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U of T Robarts Common Breaking Ground this Summer

Robarts Common, Diamond Schmitt Architects, University of Toronto, Toronto
June 29, 2017 2:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The University of Toronto has announced that the Robarts Library addition (to be known as Robarts Common) will begin construction this summer after reaching their fundraising goal. Following ... read more

CNU Announces Toronto New Urbanism Film Festival

Toronto New Urbanism Film Festival, image courtesy of CNU Ontario
May 26, 2017 10:01 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The Congress for New Urbanism Ontario (CNU) has announced this year's Toronto New Urbanism Film Festival. Held at the Innis Town Hall on the University of Toronto's St. George Campus, the two-part ... read more

U of T Engineering, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Hub Rising

Centre for Engineering, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Toronto, by U of T
December 2, 2016 4:02 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Construction is now well above grade at U of T's Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a new building at the university's St. George Campus. Transforming an underdeveloped ... read more

Is Toronto's Real Estate Market Healthy for Entrepreneurs?

Nina Gazzola, Lana Sherman, Michael Emory, Kristina Verner, Urban Land Institute
January 29, 2016 5:25 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The role that real estate plays in shaping the look and feel of cities is an obvious one. The built form of urban centres has a profound impact on the way people use the city. The designs of ... 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

Hands on Urbanism: How to Make a Difference

Hands-On Urbanism; Ma Po Po Farm, Ma Shi Po Village, Hong Kong
February 7, 2014 6:35 pm | by Simon Li | Comments
The Centre for City Ecology and the University of Toronto is inviting interested citizens, activists, architects, artists, and planners to attend "Hands on Urbanism: How ... read more

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sports to Improve U of T Facilities

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sports, University of Toronto
June 4, 2013 3:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Over the past year a huge chunk of Devonshire Place has been dug up and blocked off, and students of the University of Toronto, as well as residents of the St. George and Bloor Street West area, ... read more

Upcoming Book Launch for Make Alive: Prototypes for Responsive Architectures

Make Alive:Prototypes for Responsive Architectures
March 13, 2013 2:55 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Stand back "automatic door" of the 20th century, our architecture as well as our technology is growing more advanced and sophisticated every day. In a new book titled Make Alive: Prototypes for ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From University of Toronto

University of Toronto
February 27, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
A nighttime image posted on UrbanToronto's flickr page is our featured photo of the day today. This particular scene is a skyline shot taken from the University of Toronto downtown campus. ... read more

Marion Weiss Delivers bulthaup Lecture at U of T

Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, landscape design by Weiss / Manfredi
February 8, 2013 4:30 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
As part of its bulthaup 2012-2013 lecture series, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto is hosting a lecture by world-renowned architect ... read more

High-Rise Community Update From Tower Renewal and U of T

Tower Renewal Office, Daniels Faculty, City of Toronto, ERA Architects
December 4, 2012 1:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The City of Toronto's Tower Renewal Office and the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership based at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work and Cities Centre at the University of Toronto ... read more

Repurposing the Old Four Seasons into the New Yorkville Plaza

The New Residences of Yorkville Plaza, Toronto Condos, Camrost-Felcorp, WZMH
November 23, 2012 3:33 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Now that the hype surrounding the recent opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences is over, our attention turns to the old Four Seasons Hotel, which is undergoing substantial ... read more

B.streets Means Big Things For West Annex

B.streets Condos, Toronto Condos, Lindvest Properties, Hariri Pontarini Architec
November 19, 2012 4:11 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The intersection of Bathurst and Bloor has been known for decades for the iconic Honest Ed's store on the southwest corner. The general area of Bathurst and Bloor around the western edge of ... read more

Introducing 7 St. Thomas

7 St. Thomas, Toronto Condos, St. Thomas Developments, Hariri Pontarini
November 16, 2012 5:41 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
St. Thomas Commercial Developments is set to introduce a new concept in commercial real estate to the Toronto market with 7 St. Thomas on the southeast corner of Sultan and St. Thomas Streets, ... read more

AGO's designTALK with Tania Bortolotto: The Architecture of Happiness

Fort York Restoration, Bortolotto Design Architect Inc.
October 31, 2012 2:10 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The AGO's designTALK series presents Tania Bortolotto, president and founder of Bortolotto Design Architect Inc. Bortolotto's presentation will be on The Architecture of Happiness and will ... read more

Daniels Faculty Launches Part Two of "Here Be Monsters: The Map & The Territory"

Daniels Faculty at University of Toronto Exhibition Here Be Monsters
October 17, 2012 12:09 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Part two of the John H. Daniels Faculty’s exhibit “Here Be Monsters: The Map & The Territory” is opening this Friday at 230 College Street. Coming in on the heels of part one, part two ... read more

Daniels Faculty Presents "Risky Business: Financing the City"

Daniels faculty logo
October 10, 2012 2:33 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design's Fora series presents Risky Business: Financing the City on Thursday, October 18. The event, held at the Isabel Bader Theatre at 93 ... read more

Architect Burton Hamfelt Presents the first Bulthaup Lecture at the Daniels Faculty

Burton Hamfelt
October 4, 2012 12:03 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto is kicking off this year’s bulthaup lectures with an informative presentation by architect Burton Hamfelt. ... read more

Going To School: A Transit Summit Connects Education, Development & Transportation in GTHA

Going to School, York University, TTC Subway Extension, Toronto Condos
October 1, 2012 2:13 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Going To School: A Transit Summit took place on September 28th at York University, and gathered post-secondary representatives, planners, politicians, transit agencies and leading academics to ... read more

The Interview: Gary Switzer of MOD Developments, Part 1

September 20, 2012 4:45 pm | by Alex Corey | Comments
UrbanToronto recently had the opportunity to sit down with Gary Switzer, CEO of MOD Developments, in the resplendent Massey Tower sales centre. Covering everything from Gary's childhood interest ... read more