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

January 13, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Foreign Homebuyer Tax is Just One Option for Tackling Toronto’s Rising Home Prices; Yonge-Sheppard station entrance remains closed more than two years later as delays ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Karma Condos on Grenville Street

Karma Condos, Lifetime Developments, CentreCourt, architectsAlliance, Toronto
January 12, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is now wrapping up at the Grenville Street site of Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' Karma Condos, a 50-storey architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
LRT construction leaves Eglinton businesses worried about future; Troubled Trump Toronto hotel put on the block; Transit advocates lodge complaint over controversial ... read more

Explainer: Rooftopping

Rooftoppers in Toronto, image by Flickr user Freaktography via Creative Commons
January 11, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' considers the controversial and daring phenomenon dubbed 'Rooftopping'. With the increase of urban development and access to social media, the photography community has ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Eight art installations to make a splash at Toronto waterfront; Scarborough subway report delayed . . . again; Utopia? Time to get real Mr. Byford; and more ... read more

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

January 10, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC blames service cuts on streetcar delays; John Tory Wants to Change Rules so He Can Meet With His Executive in Secret; Kids ‘ecstatic’ boat-shaped treehouse in Toronto ... read more

Yonge Northbound: A Look Back at Canada's First Streetcar Line

"Yonge Street, looking North from King, Toronto, Canada," postcard c. 1910, publ
January 9, 2017 4:42 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Public transit has always been a hot topic among Torontonians, and continues to attract constant attention with concerns of service improvements, new vehicles, and—of course—new routes. While the ... read more

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

January 9, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North St. Lawrence Market dig delves deep into Toronto’s foodie history; Transportation director Barbara Gray on the future of our roadways; Milton mayor Gord Krantz takes ... read more

Public Space Design: Marc Ryan of Public Work to Lecture at Ryerson University

Artistic rendering of The Bentway project by Public Works, image by Public Work
January 6, 2017 11:58 am | by Cody Kita | Comments
On Thursday, January 26th, 2017, the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University will launch its Winter semester with the 2017 Margery Winkler ‘Toronto Specific’ lecture. This year's ... read more

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

January 6, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GTA real-estate market conditions presage further rise in home prices; TTC gift store a hit over the holidays; A timeline of Bombardier’s excuses for not building ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 383 Sorauren Avenue

Throwback Thursday, 383 Sorauren, Toronto
January 5, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday features a before and after of a new mid-rise condominium development in Toronto' Roncesvalles Village neighbourhood. Back in March 2013 a single-storey warehouse on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 8:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-area home sales set record high in 2016, average prices soar; Toronto seen to be green in tree-canopy mapping of cities around the world; A Development Proposal ... read more

Geography of Energy: Pierre Bélanger and Jessica Green at UofT

The city in a forest? image by Marcus Mitanis
January 4, 2017 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Thursday, January 19th, the 2017 lecture series at the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, kicks off with "What is the Geography of Energy?" ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's urban canopy beats London's but trails Vancouver's; TTC urged to use cameras to catch drivers who pass streetcars taking on riders; The TTC Is Cutting Printed ... read more

PULP: Paper Art Party Puts Spotlight on Discarded Materials

January 3, 2017 11:40 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Saturday, January 14th, Toronto's Geary Lane venue will be transformed through a paper art party fundraiser intended to "examine the current lifecycle of discarded materials and investigate ... read more

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

January 3, 2017 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In 2017, Mississauga will have to decide how it grows up; What will the City of Toronto’s 2017 budget cost us?; To snitch or not to snitch? Airbnb in the city is a ... read more

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

January 2, 2017 8:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will Brampton move forward in 2017 or remain stuck in neutral?; Bathurst Station Bids Goodbye to Honest Ed’s; 19 years ago, Toronto’s six boroughs amalgamated; and more ... read more

Happy Holidays From UrbanToronto!

Happy Holidays from UrbanToronto
December 23, 2016 4:00 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
With another year coming to a close, we'd like to wish all our readers a safe and happy holiday season! UrbanToronto's offices will be closed until January 2nd while our team takes time off. In ... read more

Micah Lexier's Two Circles Celebrated at Bay Adelaide Centre

Two Circles, Micah Lexier, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto, Brookfield Properties
December 23, 2016 3:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A pair of major new public artworks were recently celebrated at a pair of recently opened new Toronto buildings. Yesterday and today we celebrate both events, artists, artworks, and buildings, ... read more