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Lowdown Tracks: The Sights and Sounds of an Invisible Toronto

Lorraine Segato and Shelley Saywell, image by Stefan Novakovic
November 11, 2015 1:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Rosedale cafe where I meet Lorraine Segato and Shelley Saywell is full of Macbooks, well-dressed couples, and the sort of young families that look like they've stepped straight out of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 11, 2015

November 11, 2015 10:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
NYC-style newsstands pitched for Toronto streets; CMHC chief says foreign buyers may be behind ‘substantial portion’ of luxury home sales; Distillery Christmas market to charge ... read more

Key City Builders Discuss Toronto's Planning Future

Peter Clewes talks the state of design in the city, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 10, 2015 5:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The success of the Pan Am Games, combined with the summer unveiling of the revitalized Queens Quay, has renewed people's interest in city building and urban design across Toronto. Questions ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 10, 2015

November 10, 2015 10:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Davisville one of 30 schools to be rebuilt under $500M Ontario plan; Yonge and Busy! Big deals are on tap that will reshape Canada’s hottest retail corner; TTC fare hikes, ... read more

Take Our Survey: UrbanToronto Wants Your Feedback!

Take Our Survey: Help Make UrbanToronto Better!
November 9, 2015 10:40 am | by Editor | Comments
For the next week or so, UrbanToronto will be conducting a reader survey to gather your thoughts on how we are doing, get feedback on what you like best and receive suggestions for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 9, 2015

November 9, 2015 9:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pan Am village goes from dorms to condos in new Toronto neighbourhood; How to invest with Crosstown’s found money; A day in the life of Mayor John Tory; and more news... Pan Am ... read more

Starchitects Discuss Innovative Buildings at CTBUH Conference

Kingdom Tower, image courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
November 6, 2015 6:27 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Each year, the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) hosts an international conference bringing together the brightest minds in the development, architecture and engineering world. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015 9:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory eyes earlier start to TTC subway services on Sundays; GTA businesses celebrate 12% drop in energy use in office towers; Sufferin’ on the Dufferin; and more ... read more

Keesmaat Talks Urbanism and Disruptive Technology at ULI

November 5, 2015 6:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On the opening day of the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Toronto Symposium, a lively series of plenary presentations and breakout dialogue sessions presented attendees with an opportunity to explore ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Maple Leaf Square

Throwback Thursday, Maple Leaf Square, Air Canada Centre, Toronto
November 5, 2015 11:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The area south of Toronto's Financial District has come to be known as the South Core. This part of the city has been the site of substantial growth over the past decade, and is now populated by a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 5, 2015

November 5, 2015 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Fight begins on how to fund Toronto's war on poverty; How private lenders and debt-crazed homebuyers are pushing Toronto’s real estate market to the brink; TTC chair puts ... read more

Richard Florida Diagnoses A New Urban Crisis at ULI Symposium

Urban Land Institute, Toronto Symposium 2015, Richard Florida
November 4, 2015 6:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Taking the stage to deliver a keynote address at the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) inaugural Toronto Symposium, renowned urbanist Richard Florida wasted no time in proclaiming his admiration for ... read more

Interrogating the Urban Future at ULI's Toronto Symposium

Urban Land Institute, Toronto Symposium 2015
November 4, 2015 1:54 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) hosted its inaugural Toronto Symposium, bringing together hundreds of professionals and urban thinkers from around the world to create new dialogues in ... read more

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

November 4, 2015 10:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario government shaves $2-billion off Eglinton Crosstown LRT price tag; Brampton should not count on LRT funding, says minister; What You Need to Know About Toronto’s ... read more

City of Toronto Named Finalist for C40 Cities Awards

City of Toronto Named Finalist for C40 Cities Awards
November 3, 2015 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is being honoured as a finalist in the upcoming C40 Cities Awards, planned to take place on December 3rd 2015 in Paris during the COP21 climate negotiations. The awards, a ... read more

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

November 3, 2015 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Study takes hard look at ‘well-being’ of Vaughan; How City Council Procedure Works; Federal Liberals reaffirm rejection of island-airport jets; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Autumn Sunrise Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, sunrise, autumn
November 3, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The mercury is dropping and Torontonians are bracing for another six months of hibernation while still enjoying the crisp fall air and changing colours. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted ... read more

Topping Off October 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off October 2015
November 2, 2015 11:17 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 November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Riders mock 'ridiculous' names for Eglinton LRT stops; Coalition of economists prescribes road tolls as a solution to congestion; Toronto taxi base fares drop by $1; and more ... read more

Siamak Hariri Lecture Opens New Architecture Exhibit at Ryerson's Cocker Gallery

Bahá'í Temple of South America, image courtesy of Hariri Pontarini
October 30, 2015 3:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On October 29th, Siamak Hariri took to the podium at Ryerson's School of Architecture to introduce the Paul H. Cocker Gallery's new exhibit, which celebrates the design evolution and engineering ... read more