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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Majority of Torontonians support city’s bid for the Olympics; More frequent "off-peak" service, shorter wait times for 33 TTC routes; HOV lane rules relaxing to allow two ... read more

CN Tower Fireworks Show Marks Official Close of Pan Am Games

CN Tower, Fireworks, Pan Am Games, Toronto
July 27, 2015 2:43 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographers were out in droves and kids were out far past their bedtimes last night, as crowds gathered at vantage points around the city to witness the Pan Am Games close with a bang, or in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How more drivers can use HOV lanes starting Tuesday; The man behind the star of Pan Am: CN Tower fireworks; Toronto tenants band together, receive settlement after company removes ... read more

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

July 24, 2015 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ridesharing apps could finally be carpooling’s coming of age; Why is Hamilton’s bike sharing scheme more popular than Toronto’s?; TTC wants to split King streetcar route ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 8 Trefann Street

8 Trefann Street, Corktown, Stanford Downey Architect, Toronto
July 23, 2015 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One notable house in Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood has seen its fair share of attention in architecture communities since being constructed in 2005-2006. Designed by Stanford Downey ... read more

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

July 23, 2015 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s Union Pearson Express doesn’t allow bikes on board; Temporary HOV lanes installed for Pan Am Games could be turned into toll lanes; Wynne, Tory begin ... read more

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

July 22, 2015 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough waterfront soars to top of Toronto real estate market for detached homes; TTC's Leslie tracks off the rails again; Heritage-district notion splits Lawrence ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC riders want early subway hours maintained after Pan Am; Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey’s LRT plan woefully short of riders; Toronto to open pedestrian tunnel under lake ... read more

Our Favourite Photos of the Instantly Popular TORONTO Sign

Toronto Sign, Nathan Phillips Square, Pan Am Games, Toronto
July 20, 2015 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower has been Toronto's most photographed symbol for decades now, but City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, the previous most photographed symbol of the city, has followed closely behind. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s chief planner says rushed Scarborough subway analysis was ‘problematic’; Here’s how commuters are coping with Pan Am’s HOV lanes; More than one million Pan Am ... read more

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

July 17, 2015 9:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easing traffic congestion may be most enduring Pan Am legacy; Residents sound off about Union-Pearson safety bells; Pan American art sets sail in Toronto Harbour; and more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Shuter Street

Throwback Thursday, 76 Shuter, Toronto
July 16, 2015 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A lot has changed on the east side of Downtown Toronto, with new residential developments popping up all over the area. Back in 2006, the Queen and Church neighbourhood was just starting to ... read more

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

July 16, 2015 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
House prices continue to rise despite sales slowdown; New TD Centre Signage Reopens Heritage Debate; Tory takes to Twitter to ask where ‘Toronto’ sign should go next; and ... read more

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

July 15, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Restoring Don River to its former natural and flood-protected glory will take decades; Pan Am’s HOV lanes spur ‘huge growth’ in ride-sharing; TCHC’s latest overhaul plans ... read more

Murals Complete Rejuvenation of Uber-Urban Underpass Park

Underpass Park, Toronto
July 14, 2015 5:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Monday, July 13th, UrbanToronto joined representatives from the City of Toronto in celebrating—and officially unveiling—the collection of murals that now grace roadside pillars in Underpass ... read more

'Planners in Public Spaces' Joining Panamania at City Hall

Planners in Public Spaces, Panamania, Toronto
July 14, 2015 3:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The City of Toronto's Planning Division is holding another 'Planners in Public Spaces' event Wednesday at Nathan Phillips Square, in the heart of the Panamania celebrations taking over Downtown. ... read more

Pan Am Path Tour Showcases Public Art and Urban Greenspace

Pan Am Path, City of Toronto, Public Art
July 14, 2015 11:15 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
When discussing public art in Toronto a few pieces come to mind: Sorel Etrog's minimalist airplane sculpture, Sun Life, at University and King; David Cooper's thimble and colourful ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015 9:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New plans to naturalize the Don River and protect against flooding; Uber launches car-pooling service in Toronto; Pan Am Games gaining traction against the cynics and ... read more

The Pan Am Games Hit CIBC Pan Am Park AKA Exhibition Place

Pan Am Games, Exhibition Place, Pan Am Park, Toronto
July 13, 2015 5:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Pan Am Games are pumping new life into several locations in and around the city, including Nathan Phillips Square, where an illuminated 3D 'TORONTO' sign has become an instant hit among ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Integrated GO-TTC sales flop; Should Toronto’s Pan Am HOV lanes be here to stay?; UP Express not included in free Pan Am transit; and more news... Integrated GO-TTC ... read more