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Multipli'city Mural Project In Progress at Underpass Park

Mural, Underpass Park, Mural Routes, Toronto, Street Art, StART, Corktown
August 8, 2017 4:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Every Thursday, Underpass Park at Lower River and King has its Farmers' Market. A series of stalls buzz with a friendly conversation between community members and vendors, children play on ... read more

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

August 8, 2017 7:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why Toronto remains an underachiever — and why it won't last;  Advocates call for more urgency around bike lanes in Toronto; Ikea monkey, dart guy immortalized on downtown ... read more

Diamond Schmitt Shortlisted for UK Holocaust Memorial

View from the central void of the memorial, image by Diamond Schmitt Architects
August 4, 2017 12:14 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
In September 2016, the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation along with the local government in London launched an international two-stage design competition to build a national memorial to ... read more

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

August 4, 2017 7:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto bike lanes now protected by three parking officers; 500 per cent property tax increase will change the face of Yonge St.; So You Want A TTC Fare Freeze in 2018; ... read more

Throwback Thursday: George and Adelaide

Throwback Thursday, Vü Condos, Adelaide and George, Toronto
August 3, 2017 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back to March 6th, 2008, for a snapshot of construction at Aspen Ridge Homes' Vü Condos, a Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium ... read more

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

August 3, 2017 7:46 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto home sales drop 40% compared with a year ago; Why Toronto Needs Rail Deck Park; Postmedia sells Toronto printing plant for $30.5 million; and more ... read more

Layers of Rush Lane: Party in Toronto's Graffiti Alley this Sunday

Toronto's hidden 'Graffiti Alley', image by Craig White
August 2, 2017 3:00 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
On Sunday, August 6, 2017, Toronto's Graffiti Alley, officially known as Rush Lane, will be hosting a party called Layers of Rush Lane which will feature live music, food, drinks, games and art. ... read more

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

August 2, 2017 7:43 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Meet the man behind the artistic formations at the Leslie Spit ; Family’s bid to re-buy expropriated land investigated; Zoning changes give new life to Toronto's ... read more

Topping Off July 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off July 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
August 1, 2017 9:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up July 2017's hottest stories, Database files, and Forum threads. Our Top Ten News ... read more

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

August 1, 2017 7:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City of Toronto looking at how to make downtown living more pet-friendly; Who is the mystery artist building makeshift shrines at Leslie Spit?; Inside the new Broadview ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017 7:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Island Park opens its shores and doors after flooding; ‘I can see the cow!’ Now tourists want photos with stainless steel statue on stilts; Toronto craftsmen bring ... read more

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

July 28, 2017 7:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bold cow sculpture 'scares the children,' local residents say; After massive effort, Toronto Island ready to re-open; How tall buildings in the burbs are killing our ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Pears on the Avenue

Throwback Thursday, Pears on the Avenue, Toronto
July 27, 2017 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For many years, the southwest corner of Avenue Road and Pears, just north of Davenport, was home to a luxury auto dealership. In early 2010, work began on converting the former Downtown Fine Cars ... read more

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

July 27, 2017 7:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Islands set to reopen after severe spring flooding; Home-price downturn? Not in these neighbourhoods; Toronto's oldest ferry set to launch again; and more ... read more

2017 NXT City Prize Seeks Four Winning Public Realm Ideas

Mackenzie Keast and Justin Leclair of NXT City, last week at the Gladstone Hotel
July 26, 2017 1:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Justin Leclair, Co-Founder and Director of Research and Strategy. My official title is Co-Founder and Director of Business Development read more

Iconic Sam the Record Man Sign Lights up Yonge-Dundas this Fall

The sign above Yonge-Dundas Square, image via City of Toronto
July 26, 2017 12:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Just over three years after a relocation of the flashy Yonge Street icon was announced, the Sam the Record Man sign is set to return to Downtown Toronto this Fall, when it will be installed on ... read more

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

July 26, 2017 7:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
St. Lawrence North Market construction on hold for archeological dig; Fight for wetland protection stalls large Niagara Falls development; New protections for Ontario ... read more

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

July 25, 2017 8:05 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Organization turning vacant Toronto properties into mobile urban farms; Seeking wider recognition, Metrolinx spending $250,000 to design a new brand; For safer streets, getting an Ontario driver's ... read more

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

July 24, 2017 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx drops appeal of Bombardier court decision; CN Tower bucks trend with new mascot; Four Toronto builders and how their iconic names impacted future generations; ... read more

Updated Volume Gives New Life to Toronto's Architecture Guide

Toronto Architecture: A City Guide. Book jacket, image courtesy of Penguin Rando
July 21, 2017 4:09 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Every once in a while, I find myself confronted by the complexity of understanding 21st century Toronto. After settling into my own ideas of what this place is, a conversation with fellow ... read more