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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 8, 2016

September 8, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory rides sweltering subway, tells TTC to ‘do better’; Toronto housing sales remain strong in August while supply dwindles; Toronto launches photo competition meant ... read more

Explainer: Raft Slab

Massey Tower, Toronto, by Mod, Hariri Pontarini
September 7, 2016 10:23 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Today's Explainer offers a 'foundational' overview of construction terminology. While the most visible and attention-getting stages of high-rise construction take place above ground, some of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 7, 2016

September 7, 2016 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
'Crazy' going away party planned for Toronto's Honest Ed's; TTC needed ‘sleight of hand’ to get extra federal cash, says board member; John Tory takes subway ride without ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community News from the UT Forum

Village Pie, The Danforth, Riverdale
September 6, 2016 12:04 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
With Labour Day now behind us and Autumn just around the corner, communities across Toronto are embracing the idea of transition, from restaurant openings to new parks. And while our editorial ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 6, 2016

September 6, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Can Toronto fund two new downtown parks?; How We Hyped the DVP; Common Cents: The Impact of Income on Cycling; and more news: Can Toronto fund two new downtown parks? ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo owners retake control of board in fight against short-term rental firms; Got Presto? Bike Share has a deal for you; The next massive mural should be at Yonge ... read more

Rail Deck Park Envisioned at 'Our Home and Miniature Land'

Depiction of un-decked rail corridor at Our Home & Miniature Land
September 1, 2016 2:38 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent announcement of a park proposed to be built atop the rail corridor leading into Downtown Toronto from the west made waves last month, spurring the imagination of Torontonians with ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Tableau Condominiums

March 18, 2014: colonnade taking shape at Tableau Condominiums
September 1, 2016 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the span of the last two and a half years, Toronto's Entertainment District has undergone significant vertical growth. The intersection of Richmond and Peter Streets has been the site of some ... read more

Topping Off August 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Aerial view of Ten York, image by Forum contributor UrbanOptic
September 1, 2016 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up August 2016's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 1, 2016

September 1, 2016 8:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier misses another deadline for Eglinton Crosstown project; Hundreds of George Brown College students moving into Canary District; How Public Transit Helps Us, and ... read more

Explainer: Woonerf

August 31, 2016 10:26 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' tackles the woonerf, a concept that's been very popular in Toronto's urban circles (it originated in the Netherlands, so you know it's cool). So what are woonerfs, and why ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 31, 2016

August 31, 2016 9:10 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Affording a home in Toronto now harder than it has been in 25 years: report; Moss Park development sparks gentrification concerns; What Toronto's Potential Landlord Licensing Program Would Look ... read more

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

August 30, 2016 8:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How do you raise a family in a shoe box? Toronto studying 'condo hacks'; Mayor John Tory turns up heat on the TTC over subway AC; Senator's tweets on Bloor bike lanes ... read more

Kensington Market Mural Inaugurates City's Street Art Pilot

August 29, 2016 11:51 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
A new street mural has been installed in Kensington Market by local community members as the first instalment in the City of Toronto's StART Road Mural Pilot Project. Despite prohibiting the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 8:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Trudeau's federal transit funding is a big shift — so please Toronto, don't screw it up; After fight at City Hall, artists get their first road mural at Kensington Market; Senator Nicole Eaton ... read more

PATH Around the Rain: CTBUH and OPPI Tour Toronto

Toronto seems a little out of sorts with all the rain, image by Craig White
August 26, 2016 5:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Can anyone tell what's wrong with this picture? That's right, it's raining buckets in Toronto on a day that the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) picked for its semi-annual tour ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 8:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ghost hotels taking over Toronto Waterfront, Fairbnb coalition warns; Residents fight to save schoolyard sunshine in condo battle; The West Toronto Railpath Finally Gets ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King + Condos

The base of King + Condos, September 2014, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 25, 2016 9:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent completion of King Plus Development's King + Condos has added added a new presence to the King and Sherbourne intersection. Anchored by the restored three-storey ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 9:43 am | by Craig White | Comments
How to get it right with Rail Deck Park, Bike lanes around the world: Where mere paint won't do it, Toronto's downtown core being completely rebuilt — in Minecraft, Toronto condo owners barking ... read more

Explainer: Privately Owned Public Space

The Iceboat Terrace POPS in CityPlace, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 24, 2016 11:17 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week's Explainer touches on an issue that's recently been at the forefront of Toronto's civic discourse. More commonly referred to by the acronym 'POPS,' the inclusion of Privately Owned ... read more