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

January 30, 2015 7:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is world’s best city to live in, Economist study says; New mayor, same old quarrels between Toronto and Ontario; Majority of Torontonians think the TDSB is doing a ... read more

Explaining the Heritage Designation Process in Ontario

7 Austin Terrace was subjected to provincial stop order, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 29, 2015 1:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
There are thousands of buildings in Toronto that are listed under the City's Inventory of Heritage Properties. These properties have been given a status by the City that aims to prevent their ... read more

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

January 29, 2015 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Massive $500M facility for new TTC streetcars might sit nearly empty when it opens; TTC chair, CEO at odds over option on new streetcars; One in five Toronto schools ... read more

Torque Arrives at the Delta as the Hotel Chain is Bought by Marriott

Delta PATH bridge, Southcore Financial Centre, Toronto, FIRM a.d.
January 28, 2015 2:08 pm | by Craig White | Comments
While there are a few details still to be applied to its exterior, the new PATH network bridge joining the Toronto Delta Hotel and Southcore Financial Centre up with the SkyWalk is otherwise ... read more

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

January 28, 2015 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Torontonians split on fourth Scarborough subway stop; Auditor issues financial storm warning for Brampton; Apartment dwellers endure days without heat; and more ... read more

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

January 27, 2015 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto widens parking crackdown to vehicles with out-of-province plates; Skating tradition at Toronto Island becoming popular again; Cart vendors face evictions from St. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Someone has finally realized the 20,000 trees Toronto cut down last year could have a better fate than mulch; Toronto mayor says he won’t ‘gut’ services or send taxes ‘through the ... read more

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

January 23, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory’s budget plan attacked by councillors Rob Ford, Gord Perks; Uber claims increased security checks, higher ‘safety standards’ than City of Toronto; How do TTC promises ... read more

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

January 22, 2015 7:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pickering passes zoning bylaw paving way for casino; Toronto workers’ wages shrinking in contrast to other provinces, thinktank says; Two canal boats from mid-1800s found ... read more

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

January 21, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Presto system coming to all TTC streetcars this year; John Tory pitches his first Toronto budget in moral terms but fails to get $86M funding from province; Buying a ... read more

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

January 20, 2015 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Norman Foster building set to replace Stollerys: What does a Norman Foster building look like?; Price gap between Toronto homes, condos hits record high; Residents doubt ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 19, 2015

January 19, 2015 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto skyline’s ‘absolute transformation’ captured by two photos taken 13 years apart; Toronto Mayor Tory’s budget plan rollout begins this week; Demolition work begins ... read more

CONTEST: Win Tickets to New Mariinsky Theatre VIP Screening

New Mariinsky Theatre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, contest
January 16, 2015 4:16 pm | by Editor | Comments
We're all about celebrating city culture here at UrbanToronto, especially during the long, cold winter! So we're especially excited to announce an extra-special contest just for UTers! One lucky ... read more

Come Up To My Room Design Event Takes Over Gladstone Hotel

'Orange Crush' by DTAH, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Now in its 12th year, the annual alternative design event 'Come Up To My Room' has provided Toronto artists with a platform to experiment and show off brand new site-specific installations. ... read more

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

January 16, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto will rent motel rooms for the homeless, Mayor John Tory says; LRT in Mississauga could derail if Ontario doesn’t fully commit; Tenants seek rent rebate for losing ... read more

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

January 15, 2015 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Target to close all stores in Canada; Suburban homelessness is a problem often neglected in Toronto; Mississauga has no money to pay for planned $1.6-billion LRT; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Another batch of old Toronto streetcars taken out of commission by cold weather; The biggest threat to the Canadian housing market? Declining oil prices; Silver Dollar ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 13, 2015

January 13, 2015 8:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Slim majority of Torontonians want to add another stop to new Scarborough subway; Investing in Toronto’s public spaces will be worth it, eventually; Corktown underpass ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crosstown LRT brings new development, and controversy, to Eglinton; John Tory isn’t as good at mayoring as Rob Ford, says Rob Ford; Pan Am Games velodrome 'game-changer' ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 9, 2015

January 9, 2015 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After a month on the job, Rob Ford criticizes Tory’s performance; TTC streetcars slowly coming back on line; Unfinished Brampton ‘monster’ home remains in limbo; and more ... read more