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Upcoming Panel Discussion Examines the Legacy of Jane Jacobs

November 4, 2016 1:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On May 4th of this year, Jane Jacobs would have turned 100. While the legendary author and theorist passed away in 2006, perhaps no figure remains as influential in the world of urban studies as ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 4, 2016

November 4, 2016 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
DineSafe-like rating program for Toronto landlords could be on its way; Metrolinx files notice of intent to cancel Bombardier Inc light rail vehicle contract worth $770 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 3, 2016

November 3, 2016 7:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Outrage in Mississauga over $470M LRT funding assumption; Why Lower Don Flood Protection is a Necessary Cost; SmartTrack Plans Unravel; and more news: We'll know soon ... read more

City Seeks Public Input to Improve Parks, Recreational Facilities

November 2, 2016 11:28 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With a long-term development boom still in full swing, Toronto continues to experience population growth pressures along with the high-rise construction. As a consequence, improving—and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 2, 2016

November 2, 2016 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto hires Seattle planner as new transportation chief; John Tory should come clean about cost of SmartTrack transit plan; SmartTrack, GO stations face construction ... read more

Bathurst Station Unveils Bittersweet Homage to Honest Ed's

Bathurst Station, Toronto, TTC
November 1, 2016 3:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Past the red-sweatered Ken Bones, and however many groups of 'kids from Stranger Things,' the title of Toronto's most memorable Halloween sight might just belong to Bathurst Station's belated turn ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community News from the UT Forum

November 1, 2016 9:15 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
While Toronto may be enjoying its best Fall weather ever, UrbanToronto's 'Neighbourhood Node' Forum threads are actively tracking—and debating—the relentless evolution of our city's communities. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 1, 2016

November 1, 2016 7:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pedestrian advocates plan to protest Sunnybrook's new safety campaign; Toronto's proposal for landlord regulation doesn't go far enough; Ontario Place lands could be sold ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 7:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Driverless cars could make GTA congestion worse in the short term, report says; Scarborough group calls on Toronto to transfer 3,000 public sector jobs to former ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 7:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Average rent for a one-bedroom condo in Toronto shoots up to $1,777; Scarborough politicians push Big Bend for subway route; Why I pranked Torontonians with fake condo ... read more

Henry Moore's 'The Archer' Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Henry Moore, The Archer, Philip Givens, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
October 27, 2016 3:38 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was the middle of the 1960s, and recently-elected mayor of Toronto, Philip Givens, was embroiled in a fierce public debate that came to represent the underlying cultural struggles of the city ... read more

UofT Daniels Architecture Announces 2016 Gehry Chair Lecture

Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design, Daniels U of T
October 27, 2016 12:00 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced this year's Gehry Chair Lecture, featuring speakers Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, and Michelle ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 7:56 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Torontonians prefer white cop car to grey, poll suggests; Delays mean Toronto wards unlikely to be redrawn before 2018 election; Scarborough subway champions want TTC's likely route changed; and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 7:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sherbourne Street homes listed on Airbnb worry affordable housing advocates; Toronto taxpayers should be wary of Expo 2025’s big promises; How we can 're-indigenize' ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 7:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Airbnb says it doesn’t affect Toronto’s rental market; Watchdog says city staff may have violated public service code over Scarborough subway advice; Why City Staff Are ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 7:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
When will Toronto love its Modern architecture?; Parody condo development signs trolling Toronto beg the question: Has development gone too far?; Korea Town business ... read more

Heritage Toronto Awards Recognize Layers of Toronto's History

October 21, 2016 11:12 am | by David Rudin | Comments
For one evening, amidst the endless rush of new construction projects and planning proposals, the past was alive in Toronto. It was being celebrated at the 42nd Heritage Toronto Awards, which ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 21, 2016

October 21, 2016 7:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A History of Bike Lanes in Toronto; High-rise sales on track for record, while prices of new homes continue to climb; Port Lands flood protection cost rises to $1.25 ... read more

Throwback Thursday: River City

Throwback Thursday: River City, Toronto
October 20, 2016 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Before the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games brought Toronto a new neighbourhood, the first development to rise in the West Don Lands area was the first phase of Urban Capital Property ... read more