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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!

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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

UrbanToronto's Photos of the Year for 2016

UrbanToronto's Photos of the Year for 2016!
December 23, 2016 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the end of another very photogenic year for Toronto, we are rounding up our most popular Photo of the Day features from 2016, selecting the most viewed photo feature from each calendar ... read more

UT Readers Select the Best Buildings Opened in 2016

Best Toronto Buildings of 2016
December 23, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After over two weeks of polling, UrbanToronto readers have selected the best buildings opened in 2016! Our Year-End Readers' Poll ran from December 2nd to midnight on December 20th, raking in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hazel McCallion tells province to slow down plans to curb sprawl; Land sale brings Mississauga closer to a waterfront that avoids Toronto’s mistakes; GTA’s supply of newly ... read more

Photo of the Day: Maple Leaf Gardens

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens, drone
December 23, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features an aerial view of an iconic building in Toronto's sporting history. Some time after being purchased by Loblaws in 2004, the historical Maple Leaf Gardens was ... read more

TTC: A Tour of Vaughan's Metropolitan Centre Station

TTC, Public Transit, Subway, Stations, YRT
December 22, 2016 5:58 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"I think this may be my favourite of the stations," said Joanna Kervin, the director for Third-Party Planning and Property with the TTC's project to extend the Line 1 (Yonge–University) subway ... read more

Shayne Dark's Nova Celebrated at Tableau

December 22, 2016 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A pair of major new public artworks were recently celebrated at a pair of recently opened new Toronto buildings. Today and tomorrow we celebrate both events, artists, artworks, and buildings, each ... read more

Are Property Taxes Dooming Toronto's Heritage Buildings?

property tax, heritage properties, 401 Richmond, Toronto
December 22, 2016 4:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It has recently come to light in local media outlets that the existence of Toronto's beloved 401 Richmond—an artists' enclave in the heart of the Entertainment District—is threatened by a massive ... read more

Kentucky Fried Chic: Condo to Replace KFC in Scarborough

3359 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, David Peterson Architect
December 22, 2016 1:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
East of Toronto's Victoria Park Avenue, the southeast corner of Danforth and Byng is subject to a site plan application for a mid-rise condominium building. Long occupied by a KFC outlet, the ... read more

Construction of The Kip District's First Phase Reaches Grade

The Kip District, Page + Steele/IBI Group, Toronto, Concert Properties
December 22, 2016 12:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is in full swing for the first phase of The Kip District, Concert Properties' new master-planned community near Kipling subway and GO station in Etobicoke. The project got ... read more

Mid-Rise Density Tabled for Dufferin and Lawrence

3019 Dufferin, Toronto, by Hounslow Holdings, Architecture Unfolded
December 22, 2016 11:10 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just south of Lawrence Avenue, a new development proposal has been submitted to the City of Toronto to allow an 8-storey, 105-unit project at 3019 Dufferin Street. Located on a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Removing an Eyesore on St. Clair

The Code Condos, BLVD, Lifetime Developments, Toronto
December 22, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For our last Throwback Thursday on 2016, we are taking a look at the St. Clair Avenue West site of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos. Back in August ... read more