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Toronto City Planning Launches Growing Conversations Initiative

Growing Conversations is launched. Image by Marcus Mitanis, 2014/06/24.
June 26, 2014 5:35 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Over 19,000 residents consulted, 3,786 development applications submitted, and 384 non-statutory community consultations were held in 2013. The explosive growth of Toronto has presented new ... read more

RAW Design Revolutionizes Storage Locker for Annual Party

RAW material party, Planet Storage, Toronto
June 26, 2014 5:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every summer a number of Toronto's architecture and design firms hold an annual party, and of those, none get talked up quite as much as the ones thrown by the creative minds at RAW ... read more

Canadian Film Centre Opens Northern Dancer Pavillion

Canadian Film Centre, Northern Dancer Pavilion, Windfields estate
June 26, 2014 2:33 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
If you were asked to name Toronto's institutions of higher learning, no doubt the big three universities would roll off your tongue quickly, and you would likely remember that OCAD recently became ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014 9:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flooding wreaks havoc on Toronto roads; Mississauga approves increased development charges; Mammoliti calls charity clothing swap a waste of taxpayer money; and more news... DVP floods, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014 7:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Torontonians against renaming Union Station; TTC and City to look into low-income transit fares; Pan Am Games facilities behind schedule, over budget; and more news... Waterfront Toronto set ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014 9:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Major post-election cabinet shuffle for Ontario Liberals; Winston Churchill statue welcomed to new location; NDP and Liberal candidates spar over Keystone pipeline in heated Trinity-Spadina ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014 7:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough-Agincourt’s three-way by-election race heats up; NDP candidate reports missing and damaged signs to police; Cluster of street lights drawing attention at Weston and Dennis; and ... read more

Toronto to Honour Nelson Mandela with Street Dedication

Nelson Mandela, ceremonial street naming, City of Toronto
June 20, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Former South African President Nelson Mandela was known worldwide for his outstanding life-long achievements, and despite his passing last year, his legacy lives on around the world. The City of ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 9:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Island ferry e-payment system delayed until fall; Rob Ford out of sight but not out of mind; Mayoral candidate David Soknacki proposed banning all street parking in downtown core; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014 9:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Report on ice storm concludes trees too close to hydro lines; Ireland Park to reopen after four year wait; Mayoral candidates vie for Wynne's attention; and more news... Security breach at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014 8:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Olivia Chow campaign accuses John Tory of 'dirty politics'; Deputy mayor changed locks on Rob Ford's office during mayor's absence; Giorgio Mammoliti doesn't "pretend to represent pedophiles"; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Demolition

Photo of the Day, Regent Park revitalization, Toronto
June 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The third phase of the Regent Park Revitalization recently kicked off with the demolition of a row of aging townhouses on the south side of the community, which are being torn down to make way for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014 9:02 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillor Mammoliti calls Parkdale a 'pedophile district'; Hopefuls audition for Rob Ford musical; Airport shuttle service to shut down; and more news... LRT versus subway debate familiar ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Thornhill riding goes from Liberal to PC after voting error disovered; Writer of Rob Ford musical says Toronto mayor is 'Shakespearean'; The area made famous by Rob Ford one year after massive ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 9:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario Liberal land majority government on election day; Tim Hudak resigns as PC leader; Yorkville residents win fight against "neighbourhood destroying" heritage building; and more ... read more

Sam The Record Man Sign may find New Home at Dundas Square

Sam The Record Man Dundas Square Toronto Ontario Neon
June 12, 2014 12:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The iconic neon Sam The Record Man sign that fronted Yonge Street for over fifty years is one step closer to finding a new home. Ryerson University has been under pressure to find a new location ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 12, 2014

June 12, 2014 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Election day in Ontario; Rob Ford musical to hold open casting call Monday; Beijing-backed school program comes under fire; and more news... Ontarians head to the polls today (Global ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014 9:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Painting of DVP rainbow tunnel could sell for millions; Mississauga mayor says Hudak's Tories will hurt cities; Former TDSB head to face academic charges over thesis; and more news... Doug Ford ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Porter Airlines faced with technical glitch; Rob Ford falling in polls, Chow now in clear lead; Will the city buy this multi-million-dollar lawn bowling club for a park?; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014 7:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Auditor general wants investigation of Fords' lobbying efforts, How the MaRS Centre became a hot-button election issue; Rob Ford appears intoxicated of video, Doug Ford blames muscle spasms; and ... read more