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

March 17, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What has gone wrong since the ‘golden age’ of Toronto transit; Metrolinx study finds Tory’s Smart Track could spur auto commuting; Why Yonge-Dundas Square Struggles as ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 10 Dundas East

Throwback Thursday, 10 Dundas East, Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto
March 16, 2017 9:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back in time over a decade for a view of construction at 10 Dundas East, a building known for its Times Square-inspired illuminated signs and its ... read more

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

March 16, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's unique shops and concert halls are vanishing, but we can fix that; Survey shows Toronto residents love planning their downtown; New CEO to lead transformation of ... read more

Explainer: Missing Middle Housing

Missing Middle Housing types, image via Opticos Design
March 15, 2017 10:03 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' goes over the so-called 'missing middle', a housing density term that has caught the attention of city planners and residents of Toronto, as well as other cities around the ... read more

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

March 15, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scarborough Gets Screwed by Subway Promises; Zanzibar fights city hall over sign bylaw; TTC riders are irate about chronically malfunctioning Presto readers; and more ... read more

Join the UrbanToronto Team: Internship Positions Available

Toronto at night, image by UT Forum contributor ileetoa
March 14, 2017 4:44 pm | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, strong familiarity with social ... read more

CUI Seeking Youth Ambassadors for TimelapseTO Initiative

CUI Seeking 'YU Ambassadors' for TimelapseTO Initiative
March 14, 2017 10:03 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Canadian Urban Institute's (CUI) ongoing YU Ambassadors program continues to provide opportunities for local youth through civic leadership and skill-building. The program is now seeking a new ... read more

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

March 14, 2017 8:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Development appears to be central to John Tory’s transit plans; Mayor Tory to consult experts, data to advise him on soaring housing prices; Scarborough transit riders, on why ... read more

Hard Rock No Longer Prescribed at Yonge-Dundas Square

Hard Rock's Yonge Street frontage, image by UT Flickr pool contributor Jim Cagne
March 13, 2017 5:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Will they at least keep the giant plastic guitar? As Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square welcomes the Sam the Record Man sign, an enhanced new advertising and broadcasting program, and—around the ... read more

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

March 13, 2017 8:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
How Toronto's rental market is squeezing Millennials; Artificially Low Property Taxes Are Bad for the Health of Toronto Citizens; Toronto condo developments threaten ... read more

U of T Lecture: Adapting Cities and Buildings to Climate Change

Catherine Dubois, image courtesy of Université Laval
March 10, 2017 12:51 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced another entry in this year's B.E.S.T lecture series, featuring Catherine Dubois. Held at ... read more

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

March 10, 2017 10:06 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto has outgrown provincial oversight: Opinion; Ontario reconsidering a foreign buyers' tax to cool housing market; Pushing Back on Skyrocketing Housing Prices; and more news: Toronto has ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Union Station's Great Hall

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Metrolinx
March 9, 2017 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More often than not, our Throwback Thursday features chronicle a city transformed by new built form, with photographs charting the relentless pace of Toronto's ongoing development boom. Change and ... read more

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

March 9, 2017 10:07 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto cyclists endure a dramatic rise in dooring incidents; Protest planned at John Fisher Public School to oppose condo development; What Toronto Can Learn About Childcare from Japan; and more ... read more

Explainer: BREEAM

March 8, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
In Toronto, the topics of energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity in development cannot be discussed without mentioning LEED Certification. This evaluation system, however, is not the only ... read more

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

March 8, 2017 10:08 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Mayor John Tory's executive committee approves plan for $3.35 billion one-stop Scarborough subway; Report says municipalities are failing seniors; City moves forward with plan to target bad ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 7, 2017

March 7, 2017 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Liberals' drive to privatize Canadian airports lifts off; Chinese home buyers turn attention away from Vancouver; Code Red: U of T planning laneway homes pilot project by next year; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017 10:12 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto should require Airbnb permits, says report; Pity Toronto's poor, neglected streetcar riders; Buses Vs Streetcars on 501 Lake Shore Service; and more news: Toronto should require Airbnb ... read more

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

March 3, 2017 9:57 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Pedestrian group criticizes complete streets delay; GO train expansion will boost some property values outside Toronto, study says; Metrolinx seeks another transit car maker for Toronto project; ... read more