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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 9:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In-N-Out Burger pops up in Toronto — and sells out half an hour before store opening; Fort York visitor centre a welcome addition to Toronto’s heritage; Rob and Doug ... read more

Photo of the Day: Kajama

Photo of the Day, Toronto Harbour, Kajama, schooner
September 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A familiar sight on the Toronto waterfront, the three-masted schooner Kajama has been sailing the harbour since 1999. Formerly a cargo vessel, the Kajama was originally launched under the name ... read more

TTC Holding Open House at Hillcrest Facility to Benefit United Way

September 11, 2014 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC will be holding an open house event at its Harvey and Duncan Shops, located at the their Hillcrest facility at 1138 Bathurst Street this Saturday. Admission for the event is $5 for ... read more

Easton's Group Boosts Local Culture Near Developments

The Easton's Group TIFF Toronto Film Festival Stage Dundas Square Gardens
September 11, 2014 4:10 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
A short walk from Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square, Dundas Square Gardens is The Easton's Group's newest condominium development. Currently the site to the Hilton Garden Inn hotel, this building ... read more

Throwback Thursday: WaterPark Place

Throwback Thursday, RBC WaterPark Place III
September 11, 2014 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One by one, the parking lots of Downtown Toronto are disappearing. A few years ago, the largest concentration of surface parking lots could be found south of the rail tracks in what has come to be ... read more

Kingston&Co Condos to Celebrate Grand Opening This Weekend

Kingston&Co., TAS, Main and Main Developments, First Capital Realty, Teeple
September 11, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developer TAS is gearing up for the launch of their new Kingston&Co Condominiums development this weekend, and the event will reach out to not just potential buyers, but also the surrounding ... read more

Join the UrbanToronto Team: Writing and Internship Positions Available

Window on Toronto, image by Jack Landau
September 11, 2014 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings or transportation issues? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic applicants who have an excellent command of the written word, know ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014 8:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Depoliticize Toronto-area transit planning, head of trade board urges; Toronto loves new streetcars, puts downtown relief first; Rob Ford in ‘good spirits’ after checking ... read more

Photo of the Day: Finding Light

Photo of the Day, lightning
September 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Summer storms usually have most of us staying indoors and out of danger, but for photographers, these storms offer a rare chance of capturing a lightning strike. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

New Renderings Depict a Revised Design for Finch West Station

Finch West Station, TTC York-Spadina Subway Extension, Will Alsop, Toronto
September 10, 2014 7:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Construction is progressing at the Toronto Transit Commission's York-Spadina subway extension project, which will add six new rapid transit stations to the northwest end of TTC's Line 1. read more

Construction Transforming RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre

Yonge Eglinton Centre, RioCan, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Toronto
September 10, 2014 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge and Eglinton is changing fast, and with a new transit line and thousands of new residents on the way in the coming years, RioCan's Yonge Eglinton Centre is getting a facelift in ... read more

Athletes at Home in Toronto's 2015 Pan Am Games Aquatics Centre

2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games, Norr Architects
September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) located at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus began operating this week. Under the official name “CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Aquatics Centre and ... read more

St. Clair West to Get Mid-Rise Addition with ZIGG Condos

ZIGG Condos, Kirkor Architects Planners, Madison Homes, Fieldgate Homes
September 10, 2014 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Towards the end of August, we highlighted a selection of new projects to watch out for in September, and as promised, details are beginning to emerge on many of the developments we introduced. One ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Soknacki drops out of Toronto mayoral race; Olivia Chow attacks John Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan as undoable; Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Looking Down

Photo of the Day, First Canadian Place
September 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
First Canadian Place has remained Canada's tallest building since it was completed in 1975, and despite the continuing onslaught of high-rise development, the 72-storey office tower has yet to be ... read more

The Selby to Rise 49 Storeys Above Sherbourne and Bloor

The Selby by BKL Architecture for Cityzen, Fernbrook and Diamond Corp.
September 9, 2014 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ever since renderings first appeared on a City of Toronto Planning Department webpage over a year ago, UrbanToronto readers have been eagerly anticipating the redevelopment of the ... read more

Tridel and Concert Properties Team Up on Sherwood at Huntington

Sherwood at Huntington, Kirkor, Tridel, Concert Properties, Toronto
September 9, 2014 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Developers Tridel and Concert Properties have joined forces for a new condominium development soon to be constructed on Bayview Avenue north of Eglinton. Sherwood at ... read more

U of T to Create Cultural Complex on Planetarium Site

Existing state of the former McLaughlin Planetarium. Image by Google Maps.
September 9, 2014 12:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The fate of the McLaughlin Planetarium looks to be sealed as the University of Toronto has announced plans to create a cultural complex at 90 Queen's Park Crescent. The planetarium, which closed ... read more

Excavation Progressing for Yorkdale's Nordstrom Expansion

Yorkdale Shopping Centre, AIMCo, Oxford Properties, MMC Architecture, Toronto
September 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
AIMCo and Oxford Properties' Yorkdale Shopping Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and after a half century of success and a number of expansions, Yorkdale is ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014 9:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Vogue names Toronto’s Queen Street West world’s second-hippest district; Cultural complex to rise on planetarium site; Ontario's affordable housing wait list climbs to ... read more