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Heritage Toronto Announces Launch of 22nd Year of Tours

Heritage Toronto 2016 Walking Tours
April 18, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For over two decades, Heritage Toronto has drawn communities together with a series of tours and walks celebrating some of the many culturally and historically significant locations and ... read more

The Hearn: Luminato Turns On Toronto's Sleeping Giant

The Hearn Generating Station, image by Jack Landau
April 18, 2016 1:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Outside, it felt like Toronto's first real day of Spring, but stepping into the Hearn Generating Station meant stepping out of the warm April afternoon. Inside, it felt like another world. Such is ... read more

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

April 18, 2016 7:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Pearson Express can’t break even at lower fare, report finds; A $1-million home is not the luxury it used to be in Toronto; Mississauga wants out, but saving Peel is ... read more

Explore the History of Transit at Two Toronto Exhibitions

transit history
April 15, 2016 2:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
George Santayana said, "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it", and those interested in current Toronto transit debates should head to the Toronto Archives and the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 7:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lyft talks Toronto expansion as Uber debate gets underway at city hall; Seventeenth new TTC streetcar on the streets, April 8; Toronto voters prefer ranked balloting; and ... read more

New Urbanism Film Festival Coming to Toronto This Spring

New Urbanism Film Festival, Toronto
April 14, 2016 2:58 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
What would have been the 100th birthday of urban activist Jane Jacobs is approaching, and the Toronto of today is a far cry from the city she moved to in 1968. To celebrate Jacobs' legacy and the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: John Street and Renfrew Place

Throwback Thursday, John Street, OneSixNine Lofts, Toronto, Lamb, Core
April 14, 2016 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Street south of Adelaide has taken on a predominantly high-rise built form over the past decade, while the stretch north of it has maintained a much more intimate scale. This week's Throwback ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016 7:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s proposed Uber rules to face hurdle at committee meeting; Two-thirds of millennials expect to afford a Toronto-area home; Air pollution poses a risk to Toronto ... read more

Toronto's Low-Carbon Future Focus of TransformTO Discussion

TransformTO, TalkTransformation!, Toronto
April 13, 2016 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto's TransformTO initiative is set to continue this spring with a series of community discussions focusing on Toronto's future as a low-carbon city, to be held later ... read more

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

April 13, 2016 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's curb enthusiasm: The city's big battle for its smallest spaces; Ontario announces $27-million for rebuild of Toronto’s OCAD University; Councillors want a touring ... read more

Civic Thought Leaders Come Together to Launch TOcore Phase 2

Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat, image by Craig White
April 12, 2016 11:40 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Wednesday, April 6th, a series of small presentations introduced the big ideas that could shape Downtown Toronto in years to come. Hosted by CBC Radio One's Mary Wiems, phase 2 of the City of ... read more

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

April 12, 2016 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s Bike-Sharing Network Set to Double; New Union Station bus terminal still a long way off; Millennials struggle to save home ownership dream; and more ... read more

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

April 11, 2016 7:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A peek inside Leslie Barns, the TTC’s new high-tech garage; Toronto zoo eyes monorail after Edmonton firm’s proposal; The half-built relics of nixed Toronto skyscrapers; ... read more

Community Forum to Look at Yonge & Eglinton Development

Planning Department to Host North Toronto Community Planning Forum
April 8, 2016 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
To foster greater community involvement in one of the most rapidly intensifying areas of Toronto, the City's Planning Division along with neighbourhood organization the Federation of North Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016 7:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Foreign buyers flocking to Toronto’s downtown condo market; How about a relaxing stroll under the Gardiner?; Five things you need to know about the city’s new proposed ... read more

Heritage Toronto Honours Architect Benjamin Brown

Plaque is unveiled, Benjamin Brown, Heritage Toronto, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 7, 2016 10:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A commemorative plaque by Heritage Toronto, recognizing architect Benjamin Brown, will be installed at Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street West. read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and Queen

Throwback Thursday, Bay, Queen, Toronto
April 7, 2016 9:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many of Canada's tallest buildings can be found on and around the stretch of Bay Street between Front and Queen in Downtown Toronto's Financial District. A number of tall buildings have been ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor wants Mississauga to separate from Peel Region; Toronto staff to propose separate rules for Uber, taxis; TTC and Metrolinx to hold joint board meeting; and more ... read more

Jury Announced for 'Project: Under Gardiner' Naming Exercise

Under Gardiner, Waterfront Toronto, Public Work, Greenberg Consultants
April 6, 2016 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over one month after the announcement of 'Reclaim the Name'—a campaign to develop the official name for the over 10-acre 'Project: Under Gardiner'—and mere days since the first ... read more

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

April 6, 2016 7:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Beloved TORONTO sign comes with a cost; Which transit projects should be built first?; Toronto core must adapt with 'mini baby boom'; and more news Beloved TORONTO sign ... read more