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Explainer: Californication—the Fear of Haphazard Development

Expressways and sprawl in Los Angeles, image via Google Maps
February 22, 2017 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Here in Toronto, talk of Manhattanization has accompanied the high-rises and construction cranes over the last decade. Everyone from Councillor Josh Matlow to former Toronto Star architecture ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Victoria college confident of deal with Toronto over millions of dollars in forgone property taxes; Quit blocking the bikelines, say new city guidelines; TTC wants report ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 9:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Winter Stations bring whimsical designs to the Beach; Exhibition Loop Reopens For Streetcars; Cars Take Up Too Much Space on King Street; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rare Books Library gets exterior makeover; Yonge Street project in North York might become casualty of budget debate; $80M TTC budget hike not quite at ‘record’ level; and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Latest councillor a reminder of lack of diversity on city council; Time to create a TTC transit museum, councillor says; Toronto council approves 2 per cent property tax ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 10:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Metrolinx rejects Bombardier's claims of laxity in wake of court filing; Competing budget narratives expected as 2017 numbers finalized this week; Crews clear Yonge and St. Clair for morning ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 9:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King St. overhaul talk draws hundreds; Is the Exhibition Place's Hotel X back on track?; TTC says CEO Andy Byford not leaving Toronto for Australia; and more ... read more

Banksy's Guard With Balloon Dog Unveiled at Menkes' One York

Banksy's Guard With Balloon Dog behind glass in the PATH at One York, Toronto
February 13, 2017 6:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A Banksy artwork that once graced the exterior of the then-shuttered Workmens Compensation Board (WCB) Building in Downtown Toronto has returned to the same site, but it's now inside the new ... read more

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

February 13, 2017 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto developer who salvaged Banksy graffiti installs it in pedestrian pathway; "See you in court": Bombardier, Metrolinx and the light rail transit cars; Why a ... read more

Honest Ed's Sign Joining Revamped Yonge-Dundas Square

The Honest Ed's sign above Ed Mirvish Theatre's back doors, image via Mirvish Pr
February 10, 2017 1:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The corner of Bathurst and Bloor will never be the same, but a piece of the Honest Ed's sign—and of Toronto history—could live on around the corner from Yonge-Dundas Square, if it receives ... read more

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

February 10, 2017 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why The Financial District is Toronto’s Best Public Art Gallery; John Tory’s opponents bring out the melodrama in fight to ‘save’ swimming pools; How local parks can transform ... read more

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

February 9, 2017 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gardiner ramp replacement will bring more green space to waterfront, city says; Population falling in areas near planned Scarborough subway stop; Preservation of Honest ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 8, 2017

February 8, 2017 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Executive committee signs off on 2017 budget paving way for council’s approval; What will happen to Honest Ed’s sign?; Toronto’s New Budget is Bad for Affordable Housing; ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 7, 2017

February 7, 2017 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University plans innovation hub in heritage building; New parkettes with free Wi-Fi planned for Queen Street West; Why Regent Park’s Revitalization Needs $108 ... read more

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

February 6, 2017 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Very serious’ allegations over Scarborough subway debate referred to auditor general; How Queen and Broadview's small businesses are losing to gentrification; As Toronto ... read more

An Honest Farewell: Saying Goodbye to a Toronto Icon

November 2015, Honest Ed's in brighter days, image by UT Flickr Contributor A Gr
February 3, 2017 5:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Still an unmistakable Toronto presence at the southwest corner of Bloor and Bathurst, Honest Ed's has been shuttered since the end of December, with Mirvish Village's smaller retailers following ... read more

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

February 3, 2017 9:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What’s going to happen to Toronto’s Trump International Hotel and Tower now that it’s up for sale?; How a TTC streetcar driver custom-built a massive Toronto-themed Lego ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Tableau Condominiums

Throwback Thursday: Tableau Condominiums
February 2, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Among the newest condominium towers in Toronto's Entertainment District, Tableau Condominiums by Urban Capital, ALIT Developments, and Malibu Investments, rises 36 ... read more

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

February 2, 2017 9:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO Transit has paid riders nearly $4 million for delays over three years; Tracking Wintertime Bike Ridership on the Bloor Bike Lane; Keeping Toronto ‘affordable’ will cost ... read more

Ryerson Symposium: The Realities of Construction

Ryerson Architectural Symposium 2017: Realities of Construction
February 1, 2017 4:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
On Thursday, February 16th, Ryerson University's Masters of Architecture class will bring together urbanists, students, and industry professionals for an evening of discussion and debate. ... read more