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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014 9:09 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Olivia Chow gets creative in Toronto mayoral debate on arts; Future of Island Yacht Club ‘in limbo’; Union Station office tower development to feature new GO bus terminal; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blue Hour on The Gardiner

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
September 30, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Dufferin overpass spanning the Gardiner Expressway has been a popular vantage point for photographers looking to capture the skyline and the Gardiner in the same shot. Today's Photo of the ... read more

Construction Wrapping Up on Waterlink at Pier 27

Waterlink at Pier 27 Condos, Toronto, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance
September 29, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Occupancies continue to transform Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Waterlink at Pier 27 from a construction site into a community. Though work on ... read more

RavinePortal Explores Toronto’s Relationship with its Ravines

RavinePortal, DTAH, Toronto, ravines
September 29, 2014 3:46 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The expansive network of ravines cutting through Toronto has had a profound effect on how buildings and infrastructure are designed in this city since day one. Our interactions with the ravine ... read more

Fieldgate's 90 Niagara Bringing 45 Condo Suites to King and Bathurst

90 Niagara, Fieldgate Homes, Giannone Petricone, Bryon Patton, Toronto
September 29, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise condominiums have grown to become the most common type of new development in Toronto, and that has shown no signs of slowing down. While the high-density lifestyle offered in these ... read more

Avant Garde Design Pushed to New Heights at River City 3

River City 3 Condos, Toronto, Urban Capital, Saucier + Perrotte Architects
September 29, 2014 1:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Fans of the avant garde modernism of UrbanCapital's River City development will be pleased to hear that the next phase of the Saucier + Perrotte Architects-designed development will be ... read more

Hotel X Growing Steadily at Exhibition Place

Hotel X, The Library Hotel Collection, Exhibition Place, Brookfield Multiplex
September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Canadian National Exhibition has come and gone for another year, and with it, the Summer. Many who attended the Ex this year noticed the construction site for Hotel X, prominently rising ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 9:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mayor Rob Ford makes first public appearance since cancer diagnosis at Ford Fest; Mississauga mayoral election: Platforms of the two front-runners; Toronto city councillor ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Spelunking

Photo of the Day, subway tunnel, Toronto
September 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto is changing fast; a fact we can all recognize. While most of this growth is happening above ground and up into the sky, one of the most significant projects under way at this time is ... read more

Deerhurst Resort $500M Master Plan Includes New Muskoka Village

Village Centre includes a cobblestone road, shops and condos. Image by Skyline.
September 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As summer ends and the leaves begin to change, the draw of Muskoka heightens; it's hard to resist the colours of autumn sweeping across the hills, especially when they are reflected in some of ... read more

Enigma on the Park Presentation Centre to Open Saturday

Enigma on the Park, Aragon Properties, Quadrangle Architects
September 26, 2014 3:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Demolition crews have been busy for the past few months, clearing and preparing the site of Aragon Properties' Enigma on the Park, a daringly designed condominium coming to a Bloordale ... read more

Union-Pearson Express Trains now Testing in Toronto

Union-Pearson Express, UPX, Metrolinx, Union Station, Pearson Airport
September 26, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Driving around Toronto can be quite the hassle these days, and with the city just getting busier, various infrastructure projects are working to improve the way we move around the city. The ... read more

Luxurious Spaces and Amazing Views: Touring the Delta Toronto

The reflective glass results in some interesting views. Image by Jack Landau.
September 26, 2014 1:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's new downtown extension, a district immediately south of the railway lands and recently dubbed the 'Southcore', is morphing from a hub of construction activity into one of daily life. A ... read more

Surprises and Delights: June Callwood Park Opens October 4

Ure-tech surfaces colour much of June Callwood Park pink, Toronto, gh3
September 26, 2014 11:40 am | by Craig White | Comments
As crowds roam downtown Toronto neighbourhoods the evening of Saturday, October 4 and on into the wee hours of October 5 seeking out the ephemeral installations that make Nuit Blanche a ... read more

Nuit Blanche Expands Its Reach Beyond the Downtown Core

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
September 26, 2014 9:50 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
On Saturday, October 4, crowds will pour into central Toronto for the city's annual after hours—6:53 p.m. to sunrise—exhibition of contemporary art, Nuit Blanche. As wading through pedestrian ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 9:19 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tory to focus on debates where Doug Ford is present; Olivia Chow accuses John Tory of being scared to debate her one-on-one; GO Transit in the dark on details of dangerous ... read more

Photo of the Day: Kensington Market

Photo of the Day, Kensington Market, Toronto
September 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's most beloved cultural hotspots, Kensington Market easily ranks on most Torontonians' list of most interesting neighbourhoods. For some it is the food, and for others it is the ... read more

Alex Chapman Retires and a New Era Begins at UNION31

September 25, 2014 4:45 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
For the past three decades, UNION31 has created beautiful interiors for condos, offices, stores, and homes in Toronto and abroad. Over the past several years UrbanToronto has reported on many of ... read more

Public Invited to Learn About and Discuss Wayfinding in Toronto

City of Toronto, Wayfinding
September 25, 2014 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wayfinding is vitally important when we navigate through areas we are unfamiliar with, or where our normal routes are diverted temporarily. With plenty of construction projects tearing up ... read more

U of T Daniels Architecture Announces 2014-2015 Lectures

U of T John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Toronto
September 25, 2014 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, to move next year from their current home at Huron and College to a restored and expanded facility at Spadina and College, has ... read more