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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto wants you to plan the future of cycling; First Pan Am athletes arrive in Toronto; Waterfront Toronto shows we can get it right; and more news... Pan Am lead says ... read more

RAW Canvas Brings Out the Artists to the Architecture Party Circuit

RAW Canvas Party, image by Chris Kotsy
June 30, 2015 6:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A lot of people see Toronto as a city of business people in suits, and sure, there's a lot of Italian pinstripe walking around this town, but we're also a city of artists in tyvek onesies, and a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Queens Quay is lovely but potentially lethal; Infrastructure Ontario spending billions this year; Ontario rejects calls to ease traffic rules for Toronto Pan Am Games; ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Milton GO service could get a boost from a ‘missing link’ freight rail route; Toronto arts group sue city and developer in battle over Queen West cultural ... read more

Plans Finalized for Phase One of Ontario Place Revitalization

Ontario Place, West 8, LANDinc, Toronto, Province of Ontario
June 26, 2015 12:10 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory were on hand Wednesday to announce finalized plans for phase one of the revitalization of the defunct Ontario Place site, which will see a parking lot on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘A few wrinkles’ as free transit starts for Pan Am volunteers; Gardiner East: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Megacity; Toronto photographers take it ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bloor and Bedford

Throwback Thursday, Bloor, Bedford, Toronto
June 25, 2015 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built between 2007 and 2011, Lanterra Developments' One Bedford replaced a block of restaurants and stores on Bloor Street at Bedford Road, just west of Avenue Road with a new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Historic Bloor viaduct’s new lights will reflect the weather; Two schools planned on Toronto waterfront to share one building; Union Pearson Express hits ridership targets ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Relief coming for TTC riders on overcrowded Yonge subway line, but it might not last; TTC chair optimistic about new streetcars after trip to Bombardier; Fake salmon in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 9:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor Viaduct’s ‘luminous veil’ to light up for Pan Am torch relay; TTC tokens going away as Toronto says hello to the new Presto fare smart cards; How well do the new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Unstoppable real estate market displaces Beatrice House shelter; New TDSB museum contains largest public education collection in Canada; New Queens Quay a redesign for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Average price of new GTA home reaches new record; PM Harper pledges $2.6-billion to Toronto’s SmartTrack plan; St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto to close for nine months ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 288 King Street East

Throwback Thursday, 288 King Street East, TCHC, Toronto
June 18, 2015 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In 2006, the former Ritchie's Auctioneers and Appraisals location at 288 King Street East was picked up by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) from Context Developments, who had ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto moves to expand downtown bike lanes in push to increase safety; Wind Mobile customers will have full data service on certain Toronto subway ... read more

Projexity: A Platform for Grassroots Urban Initiatives

Projexity, Toronto
June 17, 2015 12:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Some years ago, on Christie Street south of St. Clair, a mural was painted onto the low brick wall beside the sidewalk. It features a small portrait and a big quote, and, to the right of Jane ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC doubts Bombardier will meet revised streetcar order schedule; Jennifer Keesmaat walks away from interview when asked about rift with John Tory; East Side Icon Project ... read more

Checking out the Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes Village

Pan Am games, Parapan Am Games, CIBC, Athletes Village, TO2015, Toronto
June 16, 2015 5:40 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
In 24 days, over 10,000 athletes and coaches from around the world will flood the Greater Toronto Area for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Hosting such a large scale international ... read more

Planners in Public Spaces Launches Re-Vamped 2015 Season

Planners in Public Spaces (Pips), Toronto by City of Toronto
June 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since 2013, the City of Toronto Planning Division has held an annual, month-long public outreach program called Planners in Public Spaces (PiPS). With a municipal bureaucracy that, at times, feels ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Take a tour inside the Toronto Pan Am Games athletes’ village; Ontario, Ottawa at odds over funding for Scarborough subway; TTC to offer 10-minute service on 47 surface ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Should Pearson be the Union Station of the west GTA?; Positive city report may see Adelaide, Richmond bike lanes extended; $2 billion cost of burying Gardiner Expressway ... read more