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Topping Off July 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
August 1, 2017 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up July 2017's hottest stories, Database files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City of Toronto looking at how to make downtown living more pet-friendly; Who is the mystery artist building makeshift shrines at Leslie Spit?; Inside the new Broadview ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Island Park opens its shores and doors after flooding; ‘I can see the cow!’ Now tourists want photos with stainless steel statue on stilts; Toronto craftsmen bring ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bold cow sculpture 'scares the children,' local residents say; After massive effort, Toronto Island ready to re-open; How tall buildings in the burbs are killing our ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Pears on the Avenue

Throwback Thursday, Pears on the Avenue, Toronto
July 27, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For many years, the southwest corner of Avenue Road and Pears, just north of Davenport, was home to a luxury auto dealership. In early 2010, work began on converting the former Downtown Fine Cars ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Islands set to reopen after severe spring flooding; Home-price downturn? Not in these neighbourhoods; Toronto's oldest ferry set to launch again; and more ... read more

2017 NXT City Prize Seeks Four Winning Public Realm Ideas

Mackenzie Keast and Justin Leclair of NXT City, last week at the Gladstone Hotel
July 26, 2017 2:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Justin Leclair, Co-Founder and Director of Research and Strategy. My official title is Co-Founder and Director of Business Development read more

Iconic Sam the Record Man Sign Lights up Yonge-Dundas this Fall

The sign above Yonge-Dundas Square, image via City of Toronto
July 26, 2017 1:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just over three years after a relocation of the flashy Yonge Street icon was announced, the Sam the Record Man sign is set to return to Downtown Toronto this Fall, when it will be installed on ... read more

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

July 26, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
St. Lawrence North Market construction on hold for archeological dig; Fight for wetland protection stalls large Niagara Falls development; New protections for Ontario ... read more

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

July 25, 2017 9:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Organization turning vacant Toronto properties into mobile urban farms; Seeking wider recognition, Metrolinx spending $250,000 to design a new brand; For safer streets, getting an Ontario driver's ... read more

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

July 24, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx drops appeal of Bombardier court decision; CN Tower bucks trend with new mascot; Four Toronto builders and how their iconic names impacted future generations; ... read more

Updated Volume Gives New Life to Toronto's Architecture Guide

Toronto Architecture: A City Guide. Book jacket, image courtesy of Penguin Rando
July 21, 2017 5:09 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Every once in a while, I find myself confronted by the complexity of understanding 21st century Toronto. After settling into my own ideas of what this place is, a conversation with fellow ... read more

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

July 21, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Network of Toronto laneways could help bridge gaps in cycling infrastructure, advocates say; Eight amazing sketches by the urban artists secretly drawing people on the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: London On The Esplanade

Throwback Thursday, London On The Esplanade, Toronto
July 20, 2017 10:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers some significant changes in Toronto's St. Lawrence and South Core areas. Back in December 2008, a post by Forum contributor "current" provided an update ... read more

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

July 20, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto report on road safety system may be delayed by one year; A new mascot for the CN Tower is a mini CN Tower; No, Toronto, Hamilton didn’t “steal” the idea for their ... read more

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

July 19, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillors efforts to derail ward realignments undermines democracy in Toronto; Toronto council debating $6.7M climate change plan amid rising flood costs; Meet Dizzy, ... read more

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

July 18, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Etobicoke's Albion Library embraces changing urban landscape; Why Are So Many of Us Rejoicing in a Rooming House Becoming a Condo?; Toronto hotel dumps Trump’s name; and ... read more

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

July 17, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What’s behind the growth at Toronto’s hottest intersection; Hamilton is not trying to copy Toronto with its very similar city hall sign; How much have foreign buyers ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chicago artists to paint Roncesvalles footbridge - with primary colours; This heritage building on Queen Street is shedding its skin; St. Clair next Toronto transit route to ... read more

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

July 13, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mapping the flood vulnerability of the Toronto Islands; Bombardier admits it may miss 2017 TTC streetcar delivery target; How the replacement for Pam McConnell's seat will ... read more