Toronto's King streetcar sees ‘spectacular’ rise in ridership; Sam the Record Man sign shines again in Toronto; As stores around Honest Ed’s sell and shut their doors, Alternative Thinking is holding its ground; and more news:

Toronto's King streetcar sees ‘spectacular’ rise in ridership (Globe and Mail)

City ponders purpose of its golf courses (Toronto Star)

As stores around Honest Ed’s sell and shut their doors, Alternative Thinking is holding its ground (Toronto Star)

Sam the Record Man sign shines again in Toronto (Globe and Mail)

Why Toronto’s ‘crane girl’ risked her life, and why a judge let her off with an absolute discharge (National Post)

Salvation Army’s New Hope Leslieville shelter opens its doors (Metro News)

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Approval Granted for Birmingham's Tallest Residential Tower (Birmingham)

University of Calgary's Architecturally Assorted Downtown Campus (Calgary)

Revisiting Construction of the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (Edmonton)

Reliving the Reconstruction of Granville Street (Vancouver)