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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 21, 2015

December 21, 2015 8:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The best of city building in Toronto; Planning for Toronto’s Ravine Strategy; UberHop defines a need the city has the power to fill; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Does Toronto need a municipal sales tax?; Toronto budget shortfalls threaten transit plans, TTC considers higher fares during rush hour; and more news... Does Toronto need a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Distillery District

Throwback Thursday, Distillery District, Toronto
December 17, 2015 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the early 2000s, the historic Gooderham and Worts distillery has rapidly been transformed into the trendy Distillery District, a pedestrianized mixed-use community that capitalizes on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 9:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC eyeing major fare structure changes as Presto rolls out; Ontario stalls on plans for western GTA highway; Minister of Infrastructure Sohi eases congestion on Toronto ... read more

Expanded Winter Stations Competition Returning in February

A 2016 submission, image courtesy of Winter Stations
December 16, 2015 4:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the success of Toronto's inaugural Winter Stations Design Competition, organizers RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio have announced that the 2016 event has drawn nearly twice as ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flood control, affordable-housing fixes top Toronto mayor’s infrastructure list; Presto fare system goes live on many TTC streetcars; Downtown commuters test the waters on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 15, 2015

December 15, 2015 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolishing the Gardiner's spiral ramp could free up prime public space; Departing Waterfront CEO reflects on the ‘tactics’ of his city-building mission; Toronto is still ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What does Toronto’s new bike plan offer Scarborough?; Dixon Hall Youth Centre left without permanent home in Regent Park revitalization; New Uber service targets Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Weston-owned company bidding on waterfront LCBO land, sources say; Jane-Finch on track to get more than basic transit garage; While Toronto crawls forward, Waterloo Region ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Duke Street-Adelaide Street

Throwback Thursday, Duke Street, Adelaide, Sherbourne, Toronto
December 10, 2015 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though we typically only turn back the clocks a few years in our weekly Throwback Thursday feature, we decided to look further back for this week's pick after coming across an image from the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 10, 2015

December 10, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Artistic overhaul coming to five TTC subway stations; Toronto resale market in record territory, surpassing 2007 boom; University of Toronto opts for car-free Front ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 9, 2015

December 9, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto taxis protest UberX in coordinated processions; Affordable housing for artists aims to keep them in Toronto; Parking pad? Not in your front yard; and more ... read more

Province Receives Panel Report on Greenbelt and Smart Growth

Credit River Valley, Greenbelt, Ontario, Golden Horseshoe, image by Marcus Mitan
December 8, 2015 11:46 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) represents 70% of Ontario's Gross Domestic Product and the region is expected to grow to 13.5 million in 2041 from 9.5 million today. The province has created ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 8, 2015

December 8, 2015 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory open to using tech to catch cars, taxis parked in bike lanes; Toll lanes are coming to Ontario starting in 2016 but that’s about all we know so far; Wi-Fi now ... read more

The Interview: Richard Florida and the Future of Toronto

December 7, 2015 4:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
UrbanToronto recently interviewed world-renowned urbanist Richard Florida, talking about the future of Toronto and the challenges currently facing our city. The subjects of our discussion ranged ... read more

Chief Planner Talks Toronto Urbanism at CUI Event

Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto, Canadian Urban Institute
December 7, 2015 3:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Canadian Urban Institute has been the country's non-profit urban policy organization for 25 years. Raising awareness of local and international planning issues through education and applied ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 7, 2015

December 7, 2015 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
From pedestrian areas to libraries, four Toronto chiefs ponder the future; Brampton residents worry downtown development threatens lush trees; Transportation minister to announce ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 4, 2015

December 4, 2015 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Community Housing board approves $543M operating budget; Bike Lanes on Bloor Street’s Horizon; GO fare hike on track for February; and more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Harbour Street

Throwback Thursday, South Core, Toronto
December 3, 2015 11:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past two weeks, our Throwback Thursday features have covered the changing views from the upper deck of the Harbourfront parking garage on the south side of Harbour Street. Today, we ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 3, 2015

December 3, 2015 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
$50-million donation to Toronto hospital enshrines memorial for son; Shaping Toronto: Public Space Philanthropy; Pearson airport halves its greenhouse gas emissions; and ... read more