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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 18, 2016

February 18, 2016 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The bizarre and beautiful art installations taking over Toronto’s beaches this winter; City leaders hopeful for what Ontario budget holds for Toronto; Toronto homeowners ... read more

Winter Stations Creates a Forum to Appreciate the Cold

Winter Stations 2016, Kew Beach, Public Art, Toronto, Installation
February 17, 2016 6:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Canada in the winter conjures up a multitude of feelings and thoughts. Beauty, although certainly on that list, is usually directed toward the bottom of that after all the practical emotions ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 17, 2016

February 17, 2016 9:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Interactive art brings the wintry Toronto beaches to life; Concert hall first step in major Woodbine revitalization; Toronto needs SmartTrack, relief line to avoid ... read more

Our 'BIG' Contest: See Bjarke Ingels Live in Toronto!

February 16, 2016 8:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Together with our sister site, SkyriseCities, we're giving our community the chance to see globally renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels in Toronto! Along with our friends at Westbank and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 16, 2016

February 16, 2016 10:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
NBA All-Star an economic slam dunk for Toronto; Toronto’s new transit proposals focused on subway, light-rail service; Passengers pack Toronto’s Union Pearson Express over ... read more

A Moment of Equilibrium: Public Art Unveiled at Five St. Joseph

Five St. Joseph, Toronto, by MOD Developments, Graywood, Hariri Pontarini
February 12, 2016 5:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Eldon Garnet's sculpture was unveiled at Toronto's Five St. Joseph condominium this morning, an irreducible narrative complexity was physically written into the streetscape. Artifacts of ... read more

MLSE LaunchPad to Animate Long Disused Retail Space on Jarvis

MLSE LaunchPad, Jarvis Street, Toronto
February 12, 2016 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
After two decades without a tenant, a retail space in the base of a Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) building at 261 Jarvis Street just north of Dundas, will finally come to life ... read more

Public Input Sought on Future of Toronto Recreational Facilities

Public Input Sought on Future of Toronto Recreational Facilities
February 12, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Public recreational facilities such as sport fields, pools, community centres, and ice rinks are an important element in community building. New additions to the city including Regent Park's new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 12, 2016

February 12, 2016 10:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
More TTC subway closures coming in the spring; Old Toronto homes line up for the Century House stamp; Proposed changes to noise bylaw has people sounding off; and more ... read more

Bridgepoint Hospital Unites Healthcare with Arts

February 11, 2016 5:45 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
The hospital model, like most other forms of institutional architecture, is constantly being revised and remodeled. Bridgepoint Hospital is an exemplar of this with its state-of-the-art ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Sherbourne South of Adelaide

Throwback Thursday, King, Sherbourne, Toronto
February 11, 2016 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The gentrification of east-downtown Toronto communities like the Old Town of York has come a long way in recent years, bringing new investment, businesses, and residents to areas of the city ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016 9:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx may lower fare for Union Pearson Express train; How Toronto's CityPlace built a community in the sky; TTC stations display student’s art for NBA All-Star ... read more

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

February 10, 2016 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson makes moves to restore Sam the Record Man sign; Mayor and minister offer show of unity on SmartTrack and GO expansion; At ground level, Toronto’s soaring skyline ... read more

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

February 9, 2016 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx to explore all options to save struggling Union-Pearson Express; How the City plans to pay for services in the future; Disappointing GO-TTC co-fare program has ... read more

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

February 8, 2016 9:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto needs to get its priorities straight on infrastructure; Will city planners survive the politics and keep on calling the shots in Toronto?; Metrolinx Fare ... read more

The Results Are In: UrbanToronto's Readers' Survey

The Toronto Skyline, image by Jack Landau
February 5, 2016 12:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In November, we invited you—our readers—to share your thoughts about UrbanToronto by participating in our survey, conducted by Solutions Research Group. We wanted to know what features you like, ... read more

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

February 5, 2016 10:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Letting Via riders transfer to UPX trains at Weston 'not feasible'; Markham arena would’ve brought ‘no new tangible economic benefits’; Toronto development needs to move ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and Adelaide

Throwback Thursday, Bay, Adelaide, Trump, Toronto
February 4, 2016 11:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District has seen some substantial vertical growth over the past few years, most notably the stretch of Adelaide Street West between Yonge and University. Back in Spring, 2010, ... read more

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

February 4, 2016 10:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Uber regulation, injunction debate raises tempers at Toronto City Hall; Urban designer Ken Greenberg's favourite Toronto architecture spots; GO double-deckers to roll out ... read more

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

February 3, 2016 9:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Province issues second round of 'green' bonds; Uber versus taxis showdown returns to Toronto council; Glen Abbey redevelopment delayed at least a year; and more news... Province ... read more