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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 9:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory’s pitch on tolls isn’t an ideal solution, but it’s the best on offer; TTC no longer threatening to annex 11 homes for Scarborough subway ... read more

Urban Leadership Awards Recognize Contributions That Improve Life in the GTA

Canadian Urban Institute, Urban Leadership Award, Toronto, Urbanism,
November 28, 2016 4:25 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
It takes all sorts to make a good city. In the case of Toronto and a great many other cities, some of the contributors are obvious: architects, builders, planners, officials, and committed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016 9:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Real estate outlook could be bright spot as Canadian banks roll out year-end earnings; Mayor's proposed tax on short-term rentals would be first in Canada; Toronto divided ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 25, 2016

November 25, 2016 9:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto tolls could ease gridlock, but only if done right, experts say; What Landlord Licensing Could Mean for Toronto Tenants; Have your say on the future of Old City ... read more

CUI's 19th Annual Chief Planner Meeting Coming Up

November 24, 2016 5:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Members of the public will have the chance to join in a discussion with Toronto's Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat at the upcoming 19th instalment of the Canadian Urban Institutute's annual Chief ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Tory set to announce tolls on the DVP and Gardiner; Tory's road toll is bold, risky — and should be applauded by Toronto; Report details plans for low-income Toronto transit fares; and more ... read more

Adaptive Reuse Proposals Breathe New Life into Old City Hall

November 23, 2016 6:46 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Toronto’s Old City Hall, by virtue of its location at the intersection of Queen and Bay streets, is a civic monument even if it cannot easily be explored. Though a life of crime is highly ... read more

Ford, Brexit, Trump: Shaping Inclusive Cities in a Polarized World

The Ridley Road Market in 2005, image by Tarquin Binary, via Wikimedia Commons
November 23, 2016 6:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What shapes the city? "Two weeks ago I would've had a different answer," Richard Florida admitted, reflecting on the results of a U.S. Presidential election that's reverberating through our ... read more

IIDEXCanada: Design + Architecture Expo Returns to Toronto

IIDEXCanada 2015-2016
November 23, 2016 12:09 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Billed as "Canada's National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference," this year's IIDEXCanada returns to Toronto on November 30th and Deember 1st. Held at the Metro Toronto ... read more

Explainer: Elegant Decay

Elegant decay of Lisbon, image by Flickr user Stephen Robinson
November 23, 2016 11:06 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
It is often thought that the preservation of an historic structure would help retain its value. However, this week's 'Explainer' provides an overview of the concept of Elegant Decay, a phenomenon ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 23, 2016

November 23, 2016 9:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Report on Canada's National Housing Strategy misses mark for millennials, advocate says; Report on future of Old City Hall takes inspiration from world's largest ... read more

Ryerson City Building Institute Looks at Re-Use for Old City Hall

Old City Hall, Toronto
November 22, 2016 4:55 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Ryerson University's City Building Institute has released a report (PDF here) discussing potential uses for Toronto's Old City Hall, set to become vacant in 2021 when the lease for the municipal ... read more

UofT: Daniels Faculty Announces 2016 B.E.S.T Lecture

By Aaron Einstein (Aaron Lloyd) - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/
November 22, 2016 11:19 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced this year's B.E.S.T lecture, featuring speaker David Fortin. Held at the Faculty Club on November ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 9:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bike lanes eyed as loading zones for those aiding the disabled; Torontonians support Rail Deck Park; Construction ends, streetcars resume on St. Clair; and more ... read more

#CityResolve—Along the Lake, Up the Humber—ULI Bikes with Jennifer Keesmaat

ULI Bike Ride, At the Oculus on the Humber Trail, image by Craig White
November 18, 2016 7:12 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's been a beautiful Fall in Toronto. This season, which like Spring often feels like an all-too-brief transition between the real seasons of cold and heat, has actually given us a serious dose ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Renting in Toronto's downtown core an increasingly competitive process; Quarter of TTC surface routes regularly exceed crowding standards; TTC set to increase fares for ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016 9:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Here’s What the City’s Poverty Eradication Plan Has Accomplished in One Year; Indigenous heritage to be celebrated at revamped Ontario Place; Toronto's chief planner puts ... read more

Parks Canada Names Eglinton Theatre a National Historic Site

Eglinton Grand Theatre, Toronto
November 16, 2016 12:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
During the first half of the 20th century, Eglinton Avenue through Midtown Toronto was a far cry from the bustling thoroughfare we know today. In the decades before the Yonge subway first opened ... read more

Explainer: Legal Nonconforming Uses and Structures

November 16, 2016 11:07 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Anyone who lives in Toronto sees growth pressure as they move about the city: places that were lively decades ago and then became obsolete over the years, are being purchased, demolished, and ... read more