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Throwback Thursday: Post House Condominiums

Throwback Thursday, Post House Condominiums, Toronto, Alterra
April 20, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the intersection of Adelaide and George Streets in Downtown Toronto, for a view of Alterra Group of Companies' Post House Condominiums. Back in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario to impose foreign buyers tax, expand rent control; King Edward Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom reopens after 38 years; St. Clair next in line for new TTC streetcars; and ... read more

Explainer: Daylighting

Daylighted Saw Mill River in Yonkers, New York, previously buried under a parkin
April 19, 2017 10:01 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With the growth of urbanization, the challenge of maintaining a healthy, sustainable environment has been at the forefront for cities around the world. This week, our 'Explainer' looks at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Governments rule out housing measures that would boost Toronto demand; Scarborough RT vehicles need repairs to avoid ‘catastrophic’ corrosion failures; Toronto residents ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Queen's Park mulls reforms to powerful land-use tribunal; Speculation distorting Toronto housing market, says Tory ahead of meeting with finance ministers; John Street ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ramp off eastbound Gardiner Expressway to York-Bay-Yonge now closed; The curious case of the Scarborough chain of office; Subway relief the entire city can get behind; and more ... read more

"Citizen Jane" Documentary Premieres with Toronto Jane's Walk

Citizen Jane poster, image courtesy of Altimeter Films
April 13, 2017 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bringing the legendary urban theorist's life and work to the big screen, Matt Tyrnauer's Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is an engaging look at the mid-century civic activism that shaped Jacobs' ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Market Wharf

Throwback Thursday, Market Wharf, Toronto, Context, architectsAlliance
April 13, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the northeast corner of Front and Jarvis Streets in Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood for a view of construction at Context ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New construction on purpose-built rentals stalls, says new report; The ethical case for taxing foreign home buyers; Airbnb is Making Toronto’s Terrible Rental Market Even ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Keeping Up with Talk in the UT Forum

Pink Dawn, image by UT Flickr pool contributor @ThetaState
April 12, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With Spring fitfully settling into the city, a look into the Toronto discussions in the 'Neighbourhood Node' threads of UT's Forum sheds light on the city at the fine-grained community level. ... read more

Explainer: The Decline of Lift Slab Construction

The Huron Towers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, utilized the lift slab technique, image
April 12, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' takes a look at a highly innovative—and once-popular—construction technology, which has been all but relegated to the dustbin of 20th century history in North ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Is the Ashbridges Bay beach disappearing?; Metro's Ani Castillo behind guerilla art installation at Honest Ed's; Some wacky and wonderful ideas for making the Rogers ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction season in Toronto about to ramp up; Toronto mayor John Tory open to selling some of the city’s 7,000 buildings to fund projects; The wild neighbours ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 8:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TORONTO sign showing its age; All of Canada would pay the price if Toronto’s real estate bubble burst; Toronto schools bracing for wave of highrise neighbours; and ... read more

Hot Docs 2017 Offers Plenty for the Urban Enthusiast

Integral House in Toronto's Rosedale neighbourhood, image courtesy of hotdocs.ca
April 7, 2017 5:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you're reading UrbanToronto, there's a good chance you'd be comfortable being called an Urban Enthusiast, and if we're right about that, then Hot Docs has a serious helping of city-related ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Has John Tory Discovered Life After SmartTrack?; You can fool Toronto's new subway gates with an umbrella; Hot housing markets could drag down Canada’s economy if ... read more

Crosstown Traffic: A Look Back at the Bloor-Danforth Streetcar

Bloor Street Viaduct, streetcar in service, c. 1920s, public domain archival ima
April 6, 2017 4:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Going well beyond the scope of UrbanToronto's regular 'Throwback Thursday' feature, our sister site, SkyriseCities, recently took a look at the history of Toronto's Bloor-Danforth streetcar line. ... read more

Electric Cities: ULI Symposium Returns to Toronto

April 6, 2017 2:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This month, the Urban Land Institute's Toronto Symposium will bring together civic thought leaders and engaged citizens to promote a diverse range of interdisciplinary discussions about regional ... read more

Toronto of the Future Returns to Metro Hall in June

Toronto of the Future Returning to Metro Hall in June
April 6, 2017 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The last few years of urban development have transformed the landscape of Toronto, with new buildings and infrastructure projects continuing to be built across the region. With future projects ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences

Throwback Thursday, Four Seasons, Toronto
April 6, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday turns back the clocks for a view of construction at the site of the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. Back in ... read more