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Kensington Market Mural Inaugurates City's Street Art Pilot

August 29, 2016 11:51 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
A new street mural has been installed in Kensington Market by local community members as the first instalment in the City of Toronto's StART Road Mural Pilot Project. Despite prohibiting the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 8:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Trudeau's federal transit funding is a big shift — so please Toronto, don't screw it up; After fight at City Hall, artists get their first road mural at Kensington Market; Senator Nicole Eaton ... read more

PATH Around the Rain: CTBUH and OPPI Tour Toronto

Toronto seems a little out of sorts with all the rain, image by Craig White
August 26, 2016 5:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Can anyone tell what's wrong with this picture? That's right, it's raining buckets in Toronto on a day that the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) picked for its semi-annual tour ... read more

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

August 26, 2016 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ghost hotels taking over Toronto Waterfront, Fairbnb coalition warns; Residents fight to save schoolyard sunshine in condo battle; The West Toronto Railpath Finally Gets ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King + Condos

The base of King + Condos, September 2014, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 25, 2016 9:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent completion of King Plus Development's King + Condos has added added a new presence to the King and Sherbourne intersection. Anchored by the restored three-storey ... read more

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

August 25, 2016 9:43 am | by Craig White | Comments
How to get it right with Rail Deck Park, Bike lanes around the world: Where mere paint won't do it, Toronto's downtown core being completely rebuilt — in Minecraft, Toronto condo owners barking ... read more

Explainer: Privately Owned Public Space

The Iceboat Terrace POPS in CityPlace, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 24, 2016 11:17 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week's Explainer touches on an issue that's recently been at the forefront of Toronto's civic discourse. More commonly referred to by the acronym 'POPS,' the inclusion of Privately Owned ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The life and death of Peter Dickinson and The Inn on the Park; Toronto’s subway system to benefit from federal infrastructure fund; Federal infrastructure investment means ... read more

Shayne Dark's 'Nova' Brings a Bright Presence to Tableau

Tableau, Toronto, by Urban Capital, Wallman Architects
August 23, 2016 1:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, a series of massive, seemingly phosphorescent tubes arrived at Toronto's Richmond Street. A few days later, the base of Tableau Condominiums was transformed by the vertical presence of ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community News from the UT Forum

August 23, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Through our front-page news, UrbanToronto works to keep our readers up to date with the latest goings-on of Toronto's development, design, transit, and urban politics. Covering everything from ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 7:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise living increasingly part of GTA’s high-priced housing; Toronto Should Get Angry About How Council Has Failed to Address the City’s Social Housing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For new condo buildings, forget about height – focus on design; Celebrating 60 years of Highway 401 in Toronto; The Terrible John Tory-Backed Zoning Change That Undermines ... read more

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

August 19, 2016 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto ranked fourth most livable city in the world; Embrace new transit technology or else, U of T study says; Toronto challenges Queen's Park over affordable housing; ... read more

Throwback Thursday: South Core Skyline

East-facing view of the South Core area, April 30, 2013, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 18, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers one of Toronto's fastest-changing areas. The last few years have brought several new buildings to the area south of the Downtown Core, and new projects ... read more

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

August 18, 2016 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Only 7 per cent of Torontonians call city ‘The Six'; Protesting taxi drivers call Toronto's Uber licence ‘political stunt’; Why Bike Safety is Still an Issue for Women in ... read more

Components of Shayne Dark's 'Nova' Arrive at Tableau Condos

August 17, 2016 1:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With occupancy now underway, construction is winding down at Tableau Condos, a 36-storey Wallman Architects-designed condominium development in Toronto's Entertainment District. The ... read more

Explainer: Self-Climbing Formwork

Self-climbing formwork at Toronto's Shangdi-La Hotel, circa 2011, image by Marcu
August 17, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What's formwork, and how does it climb? If these questions have been keeping you up at night, you've come to the right place. If not, let's learn about self-climbing formwork anyway. Courtesy of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto announces new Uber licence, background checks for drivers; GTA's 'transit renaissance' plan underfunded by as much as $30 billion; A Love Letter to Light-Rail ... read more

City Seeks Input on Licensing of Rental Apartment Buildings

An apartment-rich skyline, image by Jack Landau
August 16, 2016 10:37 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of an effort to standardize and regulate rental apartment buildings, the City of Toronto is calling for public input to guide the creation of a new licensing framework for multi-unit ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 16, 2016

August 16, 2016 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's rail-deck park dream depends on securing air rights; Why do condo towers in Toronto all look the same?; Urbancorp buyers watch as their new-home dreams get sold ... read more