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The Oculus: Future Uncertain for South Humber Park's Hidden Modernist Gem

Park Pavilion, Oculus Pavilion, Humber River Park, Toronto
July 28, 2016 4:22 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Cyclists and pedestrians taking a casual stroll along the Humber River Recreational Trail have for years been greeted by a rather fantastical, if not jarring site. Perched next to the trail in a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Living Shangri-La Toronto

Throwback Thursday, Living Shangri-La, University, Adelaide, Toronto
July 28, 2016 9:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Throwback Thursday highlights the changing view from the southeast corner of the University and Adelaide intersection. Back in May 2010, construction was well underway at the site ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto cyclists talk 'dangerous' streetcar tracks; Why A Woodlot Could Add Millions to the Cost of the Scarborough Subway Extension; Hamilton joins Vancouver, Toronto, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Newest Councillor Michael Ford ‘a little milder than Rob and Doug’; Did Eliminating 504 King Car Stops Make Any Difference?; One-third of bicycle crashes in downtown Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor bike lane construction begins next week; Michael Ford wins Toronto byelection to take over his late uncle Rob Ford’s council seat; John Tory commits to protecting ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016 8:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC faces perfect storm with rising costs and slumping ridership; Poll shows Toronto still divided on Scarborough subway plan; New frontier of development underway on Bloor ... read more

Álvaro Siza: A Gateway to the Alhambra Opens at the Aga Khan

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain, image by Ian Stuart
July 22, 2016 7:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Alhambra in southern Spain is one of the great sites in this world. A fortified complex of Moorish and Renaissance palaces and gardens which date from the 13th through 16th centuries, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Open Streets TO expands its car-free pedestrian paradise this summer; How Don Mills changed city building; StopGap founder wins Jane Jacobs prize; and more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: View From Toronto City Hall's Green Roof

Throwback Thursday, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
July 21, 2016 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 2010-completed revitalization of City Hall's podium roof transformed a 35,000 square foot concrete surface into a publicly-accessible modular green roof, resulting in an increase in foot ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx serves Bombardier Inc with notice of default over delayed delivery of light-rail vehicles; Toronto's archaeological treasures left to languish in basements; City ... read more

(In)Complete: the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Toronto
July 20, 2016 1:24 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square has taken its fair share of twists and turns over the past decade. Beginning as a high-profile international competition awarded back in 2007 to the ... read more

Explainer: Façadism

Toronto's Bay Adelaide Centre incorporates a historic facade, image by Marcus Mi
July 20, 2016 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Continuing our weekly 'Explainer' series, we return with an overview of another technical design and construction term via our sister site, SkyriseCities.com. This week, an explanation of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx threatens legal action over late delivery of light rail vehicles; Toronto sees uptick in new rental units and more on the way; What the Pan Am Legacy Means for ... read more

UrbanToronto is Looking For a Transportation Writer

July 19, 2016 4:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto is looking for writer/reporter to cover transportation-related stories on a freelance, part-time basis. If you have a keen interest and excellent knowledge of transit issues in the ... read more

Inverted Valleys: Artists Re-Imagine the Urban Landscape

The artists, image courtesy of Mark Francis and Natalia Bakaeva
July 19, 2016 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Winding through the city like arteries, Toronto's ravines run beneath the urban landscape of streets and towers as a subtle yet defining topographical feature. However, despite the natural beauty ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ferry traffic to Toronto Island is way up this summer; Exploring Toronto’s Hidden Waterfronts; LRT will completely transform Mississauga; and more news Ferry traffic ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Local Conversations From the UT Forum

Looking west at the Gooderham Building in St. Lawrence Market, image by Matthew
July 18, 2016 11:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Long before UrbanToronto's front page started running news in 2010, our Forum was well established as a go-to source for Toronto's most up-to-date and in-depth development industry discussions. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto opening doors to more affordable housing; Why transit has become Toronto’s moral hazard; How public transit affects home values in Toronto; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ride-sharing legal Friday, but the Uber-taxi war rages on; Wider sidewalks coming to Yonge; Cash shift might revive Sheppard subway extension; and more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Dundas

Throwback Thursday, Yonge and Dundas, Toronto
July 14, 2016 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sometimes called the "Times Square of Canada" for better or for worse, the Yonge-Dundas intersection and the adjacent public square are marked by a constantly evolving tapestry of glittering ... read more