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Carnival Atmosphere to Ring in Saturday's Bentway Opening

The Bentway, Public Work, Gensler, Ken Greenberg, City of Toronto
August 24, 2018 9:14 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2015, philanthropists Judy and Wil Matthews walked into the Mayor's office with an idea. Joined by visionary urban designer Ken Greenberg, the trio presented the vision of a radically ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018 7:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto house sales price data must be made public after Supreme Court decision; Repairs to St. James Town highrise will take months, fire chief ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Honest Ed's One Year Later

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Honest Ed's, Mirvish Village, Westbank
August 23, 2018 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday turns back the clocks exactly one year, showing a before and after of Toronto's iconic Honest Ed's at Bathurst and Bloor. On August 20, 2017, during an Open Streets ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 23, 2018

August 23, 2018 7:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Key decision coming in legal battle over privacy of Toronto real estate data; What you need to know about the TTC’s new 2-hour transfer policy; A Dovercourt ... read more

Doors Open Returns to the Greater Toronto Area in September

Doors Open Ontario, Mississauga, Grimsby, Markham, Ajax, Burlington, Oshawa
August 22, 2018 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doors Open Toronto’s annual May event puts a wide range of buildings and landmarks on display, offering rare access for just two days a year. The Toronto event is one of many such events under the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 22, 2018

August 22, 2018 7:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City reports tripling of cyclists on Woodbine bike lanes in Toronto; Ontario will move ahead with Toronto council cut despite city’s court challenge; Toronto’s density, old sewer ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018 7:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Advocates and community members open pop-up overdose prevention site in Parkdale; City reports doubling of cyclists on Woodbine bike lanes in Toronto; Toronto votes to pursue ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 20, 2018

August 20, 2018 7:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City growth dominated by car-driving suburbs, whose votes decide elections; Uploading subway system a disaster-in-waiting; John Tory, Doug Ford exchange terse open letters ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018 6:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How do we make Toronto’s streets safer? A car-loving city councillor and a Vision Zero advocate square off; Mayoral rivals both claim credit for King St. streetcar pilot ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Rebuilding the Loblaw Warehouse

Throwback Thursday, Loblaw's, Lake Shore, West Block, Toronto
August 16, 2018 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back just over two years to the intersection of Bathurst and Lake Shore in Toronto. Back in January, 2016, crews were in the process of carefully ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018 7:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Latest King St. pilot data shows higher ridership, shorter commutes; How Toronto’s architectural heritage was saved, the jigsaw way; Doug Ford promises to consult ... read more

Open Streets TO Returns with Two Summer Events

Open Streets TO, Toronto, Yonge, Bloor, paved park, pop-up
August 15, 2018 10:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Billed as Canada's largest free recreation program, Open Streets TO is returning to Downtown Toronto this Sunday, August 19th, with a second date to follow in September. Like previous years, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 7:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Sidewalk Labs reveals latest plans for Toronto ‘smart city’ development; Ontario caps off summer session with bill slashing Toronto city council; Toronto ranked in top 10 ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 14, 2018

August 14, 2018 7:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Long-time Toronto councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker won’t seek re-election now that Ford is changing ward boundaries; The Well condo-office complex to bring a different kind of cooling to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s cube homes have been sold and the new owners just want the land; Even vegans are against ‘morally superior’ Vegandale’s ‘takeover’ of low-income Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018 7:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ten years later, the site of Toronto’s massive Sunrise Propane explosion remains empty; Tory pens open letter to Ford, asking him to put proposed changes to council on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 9, 2018

August 9, 2018 7:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx asks court to block lawsuit over Eglinton Crosstown LRT line; A little slice of art deco paradise restored on Bloor; Toronto infrastructure ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 8, 2018

August 8, 2018 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto mayoral rival Keesmaat pledges 100,000 new affordable housing units over next decade; Regent Park Aquatic Centre to be named for Pam McConnell; Vaughan residents say ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018 7:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘It turned out to be a complete bust.’ Toronto’s pre-megacity mayors on the last time Queen’s Park messed with city politics; John Tory’s SmartTrack plan ... read more

Alice Aycock's Whirlpool Field Manoeuvres Celebrated at Pier 27

August 3, 2018 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Major new buildings in Toronto come with major new artworks, and the grander the development, the more of a splash comes our way thanks to the City's One Percent for Public Art program. Rarely a ... read more