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

January 26, 2017 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Policy change needed to save Toronto heritage buildings; Toronto's Green Line linear park inches forward; Take a look inside MLSE’s fancy new Moss Park sports facility for ... read more

Explainer: Groundscrapers

The Groothandelsgebouw in Rotterdam, image retrieved from Google Maps
January 25, 2017 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' series returns with an overview of the so-called 'groundscraper,' a neologism that's catching on as an emerging term in the urban vocabulary. Though not ... read more

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

January 25, 2017 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto artist attempts to make people see the beauty of Highway 401; Toronto developers accused of carrying out ‘stealth’ demolitions amid heritage-designation ... read more

Ryerson Hosting Talk on Improving Yonge Street Public Realm

Ryerson's City Building Institute Holding February Meet-up
January 24, 2017 5:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Despite condo-fication and rising rents affecting retail vitality, Yonge Street remains Toronto's most important thoroughfare. With the City of Toronto now in the process of redesigning Yonge ... read more

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

January 24, 2017 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Community 'furious' over demolition of 110-year-old building; These mysterious art installations are taking over the waterfront right now; Toronto budget chief echoes Rob Ford ... read more

Come Up To My Room Explores Art in the Context of Hotels

Come Up To My Room, Gladstone Hotel, Art, Toronto, West Queen West, Urbanism
January 23, 2017 5:00 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Living among art is, at multiple levels of urbanism, a broadly desirable state of affairs. Come Up To My Room, an annual art and design exhibit held at the Gladstone Hotel as part of the Toronto ... read more

Hot Docs Offers Series on Art Deco Architecture and More

Hot Docs, Morning Speaker Series, Art Deco, Documentary, lecture
January 23, 2017 1:30 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Every new year brings with it a sense of hope, a hope that is often manifested in resolutions to bring something different into our lives, and that often means learning something new. At ... read more

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

January 23, 2017 8:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demise of the first “air rights” project in Toronto; Experience Toronto’s chilly waterfront as a winter wander-land; In Toronto, it’s difficult for seniors to cross ... read more

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

January 20, 2017 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The pros and cons of commuter parking in Toronto; Hovercraft service from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake proposed; Why Toronto Should Become More Climate Change Resilient; ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
January 19, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday presents the changing view from a condo in Toronto's Distillery District. Back on November 24, 2012, UrbanToronto Forum contributor 'Razz' captured this northwest ... read more

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

January 19, 2017 9:29 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City watchdog asked to investigate misleading briefing note on Scarborough subway; Plan for massive nightclub on Toronto’s waterfront alarms residents; Reasons to Look ... read more

U of T: Architect Keller Easterling to Speak at Daniels Faculty

January 18, 2017 12:10 pm | by Cody Kita | Comments
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto is kicking off its first seminar of 2017 in its MVS Proseminar Series. ... read more

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

January 18, 2017 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Failing Presto fare gates madden passengers; Gripes about the TTC are well-founded, but the future looks brighter; Lack of funding means Toronto Community Housing could ... read more

Interior Design Show Back at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

A snapshot from IDS 2013, image by Craig White
January 17, 2017 3:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Held from January 19-22, the annual Interior Design Show will bring hundreds of Canadian and international designers to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Returning to Toronto for its 19th year, ... read more

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

January 17, 2017 9:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo rent surges as housing prices soar; John Tory Enjoys Middle of the Road Approval Ratings; Toronto to get more red-light cameras as part of road safety plan; and ... read more

Winter Stations 2017 Brings Interactive Spaces to the Waterfront

BuoyBuoyBuoy at Winter Stations, Toronto
January 16, 2017 5:14 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
For its third consecutive year, the Winter Stations Design Competition brings together Canadian and international architects, designers, and artists to transform the cold, icy landscapes ... read more

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

January 16, 2017 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto's Fashion District changes, small businesses are feeling the heat; TTC plans 35 subway closures this year; These acid-white LEDs serve as a lesson for Toronto ... read more

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

January 13, 2017 9:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Foreign Homebuyer Tax is Just One Option for Tackling Toronto’s Rising Home Prices; Yonge-Sheppard station entrance remains closed more than two years later as delays ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Karma Condos on Grenville Street

Karma Condos, Lifetime Developments, CentreCourt, architectsAlliance, Toronto
January 12, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is now wrapping up at the Grenville Street site of Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' Karma Condos, a 50-storey architectsAlliance-designed ... read more