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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016 8:38 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Expect ‘bold, transformative’ changes in Toronto public housing report; John Tory's transit plans aren't perfect, but they're a step in the right ... read more

Photo of the Day: Vortex

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Frank Gehry
January 25, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by edk7, we are shown the underside of the iconic Slaight-Gattuso stairway at the Art ... read more

Relief Line Alliance Raising Public Support For New Subway Line

Toronto Relief Line Alliance
January 22, 2016 6:30 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In the midst of the ongoing saga that is the transit file at City Hall, amid the deafening din of endless discussion, debate, red-faced outrage, and misinformation, co-founder Louis Mark of ... read more

The Idea of Toronto: Nathalie de Vries Speaks at Ryerson

January 22, 2016 5:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"I walked down [Yonge] street, and I thought, 'where is everybody?'" wondered the Dutch architect, garnering a self-conscious laugh from the audience at Toronto's Ryerson University. "Then I went ... read more

BLVD and Lifetime's The Code Condo Tops Off on St. Clair West

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
January 22, 2016 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been almost three months since we visited the site of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos, a 9-storey, Hariri Pontarini ... read more

Gladstone Hotel Hosts 13th 'Come Up To My Room' Exhibition

Crystal Chandelier, Virginia Melnyk, Gladstone Hotel, Come Up To My Room
January 22, 2016 3:48 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A staple in the West Queen West neighbourhood, the Gladstone Hotel's quirky spaces and vibrant atmosphere serve as a magnet for creative events of all kinds. One of these is 'Come Up To My Room' ... read more

Interior Design Show 2016 at Convention Centre this Weekend

interior design show, toronto, Citizens and Collaborators, Ontario Wood
January 22, 2016 2:22 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
For the eighteenth consecutive year, the Interior Design Show (IDS) is back at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend. Celebrating Canadian and international designers, the ... read more

Scarborough Transit Plan: Nuanced Planning Over 'SUBWAYS'

The new Scarborough transit network, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
January 22, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The three-stop 'subways, Subways, SUBWAYS' expansion into Scarborough, that—through an illogically Fordian war of attrition—fought its way through City Councill to become the City's preferred ... read more

We're Hiring: Social Media and Community Manager

January 22, 2016 11:20 am | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto.ca and SkyriseCities.com have an opening for a Social Media and Community Manager to join our team. This is a full-time position. The ideal candidate will ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016 9:10 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the Gardiner Expressway, everything new is old again; 6 challenges ahead of the Scarborough transit plan; Toronto expected to fetch record price as it heads to market; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: One Park Place

Photo of the Day, Toronto, One Park Place, Regent Park
January 22, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New construction continues to transform Toronto's Regent Park community with the addition of new residential units, public spaces, and improved urban planning. The most recent condominium ... read more

Gardiner Hybrid Options Continue their Costly Evolution

January 21, 2016 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following last summer's East Gardiner boondoggle vote, the project's proponents—the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto—have been left with the difficult task that of overseeing what threatened ... read more

Getting a Peek at Yonge Eglinton Centre's New Rooftop Patio

Yonge Eglinton Centre, RioCan, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
January 21, 2016 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after the August 20th opening of anchor tenant Winner's on the second level of RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre expansion, a new element of the development is now ... read more

Westinghouse Building Disassembly Underway at King Blue Site

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Greenland
January 21, 2016 12:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two months after preliminary prep work began on the 6-storey Canadian Westinghouse Building at the southeast corner of King Street and Blue Jays Way, crews have begun the delicate task of ... read more

Sponsored Post: Stunning Townhomes for Sale in the GTA

Sponsored Post: Stunning Townhomes for Sale in the GTA
January 21, 2016 12:25 pm | by Editor | Comments
When looking for housing in the Greater Toronto Area, families have plenty of viable options. Townhomes are a great place to start. They offer all the elements that are essential for families: ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Residences of the World Trade Centre

Throwback Thursday, Yonge, Queens Quay, Residences World Trade Centre, Toronto
January 21, 2016 10:52 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1990, the Residences of the World Trade Centre condo complex at the northwest corner of Yonge and Queens Quay was among the first modern developments to be constructed south of the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor John Tory confirms new Scarborough subway-LRT plan; Toronto real estate listings start 2016 in a deep freeze; Condo development builds sales centre out of shipping containers; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fiery Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, buildings, architecture
January 21, 2016 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The popular view of the Toronto skyline from Centre Island makes an appearance in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Sanjay Chauhan. ... read more

Fuse Condos Now Topped Out in Davenport Village

fuse condos, Neudorfer Corporation, Barrett, Burka Architects, davenport
January 20, 2016 5:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Fuse & Fuse2 Condos, currently under construction at the intersection of Lansdowne and Dupont, is transforming the skyline of a formerly fully industrial area of Toronto that is now becoming ... read more

Below-Grade Levels Progressing at MOD's Massey Tower

Massey Tower condos, Toronto, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects
January 20, 2016 4:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been just under six weeks since we last looked in on construction work at MOD Developments' Massey Tower, a slim, 60-storey condominium designed by Hariri Pontarini ... read more