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Bikes vs. Cars Opens Today at the Bloor HotDocs Cinema

Cyclist Aline Cavalcante, São Paulo, Brazil. Image by Rodrigo Marcondes, WG Film
July 31, 2015 4:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you're concerned at all about the future of transportation, whether merely locally or in cities all around the world, then Bikes vs. Cars, a new documentary by Fredrik Gertten will be of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pedestrian tunnel links Toronto island airport to mainland; Meet the guy who shuttles Bike Share bicycles back and forth across Toronto; Toronto hires its first ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 18 Yonge

18 Yonge Condos, Lanterra, Page + Steele/IBI Group, Malibu, H&R, Toronto
July 30, 2015 11:24 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's downtown core has undoubtedly changed over the past decade, with new office towers, hotels and condominiums joining the urban fabric of the city. This transformation is especially ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC chair: ‘I just want our damn streetcars’; Markham seniors told they can stay put while new residence built; TCHC keeps records on façade collapse secret; and more ... read more

Runnymede Theatre Honoured with Heritage Toronto Plaque

Shoppers Drug Mart, Runnymede Theatre, Heritage Toronto, Marcus Mitanis
July 29, 2015 11:57 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Runnymede Theatre has been a staple in Bloor West Village since its days hosting vaudeville performances in the 1920s. As the atmospheric theatre continually found new life through the years ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto still discussing possible Expo 2025 bid; HOV lanes a boost for GO bus commuters, says Metrolinx; How this Toronto home went from dream to dilapidated dump over 62 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Majority of Torontonians support city’s bid for the Olympics; More frequent "off-peak" service, shorter wait times for 33 TTC routes; HOV lane rules relaxing to allow two ... read more

CN Tower Fireworks Show Marks Official Close of Pan Am Games

CN Tower, Fireworks, Pan Am Games, Toronto
July 27, 2015 2:43 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographers were out in droves and kids were out far past their bedtimes last night, as crowds gathered at vantage points around the city to witness the Pan Am Games close with a bang, or in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How more drivers can use HOV lanes starting Tuesday; The man behind the star of Pan Am: CN Tower fireworks; Toronto tenants band together, receive settlement after company removes ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ridesharing apps could finally be carpooling’s coming of age; Why is Hamilton’s bike sharing scheme more popular than Toronto’s?; TTC wants to split King streetcar route ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 8 Trefann Street

8 Trefann Street, Corktown, Stanford Downey Architect, Toronto
July 23, 2015 10:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One notable house in Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood has seen its fair share of attention in architecture communities since being constructed in 2005-2006. Designed by Stanford Downey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s Union Pearson Express doesn’t allow bikes on board; Temporary HOV lanes installed for Pan Am Games could be turned into toll lanes; Wynne, Tory begin ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough waterfront soars to top of Toronto real estate market for detached homes; TTC's Leslie tracks off the rails again; Heritage-district notion splits Lawrence ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC riders want early subway hours maintained after Pan Am; Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey’s LRT plan woefully short of riders; Toronto to open pedestrian tunnel under lake ... read more

Our Favourite Photos of the Instantly Popular TORONTO Sign

Toronto Sign, Nathan Phillips Square, Pan Am Games, Toronto
July 20, 2015 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The CN Tower has been Toronto's most photographed symbol for decades now, but City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, the previous most photographed symbol of the city, has followed closely behind. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s chief planner says rushed Scarborough subway analysis was ‘problematic’; Here’s how commuters are coping with Pan Am’s HOV lanes; More than one million Pan Am ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015 9:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Easing traffic congestion may be most enduring Pan Am legacy; Residents sound off about Union-Pearson safety bells; Pan American art sets sail in Toronto Harbour; and more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Shuter Street

Throwback Thursday, 76 Shuter, Toronto
July 16, 2015 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A lot has changed on the east side of Downtown Toronto, with new residential developments popping up all over the area. Back in 2006, the Queen and Church neighbourhood was just starting to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 16, 2015

July 16, 2015 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
House prices continue to rise despite sales slowdown; New TD Centre Signage Reopens Heritage Debate; Tory takes to Twitter to ask where ‘Toronto’ sign should go next; and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Restoring Don River to its former natural and flood-protected glory will take decades; Pan Am’s HOV lanes spur ‘huge growth’ in ride-sharing; TCHC’s latest overhaul plans ... read more