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Throwback Thursday: One Bloor East

Throwback Thursday, One Bloor East, Roy's Square, Toronto
November 27, 2014 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing construction of Great Gulf Homes' landmark One Bloor East has already permanently transformed the Yonge and Bloor streetscape, having done away with the low-rise 'Roy's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 27, 2014

November 27, 2014 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hazel McCallion, in her own words, on her last day as Mississauga mayor after almost four decades; Doug Ford expected to announce provincial Tory leadership ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 9:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto looks to reduce lane widths in hopes of getting cars to slow down, using extra space for other things; Airport workers to get a discount on new Union Station-Pearson ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 9:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory stands by promise to finish SmartTrack in seven years — without raising Toronto property taxes; About 4,000 in the GTA still without power after severe ... read more

Upcoming Public Lectures at Ryerson Architecture

Ryerson university, department of architectural science, toronto, lecture, meier
November 24, 2014 6:15 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science will host two public discussions this week starting on Wednesday, November 26, with a first lecture sponsored by the Canadian Wood Council ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 9:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford still undecided on Ontario PC leadership run, says elements in party are too far right; A few of the names who could return as big players in the next Toronto city ... read more

Insider Q&A: Bryan Tuckey of BILD

Insider Q&A, Bryan Tuckey, BILD, Toronto
November 21, 2014 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In our new Insider Q&A feature, we take a personal approach in interviewing some of the industry professionals that envision, design, promote and analyze the new developments currently ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC signal solution promises subway relief someday — but for now, it’s more delays; Ted Rogers’ family donates $130 million to heart research centre in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario students among the most computer-savvy in the world; John Tory’s vision of a city that wants new ideas to flourish is a sci-fi concept in Toronto; Pan Am minister ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Insurmountable’ rift between TDSB trustees and chief of staff prompts request for province to intervene; Program aims to bring Christmas joy to lonely seniors; City trying to ... read more

Toronto Gets Platinum Award from World Council on City Data

green roof, south beach, toronto, sustainable
November 18, 2014 12:12 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The World Council on City Data has announced that Toronto is one of only 9 cities to win a platinum certification for compliance on their ISO-37120 standards. ISO-37120 is a set of standards ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Cleese thinks Toronto is a “super city”; Finding Better Uses for Toronto’s Public Laneways; Arguments for subway barriers go nowhere; and more news... How green ... read more

Holiday Markets to Animate Three Distinct Urban Spaces

Toronto Christmas Market, Historic Distillery District
November 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Snow is now falling, and the bitter cold of Winter is coming, but like most cities situated in northern climes, Torontonians have found ways of making the frozen months a time of warmth ... read more

Robert Bell Talks Intelligent Communities at UWPAT Event

Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, image by Craig White
November 17, 2014 3:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Budding urban planners have some great post-secondary schools to choose from in Ontario. One of the most respected planning institutions in the country, the University of Waterloo's School of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The dust from the election is settled. Now John Tory moves to make SmartTrack actually happen; Former officer polices Toronto City Hall’s ‘miscellaneous ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Police Chief Blair attempts to hold the line on costs; Kensington Market mainstay Zimmerman’s Discount closing after more than 60 years; Ryerson's City-Building ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Talk of ‘climate of change’ at Toronto Police Services with new chief, budget strategy in store; TTC rules under scrutiny after subway chaos strands train for 56 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will T.O. businesses survive Eglinton LRT construction?; Mississauga to open four of 12 Transitway stations next Monday; Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell will receive rich compensation ... read more

U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture Featured in Podcast Series

University of Toronto, Liat Margolis, architecture, sustainability
November 11, 2014 3:42 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture's experts are featured in a new 4 part podcast series prepared by U of T News in advance of the just past municipal election. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Memo to Tory— find a transit quick win; Toronto transit union pledges to make TTC funding a key issue for 2015 federal election; Rats displaced by Union construction; and more ... read more