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Kingsway Celebrates Community Murals in Royal York Underpass

StART, Royal York and Dundas, Etobicoke, Emilia Jajus, public art
September 21, 2015 5:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
This weekend a group of Etobicoke residents gathered together to celebrate the official unveiling of two new murals at the Royal York underpass below Dundas Street, with the black of the event ... read more

Immersive Public Art Unveiled at Daniels' HighPark Condos

HighPark Condominiums, The Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
September 21, 2015 12:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Thursday, September 17th, a new public art display was unveiled at The Daniels Corporation's HighPark Condominiums, filling the plaza that faces the eponymous park with artisanal hors d'ouevres ... read more

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

September 21, 2015 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GARDINER EAST: Using the rail corridor to crack the highway riddle; Metrolinx Fare Integration Study: Heading to a Foregone Conclusion?; Investing in Cycling in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015 9:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Revisiting the Past Lives of St. Lawrence Market; Waterfront Toronto’s city-building CEO steps down; Restored townhouses keep Corktown quirky despite gentrification; and ... read more

Exploring the Untapped Potential of Toronto's Port Lands

The Port Lands superimposed over Downtown Toronto, image courtesy of Waterfront
September 17, 2015 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Port Lands, which have long inhabited the far peripheries of our civic imagination—existing as some place many Torontonians vaguely knew about, or even "went to that one time...maybe"—are now ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Phoebe Street

Throwback Thursday, Phoebe Street, Soho, Toronto
September 17, 2015 10:58 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Large-scale high-rise developments receive a fair amount of attention for their contributions to our growing skyline, as well as the associated intensification of downtown land. While much ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015 9:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
'Next generation' of city builders competing to shape a future Toronto; New Gardiner Expressway 'hybrid' options free land, cost more; Toronto’s public libraries featured in new ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Gardiner proposals would nearly double upgrade costs; Another Shiny Streetcar Arrives; Even without the Games, Toronto needs Olympic-sized ambitions; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015 8:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
2024 Olympics: Toronto won't enter a bid, sources say; Deciding the Future of Toronto’s Hard-Working Wetlands; Tolls on Toronto expressways could ease congestion; and more ... read more

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

September 14, 2015 8:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
“New” City Hall and Visions of the Future; Affordable housing wait list nearly quadruple number of spaces in Pan Am village; Enthusiasm for Olympic bid tepid on Toronto City ... read more

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

September 11, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing reinvention of Yonge-Bloor in Toronto is indeed special; No sign of slowdown in Toronto as agents prep for fall housing market; TCHC finds 71 needed ... read more

Renovations Restore Grandeur of The King Edward Hotel

Omni King Edward Hotel, image by Marcus Mitanis
September 10, 2015 5:15 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Two years and $40 million worth of renovations later, the grand interiors of The Omni King Edward Hotel have been tastefully restored. The intricate lobby, restaurant and bar, alongside all of the ... read more

Heritage Toronto Announces 2015 Nominees for Media and Community Awards

Toronto: Biography of a City, by Allan Levine
September 10, 2015 4:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the recent announcement of nominees for Heritage Toronto's William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Awards, a full list of nominations has now been released for the ... read more

U of T Architecture Announces Álvaro Siza Lecture on Sept 25th

Álvaro Siza, image courtesy of the University of Toronto
September 10, 2015 12:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced a lecture by renowned ... read more

Throwback Thursday: FIVE Condos

Throwback Thursday, FIVE Condos, Toronto
September 10, 2015 9:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of MOD, Graywood, and Five St. Joseph Developments' FIVE Condos has added hundreds of new homes to the intersection of Yonge and St. Joseph, while ... read more

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

September 10, 2015 8:49 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North Toronto Railway Station celebrates 100 years with time capsule opening; Toronto’s drive to level playing field between Uber and taxis could mean lower fares for ... read more

Heritage Toronto Architecture Award Nominees Announced

Little Trinity Annex, Toronto, DTAH Architects, ERA Architects
September 9, 2015 12:59 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On September 8th, Heritage Toronto announced a record-breaking sixteen nominees for the William Greer Architectural Conservation and Crafstmanship category of the 41st Annual Heritage Toronto ... read more

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

September 9, 2015 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Brampton mayor may seek referendum on LRT; Taxi company petitions City of Toronto to lower cab fares; 180-year-old artifacts uncovered at St. Lawrence Market north; and ... read more

Toronto to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of New City Hall

Toronto City Hall, City of Toronto
September 8, 2015 5:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Looking every bit as bold and elegant as it did in 1965, Toronto's 'New City Hall' is set to mark the 50th anniversary of its opening on September 13th. The City of Toronto's series of free public ... read more

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

September 8, 2015 9:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Guild Inn restoration set to begin soon; What's next for Open Streets TO?; City of Toronto cancels 880,000 unpaid parking tickets; and more news... Guild Inn ... read more