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Celebrating 40 Years: The Past and Present Evolution of Toronto's CN Tower

Fireworks, CN Tower, Metro Centre, Pan Am Games, WZMH, Marcus Mitanis
June 29, 2016 7:02 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
No skyscraping development proposal on the desks of the planning office aims to eclipse it. Trying to would be almost sacrilegious in this city. The tallest freestanding structure in the Western ... read more

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

June 29, 2016 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ambitious – and expensive – transit plans debated at Toronto city hall; Residents split over new Scarborough shoreline trail; Jury’s still out on subway’s impact on ... read more

New Sculpture at Toronto City Hall Commemorates Canadian Soldiers in Italian Campaign

Soldier standing vigil, photo by Stefan Novakovic
June 28, 2016 4:05 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
A sculpture commemorating more than 93,000 Canadians who fought in the Italian Campaign of World War II—an often overlooked but vital part of Europe’s fight for liberation from Nazi Germany—has ... read more

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

June 28, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Plan for Scarborough Bluffs goes to the public as residents push back against development; Tory's published defence of Scarborough subway draws fresh ... read more

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

June 27, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
CN Tower celebrates 40 years as a tourist magnet and lightning rod; Riding the rails with the TTC's Andy Byford; Independent retail still thriving at street level in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
$1 billion spike in subway cost may not be the end of it; Five things you probably didn't know about the CN Tower; Don’t blame foreign buyers for Canada’s housing boom; ... read more

Hot Docs Lands Permanent Home with Purchase of Bloor Theatre

Hot Docs, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto
June 23, 2016 4:11 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
One of Toronto's most unique cinemas has now made it official that they are sticking around on Bloor Street for the foreseeable future. Following a generous $4-million gift from the Rogers ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Toronto’ sign will shine on in square until at least fall; Toronto Bike Share outage drags on as staff feels the heat; Does Your City Councillor Support Bike Lanes?; and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
$1 billion funding gap for Scarborough transit a question of ‘priorities’; Why cities are cracking down on Airbnb; Sales of new high-rise homes boom while low-rise inventory ... read more

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

June 21, 2016 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto ferries to carry 200 more passengers per ride; Architects ordered to add their names to Toronto buildings; 407 East to give drivers a free ride — for now; and more ... read more

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

June 20, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TORONTO sign could fall victim to lack of council funding; Increased Scarborough subway cost should kill this project; Cherry Street Day One; and more ... read more

Follow UrbanToronto and SkyriseCities on Social Media

Toronto, by Jack Landau
June 17, 2016 10:28 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
And now for some self-promotion. With UrbanToronto recently reaching 12,000 Facebook 'likes,' and closing in on 39,000 devoted 'followers' on Twitter, we're taking this opportunity to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New streetcars force months-long closure of busy St. Clair route; Putting Scarborough subway claims to the test; Can you imagine a car-free King Street?; and more ... read more

Heritage Toronto Celebrates Imperial Oil Building

Imperial Plaza, Camrost-Felcorp, Toronto
June 16, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The former Imperial Oil Building at 111 St. Clair Avenue West has stood as an important landmark in Toronto's Deer Park community since it opened in 1957. Following the office building's closing ... read more

Run This Town: Taking Toronto on Foot—and Fast

Catherine Bubulj and Stephen Walter, image by Jack Landau
June 16, 2016 1:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's streets have been in the news lately. From Council's recent vote to double the size of the City's cycling network to the #SitTO initiative, and the ongoing #VisionZero debate about ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Fort York Boulevard

Garrison at The Yards, Onni, Throwback Thursday, Toronto
June 16, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to Fort York Boulevard, just west of Bathurst Street in Toronto's Bathurst-Fort York neighbourhood. Back on February 27, 2006, it would have been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
East-end residents debate downtown relief line at town hall; Gardiner Expressway to completely reopen four months ahead of schedule; How Council Likes Bike Lane Plans More than Bike ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brain-themed art project around the city aims to get you thinking; New project aims to seed cement cracks, make Toronto laneways into greenways; Redesigning Toronto's ... read more

City Seeking Input on Future of Toronto's Ravines

City Seeking Input on Future of Toronto's Ravines
June 14, 2016 1:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's extensive network of ravines are an important element in our city's ecology, carving through all parts of the city and shaping the surrounding built form. In response to the growing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto needs to plan around pedestrians, not drivers; Readers explain why ridership is slowing at the TTC; How Bike Lanes Get Installed in Toronto; and more ... read more