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The Results Are In: UrbanToronto's Readers' Survey

The Toronto Skyline, image by Jack Landau
February 5, 2016 11:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In November, we invited you—our readers—to share your thoughts about UrbanToronto by participating in our survey, conducted by Solutions Research Group. We wanted to know what features you like, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016 9:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Letting Via riders transfer to UPX trains at Weston 'not feasible'; Markham arena would’ve brought ‘no new tangible economic benefits’; Toronto development needs to move ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and Adelaide

Throwback Thursday, Bay, Adelaide, Trump, Toronto
February 4, 2016 10:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District has seen some substantial vertical growth over the past few years, most notably the stretch of Adelaide Street West between Yonge and University. Back in Spring, 2010, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 4, 2016

February 4, 2016 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Uber regulation, injunction debate raises tempers at Toronto City Hall; Urban designer Ken Greenberg's favourite Toronto architecture spots; GO double-deckers to roll out ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province issues second round of 'green' bonds; Uber versus taxis showdown returns to Toronto council; Glen Abbey redevelopment delayed at least a year; and more news... Province ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 2, 2016

February 2, 2016 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC subway service improving, but maintenance program has to wait; Scarborough subway won't necessarily carry jobs; 14th and 15th new TTC streetcars entered service, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 1, 2016

February 1, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Queen Street Route Proposed For Downtown Relief Line; Subway touted as a way to awaken Scarborough’s downtown dream; ‘Green’ Gardiner proposal includes a park over the ... read more

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

January 29, 2016 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One-stop Scarborough subway extension plan clears committee; Raise the roof? Union Station reno runs into problem, New trains won't fit; Toronto's iconic El Mocambo sign ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Art Gallery of Ontario

Throwback Thursday, AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
January 28, 2016 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In this week's Throwback Thursday, we take a look at world-renowned architect Frank Gehry's first hometown project, the redesign of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Back in spring, 2008, work was ... read more

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

January 28, 2016 9:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Proposed Leslieville homeless shelter approved despite residents’ concerns; Too much housing, too-high prices in Toronto; Let’s ask some pointed questions about the ... read more

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

January 27, 2016 8:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Solutions for Toronto Community Housing residents come at a cost; Catch Up With Toronto’s Changing Transit Plans; Time capsule from 1952 uncovered at Scarborough YMCA site; and ... read more

Port Lands Form Centrepiece of Potential Expo 2025 Bid

Looking southeast across Toronto's Port Lands, image by Marcus Mitanis
January 26, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto's Port Lands could be set for a dramatic transformation. With representatives of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in town to build support for the City's prospective bid for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016 8:59 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mapping TCHC’s Aging Buildings; What hosting the 2025 world's fair could mean for Toronto; TTC launches five new express bus routes; and more news... Mapping TCHC’s ... read more

Urban Land Institute to Host 'Startup City' Event This Week

Urban Land Institute, Startup City, ULI, Toronto
January 25, 2016 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto remains the country's economic heart, increasing real estate prices are edging entrepreneurs and business start-ups out of the city centre, which makes us ask ourselves; is Toronto’s ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Expect ‘bold, transformative’ changes in Toronto public housing report; John Tory's transit plans aren't perfect, but they're a step in the right ... read more

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

January 22, 2016 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the Gardiner Expressway, everything new is old again; 6 challenges ahead of the Scarborough transit plan; Toronto expected to fetch record price as it heads to market; and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Residences of the World Trade Centre

Throwback Thursday, Yonge, Queens Quay, Residences World Trade Centre, Toronto
January 21, 2016 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1990, the Residences of the World Trade Centre condo complex at the northwest corner of Yonge and Queens Quay was among the first modern developments to be constructed south of the ... read more

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

January 21, 2016 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor John Tory confirms new Scarborough subway-LRT plan; Toronto real estate listings start 2016 in a deep freeze; Condo development builds sales centre out of shipping containers; ... read more

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

January 20, 2016 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's rooftop hockey rink now open for bookings; City staff likely to recommend $1-billion Gardiner replacement; Next steps on SmartTrack are crucial; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two studies produce different SmartTrack projections on ridership; Real estate board predicts ‘policy ceiling’ will curb Toronto homes prices; Tory's budget plan asks for ... read more