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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 8, 2016

December 8, 2016 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's house prices predicted to rise more than Vancouver; Toronto tenants one step closer to safer, cleaner rental housing; Kathleen Wynne gives John Tory's road toll ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What You Need to Know about Toronto’s Budget; Toronto construction company Aecon under fire in Bermuda; Replacement cost insurance no carte blanche for new building, court ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tories urge Wynne to reject tolls on Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway; Metrolinx ‘not satisfied’ as Presto system hit with more technical glitches; East York ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 5, 2016

December 5, 2016 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residents concerned development will negatively impact heritage of Sunshine Valley; How John Tory went from calling tolls ‘highway robbery’ to crusading for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lego brings urban planning to life for Toronto students; Accept road tolls or make big cuts, Toronto city manager warns; Mayor’s executive approves discounts for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto councillors stick with Gardiner plan despite jump in price; Streetcar noise issues at King East and Sumach; New TTC bus paint jobs unveiled, twitter responds; and ... read more

Explainer: Urban Acupuncture

'Little Free Library' movement , image by Flickr user Matthew Matheson
November 30, 2016 10:12 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' considers the term 'urban acupuncture'. Chinese acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine involving needles being inserted into the body to relieve stress. In a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarbexit? Scarborough resident calls for de-amalgamation; The Ontario Municipal Board is Long Overdue for Repairs; Summer hot car hangover leads to drop in TTC customer ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory’s pitch on tolls isn’t an ideal solution, but it’s the best on offer; TTC no longer threatening to annex 11 homes for Scarborough subway ... read more

Urban Leadership Awards Recognize Contributions That Improve Life in the GTA

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November 28, 2016 3:25 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
It takes all sorts to make a good city. In the case of Toronto and a great many other cities, some of the contributors are obvious: architects, builders, planners, officials, and committed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Real estate outlook could be bright spot as Canadian banks roll out year-end earnings; Mayor's proposed tax on short-term rentals would be first in Canada; Toronto divided ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 25, 2016

November 25, 2016 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto tolls could ease gridlock, but only if done right, experts say; What Landlord Licensing Could Mean for Toronto Tenants; Have your say on the future of Old City ... read more

CUI's 19th Annual Chief Planner Meeting Coming Up

November 24, 2016 4:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Members of the public will have the chance to join in a discussion with Toronto's Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat at the upcoming 19th instalment of the Canadian Urban Institutute's annual Chief ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016 9:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Tory set to announce tolls on the DVP and Gardiner; Tory's road toll is bold, risky — and should be applauded by Toronto; Report details plans for low-income Toronto transit fares; and more ... read more

Adaptive Reuse Proposals Breathe New Life into Old City Hall

November 23, 2016 5:46 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Toronto’s Old City Hall, by virtue of its location at the intersection of Queen and Bay streets, is a civic monument even if it cannot easily be explored. Though a life of crime is highly ... read more

Ford, Brexit, Trump: Shaping Inclusive Cities in a Polarized World

The Ridley Road Market in 2005, image by Tarquin Binary, via Wikimedia Commons
November 23, 2016 5:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What shapes the city? "Two weeks ago I would've had a different answer," Richard Florida admitted, reflecting on the results of a U.S. Presidential election that's reverberating through our ... read more

IIDEXCanada: Design + Architecture Expo Returns to Toronto

IIDEXCanada 2015-2016
November 23, 2016 11:09 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Billed as "Canada's National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference," this year's IIDEXCanada returns to Toronto on November 30th and Deember 1st. Held at the Metro Toronto ... read more

Explainer: Elegant Decay

Elegant decay of Lisbon, image by Flickr user Stephen Robinson
November 23, 2016 10:06 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
It is often thought that the preservation of an historic structure would help retain its value. However, this week's 'Explainer' provides an overview of the concept of Elegant Decay, a phenomenon ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 23, 2016

November 23, 2016 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Report on Canada's National Housing Strategy misses mark for millennials, advocate says; Report on future of Old City Hall takes inspiration from world's largest ... read more