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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
St. Lawrence North Market construction on hold for archeological dig; Fight for wetland protection stalls large Niagara Falls development; New protections for Ontario ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 9:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Organization turning vacant Toronto properties into mobile urban farms; Seeking wider recognition, Metrolinx spending $250,000 to design a new brand; For safer streets, getting an Ontario driver's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx drops appeal of Bombardier court decision; CN Tower bucks trend with new mascot; Four Toronto builders and how their iconic names impacted future generations; ... read more

Updated Volume Gives New Life to Toronto's Architecture Guide

Toronto Architecture: A City Guide. Book jacket, image courtesy of Penguin Rando
July 21, 2017 5:09 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Every once in a while, I find myself confronted by the complexity of understanding 21st century Toronto. After settling into my own ideas of what this place is, a conversation with fellow ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Network of Toronto laneways could help bridge gaps in cycling infrastructure, advocates say; Eight amazing sketches by the urban artists secretly drawing people on the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: London On The Esplanade

Throwback Thursday, London On The Esplanade, Toronto
July 20, 2017 10:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers some significant changes in Toronto's St. Lawrence and South Core areas. Back in December 2008, a post by Forum contributor "current" provided an update ... read more

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

July 20, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto report on road safety system may be delayed by one year; A new mascot for the CN Tower is a mini CN Tower; No, Toronto, Hamilton didn’t “steal” the idea for their ... read more

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

July 19, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Councillors efforts to derail ward realignments undermines democracy in Toronto; Toronto council debating $6.7M climate change plan amid rising flood costs; Meet Dizzy, ... read more

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

July 18, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Etobicoke's Albion Library embraces changing urban landscape; Why Are So Many of Us Rejoicing in a Rooming House Becoming a Condo?; Toronto hotel dumps Trump’s name; and ... read more

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

July 17, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What’s behind the growth at Toronto’s hottest intersection; Hamilton is not trying to copy Toronto with its very similar city hall sign; How much have foreign buyers ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chicago artists to paint Roncesvalles footbridge - with primary colours; This heritage building on Queen Street is shedding its skin; St. Clair next Toronto transit route to ... read more

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

July 13, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mapping the flood vulnerability of the Toronto Islands; Bombardier admits it may miss 2017 TTC streetcar delivery target; How the replacement for Pam McConnell's seat will ... read more

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

July 12, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Boom time for Toronto parks was years in the making; Councillors challenging new Toronto ward boundaries that would achieve voter parity; Parents save Guildwood school, ... read more

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

July 11, 2017 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s million-dollar condo sales are multiplying, Sotheby’s report finds; Office development scarce along Toronto's new LRT route; How flowers keep cyclists safe on ... read more

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

July 10, 2017 8:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is getting a new ferry; Office vacancy rate hits record low in Toronto; Development of purpose-built rentals slowing in GTA, says report; and more ... read more

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

July 7, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crane on top of downtown building finally ready to come down; Council approves King St. pilot to prioritize streetcars, but bows to taxi industry; GTA housing prices drop ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Corus Quay

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, George Brown College, Corus Quay
July 6, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers one of the pioneering developments in Toronto's East Bayfront district. Before Sugar Beach and the Waterfront promenade transformed the area into a people ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017 8:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Twitter bike cop forced to tone it down, but bike lane campaign could get a boost; Are Laneway Suites a Solution to Toronto’s Housing Crisis?; Opponents lose ... read more

Integral Man: Music, Math, and Architecture Meet in Rosedale

Integral House from street level, image via GAT
July 5, 2017 5:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The camera looks at—and out of—buildings, but seldom really inhabits them. It's an obvious problem; how do you express the three-dimensional quality of space on a two-dimensional screen? I pose ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ontario economy too dependent on housing ‘bubble,’ new study warns; Ford's streetcar study would be costly, ineffective; Foreign buyers account for 5% of home sales in ... read more