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

April 10, 2017 8:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TORONTO sign showing its age; All of Canada would pay the price if Toronto’s real estate bubble burst; Toronto schools bracing for wave of highrise neighbours; and ... read more

Hot Docs 2017 Offers Plenty for the Urban Enthusiast

Integral House in Toronto's Rosedale neighbourhood, image courtesy of hotdocs.ca
April 7, 2017 5:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you're reading UrbanToronto, there's a good chance you'd be comfortable being called an Urban Enthusiast, and if we're right about that, then Hot Docs has a serious helping of city-related ... read more

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

April 7, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Has John Tory Discovered Life After SmartTrack?; You can fool Toronto's new subway gates with an umbrella; Hot housing markets could drag down Canada’s economy if ... read more

Crosstown Traffic: A Look Back at the Bloor-Danforth Streetcar

Bloor Street Viaduct, streetcar in service, c. 1920s, public domain archival ima
April 6, 2017 4:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Going well beyond the scope of UrbanToronto's regular 'Throwback Thursday' feature, our sister site, SkyriseCities, recently took a look at the history of Toronto's Bloor-Danforth streetcar line. ... read more

Electric Cities: ULI Symposium Returns to Toronto

April 6, 2017 2:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This month, the Urban Land Institute's Toronto Symposium will bring together civic thought leaders and engaged citizens to promote a diverse range of interdisciplinary discussions about regional ... read more

Toronto of the Future Returns to Metro Hall in June

Toronto of the Future Returning to Metro Hall in June
April 6, 2017 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The last few years of urban development have transformed the landscape of Toronto, with new buildings and infrastructure projects continuing to be built across the region. With future projects ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences

Throwback Thursday, Four Seasons, Toronto
April 6, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday turns back the clocks for a view of construction at the site of the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. Back in ... read more

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

April 6, 2017 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's waterfront revitalization shifts eastwards; Downsview station to become Sheppard West next month; What's driving Toronto house prices through the roof? Experts ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 5, 2017

April 5, 2017 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-area home prices jump 33% in a year; City explores possibility for a Parkdale community superhub; Experts give John Tory some Scarborough subway advice; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor Tory Pushes Province to Fund Downtown Relief Line; Exemption provides little relief, say tenants of Toronto's 401 Richmond; Tenants at two west-end condos see rent ... read more

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

April 3, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Etobicoke’s ‘spaghetti junction’ to be transformed to make room for all road users; Departing CEO Bruce McCuaig optimistic about future of Metrolinx; Federal Liberals ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017 8:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rental bikes rolling into Toronto's Beaches; Canadian court approves bid for Trump tower in Toronto; Toronto City Council approves next steps for "Scarborough Subway"; and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Casey House

Throwback Thursday, Casey House, Toronto
March 30, 2017 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday highlights a recent major change on the block bounded by Jarvis, Isabella, and Huntley Streets, just south of the Bloor and Ted Rogers Way intersection. Restoration ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC wants you to take a stand on its escalators; Toronto council approves new bylaw to protect tenants; City looking for public feedback on short-term rentals; and ... read more

Explainer: Energy Regulation With Double-Skin Façades

Shanghai Tower, image by Flickr user Xiquinho Silva via Creative Commons
March 29, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' returns with a look at double-skin façades, which are gaining popularity as a tool to ameliorate air flow and energy performance in new buildings. Here in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 8:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Council pushes Scarborough subway project forward after marathon debate; Metrolinx scraps Eglinton Crosstown gas plant for ‘innovative’ battery ... read more

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

March 28, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory makes unsubstantiated claims in support of subway plan; TTC powers up Line 1 Yonge - University subway extension to Vaughan; How busy will the Scarborough subway ... read more

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

March 27, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time for Toronto's wealthy to step up for the city; Toronto still more than $7 billion short for transit projects even after federal budget funding; How can Ontario ... read more

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

March 24, 2017 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transit advocates worry about Metropass costs; Airbnb says it should pay the same in tax, not more, than hotels; Toronto’s laneways have been overlooked but are waiting to ... read more