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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 6, 2016

January 6, 2016 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What is the city’s most iconic building, Toronto?; Your 2016 Metropasses are now a collector’s item; Mystery hockey rink appears atop Bay St. office tower; and more news... What is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 5, 2016

January 5, 2016 9:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's laneways to take centre stage in 2016; Revised plan for Union Station’s lower concourse approved; Honest Ed's appears on Guardian list of 50 global buildings; ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 4, 2016

January 4, 2016 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Great (and less great) moments in Toronto NIMBYism; TTC fare hikes go into effect; Why the city has left some cash-generating tools in its back pocket; and more ... read more

Happy Holidays From UrbanToronto!

December 24, 2015 1:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
We wish all our readers a safe and happy holiday season! Our offices will be closed until January 4th as our team takes a well-deserved break from tracking the countless developments reshaping our ... read more

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

December 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Uber, SmartTrack remain issues for John Tory heading into 2016; A European expert's take on the TTC; Retailers look to jam more living into smaller homes; and more news... A European expert's ... read more

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

December 23, 2015 8:52 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Former Dieu du Ciel brewmaster to open brew pub in Toronto's east end; Drone flights prompt federal warnings; Warm weather helps Toronto save its plow budget for a snowy day; and more ... read more

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

December 22, 2015 9:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Dollar-a-day parking levy could be a powerful revenue tool for Toronto; How the TTC can strike back against UberHop; The Impact of an Underfunded Poverty Reduction Strategy; ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 21, 2015

December 21, 2015 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The best of city building in Toronto; Planning for Toronto’s Ravine Strategy; UberHop defines a need the city has the power to fill; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Does Toronto need a municipal sales tax?; Toronto budget shortfalls threaten transit plans, TTC considers higher fares during rush hour; and more news... Does Toronto need a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Distillery District

Throwback Thursday, Distillery District, Toronto
December 17, 2015 11:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the early 2000s, the historic Gooderham and Worts distillery has rapidly been transformed into the trendy Distillery District, a pedestrianized mixed-use community that capitalizes on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 10:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC eyeing major fare structure changes as Presto rolls out; Ontario stalls on plans for western GTA highway; Minister of Infrastructure Sohi eases congestion on Toronto ... read more

Expanded Winter Stations Competition Returning in February

A 2016 submission, image courtesy of Winter Stations
December 16, 2015 5:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the success of Toronto's inaugural Winter Stations Design Competition, organizers RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio have announced that the 2016 event has drawn nearly twice as ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flood control, affordable-housing fixes top Toronto mayor’s infrastructure list; Presto fare system goes live on many TTC streetcars; Downtown commuters test the waters on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 15, 2015

December 15, 2015 9:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolishing the Gardiner's spiral ramp could free up prime public space; Departing Waterfront CEO reflects on the ‘tactics’ of his city-building mission; Toronto is still ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What does Toronto’s new bike plan offer Scarborough?; Dixon Hall Youth Centre left without permanent home in Regent Park revitalization; New Uber service targets Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Weston-owned company bidding on waterfront LCBO land, sources say; Jane-Finch on track to get more than basic transit garage; While Toronto crawls forward, Waterloo Region ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Duke Street-Adelaide Street

Throwback Thursday, Duke Street, Adelaide, Sherbourne, Toronto
December 10, 2015 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though we typically only turn back the clocks a few years in our weekly Throwback Thursday feature, we decided to look further back for this week's pick after coming across an image from the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 10, 2015

December 10, 2015 10:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Artistic overhaul coming to five TTC subway stations; Toronto resale market in record territory, surpassing 2007 boom; University of Toronto opts for car-free Front ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 9, 2015

December 9, 2015 9:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto taxis protest UberX in coordinated processions; Affordable housing for artists aims to keep them in Toronto; Parking pad? Not in your front yard; and more ... read more

Province Receives Panel Report on Greenbelt and Smart Growth

Credit River Valley, Greenbelt, Ontario, Golden Horseshoe, image by Marcus Mitan
December 8, 2015 12:46 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) represents 70% of Ontario's Gross Domestic Product and the region is expected to grow to 13.5 million in 2041 from 9.5 million today. The province has created ... read more