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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC rolls out buses with Presto card readers; Uber still alive in Toronto as council approves compromise deal to regulate ridesharing services; Suburban Etobicoke ... read more

Cities Breathe Life into Hot Docs 2016 Offerings

A police helicopter tries to pacify a favela in In The Shadow Of The Hill
May 3, 2016 3:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto’s 2016 Hot Docs Festival is approaching its halfway point, and a number of films have played—and will play again—that in one way or another cover urban issues, and will transport the urban ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fate of Uber in Toronto hangs in the balance; Toronto art exhibit shines a spotlight on safer streets; Should Busking Be Banned at Yonge and Dundas?; and more ... read more

Winners Announced for the 36th Annual BILD Awards

May 2, 2016 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since 1980, the annual BILD Awards have honoured the best of the best in new home construction in the GTA. The awards recently returned for their 36th year, awarding recipients in a number of ... read more

Topping Off April 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off April 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
May 2, 2016 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Erosion could cause Gibraltar Point to split in two; Will TREB ruling lead to Uberization of real estate industry?; Concept of 'Night Mayor' promotes peace between night ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Help choose a name for new-look land under Gardiner Expressway; First impressions of Toronto's newest neighbourhood; GTA West highway decision could determine future of the ... read more

Views of Toronto from a Flight Landing at YTZ

Toronto, skyline, Porter Airlines
April 29, 2016 6:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is still the largest and most active airport in the Greater Toronto Area, flights arriving to and departing from Toronto's Billy Bishop City ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier bailout would be ‘slap in the face’ for Toronto because of streetcar delays; Metrolinx considers three options to integrate GTA transit fares; Local video ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new era for GTA transit fares: Metrolinx considers 3 options; Bombardier delays to TTC streetcars could hold up Metrolinx light rail; The push to get more bike parking ... read more

Janette Sadik-Khan: Bike Lane Notes for a "New Road Order"

Janette Sadik-Khan at Ryerson, image by Craig White
April 26, 2016 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Monday afternoon, the City of Toronto's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee issued no recommendation on the Bloor bike lane pilot project. To the frustration of many, an ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Groups hope to make biking in the ‘burbs more appealing; Bombardier halves promised TTC streetcar delivery in latest delay; Committee split on Bloor bike lane pilot ahead ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The housing market that just won’t stop; After 40 years, is Toronto ready for bike lanes on Bloor Street?; The curious origin of the original low-floor streetcar; and more ... read more

"Every Economy has its Geography:" Richard Florida and the Creative Class Theory

Richard Florida, image courtesy of creativeclass.com
April 25, 2016 5:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Average new GTA house tops $1M for the first time; Bombardier delays new streetcars — again; What’s festering beneath the surface in Toronto?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Water Guardians

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Water Guardians, West Don Lands
April 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction gates are down, and residents are filling in to the new Canary District neighbourhood in Toronto's West Don Lands. Many photographers are now discovering the new neighbourhood, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Saving for a home down payment a struggle in Toronto; Mississauga council lays out possible rules Uber will need to follow; Richmond Hill to appeal OMB decision on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes on Bloor get boost from Toronto councillors, businesses; Why Are Subway Cars on Bloor-Danforth So Dirty?; GM considering self-driving, electric, shared cars for ... read more

City-Builders Celebrate the Bloor Street Culture Corridor

The Royal Conservatory's Heather Kelly introduces the panel, image by Craig Whit
April 19, 2016 2:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What makes Bloor Street special? Over the course of an evening's discussion, panelists offered differing views on what the prominent Toronto artery is all about. The speakers included the Toronto ... read more

299 Queen West Receives Landmark Designation from OAA

299 Queen West, Quadrangle Architects, OAA landmark designation
April 19, 2016 10:58 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The iconic 299 Queen West at the corner of John Street, currently known as the Bell Media Building, has recently been awarded landmark designation by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). ... read more