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Doors Open Toronto 2017 Celebrating 150 Years of Architecture

April 26, 2017 3:10 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Doors Open Toronto is back in its 18th year, and as with many cultural and civic events across the nation, Canada’s 150th birthday is at the core of it. As part of TO Canada with Love—Toronto’s ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Woodbine Racetrack lands to be site of ‘a city within city’ in latest plan; Toronto’s housing crunch could be eased with laissez-faire urban planning; Transit workers ... read more

Plans Advancing Behind-The-Scenes for Toronto's 'Rail Deck Park'

Rail Deck Park, Toronto, Urban Land Institute, ULI
April 25, 2017 4:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto Electric Cities Symposium at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre brought representatives of major urban parks from around the world together today for a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC makes it harder for drivers to enter the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel; Report blames Ontario's 2006 growth plan for soaring house prices; TTC subway system 10 times ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How celebrity house prices stack up against Toronto real estate; What we can learn from New York's rent control regime; Bank of Canada governor 'happy' to see plan for GTA ... read more

ULI Symposium: Charting Toronto's Precarious Urban Future

April 21, 2017 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 24th and 25th, the Urban Land Institute's Toronto Symposium returns to examine the changing city. Featuring a wide variety of speakers and ... read more

$21.4m of Multi-Lateral Funding Propels Artscape Launchpad

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by, Daniels Corp
April 21, 2017 4:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction ramps up at Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, the ambitiously mixed-use Toronto project's programming is continuing to take shape, with new funding announced today for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 7:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC says it has cut down on subway delays; Toronto’s Transit Planning Problem Isn’t Politics, It’s Governance; Check out the view from the top of Bloor-Yonge’s new ... read more

Richard Florida: Toronto Coming of Age Amidst New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida, image via Creative Class
April 20, 2017 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2017, the cacophony of Toronto's urban discourse—and urban realities—makes understanding the city a daunting prospect. The skyrocketing rents, record waitlists for affordable housing, growing ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Post House Condominiums

Throwback Thursday, Post House Condominiums, Toronto, Alterra
April 20, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the intersection of Adelaide and George Streets in Downtown Toronto, for a view of Alterra Group of Companies' Post House Condominiums. Back in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario to impose foreign buyers tax, expand rent control; King Edward Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom reopens after 38 years; St. Clair next in line for new TTC streetcars; and ... read more

Explainer: Daylighting

Daylighted Saw Mill River in Yonkers, New York, previously buried under a parkin
April 19, 2017 10:01 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With the growth of urbanization, the challenge of maintaining a healthy, sustainable environment has been at the forefront for cities around the world. This week, our 'Explainer' looks at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Governments rule out housing measures that would boost Toronto demand; Scarborough RT vehicles need repairs to avoid ‘catastrophic’ corrosion failures; Toronto residents ... read more

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

April 18, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Queen's Park mulls reforms to powerful land-use tribunal; Speculation distorting Toronto housing market, says Tory ahead of meeting with finance ministers; John Street ... read more

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

April 17, 2017 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ramp off eastbound Gardiner Expressway to York-Bay-Yonge now closed; The curious case of the Scarborough chain of office; Subway relief the entire city can get behind; and more ... read more

"Citizen Jane" Documentary Premieres with Toronto Jane's Walk

Citizen Jane poster, image courtesy of Altimeter Films
April 13, 2017 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bringing the legendary urban theorist's life and work to the big screen, Matt Tyrnauer's Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is an engaging look at the mid-century civic activism that shaped Jacobs' ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Market Wharf

Throwback Thursday, Market Wharf, Toronto, Context, architectsAlliance
April 13, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the northeast corner of Front and Jarvis Streets in Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood for a view of construction at Context ... read more

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

April 13, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New construction on purpose-built rentals stalls, says new report; The ethical case for taxing foreign home buyers; Airbnb is Making Toronto’s Terrible Rental Market Even ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Keeping Up with Talk in the UT Forum

Pink Dawn, image by UT Flickr pool contributor @ThetaState
April 12, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With Spring fitfully settling into the city, a look into the Toronto discussions in the 'Neighbourhood Node' threads of UT's Forum sheds light on the city at the fine-grained community level. ... read more

Explainer: The Decline of Lift Slab Construction

The Huron Towers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, utilized the lift slab technique, image
April 12, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' takes a look at a highly innovative—and once-popular—construction technology, which has been all but relegated to the dustbin of 20th century history in North ... read more