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Changing the Planning Process: Toronto Considers A Development Permit System

Discussion was held at Ryerson's engineering building, image by Marcus Mitanis
October 24, 2014 4:42 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's current planning process can be confusing for residents eager to know how their neighbourhoods will be developed. The bylaws governing zoning, height and other standards are routinely ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 9:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory racks up endorsements from fashion insiders, Olivia Chow buys ads and Doug Ford works Rexdale; Old and new clash in Markham election that could see a changing of the ... read more

Winners Announced at 40th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards

John F. Taylor House snags Award of Excellence, image by Marcus Mitanis
October 23, 2014 6:35 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Despite the loss of many significant heritage buildings in the past, there is a recognition that the architectural, cultural and natural heritage of the city is worth preserving. Heritage Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014 9:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wards to watch: A cornucopia of credible choices to replace Karen Stintz in Eglinton-Lawrence; John Tory doubles his lead over Doug Ford in new poll as Toronto mayoral race nears ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Neon palm tree El Mocambo sign up for sale on eBay; Doug Ford took a rather embarrassing photo with a gentleman he didn’t realize was mocking him; Incumbents mostly ... read more

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

October 21, 2014 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford kicked out of three polling stations, warned by officials about breaking election rules; Turnout at Toronto advance polls sets record; Sponsorship a factor in ... read more

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

October 20, 2014 9:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Toronto downtown South Core is rising fast; Toronto’s affordable housing shortage sparks growth of illegal suburban rooming houses; Train car converted to library a ... read more

Sukkahville 2014 Combines Architectural Flair with Religious Roots

October 17, 2014 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The week-long festival of Sukkot is an important celebration in the Jewish faith, occurring annually during the harvest season. While reporting on religious celebrations would normally fall beyond ... read more

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

October 17, 2014 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Catch up on Toronto’s mayoral race in a minute; Susan Fennell’s support slipping as Linda Jeffrey holds steady in new Forum poll; Hospital discovers privacy breach on Rob ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 7:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chow’s analysis to dissect Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan; Brampton mayor Susan Fennell on phone bills, nice cars and “smear campaigns”; Record-number of Toronto voters ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014 9:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ford slams political endorsements as Chow, Tory win new support; Carl’s Jr will find a home on Queen West; John Tory pledges immediate repairs at Toronto’s crumbling ... read more

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

October 14, 2014 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory endorsed by federal transport minister Lisa Raitt, but no cheque for SmartTrack; Public need not fear private transit test run on King Street; Hazel McCallion ... read more

Toronto Heritage Preservation Seeking Citizen Board Members

Heritage Toronto, Bellevue Fire station
October 10, 2014 1:55 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto is home to a variety of architectural styles - from the Brutalist Robarts Library 'Peacock', to the stately Victorian homes that populate the Annex, to the glass and steel behemoths ... read more

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

October 10, 2014 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory pulls out of debate, blasts Doug Ford after longshot candidate Ari Goldkind ‘disinvited’ from event; Olivia Chow gains endorsements for mayor from influential ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 9, 2014

October 9, 2014 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New home for TTC streetcars gets push to the finish by Montreal-based contractor’s big guns; What Brampton’s three mayoral frontrunners are promising voters; Doug Ford ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga mayoral debate gets personal as Bonnie Crombie and Steve Mahoney trade barbs; Hydro One investigating after 6,000 lose power; Could Doug Ford really sell city ... read more

'Open Mind' and More Nuit Blanche On View Until October 13

Yoan Capote, Concord Adex, CityPlace, Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche, Gabriel Leung,
October 7, 2014 11:40 am | by Michael Harris | Comments
When the organizers of this year’s Nuit Blanche proposed to locate a marquee piece of art in Canoe Landing Park, Gabriel Leung, Vice President of Development for Concord Adex and champion of ... read more

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

October 7, 2014 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What would candidates talk about if debate didn’t keep coming back to transit?; Toronto’s swelling bedrock; With three weeks to go Olivia Chow still has time to win; and more ... read more

Toronto Transformed: Capturing Nuit Blanche 2014 in Photos

Kaleidoscopic by David + David. Image by Jimmy Wu.
October 6, 2014 4:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Over 400 artists participated in this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, creating more than 120 exhibitions which were scattered throughout Toronto. Though the all-night art spectacle has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 6, 2014

October 6, 2014 9:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC to beef up rush-hour service on Yonge subway; Nuit Blanche kept city up all night; Tory’s support rises to 42 per cent as Ford fades, Chow in third; and more ... read more