art Party Puts Spotlight on Discarded Materials

January 3, 2017 11:40 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Saturday, January 14th, Toronto's Geary Lane venue will be transformed through a paper art party fundraiser intended to "examine the current lifecycle of discarded materials and investigate ... read more

Scale Model Highlights Design Language of Arc at Erin Mills

Arc at Daniels Erin Mills, Kirkor Architects, Mississauga
January 3, 2017 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, we shared our visit to the Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton presentation centre for The Daniels Corporation's Daniels Erin Mills master-planned community in Mississauga, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In 2017, Mississauga will have to decide how it grows up; What will the City of Toronto’s 2017 budget cost us?; To snitch or not to snitch? Airbnb in the city is a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Expanded Capacity

Photo of the Day, Toronto, BMO Field
January 3, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of BMO Field, showing off the stadium's temporary expanded capacity for the 2017 NHL Centennial Classic. Captured by Flickr contributor Oscar ... read more

Last Phase of River City Seeking Site Plan Approval

Harris Square condos, Toronto, designed by Saucier + Perrotte for Urban Capital
January 2, 2017 5:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto has received a Site Plan Approval submission for the fourth and final phase at Urban Capital's River City development in the West Don Lands. Dubbed 'Harris Square' after Lawren ... read more

Wave of Tower-In-The-Park Infill Proposals Continues in Midtown

66 Broadway Avenue, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, Toronto
January 2, 2017 3:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's mid-20th century housing boom made Tower-In-The-Park apartment typologies ubiquitous throughout the city. A half-century later, our city's latest growth spurt is re-imagining the ... read more

New York's Second Avenue Gets Relief: Toronto Still Waiting

Second Avenue subway, New York City, MTA
January 2, 2017 12:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It's a tale of two subways, so built up in the transit mythology of their respective cities. Both have been in the works for almost a century, and have endured changes in plans, false starts, and ... read more

Topping Off December 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off December 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
January 2, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up December 2016's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 2, 2017

January 2, 2017 8:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will Brampton move forward in 2017 or remain stuck in neutral?; Bathurst Station Bids Goodbye to Honest Ed’s; 19 years ago, Toronto’s six boroughs amalgamated; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Happy New Year

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Happy New Year, Holidays, Nathan Phillips Square
January 2, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our first Photo of the Day of 2017 features a festive shot from Nathan Phillips Square, submitted to our Flickr Pool by A Great Capture. Photographed in mid-December, this view shows the ... read more

Happy Holidays From UrbanToronto!

Happy Holidays from UrbanToronto
December 23, 2016 4:00 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With another year coming to a close, we'd like to wish all our readers a safe and happy holiday season! UrbanToronto's offices will be closed until January 2nd while our team takes time off. In ... read more

Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Stories of 2016!

Left: West elevation (fronting Yonge, looking southeast) Right: East Elevation (
December 23, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Closing out another year of our Topping Off series, we take a look at UrbanToronto's 10 most popular stories of 2016. It was another busy twelve months for our editorial team, with the ... read more

Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Forum Threads of 2016!

Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Forum Threads of 2016!
December 23, 2016 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Closing out another year, our 'Topping Off' series takes a look at UrbanToronto's 10 most popular 'Buildings' threads of 2016 on our Forum. It was another busy year of development, with the ... read more

Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest dataBase Files of 2016!

Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest dataBase Files of 2016!
December 23, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Closing out another year, our 'Topping Off' series takes a look at UrbanToronto's 10 most popular dataBase files of 2016. It was another busy year of development, with the relentlessly growing ... read more

Micah Lexier's Two Circles Celebrated at Bay Adelaide Centre

Two Circles, Micah Lexier, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto, Brookfield Properties
December 23, 2016 3:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A pair of major new public artworks were recently celebrated at a pair of recently opened new Toronto buildings. Yesterday and today we celebrate both events, artists, artworks, and buildings, ... read more

Best Buildings 2016 Debuts on Global TV's The Morning Show

Best Buildings 2016 Debuts on Global TV's The Morning Show
December 23, 2016 1:06 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, UrbanToronto's Managing Editor, Craig White, appeared on Global TV's Morning Show to announce the winners of our Year-End Readers' Poll on the Best New Buildings of 2016. The ... read more