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

March 7, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Liberals' drive to privatize Canadian airports lifts off; Chinese home buyers turn attention away from Vancouver; Code Red: U of T planning laneway homes pilot project by next year; and more ... read more

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

March 6, 2017 10:12 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto should require Airbnb permits, says report; Pity Toronto's poor, neglected streetcar riders; Buses Vs Streetcars on 501 Lake Shore Service; and more news: Toronto should require Airbnb ... read more

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

March 3, 2017 9:57 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Pedestrian group criticizes complete streets delay; GO train expansion will boost some property values outside Toronto, study says; Metrolinx seeks another transit car maker for Toronto project; ... read more

Toronto Urban Design Awards: Call for 2017 Entries Announced

March 2, 2017 5:36 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This year, the biennial Toronto Urban Design Awards return, showcasing achievements in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture. The 2017 Awards mark the event's 27th anniversary, ... read more

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

March 2, 2017 9:34 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Mixed reviews for plan to replace Queen streetcars with buses; Globe editorial: The Scarborough subway, a boondoggle on rails; John Tory seeks federal help as more refugees wind up in city ... read more

Explainer: The Monotown

Tolyatti is an example of a monotown, image retrieved from Google Maps
March 1, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With introductions to various urban land use phenomenons occurring across the globe such as Manhattanization, Brusselization, and Californication, the concept of the 'Monotown' is the latest ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017 9:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
TTC taking all streetcars of Queen St. for the Summer; Scarborough subway will cost more but attract fewer people, report finds; City poised to redevelop Etobicoke's 'spaghetti' junction; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto councillors call for province to protect tenants from rent increases; Why Toronto's condo rental market is being described as 'ridiculous'; The city wants to help get more paddlers and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Yonge St. pedestrian-friendly transformation in the works; George Smitherman is making a comeback; Here's how Toronto said farewell to Honest Ed's; High rent could make Toronto a 'generational ... read more

Daniels Faculty Showcasing Concepts for Lower Junction Park

Poster image for ART SITE URBANISM EXHIBITION, by Sebastien Beauregard + Richard
February 24, 2017 12:56 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture will hold an exhibition exploring the programming and design for a future public park in Toronto's Lower Junction ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes on Bloor St. have increased driving time and boosted number of cyclists; The Presto sideshow: A timeline of Ontario’s transit card rollout; Newly built GTA home ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Avenue

Throwback Thursday, The Avenue, Toronto, St. Clair, Foxbar
February 23, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Throwback Thursday presents a big change to Toronto's intersection of Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue West. Back in 2005, the view west from St. Clair and Foxbar—just east of Avenue ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier opens doors to reveal factory building Eglinton Crosstown LRT for Metrolinx; Have a look at cool, quirky art installations lining Toronto’s beaches this ... read more

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