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

March 13, 2017 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How Toronto's rental market is squeezing Millennials; Artificially Low Property Taxes Are Bad for the Health of Toronto Citizens; Toronto condo developments threaten ... read more

U of T Lecture: Adapting Cities and Buildings to Climate Change

Catherine Dubois, image courtesy of Université Laval
March 10, 2017 12:51 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced another entry in this year's B.E.S.T lecture series, featuring Catherine Dubois. Held at ... read more

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

March 10, 2017 10:06 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto has outgrown provincial oversight: Opinion; Ontario reconsidering a foreign buyers' tax to cool housing market; Pushing Back on Skyrocketing Housing Prices; and more news: Toronto has ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Union Station's Great Hall

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Metrolinx
March 9, 2017 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More often than not, our Throwback Thursday features chronicle a city transformed by new built form, with photographs charting the relentless pace of Toronto's ongoing development boom. Change and ... read more

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

March 9, 2017 10:07 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto cyclists endure a dramatic rise in dooring incidents; Protest planned at John Fisher Public School to oppose condo development; What Toronto Can Learn About Childcare from Japan; and more ... read more

Explainer: BREEAM

March 8, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
In Toronto, the topics of energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity in development cannot be discussed without mentioning LEED Certification. This evaluation system, however, is not the only ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 8, 2017

March 8, 2017 10:08 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Mayor John Tory's executive committee approves plan for $3.35 billion one-stop Scarborough subway; Report says municipalities are failing seniors; City moves forward with plan to target bad ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 7, 2017

March 7, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Liberals' drive to privatize Canadian airports lifts off; Chinese home buyers turn attention away from Vancouver; Code Red: U of T planning laneway homes pilot project by next year; and more ... read more

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

March 6, 2017 10:12 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto should require Airbnb permits, says report; Pity Toronto's poor, neglected streetcar riders; Buses Vs Streetcars on 501 Lake Shore Service; and more news: Toronto should require Airbnb ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017 9:57 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Pedestrian group criticizes complete streets delay; GO train expansion will boost some property values outside Toronto, study says; Metrolinx seeks another transit car maker for Toronto project; ... read more

Toronto Urban Design Awards: Call for 2017 Entries Announced

March 2, 2017 5:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This year, the biennial Toronto Urban Design Awards return, showcasing achievements in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture. The 2017 Awards mark the event's 27th anniversary, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017 9:34 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Mixed reviews for plan to replace Queen streetcars with buses; Globe editorial: The Scarborough subway, a boondoggle on rails; John Tory seeks federal help as more refugees wind up in city ... read more

Explainer: The Monotown

Tolyatti is an example of a monotown, image retrieved from Google Maps
March 1, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With introductions to various urban land use phenomenons occurring across the globe such as Manhattanization, Brusselization, and Californication, the concept of the 'Monotown' is the latest ... read more

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

March 1, 2017 9:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
TTC taking all streetcars of Queen St. for the Summer; Scarborough subway will cost more but attract fewer people, report finds; City poised to redevelop Etobicoke's 'spaghetti' junction; and more ... read more

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

February 28, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto councillors call for province to protect tenants from rent increases; Why Toronto's condo rental market is being described as 'ridiculous'; The city wants to help get more paddlers and ... read more

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

February 27, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Yonge St. pedestrian-friendly transformation in the works; George Smitherman is making a comeback; Here's how Toronto said farewell to Honest Ed's; High rent could make Toronto a 'generational ... read more

Daniels Faculty Showcasing Concepts for Lower Junction Park

Poster image for ART SITE URBANISM EXHIBITION, by Sebastien Beauregard + Richard
February 24, 2017 12:56 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture will hold an exhibition exploring the programming and design for a future public park in Toronto's Lower Junction ... read more

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

February 24, 2017 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes on Bloor St. have increased driving time and boosted number of cyclists; The Presto sideshow: A timeline of Ontario’s transit card rollout; Newly built GTA home ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Avenue

Throwback Thursday, The Avenue, Toronto, St. Clair, Foxbar
February 23, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Throwback Thursday presents a big change to Toronto's intersection of Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue West. Back in 2005, the view west from St. Clair and Foxbar—just east of Avenue ... read more