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Toronto of the Future: Five-Day Showcase Returns on June 26th

Toronto skyline, image by UT Forum contributor Goldie
June 23, 2017 11:11 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Kicking off on Monday, the second biennial edition of Toronto of the Future returns to the Downtown core next week. Running from June 26th-30th, the free five-day expo "highlights real estate ... read more

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

June 23, 2017 8:20 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bike Share Toronto sets new records, offers free rides in July; Metrolinx beefs up penalties in vehicle contract with Alstom in wake of Bombardier dispute; Toronto's housing market: Taking a ... read more

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

June 22, 2017 8:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Station tenants owe city $10 million; Proposed Airbnb regulations pretty much get it right; New promotion looks to support local businesses along Bloor bike lanes; ... read more

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

June 21, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why all the fuss about a transit corridor on Toronto’s King Street?; Barrier at Toronto’s Bloor Viaduct significantly reduced suicides; Portion of Highway 400 to be widened to ... read more

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

June 20, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory defends controversial shelter from critics on his executive committee; Toronto vacant homes tax could be hard to enforce, city officials say; Historic site at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New park honours those who helped sick Irish arriving in Toronto during crisis-ridden summer of 1847; Plan to turn Toronto Botanical Garden into international ... read more

REMINDER—Great Canadian Homes: An Intimate Glimpse at 150 Years of Design

June 17, 2017 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From the vision, to the planning process, to construction and completion, the pace of Toronto's development can leave little room for reflection and review. By the time new buildings are actually ... read more

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

June 16, 2017 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Accessible condos in Toronto don’t exist; Making places for Toronto’s Queer history; Brace for a possible tax on speculative home purchases; and more ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community Dialogues in the UT Forum

A streetcar in Riverdale, image by UT Flickr contributor Adrian Badarco
June 15, 2017 11:13 am | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
While discussions about Buildings and Transportation & Infrastructure typically take the spotlight in the UT Forum, our 'Neighbourhood Node' threads give UT members the opportunity ... read more

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

June 15, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Cost of Running the Queen Car; TTC's new streetcars may miss reliability target as 'failures' add up; GO upgrading more ticket-vending machines with PRESTO functions; ... read more

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

June 14, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Does Toronto want to wreck an ‘extraordinary’ building? It's time for an answer; Giant dog fountain a big hit for people and puppies alike; The Fords’ Fascination With ... read more

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

June 13, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City of Toronto proposes crackdown on Airbnb-style rentals; In housing crunch, 15,000 to 28,000 Toronto homes sit empty; Rash of crane-climbers prompts York Region police ... read more

Photo of the Day: Torque

Photo of the Day, Torque, pedestrian bridge, Southcore, Marman and Borins
June 13, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features a relatively new piece of pedestrian infrastructure in Toronto's South Core area, submitted to our Flickr Pool by A Great Capture. This ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What’s keeping that train? The TTC has 69,000 reasons why; City staff recommends one-year King Street transit corridor pilot project; Ford's costly streetcar study will ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillor Ford reignites streetcar debate at city hall; 10-acre development could transform north Roncesvalles; Robert Bundy: Powerful bureaucrat helped shape Toronto; ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Parkdale tenants disrupt hearing in protest over proposed rent hike; Toronto and Vancouver housing markets threaten Canada’s rapid economic growth; High-speed Rail For ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The friendly yet familiar design of Toronto’s new Albion library; How Did the Province Do on Land-Use Plan Amendments?; Union Summer market stops for station ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Islands flooding should prompt real discussion on climate change; Toronto’s housing market feels chill from provincial measures; Toronto’s ambitious bike plan, one ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017 8:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Greater Toronto Area home sales plummet 20.3% last month; Metrolinx has been quietly sharing Presto users’ information with police; Parkdale rent strike enters second month as ... read more