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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
DineSafe Worked for Restaurants—and It Will Work for Landlords, Too; Rail deck park moves ahead but questions remain; U of T anthropologists launch 'ethnographic' study of ... read more

Wellington Destructor Focus of ACO NextGen Design Charrette

ACO NextGen, Wellington Destructor, Toronto
September 22, 2016 2:12 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario's (ACO) NextGen group is gearing up for their 5th annual Design Charrette, with this edition focusing on one of Toronto's hidden relics from its industrial ... read more

TimberFever Engages Ryerson Students for Wood-Based Design

TimberFever 2015, image courtesy of TimberFever
September 22, 2016 12:55 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
An upcoming design competition presented by Moses Structural Engineers and Ryerson University will see architecture and civil engineering students at Ryerson University build fully-functional ... read more

Throwback Thursday: View from Roundhouse Park

View from Roundhouse Park, May 2010, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 22, 2016 9:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Serving as a monument to Toronto's rich railway heritage, Bremner Boulevard's Roundhouse Park offers a window into our past while also providing perspectives of the surrounding modern cityscape. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillor floats idea of foreign buyers tax in Toronto; TTC insists cost-saving measures aren’t service cuts; How Toronto Became a Hub for Green Roofs; and more ... read more

Explainer: Brownfields

Toronto's Port Lands feature numerous brownfields sites, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 21, 2016 10:16 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' takes a look at a planning and development term that refers to previously industrial (or in some cases, commercial) land. Often characterized by contaminated and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square reno falls far short of promise; Who Bears the Cost of Inclusionary Zoning?; City rebuilding Bathurst and Adelaide with bikes in mind; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why GTA transit has one ‘last mile’ to go; Bloor Street set to become Canada's first 'cultural corridor'; Why Toronto Should Invest in Rail Deck Park; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Phase-out of TTC tokens worries advocates for the poor; To get the rail-deck park, Toronto needs to work with developers; Renowned graffiti artist gives Toronto's ... read more

CityAge: Global Conference Returns to Toronto in October

CityAge Toronto 2016
September 16, 2016 3:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On October 6th and 7th, the CityAge conference returns to Toronto, bringing together some of the region's—and the world's—leading urban minds to interrogate the future of city-building. Founded in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square nominated for Governor General’s Medal in Architecture; Inside the Eaton Centre’s new Nordstrom; Canadian cities fail to crack the Top 20 of the ... read more

Waterfront Toronto to Present City Building Talks at in/future

Cinesphere at Ontario Place, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 15, 2016 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In covering a wide breadth of topics ranging from high-rise development to public art, UrbanToronto's editorial scope covers the varied components that fall under the rubric of city building. This ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide East

View of the Bay Adelaide Centre's east tower from Frederick and Adelaide, 2014,
September 15, 2016 10:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto's ongoing development boom has seen more condos go up than anything else, it has included a fair share of office developments. The new office space growth is being fuelled in part by ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rental bidding wars heating up in Toronto's hot market; Put parking lot money toward transit, Toronto’s business lobby says; TTC still has 'big ticket items' to address ... read more

Planners in Public Spaces Shine Light on Midtown in Focus

Aerial view of the Yonge-Eglinton area, image by Jack Landau
September 14, 2016 3:30 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
As Toronto's population continues to burgeon and diverse neighbourhoods undergo rapid urban development, City Planning has recognized the importance of participatory studies, public process, and ... read more

Nuit Blanche Art Installation Calls for Participants

nuit blanche 2016, asalto toronto 2016, daniel canogar
September 14, 2016 1:35 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Toronto's contemporary art spectacle Nuit Blanche is just around the corner, and artists and residents alike are gearing up for the much-anticipated weekend. With 90 projects united under four ... read more

20th Kilbourn Lecture to Explore Toronto's Industrial Roots

Professor Steven High
September 14, 2016 11:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As large tracts of brownfields and post-industrial landscapes are being re-imagined, cleaned up, and transformed into new communities, Heritage Toronto aims to open up a dialogue on our city's ... read more

Explainer: Greywater

Greywater before treatment (left) compared to purified greywater (right), image
September 14, 2016 9:35 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' tackles the topic of greywater, or sullage, which refers to most of the wastewater generated by all of us over the course of a normal day. While the generation of greywater ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016 8:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC plan to remove bus stops on Sheppard Avenue leaves riders stranded; Unofficial count shows bike lanes on Bloor are boosting ridership; Toronto sees spike in house ... read more

SMASHED: Charity Table Tennis Tournament Returns Sept. 30

SMASHED, by Lifetime Developments, Zancor Homes
September 13, 2016 11:10 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
On Friday, September 30th, Lifetime Developments and Zancor Homes' annual Smashed Ping Pong event returns for its 5th year. This year, UrbanToronto joins the event as a sponsor, partnering with a ... read more