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Insider Q&A: Bryan Tuckey of BILD

Insider Q&A, Bryan Tuckey, BILD, Toronto
November 21, 2014 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In our new Insider Q&A feature, we take a personal approach in interviewing some of the industry professionals that envision, design, promote and analyze the new developments currently ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC signal solution promises subway relief someday — but for now, it’s more delays; Ted Rogers’ family donates $130 million to heart research centre in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario students among the most computer-savvy in the world; John Tory’s vision of a city that wants new ideas to flourish is a sci-fi concept in Toronto; Pan Am minister ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Insurmountable’ rift between TDSB trustees and chief of staff prompts request for province to intervene; Program aims to bring Christmas joy to lonely seniors; City trying to ... read more

Toronto Gets Platinum Award from World Council on City Data

green roof, south beach, toronto, sustainable
November 18, 2014 12:12 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The World Council on City Data has announced that Toronto is one of only 9 cities to win a platinum certification for compliance on their ISO-37120 standards. ISO-37120 is a set of standards ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Cleese thinks Toronto is a “super city”; Finding Better Uses for Toronto’s Public Laneways; Arguments for subway barriers go nowhere; and more news... How green ... read more

Holiday Markets to Animate Three Distinct Urban Spaces

Toronto Christmas Market, Historic Distillery District
November 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Snow is now falling, and the bitter cold of Winter is coming, but like most cities situated in northern climes, Torontonians have found ways of making the frozen months a time of warmth ... read more

Robert Bell Talks Intelligent Communities at UWPAT Event

Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, image by Craig White
November 17, 2014 3:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Budding urban planners have some great post-secondary schools to choose from in Ontario. One of the most respected planning institutions in the country, the University of Waterloo's School of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The dust from the election is settled. Now John Tory moves to make SmartTrack actually happen; Former officer polices Toronto City Hall’s ‘miscellaneous ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Police Chief Blair attempts to hold the line on costs; Kensington Market mainstay Zimmerman’s Discount closing after more than 60 years; Ryerson's City-Building ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Talk of ‘climate of change’ at Toronto Police Services with new chief, budget strategy in store; TTC rules under scrutiny after subway chaos strands train for 56 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will T.O. businesses survive Eglinton LRT construction?; Mississauga to open four of 12 Transitway stations next Monday; Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell will receive rich compensation ... read more

U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture Featured in Podcast Series

University of Toronto, Liat Margolis, architecture, sustainability
November 11, 2014 3:42 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture's experts are featured in a new 4 part podcast series prepared by U of T News in advance of the just past municipal election. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Memo to Tory— find a transit quick win; Toronto transit union pledges to make TTC funding a key issue for 2015 federal election; Rats displaced by Union construction; and more ... read more

Chief Planner Roundtable Discusses Main Street Retail

Looking north up Market Street from The Esplanade, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 10, 2014 3:15 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Jennifer Keesmaat has taken an active role in educating Torontonians about the planning process since becoming the City's Chief Planner in 2012. One of the primary ways she has done this is by ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 10, 2014

November 10, 2014 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto launches waterfront redesign, calls for ideas; TTC workers union unveils plan to fix troubled transit system; Tory aims to tackle traffic. It won’t be easy; and ... read more

Insider Q&A: Daniel Winberg of Rockport Group

Insider Q&A, Daniel Winberg, Rockport Group, Toronto
November 7, 2014 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently kicked off a new feature on UrbanToronto we call Insider Q&A, where we get to know some of the movers and shakers who make things happen in the world of development, real estate ... read more

Opening at the Bloor—Slums: Cities of Tomorrow

Slums: Cities of Tomorrow, Jean-Nicolas Orhon, Hot Docs
November 7, 2014 10:21 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Many of us think of slums as the least desirable place one could and would live in. Synonym of deprivation and harsh living conditions since they first appeared in the 19th century Britain, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 7, 2014

November 7, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford attacks city councillors’ expenses, even though everyone spent less than they were allowed; Mayor-elect Tory talks city manager into putting off his ... read more

UrbanToronto President Edward Skira Interviewed for True Condos

Interview, Edward Skira, True Condos, podcast, Toronto
November 6, 2014 2:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto President and Co-Founder Edward Skira recently sat down with Andrew LaFleur of TrueCondos.com for an interview about the history of our website, the state of the Toronto condo market ... read more