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Throwback Thursday: Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Building

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
March 23, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday proves that all major changes aren't obvious. Turning back the clocks to August 2013, and demolition had just begun at the seven-storey 1951 Royal & Sun Alliance ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC report looks at impact of driverless buses; Federal Budget Demands That Transit Users Pay More; Councillor asks for study to limit, regulate chain stores; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC ridership is lower than expected for January and February; Surging sales of $1-million-plus Toronto homes fuel calls for new measures; Judge questions Metrolinx’s ... read more

U of T Daniels Lecture: The Critical Voice in Architecture Today

March 21, 2017 11:47 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced a lecture featuring speakers Kenneth Frampton, Keller Easterling, and Craig Buckley. Held ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario rent control bill would hurt supply, critic says; Time is of the essence in Eglinton Crosstown LRT fight; Kristyn Wong-Tam Questions Mayor Tory’s Integrity After Cheat ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five housing items Councillor Ana Bailao wants in the federal budget; Transit advocates plan panel on future of Scarborough transit; Toronto high school students pitch ... read more

Daniels Faculty of Architecture Hosting Multiple Events March 24

University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture
March 17, 2017 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has a big day planned later this month, with four different events planned for Friday, March 24th. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What has gone wrong since the ‘golden age’ of Toronto transit; Metrolinx study finds Tory’s Smart Track could spur auto commuting; Why Yonge-Dundas Square Struggles as ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 10 Dundas East

Throwback Thursday, 10 Dundas East, Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto
March 16, 2017 9:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back in time over a decade for a view of construction at 10 Dundas East, a building known for its Times Square-inspired illuminated signs and its ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's unique shops and concert halls are vanishing, but we can fix that; Survey shows Toronto residents love planning their downtown; New CEO to lead transformation of ... read more

Explainer: Missing Middle Housing

Missing Middle Housing types, image via Opticos Design
March 15, 2017 10:03 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' goes over the so-called 'missing middle', a housing density term that has caught the attention of city planners and residents of Toronto, as well as other cities around the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough Gets Screwed by Subway Promises; Zanzibar fights city hall over sign bylaw; TTC riders are irate about chronically malfunctioning Presto readers; and more ... read more

Join the UrbanToronto Team: Internship Positions Available

Toronto at night, image by UT Forum contributor ileetoa
March 14, 2017 4:44 pm | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, strong familiarity with social ... read more

CUI Seeking Youth Ambassadors for TimelapseTO Initiative

CUI Seeking 'YU Ambassadors' for TimelapseTO Initiative
March 14, 2017 10:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Canadian Urban Institute's (CUI) ongoing YU Ambassadors program continues to provide opportunities for local youth through civic leadership and skill-building. The program is now seeking a new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Development appears to be central to John Tory’s transit plans; Mayor Tory to consult experts, data to advise him on soaring housing prices; Scarborough transit riders, on why ... read more

Hard Rock No Longer Prescribed at Yonge-Dundas Square

Hard Rock's Yonge Street frontage, image by UT Flickr pool contributor Jim Cagne
March 13, 2017 5:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Will they at least keep the giant plastic guitar? As Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square welcomes the Sam the Record Man sign, an enhanced new advertising and broadcasting program, and—around the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How Toronto's rental market is squeezing Millennials; Artificially Low Property Taxes Are Bad for the Health of Toronto Citizens; Toronto condo developments threaten ... read more

U of T Lecture: Adapting Cities and Buildings to Climate Change

Catherine Dubois, image courtesy of Université Laval
March 10, 2017 12:51 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced another entry in this year's B.E.S.T lecture series, featuring Catherine Dubois. Held at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 10:06 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto has outgrown provincial oversight: Opinion; Ontario reconsidering a foreign buyers' tax to cool housing market; Pushing Back on Skyrocketing Housing Prices; and more news: Toronto has ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Union Station's Great Hall

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Metrolinx
March 9, 2017 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More often than not, our Throwback Thursday features chronicle a city transformed by new built form, with photographs charting the relentless pace of Toronto's ongoing development boom. Change and ... read more