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Hamilton's 'Consulate' Pop-Up Coming to Toronto's Queen West

Downtown Hamilton, image via Paul Elia Studio
May 24, 2017 3:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Malaysia, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, Switzerland, Pakistan, Ghana, and Hamilton. From this sampling of Toronto's consulates, it's not hard to pick the odd one out. Cheekily wresting a place ... read more

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

May 24, 2017 8:41 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC agrees to arrange third-party study of subway air quality; Mayor John Tory urges Ontario to fulfill ‘moral’ obligation to repair social housing; Vintage TTC streetcars ... read more

Iconic Honest Ed's Sign Coming Down on Markham Street

Mirvish Village, Toronto, by Westbank Corp, Henriquez Partnership
May 23, 2017 1:32 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Another chapter in Toronto's long-form eulogy for Honest Ed's is playing out on Markham Street today. This morning, part of the former discount store's instantly recognizable sign was disassembled ... read more

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

May 23, 2017 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Berczy Park redesign displays St. Lawrence neighbourhood’s creative thinking; Honest Ed’s sign to be removed; How do we preserve the Distillery District but still make it ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: Previewing This Year's Special Events

The Architects Open Door Program, image courtesy of Open Doors
May 19, 2017 4:42 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
On Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th, the 18th Annual Doors Open Toronto will give visitors a rare—and free—chance to check out hundreds of seldom-seen buildings throughout the city. This ... read more

'Vancouver: No Fixed Address' Playing at Ted Rogers Cinema

May 19, 2017 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following on four successful screenings earlier this month as part of the 2017 Hot Docs festival, award-winning filmmaker Charles Wilkinson's Vancouver: No Fixed Address returns to Toronto this ... read more

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

May 19, 2017 8:32 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TTC urges city to stop TIFF closure of King St.; Toronto rivers and surrounding ravines become part of Greenbelt; Drivers take a back seat in proposed King St. pilot ... read more

Throwback Thursday: CampusOne Student Residence

CampusOne Student Residence, Throwback Thursday
May 18, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday presents a major change to the south side of College Street, between Spadina Avenue and Huron Street. Just over three years ago, on May 5th, 2014, Forum contributor ... read more

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

May 18, 2017 8:04 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A look at the plan to make transit on King Street work; Toronto's Lower Simcoe underpass getting a makeover; Toronto floods give rise to calls for better infrastructure; ... read more

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

May 17, 2017 8:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Rouge Park closer to acquiring national park status; King St. streetcar plan is a cautious first step with room to grow; Hong Kong ad offers to cover foreign ... read more

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

May 16, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Island could be closed to the public 'well into July'; The Reliable Unreliability of TTC Service; Chill out, TTC says, we’re dealing with ‘hot cars’; and more ... read more

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

May 15, 2017 8:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
OMB challenges to be barred within 500 metres of transit stations; Majority of Ontarians support expanded rent control; How do Toronto's light rail vehicles compare? It's ... read more

16 Giant Heads: Touring the Historic Commerce Court North

May 12, 2017 5:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 1931, the view from the observation deck of the newly completed Canadian Bank of Commerce stretched out as far as the eye could see in all directions. In 2017, the view from the historic ... read more

Heritage Toronto Kicks Off 23rd Year Of Walking Tours

May 12, 2017 3:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Since 1994, Heritage Toronto has hosted an annual series of volunteer walking tours led by historians, community groups, and urban professionals, showcasing culturally and historically ... read more

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