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CANstruction Raises 63,000 Pounds for Daily Bread Food Bank

EmojiCAN, image by Jack Landau
May 18, 2016 12:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following Monday's grueling 7-hour build night, Tuesday evening saw the participants of Toronto's 17th annual CANstruction rewarded for their hard work. Hosted by City tv's Francis D'Souza, last ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 7:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province to give cities new affordable housing powers; Tunnelling beneath Eglinton Ave. for the Crosstown LRT; How Toronto’s Newly Proposed Wards Will Shake Up the City; ... read more

Open House Tonight for St. George Campus Secondary Plan

The campus' proposed character areas, image courtesy of the University of Toront
May 17, 2016 2:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The University of Toronto is hosting an open house to review the new Secondary Plan proposed for the St. George Campus. Replacing a plan adopted in 1997, the new Secondary Plan is being drafted to ... read more

A Sneak Peek at the 17th Annual CANstruction Competition

CANstruction 2016, Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto
May 17, 2016 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Late into the evening yesterday, teams of designers, architects and engineers were applying their creativity and ingenuity to combat hunger in an unconventional way. The lobbies of the TD ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016 8:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto report looks at building better parks; City committee backs off on bike-lane studies; Toronto’s landlord licensing plan faces its first test as tenants rally ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016 7:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto considers adding Kensington Market to list of heritage districts; New city ward map would add three councillors; Where shall we build new GO stations?; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016 8:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fare bargain triples ridership on UPX; Provincial changes could help 'retrofit' the suburbs for coming population booms; Eighteenth new street car in service; and more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Skyline View from the Bathurst Bridge

Throwback Thursday, Toronto skyline, Bathurst Bridge
May 12, 2016 9:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the historic Bathurst Street Bridge for an illustration of just how much the Toronto skyline has been transformed in the last decade. Back on February ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 7:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Top 5 reasons to roll out the Bike Plan as soon as possible; Build Toronto Torn Between Affordable Housing and Making Money; Mississauga bans UberX and other ride-hailing ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC is (Finally) Rolling Out Presto on Buses This Week; Torontonians ready to pay more for transit, chief planner says; Cyclists create signal light out of frustration ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016 7:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto investigating 'suspicious' voting in Under Gardiner naming; New plan would add 525 km of bike routes to create a true Toronto network; Conditions right ... read more

Heritage Toronto Plaques Highlight Yorkville's Music History

Gordon Lightfoot, Barbara Hall, Kristyn Wong-Tam, Heritage Toronto Yorkville
May 9, 2016 11:50 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Amid the modern luxury condominiums and trendy shops that have come to shape contemporary Yorkville, remnants of the neighbourhood's rich musical history lie embedded in the streetscape. Some of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016 7:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction will create delays on Queen Street West for next 5 months; Construction sites can be beautiful: Toronto charity brings art to work sites; Uber debate fractures ... read more

"Every Economy has its Geography": Richard Florida and the Creative Class Theory

Richard Florida, image courtesy of creativeclass.com
May 6, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, our sister site SkyriseCities.com published a long-form overview of Richard Florida's creative class theory, drawing on UrbanToronto's interview with the acclaimed urban theorist late ... read more

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

May 6, 2016 8:25 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Kensington Market is Becoming a Haven for Pot Dispensaries; 'The Bentway' leads vote for Under Gardiner name; What to Look Forward to at Toronto’s First-Ever Pride Month; ... read more

Royal Alexandra Theatre to Undergo Major Renovation

Royal Alexandra Theatre, David Mirvish, Toronto
May 5, 2016 4:55 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As the highly successful 11-month run of Kinky Boots wraps up at the iconic Royal Alexandra Theatre, the 109-year-old Toronto landmark will be shuttered over the summer months to undergo an ... read more

Toronto Plays a Part in Two More Hot Docs Features

Darius McCollum standing beside the thing he loves the most; the New York subway
May 5, 2016 2:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto features in two more full-length documentaries playing at Hot Docs 2016, and in a short presented before one of the two. One will be of particular interest to transit buffs, the other to ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Toronto Skyline from the East

Throwback Thursday, Toronto skyline, Distillery District
May 5, 2016 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us high above Toronto's Distillery District to turn back the clock just four years to the changes to the spectacular Downtown view experienced by west-facing ... read more

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

May 5, 2016 7:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nuit Blanche could expand to Scarborough in 2017; Toronto’s Bloor Street to get bike lanes this summer; Key changes in Toronto’s Uber and taxi reform; and more ... read more

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

May 4, 2016 7:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC rolls out buses with Presto card readers; Uber still alive in Toronto as council approves compromise deal to regulate ridesharing services; Suburban Etobicoke ... read more