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

August 10, 2016 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Q&A: Chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat, who wants build a “Central Park” for downtown; How Transit App Saved Me From a Terrible Commute; Taxi drivers prepare to ... read more

Toronto From Above: 4K Drone Video Captures an Evolving City

August 9, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In a city relentlessly transformed by new development, keeping up with the changing urban landscape isn't easy. While we try to keep our readers abreast of the latest developments, sometimes it ... read more

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

August 9, 2016 8:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
First Bloor, then Yonge: Toronto cyclists eye Yonge Street as next bike lane battleground; Queens Quay redesign proves popular though ‘friction’ remains; Toronto Rail Deck ... read more

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

August 8, 2016 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why our ravines are the city below Toronto; Toronto 'urgently' needs better standards to fix broken elevators; After long rally, Canada’s housing market may be primed for ... read more

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

August 5, 2016 8:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why the Proposed Rail Deck Park Should Make Toronto Hopeful; Byford says TTC’s pinching pennies, would not oppose task force; Toronto drivers are already parking in the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Fashion House

Toronto Silver Plate Building and Fashion House construction site
August 4, 2016 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers a recent heritage restoration in Toronto's King West neighbourhood. Over three years ago, construction was well underway at the site of Freed ... read more

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

August 4, 2016 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC chief won’t endorse ‘unpalatable’ budget cuts; The skinny on Toronto's new extra skinny condos; ‘Troubling trend’ seen as Toronto posts record July home sales; and ... read more

Street Artist Phlegm Completes Huge Work at Yonge and St. Clair

Detail shot of the nearly-completed mural
August 3, 2016 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly three years since public arts organization 'The STEPS Initiative' unveiled plans for the since-realized "World's Tallest Mural" at 200 Wellesley Street East, the organization is ... read more

Explainer: Official Plan

Transportation is often a key component of Official Plans, image by Marcus Mitan
August 3, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, UrbanToronto's 'Explainer' series continues with another look at a term often used on our site. This time, it's the 'Official Plan.' The City of Toronto's Official Plan is frequently ... read more

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

August 3, 2016 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor St. merchants taking bike lane installation in stride – so far; Bombardier Inc clinches $428 million rail order from Ontario’s Metrolinx despite ongoing ... read more

Financial District BIA Seeks Input on Future of Cloud Gardens

Cloud gardens, image via Wikimedia Commons, by Maury Markowitz
August 2, 2016 3:41 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area (BIA) has launched a survey to inform the future of Cloud Gardens Park and Conservatory. Located in the heart of Downtown between ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: UT Forum Keeps Up with the Community

Aerial view of Church Street, image by Marcus Mitanis
August 2, 2016 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Alongside the UrbanToronto Forum's well-known 'Buildings' and 'Transportation and Infrastructure' sections, another series of discussion takes a more holistic approach to what's going on in ... read more

Topping Off July 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2016: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
August 2, 2016 10:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up July's hottest stories, dataBase files, and Forum threads.  Our Top Ten News ... read more

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

August 2, 2016 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chimney swifts slowly losing their habitat thanks to Toronto’s condo boom; Canada’s economy is growing at the slowest pace in 60 years and the only thing holding us up is ... read more

CityPlace: Public Art Officially Unveiled at Quartz and Spectra

Gardiner Streams, image by Justin Hane
July 29, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From the expressway, the coloured strata of Katharine Harvey's Gardiner Streams stare back at the nighttime traffic, transposing the banality of the road into a work of art. Installed in 2014, the ... read more

The Oculus: Future Uncertain for South Humber Park's Hidden Modernist Gem

Park Pavilion, Oculus Pavilion, Humber River Park, Toronto
July 28, 2016 4:22 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Cyclists and pedestrians taking a casual stroll along the Humber River Recreational Trail have for years been greeted by a rather fantastical, if not jarring site. Perched next to the trail in a ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Living Shangri-La Toronto

Throwback Thursday, Living Shangri-La, University, Adelaide, Toronto
July 28, 2016 9:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Throwback Thursday highlights the changing view from the southeast corner of the University and Adelaide intersection. Back in May 2010, construction was well underway at the site ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016 8:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto cyclists talk 'dangerous' streetcar tracks; Why A Woodlot Could Add Millions to the Cost of the Scarborough Subway Extension; Hamilton joins Vancouver, Toronto, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Newest Councillor Michael Ford ‘a little milder than Rob and Doug’; Did Eliminating 504 King Car Stops Make Any Difference?; One-third of bicycle crashes in downtown Toronto ... read more

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

July 26, 2016 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor bike lane construction begins next week; Michael Ford wins Toronto byelection to take over his late uncle Rob Ford’s council seat; John Tory commits to protecting ... read more