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Civic Engagement Enhanced by New Planning Review Panel

Complete Streets Guidelines, Toronto Planning Review Panel, Marcus Mitanis
April 5, 2016 12:12 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The 28-member Toronto Planning Review Panel is tasked with providing feedback on a variety of major planning policies and projects. read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 8:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto building rises from the ashes of an unsolved fire; GTA home sales hit record high for 1st quarter of 2016; What is Inclusionary Zoning?; and more news Toronto building ... read more

Winners Announced for 2016 OAA Awards

Winners Announced for 2016 OAA Awards
April 4, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
From a pool of almost 200 submissions, 10 projects have been selected as winners for the Ontario Association of Architects' (OAA) 2016 Awards' prestigious Design Excellence category. The awards ... read more

First Public Meeting Announced for 'Project: Under Gardiner'

Under Gardiner, Waterfront Toronto, Public Work, Greenberg Consultants
April 4, 2016 2:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost five months since the announcement of plans to create 10 acres of new public space underneath a 1.75 kilometre stretch of Toronto's Gardiner ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga moves to make transit competitive with the car; Developer donations influence local election outcomes; Sign of the times gone by for Honest Ed’s customers; and ... read more

City to Launch Phase 2 of TOcore Downtown Planning Study with Public Event

City of Toronto, Planning Department, TOcore Downtown Planning Study
April 1, 2016 2:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto is launching the second phase of the ‘TOcore: Planning Downtown” study this coming Wednesday, April 6th, with a free public discussion led by Toronto’s Chief Planner Jennifer ... read more

Topping Off March 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off March 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
April 1, 2016 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Time to round up another month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk in Toronto, with a look at our hottest news stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads from the month of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016 9:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
SmartTrack has its merits, but TIFs were never the means; GO bus terminal opens at Mississauga’s Square One; Toronto City council enjoys ‘seminal’ transit moment, OK’s hybrid ... read more

City Planning Department to Host 'Midtown in Focus' Open House

Midtown in Focus, City of Toronto Planning Department
March 31, 2016 3:34 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's Planning Department is raising awareness of their 'Midtown in Focus' planning initiative with a series of pop-up information sessions and open house events. Responding to the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Air Canada Centre carvings damaged by erosion, exposure; Mistake by the Lake’s troubled place in Toronto history; GO/RER Details Emerge in Business Case Analysis; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto wants to widen the gap between huge condo towers; Provincial service expansion plan could be boon for GO Transit; Report backs Mayor John Tory's funding plan for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 8:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Car-free condos on the rise in Toronto; Designing barrier-free buildings; Veteran voice actor among new voices of the TTC; and more news Veteran voice actor among new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A downtown relief line subway, but where?; Scarborough transit plan popular with residents, poll says; Even the best Gardiner East proposal is a lose-lose-lose ... read more

Between Nature and Architecture: Sou Fujimoto at the U of T

Sou Fujimoto, image via the Daniels Faculty of Architecture
March 24, 2016 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Daniels Faculty of Architecture's bulthaup lecture series continues with Sou Fujimoto announced as the latest guest at the University of Toronto. The acclaimed Japanese designer will present a ... read more

Lecture: Richard White on Planning Postwar Toronto

The cover of Planning Toronto, image courtesy of UBC Press
March 24, 2016 12:25 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of its 'Thought Exchange' lecture series, The Toronto Reference Library will be hosting historian Richard White, who will discuss his recently published book Planning Postwar Toronto: the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay Street North of Queen

Throwback Thursday, Bay Street, Queen Street, Toronto
March 24, 2016 10:14 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Most Canadians living outside of Toronto are familiar with Bay Street, through its use as a metonym for the country's economy. North of Queen Street, Bay has recently taken on a different ... read more

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

March 24, 2016 9:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Main station gets TTC's first new Presto fare gate; TTC to add streetcar route to congested King Street; Why Declining TTC Ridership Growth is a Problem; and more ... read more

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

March 23, 2016 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Public Works: Improving Public Consultation on City Projects; Toronto getting much needed millions for transit in 2016 budget; TTC board to address declining ridership ... read more

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

March 22, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New map shows walking times between Toronto subway stations; Winter stations dismantled in the Beach as spring arrives; Five great things happening in Toronto’s east end; ... read more

Light-Hearted Film Captures Life Inside Bjarke Ingels' 8-House

The Infinite Happiness, Bjarke Ingels Group, Beka & Partners, Toronto, 8-House
March 21, 2016 11:30 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Much has been said about the transformative powers that architecture and our built environment has on our everyday lives, particularly the social impacts of what we build and how it is designed. ... read more