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

February 10, 2017 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Why The Financial District is Toronto’s Best Public Art Gallery; John Tory’s opponents bring out the melodrama in fight to ‘save’ swimming pools; How local parks can transform ... read more

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

February 9, 2017 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Gardiner ramp replacement will bring more green space to waterfront, city says; Population falling in areas near planned Scarborough subway stop; Preservation of Honest ... read more

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

February 8, 2017 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Executive committee signs off on 2017 budget paving way for council’s approval; What will happen to Honest Ed’s sign?; Toronto’s New Budget is Bad for Affordable Housing; ... read more

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

February 7, 2017 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University plans innovation hub in heritage building; New parkettes with free Wi-Fi planned for Queen Street West; Why Regent Park’s Revitalization Needs $108 ... read more

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

February 6, 2017 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
‘Very serious’ allegations over Scarborough subway debate referred to auditor general; How Queen and Broadview's small businesses are losing to gentrification; As Toronto ... read more

An Honest Farewell: Saying Goodbye to a Toronto Icon

November 2015, Honest Ed's in brighter days, image by UT Flickr Contributor A Gr
February 3, 2017 5:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Still an unmistakable Toronto presence at the southwest corner of Bloor and Bathurst, Honest Ed's has been shuttered since the end of December, with Mirvish Village's smaller retailers following ... read more

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

February 3, 2017 9:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
What’s going to happen to Toronto’s Trump International Hotel and Tower now that it’s up for sale?; How a TTC streetcar driver custom-built a massive Toronto-themed Lego ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Tableau Condominiums

Throwback Thursday: Tableau Condominiums
February 2, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Among the newest condominium towers in Toronto's Entertainment District, Tableau Condominiums by Urban Capital, ALIT Developments, and Malibu Investments, rises 36 ... read more

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

February 2, 2017 9:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO Transit has paid riders nearly $4 million for delays over three years; Tracking Wintertime Bike Ridership on the Bloor Bike Lane; Keeping Toronto ‘affordable’ will cost ... read more

Ryerson Symposium: The Realities of Construction

Ryerson Architectural Symposium 2017: Realities of Construction
February 1, 2017 4:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
On Thursday, February 16th, Ryerson University's Masters of Architecture class will bring together urbanists, students, and industry professionals for an evening of discussion and debate. ... read more

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

February 1, 2017 9:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Scrapping Toronto’s road tolls creates budget hole; Toronto moves to save 401 Richmond and other cultural institutions; GO expansion could boost GTA property values; and ... read more

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

January 31, 2017 9:26 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Activists urge city council to create more shelter space; Advocacy group encourages TTC riders to call for more funding, better service; Mayors Work to Secure Housing ... read more

Inside the MLSE Foundation's New Jarvis Street 'Launchpad'

January 30, 2017 3:35 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
"Tomorrow is Built Today." Those were the words emblazoned across the south wall of the brand new MLSE launchpad on the evening of January 26, which saw the grand opening of the new multi-sport ... read more

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

January 30, 2017 9:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Decades-long saga could revive Docks-like space on Polson Pier; How Fast Can The King Car Run?; Turnabout could take toll on Kathleen Wynne’s relationship with John Tory; ... read more

Walid Raad at U of T Daniels: "How Can Fiction Replace Reality?"

January 27, 2017 12:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In an era of epistemic bubbles and 'alternative facts,' the boundaries of fiction and reality feel more conspicuously fraught than ever. What is our 'reality' in 2017—and more acutely, what ... read more

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

January 27, 2017 9:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rosedale NIMBYs Push Back Against Four-Storey Condo; Wynne to halt Tory’s plans for road tolls on Gardiner, DVP; New report outlines vision for how to make Toronto a ... read more

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

January 26, 2017 9:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Policy change needed to save Toronto heritage buildings; Toronto's Green Line linear park inches forward; Take a look inside MLSE’s fancy new Moss Park sports facility for ... read more

Explainer: Groundscrapers

The Groothandelsgebouw in Rotterdam, image retrieved from Google Maps
January 25, 2017 11:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' series returns with an overview of the so-called 'groundscraper,' a neologism that's catching on as an emerging term in the urban vocabulary. Though not ... read more

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

January 25, 2017 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto artist attempts to make people see the beauty of Highway 401; Toronto developers accused of carrying out ‘stealth’ demolitions amid heritage-designation ... read more

Ryerson Hosting Talk on Improving Yonge Street Public Realm

Ryerson's City Building Institute Holding February Meet-up
January 24, 2017 5:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Despite condo-fication and rising rents affecting retail vitality, Yonge Street remains Toronto's most important thoroughfare. With the City of Toronto now in the process of redesigning Yonge ... read more