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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 4, 2017

July 4, 2017 8:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Giant rubber duck arrives in Toronto for Canada 150 after controversy; TransformTO Could Make the City Look Very Different in 2050; Businesses on flooded Toronto Islands ... read more

An Enduring Wilderness: Finding Nature in the Heart of the City

ET Seaton Park (2012), image by Robert Burley
June 30, 2017 5:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The urban vignette that opens Robert Burley's An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands captures much of what is unique about our city's landscape: I look through my camera down into the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017 9:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto council to debate climate change action plan amid rising flood costs; Controversial Etobicoke concrete plant may be moving to the east end; Toronto's Trump Tower will be rebranded as 'The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017 7:39 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Presto’s TTC installation to cost $385 million; Toronto Fire Services to share more fire safety information with tenants; Metrolinx is reviewing its privacy policy, and you'll have a chance to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 9:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Ontario government considers review of preferential condo sales; UPX costs province $11 per ride; Friends of Berczy Park 'disappointed' with damage to new dog sculptures; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017 8:47 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Fare hike coming for GO transit, Union Pearson Express; New CN Tower windows offer a view with no limits; The Man Who Helped Turn Toronto Into a High-Tech Hotbed; What Ontario's 1.8 per cent rent ... read more

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

June 26, 2017 8:34 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Go ahead, embrace construction: Toronto is fortunate to be a growing city; 81 per cent of Torontonians willing to trade lower speed limits for safer streets, poll says; Coming soon to a mall near ... read more

Toronto of the Future: Five-Day Showcase Returns on June 26th

Toronto skyline, image by UT Forum contributor Goldie
June 23, 2017 11:11 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Kicking off on Monday, the second biennial edition of Toronto of the Future returns to the Downtown core next week. Running from June 26th-30th, the free five-day expo "highlights real estate ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017 8:20 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Bike Share Toronto sets new records, offers free rides in July; Metrolinx beefs up penalties in vehicle contract with Alstom in wake of Bombardier dispute; Toronto's housing market: Taking a ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 8:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Union Station tenants owe city $10 million; Proposed Airbnb regulations pretty much get it right; New promotion looks to support local businesses along Bloor bike lanes; ... read more

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

June 21, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why all the fuss about a transit corridor on Toronto’s King Street?; Barrier at Toronto’s Bloor Viaduct significantly reduced suicides; Portion of Highway 400 to be widened to ... read more

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

June 20, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory defends controversial shelter from critics on his executive committee; Toronto vacant homes tax could be hard to enforce, city officials say; Historic site at ... read more

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

June 19, 2017 8:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New park honours those who helped sick Irish arriving in Toronto during crisis-ridden summer of 1847; Plan to turn Toronto Botanical Garden into international ... read more

REMINDER—Great Canadian Homes: An Intimate Glimpse at 150 Years of Design

June 17, 2017 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From the vision, to the planning process, to construction and completion, the pace of Toronto's development can leave little room for reflection and review. By the time new buildings are actually ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017 8:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Accessible condos in Toronto don’t exist; Making places for Toronto’s Queer history; Brace for a possible tax on speculative home purchases; and more ... read more

Neighbourhood Node: Community Dialogues in the UT Forum

A streetcar in Riverdale, image by UT Flickr contributor Adrian Badarco
June 15, 2017 11:13 am | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
While discussions about Buildings and Transportation & Infrastructure typically take the spotlight in the UT Forum, our 'Neighbourhood Node' threads give UT members the opportunity ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Cost of Running the Queen Car; TTC's new streetcars may miss reliability target as 'failures' add up; GO upgrading more ticket-vending machines with PRESTO functions; ... read more

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

June 14, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Does Toronto want to wreck an ‘extraordinary’ building? It's time for an answer; Giant dog fountain a big hit for people and puppies alike; The Fords’ Fascination With ... read more

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

June 13, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City of Toronto proposes crackdown on Airbnb-style rentals; In housing crunch, 15,000 to 28,000 Toronto homes sit empty; Rash of crane-climbers prompts York Region police ... read more