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Throwback Thursday: 2 Queen Street East

2 Queen Street East, WZMH Architects, Toronto
March 3, 2016 11:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the intersection of Queen and Yonge in the year 2000, where an urban intensification project was adding a 19-storey office tower atop a heritage 1912 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016 10:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Bike Share looking to expand beyond city limits; GO Transit to Take Over UP Express; Subways we already have are doomed by built-in flaws; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Power outage sounds alarm bells over Toronto’s failing transit infrastructure; When Is a GO Train not a GO Train? When It’s UPX!; Ryerson light installation a beacon for ... read more

Reclaim the Name: Giving the 'Under Gardiner' Plan a Moniker

Under Gardiner, PUBLIC Work, City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto
March 1, 2016 4:01 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The late-2015 unveiling of a massive plan to improve the underside of the aging Gardiner Expressway, made possible through a generous philanthropic donation from Judy and Wil Matthews, has ... read more

Topping Off February 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off February 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
March 1, 2016 11:45 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 March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 9:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wood construction still lagging in Toronto, despite rule change; Torontonians on board with lowered airport train fare; What transit needs now is an evangelist at city ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skeleton

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sutton Place, The Britt
March 1, 2016 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are shown a former Bay Street landmark in transition in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Vik Pahwa. The former Sutton Place Hotel at ... read more

Heritage Toronto Awards Opens Call for 2016 Nominations

DTAH and ERA Architects' restored Little Trinity Church Annex, image courtesy of
February 29, 2016 3:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With Oscar night behind us, our focus returns to the Heritage Toronto Awards, with nominations now open for this year's ceremony. Until May 13th, projects can be nominated for this Fall's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 29, 2016

February 29, 2016 9:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City’s vigour comes from buildings that are old — and ordinary; UP Express fare drop another blow to taxis; The chaotic, constantly changing world of transit planning in ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Announces Susannah C. Drake Lecture

February 26, 2016 3:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Next week, Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science (DAS) continues its 2015/2016 lecture series with a talk by DLANDstudio architecture + landscape architecture founder Susannah ... read more

Geoffrey James Named Toronto's First Photo Laureate

Toronto, Photo Laureate
February 26, 2016 12:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photography is an important part of how we understand the rapidly-changing city around us, and earlier today the City of Toronto's Economic Development Committee officially recognized the ... read more

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

February 26, 2016 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The modernist Bloor-Danforth line at 50; What the 2016 Provincial Budget Means for Toronto; Metrolinx under fire after UP Express fare 'fiasco'; and more ... read more

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

February 25, 2016 9:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Exhibit celebrates Jewish architect’s imprint on nearly 100 Toronto buildings; 50 years on the Bloor-Danforth subway; More rental housing could be coming to Toronto; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 24, 2016

February 24, 2016 9:54 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario confirms price cut for Toronto airport train; Saks valet parking that would interrupt bike lane 'a non-starter,' Toronto officials say; Purpose-built residential ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 23, 2016

February 23, 2016 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Finch LRT contract to be awarded next year; Struggling UP Express to cut fare by more than half; Demand Projections for Relief Lines; and more news... Finch LRT ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016 9:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Don Valley Gondola? Don't build just one; TTC wants to integrate Wheel-Trans into rest of transit; There’s A New Subway On The Way; and more news... Don Valley ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016 9:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Don Valley gondola could lift Toronto tourism; Ryerson student's green roof farming company looking up; Mortgage rules and winter weather can’t chill home buyers; and more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences

Throwback Thursday, Bay, Yorkville, Four Seasons, Toronto
February 18, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yorkville has been in a state of transformation since the mid-20th century. The village was transformed into a bohemian cultural centre a generation ago, before shedding its gritty ambiance in a ... read more

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

February 18, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The bizarre and beautiful art installations taking over Toronto’s beaches this winter; City leaders hopeful for what Ontario budget holds for Toronto; Toronto homeowners ... read more

Winter Stations Creates a Forum to Appreciate the Cold

Winter Stations 2016, Kew Beach, Public Art, Toronto, Installation
February 17, 2016 6:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Canada in the winter conjures up a multitude of feelings and thoughts. Beauty, although certainly on that list, is usually directed toward the bottom of that after all the practical emotions ... read more