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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 3, 2014

December 3, 2014 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Toronto mayor John Tory pledges ‘open door and an open mind’ at first city council meeting; Bonnie Crombie ushers in post-McCallion era in Mississauga; TTC chair-to-be Josh ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 2, 2014

December 2, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC chair nominee Josh Colle on why there is more to the transit debate than just expansion; Tory defends move to appoint familiar faces from Ford era to key council ... read more

Lend A Voice In Designing New Public Art For GO Transit

Go Transit, StreetArt, Dundas West, Bloor, Mural
December 1, 2014 12:50 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
UrbanToronto is embarking on a week's worth of stories on public art now under consideration or recently dedicated in the city, with one story for each day this week. The stories will cover art ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014 10:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory’s plan ‘to bring the city together': Four deputy mayors — one from each region of Toronto; TTC set to put third new streetcar into service; Linda Jeffrey is set ... read more

Insider Q&A: Mazyar Mortazavi of TAS

Insider Q&A: Mazyar Mortazavi of TAS
November 29, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The development industry and the various other industries that support it, ranging from public relations to construction and architecture, play an integral role in building our city. We cover all ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 28, 2014

November 28, 2014 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory paints ‘realistic picture’ of Toronto’s biggest challenges in ‘state of the city’ address; Doug Ford announces he will not be running for the leadership of the Ontario ... read more

Throwback Thursday: One Bloor East

Throwback Thursday, One Bloor East, Roy's Square, Toronto
November 27, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing construction of Great Gulf Homes' landmark One Bloor East has already permanently transformed the Yonge and Bloor streetscape, having done away with the low-rise 'Roy's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 27, 2014

November 27, 2014 10:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hazel McCallion, in her own words, on her last day as Mississauga mayor after almost four decades; Doug Ford expected to announce provincial Tory leadership ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 10:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto looks to reduce lane widths in hopes of getting cars to slow down, using extra space for other things; Airport workers to get a discount on new Union Station-Pearson ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 10:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory stands by promise to finish SmartTrack in seven years — without raising Toronto property taxes; About 4,000 in the GTA still without power after severe ... read more

Upcoming Public Lectures at Ryerson Architecture

Ryerson university, department of architectural science, toronto, lecture, meier
November 24, 2014 7:15 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science will host two public discussions this week starting on Wednesday, November 26, with a first lecture sponsored by the Canadian Wood Council ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 10:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doug Ford still undecided on Ontario PC leadership run, says elements in party are too far right; A few of the names who could return as big players in the next Toronto city ... read more

Insider Q&A: Bryan Tuckey of BILD

Insider Q&A, Bryan Tuckey, BILD, Toronto
November 21, 2014 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In our new Insider Q&A feature, we take a personal approach in interviewing some of the industry professionals that envision, design, promote and analyze the new developments currently ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 10:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC signal solution promises subway relief someday — but for now, it’s more delays; Ted Rogers’ family donates $130 million to heart research centre in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014 9:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario students among the most computer-savvy in the world; John Tory’s vision of a city that wants new ideas to flourish is a sci-fi concept in Toronto; Pan Am minister ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 10:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Insurmountable’ rift between TDSB trustees and chief of staff prompts request for province to intervene; Program aims to bring Christmas joy to lonely seniors; City trying to ... read more

Toronto Gets Platinum Award from World Council on City Data

green roof, south beach, toronto, sustainable
November 18, 2014 1:12 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The World Council on City Data has announced that Toronto is one of only 9 cities to win a platinum certification for compliance on their ISO-37120 standards. ISO-37120 is a set of standards ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014 10:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Cleese thinks Toronto is a “super city”; Finding Better Uses for Toronto’s Public Laneways; Arguments for subway barriers go nowhere; and more news... How green ... read more

Holiday Markets to Animate Three Distinct Urban Spaces

Toronto Christmas Market, Historic Distillery District
November 17, 2014 5:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Snow is now falling, and the bitter cold of Winter is coming, but like most cities situated in northern climes, Torontonians have found ways of making the frozen months a time of warmth ... read more

Robert Bell Talks Intelligent Communities at UWPAT Event

Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, image by Craig White
November 17, 2014 4:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Budding urban planners have some great post-secondary schools to choose from in Ontario. One of the most respected planning institutions in the country, the University of Waterloo's School of ... read more