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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Police Chief Blair attempts to hold the line on costs; Kensington Market mainstay Zimmerman’s Discount closing after more than 60 years; Ryerson's City-Building ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Talk of ‘climate of change’ at Toronto Police Services with new chief, budget strategy in store; TTC rules under scrutiny after subway chaos strands train for 56 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will T.O. businesses survive Eglinton LRT construction?; Mississauga to open four of 12 Transitway stations next Monday; Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell will receive rich compensation ... read more

U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture Featured in Podcast Series

University of Toronto, Liat Margolis, architecture, sustainability
November 11, 2014 3:42 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture's experts are featured in a new 4 part podcast series prepared by U of T News in advance of the just past municipal election. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Memo to Tory— find a transit quick win; Toronto transit union pledges to make TTC funding a key issue for 2015 federal election; Rats displaced by Union construction; and more ... read more

Chief Planner Roundtable Discusses Main Street Retail

Looking north up Market Street from The Esplanade, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 10, 2014 3:15 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Jennifer Keesmaat has taken an active role in educating Torontonians about the planning process since becoming the City's Chief Planner in 2012. One of the primary ways she has done this is by ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 10, 2014

November 10, 2014 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto launches waterfront redesign, calls for ideas; TTC workers union unveils plan to fix troubled transit system; Tory aims to tackle traffic. It won’t be easy; and ... read more

Insider Q&A: Daniel Winberg of Rockport Group

Insider Q&A, Daniel Winberg, Rockport Group, Toronto
November 7, 2014 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We recently kicked off a new feature on UrbanToronto we call Insider Q&A, where we get to know some of the movers and shakers who make things happen in the world of development, real estate ... read more

Opening at the Bloor—Slums: Cities of Tomorrow

Slums: Cities of Tomorrow, Jean-Nicolas Orhon, Hot Docs
November 7, 2014 10:21 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Many of us think of slums as the least desirable place one could and would live in. Synonym of deprivation and harsh living conditions since they first appeared in the 19th century Britain, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 7, 2014

November 7, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford attacks city councillors’ expenses, even though everyone spent less than they were allowed; Mayor-elect Tory talks city manager into putting off his ... read more

UrbanToronto President Edward Skira Interviewed for True Condos

Interview, Edward Skira, True Condos, podcast, Toronto
November 6, 2014 2:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
UrbanToronto President and Co-Founder Edward Skira recently sat down with Andrew LaFleur of TrueCondos.com for an interview about the history of our website, the state of the Toronto condo market ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Queen and Spadina

Throwback Thursday, Queen and Spadina, Toronto
November 6, 2014 10:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
All of the recent high-rise growth in downtown Toronto has drastically altered many familiar views, and each week we compare some of these changes in our Throwback Thursday feature. This week, we ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014 7:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
El Mocambo reportedly rescued from redevelopment by 11th-hour buyer; TTC head seeks to speed up construction of Spadina extension line; Why John Tory Should Push for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 5, 2014

November 5, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga mayor-elect Bonnie Crombie sets tone for a new era; Toronto home sales rise 7.7% in October from year ago; Spadina subway to York could be delayed — again; and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 4, 2014

November 4, 2014 8:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor-elect John Tory in for ‘a rude awakening’ from city council, Doug Ford predicts; Lessons from London: For building transit, there’s no avoiding taxes; Doug Ford to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Liberty Village needs another pedestrian-cycling bridge, developers believe; Traffic light synergy an elusive dream in Toronto; SmartTrack delays could dent credibility of John ... read more

Toronto Skyscraper Stair Climb Raises Funds for the United Way

October 31, 2014 2:28 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Toronto is a city full of office towers and sky-scraping condominiums, with more going up on what seems like a daily basis. More and more of us ride elevators to our offices and homes every day ... read more

East VS West: Intelligent Discussion on a Not So Important Topic

River City, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte, West Don Lands, Toronto
October 31, 2014 10:05 am | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Saucier + Perrotte Architects-designed River City plan is reshaping a part of Toronto's East side, bringing thousands of new residents to an area that was once abandoned industrial lands. With ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 31, 2014

October 31, 2014 6:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory says councillor support for SmartTrack will play role when he selects executive committee; Rob Ford’s 20-year-old nephew says he’ll make a good school trustee because he ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Five of the biggest issues John Tory needs to tackle now that he’s made it to Toronto City Hall; The Search Is On for a New Toronto Police Chief; The continuing power of ... read more