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U of T: Architect Keller Easterling to Speak at Daniels Faculty

January 18, 2017 11:10 am | by Cody Kita | Comments
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto is kicking off its first seminar of 2017 in its MVS Proseminar Series. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Failing Presto fare gates madden passengers; Gripes about the TTC are well-founded, but the future looks brighter; Lack of funding means Toronto Community Housing could ... read more

Interior Design Show Back at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

A snapshot from IDS 2013, image by Craig White
January 17, 2017 2:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Held from January 19-22, the annual Interior Design Show will bring hundreds of Canadian and international designers to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Returning to Toronto for its 19th year, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo rent surges as housing prices soar; John Tory Enjoys Middle of the Road Approval Ratings; Toronto to get more red-light cameras as part of road safety plan; and ... read more

Winter Stations 2017 Brings Interactive Spaces to the Waterfront

BuoyBuoyBuoy at Winter Stations, Toronto
January 16, 2017 4:14 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
For its third consecutive year, the Winter Stations Design Competition brings together Canadian and international architects, designers, and artists to transform the cold, icy landscapes ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto's Fashion District changes, small businesses are feeling the heat; TTC plans 35 subway closures this year; These acid-white LEDs serve as a lesson for Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Foreign Homebuyer Tax is Just One Option for Tackling Toronto’s Rising Home Prices; Yonge-Sheppard station entrance remains closed more than two years later as delays ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Karma Condos on Grenville Street

Karma Condos, Lifetime Developments, CentreCourt, architectsAlliance, Toronto
January 12, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is now wrapping up at the Grenville Street site of Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' Karma Condos, a 50-storey architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
LRT construction leaves Eglinton businesses worried about future; Troubled Trump Toronto hotel put on the block; Transit advocates lodge complaint over controversial ... read more

Explainer: Rooftopping

Rooftoppers in Toronto, image by Flickr user Freaktography via Creative Commons
January 11, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' considers the controversial and daring phenomenon dubbed 'Rooftopping'. With the increase of urban development and access to social media, the photography community has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Eight art installations to make a splash at Toronto waterfront; Scarborough subway report delayed . . . again; Utopia? Time to get real Mr. Byford; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC blames service cuts on streetcar delays; John Tory Wants to Change Rules so He Can Meet With His Executive in Secret; Kids ‘ecstatic’ boat-shaped treehouse in Toronto ... read more

Yonge Northbound: A Look Back at Canada's First Streetcar Line

"Yonge Street, looking North from King, Toronto, Canada," postcard c. 1910, publ
January 9, 2017 4:42 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Public transit has always been a hot topic among Torontonians, and continues to attract constant attention with concerns of service improvements, new vehicles, and—of course—new routes. While the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North St. Lawrence Market dig delves deep into Toronto’s foodie history; Transportation director Barbara Gray on the future of our roadways; Milton mayor Gord Krantz takes ... read more

Public Space Design: Marc Ryan of Public Work to Lecture at Ryerson University

Artistic rendering of The Bentway project by Public Works, image by Public Work
January 6, 2017 11:58 am | by Cody Kita | Comments
On Thursday, January 26th, 2017, the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University will launch its Winter semester with the 2017 Margery Winkler ‘Toronto Specific’ lecture. This year's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 6, 2017

January 6, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GTA real-estate market conditions presage further rise in home prices; TTC gift store a hit over the holidays; A timeline of Bombardier’s excuses for not building ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 383 Sorauren Avenue

Throwback Thursday, 383 Sorauren, Toronto
January 5, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday features a before and after of a new mid-rise condominium development in Toronto' Roncesvalles Village neighbourhood. Back in March 2013 a single-storey warehouse on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-area home sales set record high in 2016, average prices soar; Toronto seen to be green in tree-canopy mapping of cities around the world; A Development Proposal ... read more

Geography of Energy: Pierre Bélanger and Jessica Green at UofT

The city in a forest? image by Marcus Mitanis
January 4, 2017 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Thursday, January 19th, the 2017 lecture series at the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, kicks off with "What is the Geography of Energy?" ... read more