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

May 12, 2017 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx to buy vehicles from Bombardier competitor; Ontario’s Greenbelt architect launches defence of anti-sprawl policies; A new low for the Scarborough Subway ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, George Brown College, Hospitality
May 11, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to 300 Adelaide Street East for a view of a recent addition to George Brown College's St. James Campus. Back on May 28th, 2008, construction was in progress ... read more

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

May 11, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough residents question why subway plan gives them just one new stop; Inching Ahead on Subway Plans; Toronto needs to find more money or spend less; and more ... read more

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

May 10, 2017 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor John Tory threatens to block subway extension unless province pays for relief line; RBC building in downtown Toronto to be closed for six months; ROM to reopen ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gardiner neighbours upset with overnight construction noise; When the mayor and premier get along, they can produce great things; NDP vows to pay third of Toronto’s ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: Wrapped for Another Year, Awards Announced

May 8, 2017 5:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Hot Docs has come and gone for another year. The 2017 edition of the event featured 228 films from across the planet, and we hope you had a chance to see at least some of the ones that interested ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Will a ‘city within a city’ at Woodbine ever happen?; Thousands of sites for homes sit shovel-ready in Toronto area; How condo flippers are making a killing in Toronto's ... read more

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

May 5, 2017 8:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Let's all get along: How to repair strained Wynne-Tory relationship; Plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions will create more walkable and transit-focused ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: Shadowman, Integral Man

Richard Hambleton's shadowmen became ubiquitous in New York in the 1980s
May 4, 2017 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Following on White Walls Say Nothing, which opens up the extraordinary graffiti scene in Buenos Aires (you'll want to plan a visit to the Argentine capital after seeing it), Hot Docs has another ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Gould Street

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Gould Street, 10 Dundas East, Empress Hotel
May 4, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our weekly Throwback Thursday feature generally presents changes to Toronto's cityscapes under a more positive lens, though this week's edition shows that not every change to our built form is ... read more

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

May 4, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New Toronto real estate report says foreign buyers are not a problem — so why are we taxing them?; First look at plans for massive redevelopment near Dufferin ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monde on the Rise

Photo of the Day, Monde, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Toronto
May 4, 2017 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since forming of the podium levels wrapped up earlier this year, Great Gulf Homes' Monde Condominiums has been steadily rising towards a 44-storey final height in Toronto's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017 8:22 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-area home price index rises 31.7 per cent in April; City of Toronto looks to acquire Dawes Road townhomes above library, owners don’t want to ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: White Walls Say Nothing, A Moon of Nickel and Ice, This Cold Life, Vancouver: No Fixed Address

Street art in Buenos Aires, image via White Walls Say Nothing
May 2, 2017 11:18 am | by UrbanToronto Staff | Comments
Between democracy and dictatorship, economic prosperity and financial ruin, Argentina's tumultuous recent history is a blur to many foreigners, and a profoundly complex—and controversial—narrative ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017 8:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
205 Yonge Street fails to find buyer despite 'record-breaking' offer; How Toronto's condo boom gives chain stores the upper hand; Toronto Mayor Tory ‘over the line’ by ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: Unarmed Verses, State of Exception, Motel

The converted Continental in Niagara Falls, image courtesy of Hot Docs
May 1, 2017 12:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the hottest topics in Toronto these days is skyrocketing value of real estate, and how the city is becoming increasingly unaffordable. In the midst of this, hundreds of TCHC units at ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Parkdale tenants kick off ‘rent strike’ to demand repairs, end to rent hikes; How the Provincial Budget Does and Doesn’t Screw Toronto; John Tory puts Kathleen Wynne, ... read more

Hot Docs 2017: Rat Film and Last Men In Aleppo

Rat Film, image courtesy of Hot Docs
April 28, 2017 1:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Part pest control how-to, part social science study, part apocalyptic fantasy, Theo Anthony's Rat Film looks at Baltimore through the lens of a rodent infestation, and how it is still linked ... read more

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

April 28, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Take a virtual tour of Toronto's revamped Broadview Hotel; 125 of 153 TTC buses removed from service now back on the road; TTC subway air quality ‘not likely to endanger’ ... read more