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How the Shifting Retail Industry is Impacting Urban Spaces

Retail, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
November 10, 2017 3:40 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
No one can deny that the landscape of retail in Canada is undergoing a major shift. With high-profile closures such as Target and Sears, the expansion of online retailing, and the densification of ... read more

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

November 10, 2017 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto council supports making Park Lawn GO station a priority; TTC plans to buy first electric buses, wants emissions-free fleet by 2040; Bay-Dundas bus terminal looks ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Entertainment District Skyline

Throwback Thursday, Entertainment District, Toronto
November 9, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back to 2013 for a view of Toronto's Entertainment District as seen from the upper level of an Adelaide Street West parking garage, just west of Simcoe. ... read more

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

November 9, 2017 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transit-friendly King Street overhaul set to launch this weekend; Toronto developer blames city delays for Museum Flats condo cancellation; TTC plans to buy first electric ... read more

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

November 8, 2017 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City council votes 36-6 to make Bloor Street bicycle lanes permanent; Council supports single fare for all transit trips in Toronto; Developers should help pay to expand ... read more

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

November 7, 2017 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto faces shortage of family-friendly condos; TTC test of new signalling system ‘exceeded expectations’; Scarborough strip mall slated for expropriation to power ... read more

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

November 6, 2017 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Distracted walking ban is a zombie idea that has infected the brains of reasonable people; Mural marks anniversary of ‘Leslieville’ being added to street signs; Meet the ... read more

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

November 3, 2017 8:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some Questions Raised by SmartTrack; Toronto council appoints Tory supporter to replace McConnell; Wynne, Tory move past tensions to announce Etobicoke land deal; and more ... read more

Concert Unveils Cecil Balmond-Designed 'Spectrum' at 88 Scott

Spectrum, designed by Balmond Studio, at 88 Scott, Toronto
November 2, 2017 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Yesterday, Concert Properties celebrated the completion of Spectrum, a major public art installation at their 88 Scott development in Downtown Toronto, with the creators of the work, Cecil Balmond ... read more

Topping Off October 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Topping Off October 2017: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
November 1, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With another busy month of city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now behind us, we round up October 2017's hottest stories, projects, and Forum discussions. Our Top Ten News ... read more

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

November 1, 2017 8:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto region becoming more divided along income lines; Transit, health groups call for Metrolinx reform; September GTA new condo sales on pace with 10 year average; and ... read more

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

October 31, 2017 8:39 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Friends of beloved blind therapy dog want him immortalized in Berczy Park; Sneak peek at Toronto-York Spadina subway extension draws crowds; 50 TTC routes exceed crowding ... read more

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

October 30, 2017 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto-York Spadina subway extension lures crowds with station sneak peeks; Parents want developers to kick in and help expand overcrowded Toronto schools; Meet Toronto’s ... read more

CityAge Toronto Conference Lands at MaRS in November

CityAge Toronto, conference, panel discussion, seminar, city building
October 27, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It doesn't take more than a glance at our changing skyline to know that billions of dollars in public and private investments are pouring into Toronto and the surrounding Greater Golden ... read more

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

October 27, 2017 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto voters, candidates still unclear on ward boundaries as election draws near; More Toronto households put too much income toward housing compared to the rest of ... read more

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

October 26, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto condo welcomes Airbnb after signing 1st agreement outside U.S. to regulate rentals; Toronto HIV-AIDS hospital doubles its capacity, launches new awareness ... read more

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

October 25, 2017 8:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
King Street Pilot Design Unveiled; Inside Slack’s new Toronto location; Southwest Scarborough will see a new recreation centre, eventually; and more news: King Street ... read more

Heritage Toronto Hands Out 2017 Awards at The Carlu

The Mass of Re-dedication at Toronto's St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica
October 24, 2017 5:02 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Heritage Toronto presented its annual awards to recipients in five categories last night in the grand Art Deco surroundings of The Carlu. The annual fundraising event and celebration was attended ... read more

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

October 24, 2017 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A radical concept in Toronto — a condo designed for residents; Toronto may leave $121M unspent in federal transit funding; The GTA’s next hot neighbourhoods; and more ... read more