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Photo of the Day: Monde on the Rise

Photo of the Day, Monde, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Toronto
May 4, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since forming of the podium levels wrapped up earlier this year, Great Gulf Homes' Monde Condominiums has been steadily rising towards a 44-storey final height in Toronto's ... read more

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

May 3, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-area home price index rises 31.7 per cent in April; City of Toronto looks to acquire Dawes Road townhomes above library, owners don’t want to ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: White Walls Say Nothing, A Moon of Nickel and Ice, This Cold Life, Vancouver: No Fixed Address

Street art in Buenos Aires, image via White Walls Say Nothing
May 2, 2017 11:18 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Between democracy and dictatorship, economic prosperity and financial ruin, Argentina's tumultuous recent history is a blur to many foreigners, and a profoundly complex—and controversial—narrative ... read more

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

May 2, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
205 Yonge Street fails to find buyer despite 'record-breaking' offer; How Toronto's condo boom gives chain stores the upper hand; Toronto Mayor Tory ‘over the line’ by ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: Unarmed Verses, State of Exception, Motel

The converted Continental in Niagara Falls, image courtesy of Hot Docs
May 1, 2017 12:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the hottest topics in Toronto these days is skyrocketing value of real estate, and how the city is becoming increasingly unaffordable. In the midst of this, hundreds of TCHC units at ... read more

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

May 1, 2017 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Parkdale tenants kick off ‘rent strike’ to demand repairs, end to rent hikes; How the Provincial Budget Does and Doesn’t Screw Toronto; John Tory puts Kathleen Wynne, ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: Rat Film and Last Men In Aleppo

Rat Film, image courtesy of Hot Docs
April 28, 2017 1:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Part pest control how-to, part social science study, part apocalyptic fantasy, Theo Anthony's Rat Film looks at Baltimore through the lens of a rodent infestation, and how it is still linked ... read more

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

April 28, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Take a virtual tour of Toronto's revamped Broadview Hotel; 125 of 153 TTC buses removed from service now back on the road; TTC subway air quality ‘not likely to endanger’ ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: The Workers' Cup and In Time to Come

A still from Adam Sobel's The Worker's Cup, image via Hot Docs
April 27, 2017 4:05 pm | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Alternately sobering and exhilarating—and ultimately something of a bonding experience—The Workers' Cup should appeal to footy fans, FIFA haters, anyone curious about the way Doha is rising and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King Street West

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, King West, Ritz Carlton, M5V
April 27, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District has grown substantially over the past several years, and new developments continue to add residential and commercial density to the fast-growing neighbourhood. ... read more

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

April 27, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory says it’s ‘not acceptable’ that TTC has waited more than two decades to study air quality; Despite Long Waitlists, Co-ops Seen as a Solution to Toronto’s Housing ... read more

Doors Open Toronto 2017 Celebrating 150 Years of Architecture

April 26, 2017 3:10 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Doors Open Toronto is back in its 18th year, and as with many cultural and civic events across the nation, Canada’s 150th birthday is at the core of it. As part of TO Canada with Love—Toronto’s ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Woodbine Racetrack lands to be site of ‘a city within city’ in latest plan; Toronto’s housing crunch could be eased with laissez-faire urban planning; Transit workers ... read more

Plans Advancing Behind-The-Scenes for Toronto's 'Rail Deck Park'

Rail Deck Park, Toronto, Urban Land Institute, ULI
April 25, 2017 4:17 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto Electric Cities Symposium at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre brought representatives of major urban parks from around the world together today for a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC makes it harder for drivers to enter the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel; Report blames Ontario's 2006 growth plan for soaring house prices; TTC subway system 10 times ... read more

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

April 24, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How celebrity house prices stack up against Toronto real estate; What we can learn from New York's rent control regime; Bank of Canada governor 'happy' to see plan for GTA ... read more

ULI Symposium: Charting Toronto's Precarious Urban Future

April 21, 2017 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 24th and 25th, the Urban Land Institute's Toronto Symposium returns to examine the changing city. Featuring a wide variety of speakers and ... read more

$21.4m of Multi-Lateral Funding Propels Artscape Launchpad

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by, Daniels Corp
April 21, 2017 4:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction ramps up at Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, the ambitiously mixed-use Toronto project's programming is continuing to take shape, with new funding announced today for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 7:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC says it has cut down on subway delays; Toronto’s Transit Planning Problem Isn’t Politics, It’s Governance; Check out the view from the top of Bloor-Yonge’s new ... read more

Richard Florida: Toronto Coming of Age Amidst New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida, image via Creative Class
April 20, 2017 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2017, the cacophony of Toronto's urban discourse—and urban realities—makes understanding the city a daunting prospect. The skyrocketing rents, record waitlists for affordable housing, growing ... read more