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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015 8:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New plans to naturalize the Don River and protect against flooding; Uber launches car-pooling service in Toronto; Pan Am Games gaining traction against the cynics and ... read more

The Pan Am Games Hit CIBC Pan Am Park AKA Exhibition Place

Pan Am Games, Exhibition Place, Pan Am Park, Toronto
July 13, 2015 4:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Pan Am Games are pumping new life into several locations in and around the city, including Nathan Phillips Square, where an illuminated 3D 'TORONTO' sign has become an instant hit among ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015 8:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Integrated GO-TTC sales flop; Should Toronto’s Pan Am HOV lanes be here to stay?; UP Express not included in free Pan Am transit; and more news... Integrated GO-TTC ... read more

PANAMANIA transforms Nathan Phillips Square and Other Venues

Pan Am Games, Toronto City Hall
July 10, 2015 1:10 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
While the presence of the Pan Am Games have already been felt across the GTA over the last several weeks, the Games have at long last begun. On July 9, visitors to Nathan Phillips Square were ... read more

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

July 10, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brampton city council delays historic LRT vote; “It’s a necessary evil”: Scarborough commuters on the real cost of the subway extension; Union Pearson Express branding ... read more

Union Station's Newly Completed Public Plaza Comes Alive

Union Station, Front Street Foods, Pan Am Games, Toronto, Union Summer
July 9, 2015 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Years of restoration work have rejuvenated Union Station's Beaux-Arts exterior, meticulously cleaning away generations of city grime and restoring the grand railway station's Front Street facade ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Abbey Lane Lofts on King Street East

Throwback Thursday, King Street East, Abbey Lane, East Lofts, Toronto
July 9, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New developments under construction are a common sight on the King Street East of today, though one doesn't have to look too far back in time to remember the days prior to the development boom. ... read more

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

July 9, 2015 7:57 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brampton puts off decision on $386-million light rail project; Toronto City Council votes to take step forward to regulate Uber; Woodbine casino expansion approved by ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brampton LRT vote will have a record-breaking 130 public participants; Pan Am puts pressure on Toronto construction projects; Tory teams up with Uber opponent in attempt to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike Share Toronto to double with $4.9 million from Metrolinx; TTC gearing up for smartphone fare payments; Toronto Uber-cabbie summit ends in acrimony, heckling; and more ... read more

Torch Relay Lights Up Luminous Veil Ahead of Pan Am Games

July 6, 2015 1:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since its completion in 1918, the Prince Edward Viaduct has been one of Toronto's most crucial and iconic pieces of infrastructure. Linking together the city's centre with its east side, the ... read more

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

July 6, 2015 7:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor Viaduct lights up ahead of Pan Am Games; Uber is not a taxi company, judge rules in rejecting City of Toronto complaint; Debate about the Waterfront splits Toronto; and ... read more

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

July 3, 2015 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Markham in the midst of public art renaissance; Taxi drivers threaten to strike over Uber in midst of Toronto Pan Am Games; A stroll through Guildwood is like a ‘walk ... read more

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

July 2, 2015 7:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto wants you to plan the future of cycling; First Pan Am athletes arrive in Toronto; Waterfront Toronto shows we can get it right; and more news... Pan Am lead says ... read more

RAW Canvas Brings Out the Artists to the Architecture Party Circuit

RAW Canvas Party, image by Chris Kotsy
June 30, 2015 5:22 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A lot of people see Toronto as a city of business people in suits, and sure, there's a lot of Italian pinstripe walking around this town, but we're also a city of artists in tyvek onesies, and a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Queens Quay is lovely but potentially lethal; Infrastructure Ontario spending billions this year; Ontario rejects calls to ease traffic rules for Toronto Pan Am Games; ... read more

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

June 29, 2015 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Milton GO service could get a boost from a ‘missing link’ freight rail route; Toronto arts group sue city and developer in battle over Queen West cultural ... read more

Plans Finalized for Phase One of Ontario Place Revitalization

Ontario Place, West 8, LANDinc, Toronto, Province of Ontario
June 26, 2015 11:10 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory were on hand Wednesday to announce finalized plans for phase one of the revitalization of the defunct Ontario Place site, which will see a parking lot on ... read more

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

June 26, 2015 8:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘A few wrinkles’ as free transit starts for Pan Am volunteers; Gardiner East: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Megacity; Toronto photographers take it ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bloor and Bedford

Throwback Thursday, Bloor, Bedford, Toronto
June 25, 2015 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built between 2007 and 2011, Lanterra Developments' One Bedford replaced a block of restaurants and stores on Bloor Street at Bedford Road, just west of Avenue Road with a new ... read more