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Photo of the Day: EY Tower

Photo of the Day, Toronto, EY Tower, Financial District
November 27, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Among the most anticipated projects taking shape in Toronto's Financial District, Oxford Properties' EY Tower is beginning to make an impact on the popular skyline view from Nathan ... read more

One Park Place Takes Centre Stage in Revitalized Regent Park

One Park Palce, Toronto, by The Daniels Corporation, Hariri Pontarini
November 26, 2015 2:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"Around 2008, when we first started working on Regent Park, we were selling the revitalized neighbourhood of that future," Daniels' Dominic Tompa tells us, describing the neighbourhood's dramatic ... read more

Throwback Thursday: CityPlace - Fort York

Throwback Thursday, Fort York, CityPlace, Toronto
November 26, 2015 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Thanks to our booming housing market, a lot can change in Toronto in just a few short years. Among the many areas of the city to witness extensive redevelopment efforts in recent years, the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 26, 2015

November 26, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Regent Park looks to raise $3-million for permanent youth centre; Bombardier declines meeting with TTC about streetcars; Toronto gaining momentum among cycling cities ... read more

Planning For Prosperity: Neptis Foundation Maps Economic Growth

Change in core employment, 2011, image courtesy of The Neptis Foundation
November 25, 2015 6:43 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto-based urban think tank The Neptis Foundation has released a report outlining the evolving economic landscape throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Planning for Prosperity: ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 25, 2015

November 25, 2015 9:47 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Eglinton West station to become 'Cedarvale' because of Crosstown LRT; Once-dead Fort York pedestrian bridge ready to rise; Eleventh new TTC streetcar entered service ... read more

In Tribute to the Professional and Personal Legacy of Brian Curtner at Quadrangle Architects

Brian Curtner, 1951-2015
November 24, 2015 6:29 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On August 15th, acclaimed Toronto architect Brian Curtner passed away from cancer at the age of 64. A founding partner and principal of Quadrangle Architects for 29 years, Curtner helped build one ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Lecture: Joan Tarragon of X-TU Architects

Ryerson university, department of architectural science, toronto, lecture
November 24, 2015 12:57 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University will continue it's Department of Architectural Sciences lecture series tomorrow evening, with a talk from Joan Tarragon-Robles of Paris-based X-TU Architects. Co-founded ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC to raise cash fares, freeze cost of monthly Metropass; Fort York bridge will help Toronto progress into a more walkable future; The changing face of George Street; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 23, 2015

November 23, 2015 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
'Starchitects' flocking to Toronto as condo developers look for big name cachet; Original 1950s TTC tile unearthed at College Station; TTC chair looks to boost parking ... read more

Yonge Love: Glimpsing Yonge Street's Pedestrian-Friendly Future

Looking north along Downtown Yonge, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor cruz
November 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Torontonians are one step closer to seeing the future of their most iconic street take shape, with the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area's (DYBIA) recently published "Yonge Love" report ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 10:16 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Warm weather could put the thaw on Toronto's ice skating season; Kensington Market BIA asks media not to say 'Kensington Market' when covering crime stories; Toronto groups ... read more

Tory Announces 'Open Door' Affordable Housing Program

Open Door program, City of Toronto
November 19, 2015 4:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, Mayor John Tory and Councillor Ana Bailão—the City's housing advocate—announced the City of Toronto's new Open Door program, a new initiative to fast track the development of ... read more

Insider Q&A: Cyndi Rottenberg-Walker of UrbanStrategies

Cyndi Rottenberg-Walker, UrbanStrategies
November 19, 2015 3:56 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our recurring Insider Q&A series is a great tool for getting to know the names and faces of those contributing to Toronto's historic development boom. For this edition of Insider Q&A, we ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Evolving South Core

Throwback Thursday, South Core, Toronto
November 19, 2015 11:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's South Core area has been in a continuous state of growth for several years now, and one of the best places to watch these changes has been the uppermost level of the Harbourfront parking ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 19, 2015

November 19, 2015 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Apple Pay coming to the TTC; Doubts grow about western stretch of Mayor John Tory’s transit plan; Yonge Love proposal would see an end to last gritty stretch of Toronto’s ... read more

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

November 18, 2015 10:11 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
After Gardiner donation, Toronto looks to capitalize on philanthropy; Preserving Regent Park’s history amid revitalization; Taller wood-frame condos coming to Toronto; and ... read more

U of T Daniels Lecture: Jamie Fobert "Working in Architecture"

Jamie Fobert, U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture
November 17, 2015 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As part of the ongoing George Baird Lecture series, which was established in 2009 in honour of former Daniels Faculty of Architecture Dean and Professor Emeritus George Baird, ... read more

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

November 17, 2015 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How cities have transformed spaces under elevated expressways; Ontario government wants railways to make room for GO transit; Toronto needs to look to private sector for ... read more

Robert J. Sawyer Talks Cities of the Future at UWPAT Event

Robert J. Sawyer speaks about the future of cities, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 16, 2015 7:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Created in 1989, The University of Waterloo Planning Alumni of Toronto (UWPAT) has been providing crucial support ever since to the university's cherished School of Planning. Its ... read more