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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015 7:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike Share won't expand in time for Pan Am Games; Queens Quay signature street features unveiled; Living the highrise life: Toronto filmmaker shines a light on ‘vertical ... read more

Schooner Uncovered in Concord CityPlace to move to Fort York

Concord CityPlace, Newton, Forward, Fort York, schooner
June 3, 2015 2:47 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month's discovery of a 19th century schooner at the excavation site for Forward and Newton condos in Concord CityPlace received plenty of media coverage. Dating back as ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 3, 2015

June 3, 2015 8:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto island airport tunnel likely won’t be ready for Pan Am Games; Five lessons for Toronto from cities that demolished freeways; Toronto street signs a reminder of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 2, 2015

June 2, 2015 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ex-mayor Crombie says Tory is wrong to back Gardiner Expressway rebuild; Toronto expands recycling program to include items like dry cleaning bags; New data finds ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015 7:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New poll shows Torontonians are in support of Gardiner East teardown; A subway, here? Bellamy Road route looks like a leafy pipe dream; Taxi drivers plan Monday morning ... read more

Toronto of the Future is Coming!

Toronto of the Future
May 29, 2015 2:10 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Toronto of the Future may be closer than you think. In fact, the upcoming event going by that name will be debuting this Monday, June 1, at Metro Hall (55 John Street) for a week-long exhibit. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015 7:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Masaharu Morimoto of ‘Iron Chef’ fame to open Toronto restaurant; Captain John waves an emotional goodbye; How Riverdale became a battleground; and more ... read more

Captain John's Tugged Out of Toronto Harbour

The tow begins, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 28, 2015 3:33 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The foot of Yonge Street is looking dramatically different today. For forty years, the MS Jadran—or Captain John's Restaurant—stood at Yonge and Queen's Quay. This morning, the 90-metre relic was ... read more

Throwback Thursday: South Core and the ACC

Throwback Thursday, Bay and Lake Shore, South Core, Toronto
May 28, 2015 9:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area south of Toronto's Financial District has been significantly built out in recent years, with the area south of Union Station having taken the moniker "South Core" as of late. Back on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015 7:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
York Region feeling pressure from developers on Greenbelt; Scarborough subway routes narrowed to three choices; Evidence demands Toronto tear down the Gardiner, will ... read more

U of T Daniels Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Special Events

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Toronto by U of T
May 27, 2015 10:03 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This month, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, celebrates its 125th anniversary, as the oldest architectural program in Canada ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 7:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pan Am Path mural commemorates Hurricane Hazel in Toronto; Man parachutes off CN Tower for Pan Am Games video; Could self-healing concrete save the Gardiner?; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015 7:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ticket sales tick up for Pan Am Games; Trip to famed Islamic gardens inspired Aga Khan Park in Toronto; Demolishing eastern Gardiner best option for public health; and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City boosts TTC bus service, restoring cuts made under Ford administration; Midtowners battle the rise of the midrise; Can there be a Kumbaya moment for the Gardiner?; and more ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: Architectural Offerings This Year

Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), Toronto
May 22, 2015 12:45 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
With the 16th annual Great Gulf Doors Open Toronto coming up on Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, UrbanToronto is taking a look at some of your options from this year's offerings. In ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 8:10 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Dufferin Street no longer Ontario's worst road; Captain John's restaurant saga nears end as workers ready it for final tow to scrap yard; Parking apps will allow owners to rent out parking spots ... read more

Special Programs and Tours Offered at Doors Open Toronto 2015

Open Door Toronto, University of Toronto, Great Gulf
May 21, 2015 3:15 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Since 1999 Great Gulf's Doors Open Toronto has invited the public to view Toronto's most historically significant and noteworthy buildings. This year is no different, and Doors Open ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015 6:54 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Development Signs Could Become Less Boring, More Readable; McMansion tax coming to Mississauga; York U-Seneca campus to be built in Markham; and more news... McMansion tax coming to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 6:45 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Ticks found on Toronto Islands being tested for Lyme disease; Toronto councillors suggest tolls for Gardiner Expressway; Toronto and Rio to become sister cities prior to Pan Am Games; and more ... read more

New Public Art 'Faces' Graces Regent Park Plaza

May 19, 2015 10:27 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The transformation of Regent Park has brought new cultural and recreational facilities to the neighbourhood, including the new Community Centre, Aquatic Centre and Daniels Spectrum, an arts ... read more