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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 27, 2015

October 27, 2015 7:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This Toronto home is an architectural marvel. It also costs $23 million; Mississauga remakes Lakeview’s long-lost waterfront; TTC "too full" to attract expected ridership ... read more

UrbanToronto is Expanding: Social Media Coordinator Position Available

October 26, 2015 9:00 am | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto and our brand new sister site SkyriseCities.com are seeking a Social Media Coordinator to join our team. If you are a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit, we want to talk ... read more

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

October 26, 2015 7:56 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s geography of inequity; Toronto Buskerfest in jeopardy without Scotiabank support; TTC union head Bob Kinnear won’t step aside after all; and more ... read more

UrbanToronto Launches SkyriseCities

SkyriseCities, skyline
October 23, 2015 1:25 pm | by Brianne Benness | Comments
We have some big news! UrbanToronto has launched a sister site at SkyriseCities.com. On SkyriseCities, you can connect to the world’s highrise development community. read more

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

October 23, 2015 8:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes and paths easier to build under new rules; TTC breaks riders satisfaction record with Pan Am plan; Return of the long-form census excites the experts; and more ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King East and Parliament

Throwback Thursday, King, Parliament, The King East, Toronto
October 22, 2015 9:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Along with the neighbouring Distillery District and the West Don Lands, Toronto's Corktown area has been subject to extensive redevelopment over the past few years. Back on January 9, 2010, a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 22, 2015

October 22, 2015 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bombardier Inc could be barred from bidding on future Toronto Transit Commission contracts as soon as next week; What’s Next for Ontario’s Greenbelt?; A Smarter ... read more

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

October 21, 2015 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
SmartTrack could cut some TTC commutes; Porter push for island airport jets is dead; One year after Tory’s election, SmartTrack is still more concept than project; and more ... read more

Urban Land Institute Hosting Symposium on Disruptive Technology

Urban Land Institute
October 20, 2015 3:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced an upcoming panel discussion on disruptive technologies, to be held on November 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Part of the ULI's Toronto ... read more

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

October 20, 2015 8:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Trudeau emerges as political force in own right, out from father's shadow; Toronto Mayor John Tory calls Trudeau a champion of cities; Where does a new Liberal government get started?; ... read more

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

October 19, 2015 7:06 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC considers legal action over Bombardier streetcar delays; Work of saving Lawrence Heights begins with demolition; Playing Fast and Loose With SmartTrack; and more ... read more

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

October 16, 2015 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
5 subtle signs of lost rivers in Toronto; How muck from the mouth of the Don River becomes new land for the Leslie Street Spit; New fully digital Humber River Hospital ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Front Street East

Throwback Thursday, Market Square, Front Street East, Toronto
October 15, 2015 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The past decade has brought significant changes to Front Street East and the surrounding area. The development of the Distillery District in the mid 2000s brought new high-end commercial, ... read more

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

October 15, 2015 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
SmartTrack support group to boost mayor’s transit plan; City seeks heritage listing for 35 properties in Mirvish Village; Staff report hints at Toronto taking over Pearson ... read more

Winners Announced for 41st Heritage Toronto Awards

41st Annual Heritage Toronto Awards
October 14, 2015 2:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The 41st Annual Heritage Toronto Awards were held at Koerner Hall Tuesday evening, bringing together a diverse group of nominees and attendants, all joined by a mutual appreciation of "Toronto's ... read more

U of T's Daniels Faculty of Architecture Presents: Uber Urbanism

Uber Urbanism, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, UofT
October 14, 2015 8:40 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Later this month, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto will be hosting a special Daniels Fora Speaker's Series one-night-only event titled Uber Urbanism. ... read more

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

October 14, 2015 6:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lawrence Heights demo begins ahead of massive redevelopment; A “Reset” For Waterfront Transit Plans?; What Can Toronto Learn from Chicago’s Newest Park?; and more ... read more

Lifetime Developments Hosting 'SMASHED' Charity Ping Pong Event

SMASHED Charity Ping Pong event, Lifeline, Lifetime Developments
October 13, 2015 11:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lifetime Developments, the developer behind many Toronto condominium developments we follow, is giving back to the community via a charity foundation called Lifeline. Founded in 2014, the charity ... read more

Insider Q&A: Shellianne Bedder of Spice Urban Towns

Insider Q&A: Shellianne Bedder of Spice Urban Towns
October 13, 2015 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Creating a good first impression is key to so many things in life, and that's as true from building a new relationship as it is for transactions when large sums are involved. As home purchases ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for October 13, 2015

October 13, 2015 7:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Does Toronto need a low-income TTC pass?; Leaders hit GTA but millions have already voted in federal election; Waterfront Toronto a model of governmental co-operation; and more ... read more