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Bala Underpass Mural Adds Colour to Lower Don River Trail

The ribbon is cut, image by Marcus Mitanis
October 5, 2015 11:25 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A new mural has added a splash of colour to the Lower Don River Trail. Formerly a plain concrete pedestrian and cycling tunnel, StreetARToronto (StART) has transformed the Bala Underpass with an ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto ditches idea of putting the Gardiner underground; Metrolinx proposes new station names for Eglinton Crosstown light rail stop; Nuit Blanche a sure sign of urban ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto sold on private-sector plan to speed Gardiner work; Metrolinx Proposes Revised Names For Crosstown Stations; Explaining the City of Toronto Act; and more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Market Square Skyline

Throwback Thursday, Market Square, skyline, L Tower, Toronto
October 1, 2015 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The growth of Toronto's skyline over the past decade has created some impressive opportunities for comparison with years past. About ten years ago, the view from the rooftop amenity level at ... read more

Topping Off September 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off September 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
October 1, 2015 10:36 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 October 1, 2015

October 1, 2015 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto’s city council argues over Uber’s fate, the ride-sharing service carries on as usual; Toronto’s Old City Hall should have a use that fits its grandness; Students who ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015 9:16 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Bury the Gardiner? Idea resurfaces at Toronto City Hall on Wednesday; Toronto's Old City Hall could become a mall; TTC streetcar routes could get extended no-parking hours; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory threatens higher rent on city buildings leased by province; Tenth new TTC streetcar enters service; University of Toronto looks to rejuvenate its downtown ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015 9:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx's love for the business traveller goes unrequited; Toronto flirts with participatory budgeting; A love story starring Toronto in 5 illustrations; and more ... read more

CTBUH/OPPI Tour Explores Skyscrapers and the Public Realm

Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, City of Toronto
September 25, 2015 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Thursday, September 17th, UrbanToronto joined the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) on a tour of Downtown Toronto, ... read more

'Toronto on Film' Series Coming to Bloor Cinema

Toronto on Film, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
September 25, 2015 10:52 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema has recently announced the Curious Minds Speaker Series, with two extensive courses aimed at providing an in-depth exploration of specifically focused cultural topics. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A close-up look at a ridiculously detailed scale model of Toronto; Eglinton Crosstown to open a year later than expected; Canada’s big city mayors put heads together to ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Phoebe Lofts on Soho Street

Throwback Thursday, Entertainment District, Soho, Toronto
September 24, 2015 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cranes dotting the downtown skyline are an expected sight in Toronto these days, but in the early 2000s, new construction was nowhere near as common as it has become. While some high-rises were ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 24, 2015

September 24, 2015 7:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Housing sales in Toronto strong in all market segments; TTC improvements registering with riders; The Hullmark Centre in Toronto’s North York a solid architectural ... read more

Graffiti Mural Adds Life to U of T Construction Hoarding

Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Toronto
September 23, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A necessity for safely partitioning a construction site from the surrounding public realm, wooden hoarding is a familiar sight for pedestrians traversing our downtown streets. Owing to their ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto councillors look at Gardiner options, again; The TORONTO sign: How life imitates graphic design; Metrolinx evaluating 50 potential new GO station locations; and ... read more

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Returning to Toronto for 10th Year

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015
September 22, 2015 4:44 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the summer comes to a close and fall begins, we once again look forward to one of the most anticipated events of the year for Toronto's artistic and design communities, and city-loving ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 22, 2015

September 22, 2015 8:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Spadina subway delays dog otherwise “triumphant” TTC; Seven of Toronto’s quirkiest houses and gardens; The Evolution of Demand on the Union Pearson Express; and more ... read more

Kingsway Celebrates Community Murals in Royal York Underpass

StART, Royal York and Dundas, Etobicoke, Emilia Jajus, public art
September 21, 2015 5:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
This weekend a group of Etobicoke residents gathered together to celebrate the official unveiling of two new murals at the Royal York underpass below Dundas Street, with the black of the event ... read more

Immersive Public Art Unveiled at Daniels' HighPark Condos

HighPark Condominiums, The Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
September 21, 2015 12:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Thursday, September 17th, a new public art display was unveiled at The Daniels Corporation's HighPark Condominiums, filling the plaza that faces the eponymous park with artisanal hors d'ouevres ... read more