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

March 10, 2015 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Pearson Express test ride: A first look at Toronto’s downtown-airport train; Governments need to deliver big infrastructure projects honestly; Experts grade John Tory’s first 100 ... read more

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

March 9, 2015 8:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why Toronto’s downtown relief line has become the unicorn of transit projects; Scarborough subway puts city at risk of Spadina-like overruns; Why is Toronto’s condo king ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015 9:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s million-dollar homes reveal risks of Bank of Canada’s flirtation with lower rates; Toronto's new parking app leaves city asking: What took so long?; Spadina subway ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s housing-price boom is a sign the city is thriving (Globe and Mail) Proposal for Honest Ed site a deal we can’t refuse: Hume (Toronto Star) read more

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

March 4, 2015 9:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx seeking close to $100 million from City of Toronto for rail link to Pearson airport; Redevelopment of Honest Ed’s in Toronto holds several surprises; Average price of Toronto ... read more

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

March 3, 2015 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto, Metrolinx in negotiations over airport express train funding; Mysterious tunnel becomes a labyrinth of confusion; Medals for Toronto Pan Am Games to be revealed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015 9:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC fare hike rolls out, but not all riders are irked; Toronto tunnel: Police say investigation is over; Toronto Pan Am Games ticket sales right on target; and more ... read more

'After Empirical Urbanism' Panel Discusses the Messages of Maps

Map of Nairobi's matatus network, image courtesy of Civic Data Design Lab
February 27, 2015 9:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design began its three-day symposium 'After Empirical Urbanism' today. The free series explores urbanism as an art, ... read more

Time-Lapse Video Artfully Shows Toronto in Motion

February 27, 2015 8:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It takes the dedication of many photographers to make UrbanToronto such a visually appealing source for news. While the static image is king here, we are presented every once in a while with a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 10:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Hydro says they’re not to blame for Queens Quay project delay; Rob Ford’s former chief of staff gets new job with Ontario Liberals; Toronto Mayor John Tory says the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Changing View from Granby Street

Throwback Thursday, Aura at College Park, The Met, Granby Street, Toronto
February 26, 2015 11:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several new high-rises have been constructed in the Bay/Yonge College/Carlton area over the past several years. That includes two two-towered condo projects Residences of College Park and The Met, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transit real estate deals elicit skepticism from TTC officials; Toronto moves toward making more outdoor rinks available; Family claims falling concrete from Gardiner damaged car; ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
UPX trains enter intensive, pre-launch testing; Toronto transit agency Metrolinx to take ‘modest first step’ into real estate; Mystery tunnel: five things we can surmise ... read more

Heritage Toronto Releases 'State of Heritage Report'

Market Street now fitted with restaurants and shops, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 24, 2015 5:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Heritage Toronto, a City of Toronto arms-length agency tasked with promoting our architectural, cultural, natural and archaeological heritage, released its 'State of Heritage Report' today. The ... read more

Lecture Series at Ryerson University: Interdisciplinarity

gh3, Ryerson University department of Architectural Science, Toronto, Lecture
February 24, 2015 5:18 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Ryerson University's Department of Architectural science will hold a lecture on the theme of interdisciplinarity in architecture. The lecture will be hosted by Pat Hanson, founding partner of gh3, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015 10:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chair predicts more bad news for TTC in wake of audit findings; Bay-Bloor pedestrian scramble closer to removal; Massey Hall’s Major Facelift Kicks Off; and more ... read more

U of T Hosting 'After Empirical Urbanism' Symposium

The free symposium does not require registration, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 23, 2015 2:58 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
From February 27 to March 1, the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design will host a three-day symposium exploring the role of empirical ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 9:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Olivia Chow to become Ryerson University professor; Mayor John Tory's approval rating remains high; Former Pan Am Games CEO defends his spending; and more ... read more

Toronto Graffiti Management Plan Wins National Award

StART, 2104 Public Sector Leadership Awards, Graffiti Management Plan, Toronto
February 20, 2015 2:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
There is a public storage building that I pass everyday on my commute to and from home. "Clean" would be the best way to describe it; it is white, it has a simple cubical design, and, in our 18 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s police chief will be in charge of Pan Am security, Blair asserts; Toronto loses its way on Bay-Bloor scramble; TDSB reforms don't go far enough, Sandals says; ... read more