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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 8:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Uber gears up for expansion of Toronto operation; Water levels rise on Toronto’s eastern beaches; West Toronto community groups band together to animate laneways; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 8:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Limited evidence’ that new legislation will accelerate housing developments, city report says; Toronto housing market looks to be thawing in May; If Toronto sends out a second tax bill, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ford government sought Union Station data, streetcar manuals in subway upload talks; Council votes to oppose Ford's new housing plan amid concerns over affordability, reduced ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 8:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Budget shortfall puts Toronto Council in uncharted territory; Toronto's streets are getting dirtier, and the city doesn't have the sweepers to keep up; Etobicoke residents laud ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 8:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City demolishes Scarborough hotel once used to house homeless families; Ontario earned $200-million in one year from foreign-buyers tax on real estate, data ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 8:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s beloved Matador sold to condo developers: ‘It feels like losing a family member’; Ontario's foreign buyers tax figures are now a mystery — and the finance minister says he ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx draft reports give insight into how agency pitches transit plans; City manager warns impact of provincial cuts will cost Toronto nearly $180-million in 2019; How would you like ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019 8:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Who wins in Ford and Tory's war of words — and why it's not just empty rhetoric; Toronto real estate agent creates rap video to sell house; No new streetcars, a hit on accessibility? Why ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 8, 2019

May 8, 2019 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario government slashes tourism funding in Toronto and Ottawa; Toronto-area politicians rally against Ford’s housing-supply plan; Souped-up basements fetching condo-style rents ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rental housing providers say provincial plans to ‘fast track’ building could help ease apartment shortage; Toronto-area politicians rally against Ford’s housing-supply plan; Fare ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sweeping changes buried in housing bill called ‘doomsday scenario’ for Ontario’s endangered species; Toronto sales and prices climb but detached-home prices fall in the ... read more

More Chances for Urban Films at Last Weekend of Hot Docs

An image from Anbessa, courtesy of Hot Docs
May 3, 2019 12:24 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The last three days of Hot Docs 2019 are upon us, and they come with lots of great films to choose among. Included is the chance for a couple of free screenings: on the Cinesphere's amazingly huge ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province restores OMB rules for development disputes; Ford government tables legislation to take over new Toronto transit projects; MOCA moves into an ugly-beautiful building ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019 8:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
#Blocksidewalk says there’s a ‘power asymmetry’ between the city and Sidewalk Labs; Ontario to introduce Toronto transit legislation Thursday; Toronto’s famed Integral House up for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019 8:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Minister to speak about province’s transportation plans and ‘upcoming legislation’; Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie lays out case for separating from Peel ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019 7:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
200 affordable units to be built after province sells surplus downtown site; 200 affordable units to be built after province sells surplus downtown site; A Scarborough ... read more

Perfect City: Planner Joe Berridge Looks for Urban Magic

April 29, 2019 11:33 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
The perfect city. Seems like an illusive goal, no? Joe Berridge's new book, released on April 24th, takes a look at eight cities around the world (Toronto, New York, Singapore, London, Manchester, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019 7:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Summit to examine toughest issues facing Toronto including housing affordability; Toronto suspends loan program for Regent Park, other community housing areas; The Toronto St. Clair ... read more

Hot Films for UrbanToronto Types at Hot Docs 2019

Image from Havana, From On High, courtesy of Hot Docs 2019, Toronto
April 26, 2019 9:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
Time flies between Hot Docs: summer, TIFF, leaves change colour, the Holidays, politicians make all the wrong choices… and then it's Hot Docs all over again, where we get to dissect the last ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 8:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC, Bombardier reach settlement over delayed streetcars; City of Toronto staff to explore cost of climate change, legal options for compensation from greenhouse gas ... read more