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

April 27, 2016 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new era for GTA transit fares: Metrolinx considers 3 options; Bombardier delays to TTC streetcars could hold up Metrolinx light rail; The push to get more bike parking ... read more

Janette Sadik-Khan: Bike Lane Notes for a "New Road Order"

Janette Sadik-Khan at Ryerson, image by Craig White
April 26, 2016 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Monday afternoon, the City of Toronto's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee issued no recommendation on the Bloor bike lane pilot project. To the frustration of many, an ... read more

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

April 26, 2016 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Groups hope to make biking in the ‘burbs more appealing; Bombardier halves promised TTC streetcar delivery in latest delay; Committee split on Bloor bike lane pilot ahead ... read more

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

April 25, 2016 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The housing market that just won’t stop; After 40 years, is Toronto ready for bike lanes on Bloor Street?; The curious origin of the original low-floor streetcar; and more ... read more

"Every Economy has its Geography:" Richard Florida and the Creative Class Theory

Richard Florida, image courtesy of creativeclass.com
April 25, 2016 5:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Average new GTA house tops $1M for the first time; Bombardier delays new streetcars — again; What’s festering beneath the surface in Toronto?; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Water Guardians

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Water Guardians, West Don Lands
April 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction gates are down, and residents are filling in to the new Canary District neighbourhood in Toronto's West Don Lands. Many photographers are now discovering the new neighbourhood, ... read more

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

April 21, 2016 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Saving for a home down payment a struggle in Toronto; Mississauga council lays out possible rules Uber will need to follow; Richmond Hill to appeal OMB decision on ... read more

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

April 20, 2016 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes on Bloor get boost from Toronto councillors, businesses; Why Are Subway Cars on Bloor-Danforth So Dirty?; GM considering self-driving, electric, shared cars for ... read more

City-Builders Celebrate the Bloor Street Culture Corridor

The Royal Conservatory's Heather Kelly introduces the panel, image by Craig Whit
April 19, 2016 2:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What makes Bloor Street special? Over the course of an evening's discussion, panelists offered differing views on what the prominent Toronto artery is all about. The speakers included the Toronto ... read more

299 Queen West Receives Landmark Designation from OAA

299 Queen West, Quadrangle Architects, OAA landmark designation
April 19, 2016 10:58 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The iconic 299 Queen West at the corner of John Street, currently known as the Bell Media Building, has recently been awarded landmark designation by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). ... read more

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

April 19, 2016 8:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GM buys Toronto property for new Cadillac head office; Canadian confidence in housing soars to highest since 2014; UP Express could cost Toronto taxpayers millions in ... read more

Heritage Toronto Announces Launch of 22nd Year of Tours

Heritage Toronto 2016 Walking Tours
April 18, 2016 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For over two decades, Heritage Toronto has drawn communities together with a series of tours and walks celebrating some of the many culturally and historically significant locations and ... read more

The Hearn: Luminato Turns On Toronto's Sleeping Giant

The Hearn Generating Station, image by Jack Landau
April 18, 2016 2:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Outside, it felt like Toronto's first real day of Spring, but stepping into the Hearn Generating Station meant stepping out of the warm April afternoon. Inside, it felt like another world. Such is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Pearson Express can’t break even at lower fare, report finds; A $1-million home is not the luxury it used to be in Toronto; Mississauga wants out, but saving Peel is ... read more

Explore the History of Transit at Two Toronto Exhibitions

transit history
April 15, 2016 3:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
George Santayana said, "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it", and those interested in current Toronto transit debates should head to the Toronto Archives and the ... read more

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

April 15, 2016 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lyft talks Toronto expansion as Uber debate gets underway at city hall; Seventeenth new TTC streetcar on the streets, April 8; Toronto voters prefer ranked balloting; and ... read more

New Urbanism Film Festival Coming to Toronto This Spring

New Urbanism Film Festival, Toronto
April 14, 2016 3:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
What would have been the 100th birthday of urban activist Jane Jacobs is approaching, and the Toronto of today is a far cry from the city she moved to in 1968. To celebrate Jacobs' legacy and the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: John Street and Renfrew Place

Throwback Thursday, John Street, OneSixNine Lofts, Toronto, Lamb, Core
April 14, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Street south of Adelaide has taken on a predominantly high-rise built form over the past decade, while the stretch north of it has maintained a much more intimate scale. This week's Throwback ... read more

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

April 14, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s proposed Uber rules to face hurdle at committee meeting; Two-thirds of millennials expect to afford a Toronto-area home; Air pollution poses a risk to Toronto ... read more