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Voting On To Name Bayside Neighbourhood's New Main Street

Main Waterfront Drive Toronto Merchants Wharf Kandario Aquaview Azure Edgewater
April 23, 2014 11:15 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
With the ongoing multi-year revitalization of Toronto's waterfront underway, new neighbourhoods are popping up along the lake. Once the site of industry, brownfield lands are now being revitalized ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014 9:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ottawa rejects idea of giving Toronto control of Downsview Park; John Tory vows to plant almost 4 million trees if elected; Adam Vaughan leading the polls in Trinity-Spadina byelection; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainy Season

Toronto City Hall
April 23, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The change from Winter to Spring is always something we look forward to in Toronto, but the transition is often a sloppy one. The skating rink at Nathan Phillips Square will soon be changed from ... read more

Grab Your Camera: Toronto's Best Skyline Vantage Points

Toronto Skyline, Riverdale Park
April 22, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Toronto skyline is changing by the day, and as new high-rises continue to pop up all over the city, postcard-worthy views are being transformed significantly. Many popular angles of the city ... read more

Heritage Toronto Kicks Off its 20th Season of Tours

Scene from Heritage Toronto Tours brochure
April 22, 2014 3:55 pm | by Editor | Comments
Heritage Toronto is about to kick off another season—their 20th—of walking tours throughout our city, and the second in which they have also offered bike and bus tours. The first tours of the year ... read more

Continued Progress on Regent Park's Central Park

Regent Park Central Park, The Planning Partnership, Toronto
April 22, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Community Housing Corporation and The Daniels Corporation's massive, multi-phased redevelopment of Regent Park has been making steady progress. The neighbourhood's most obvious ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 7:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Councillor claims Federal Government attempting to auction off Downsview Park; Runnymede fire station "closed by Rob Ford"; Adam Vaughan emerging as star candidate in Liberal byelection; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lake Shore Lights

Lake Shore Boulevard, Photo of the Day
April 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Lake Shore Boulevard (no, not Lakeshore) is one of Toronto's southernmost major thoroughfares, connecting the east and west sides of the city through the densely populated core. As it passes ... read more

Clock Tower Comes Down in the Name of Progress

The Erin Mills Town Centre clock tower on April 6, image by Jasonzed
April 21, 2014 5:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Major changes are underway at the Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga, as 20VIC Management Inc.'s $100 million revitalization and expansion of the mall moves forward. ... read more

The Academy Condos Brings New Housing Near University of Toronto Scarborough

The Academy, Lemine  Investment Group, Devron Developments, UTSC
April 21, 2014 5:28 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
The Morningside and Ellesmere intersection is becoming the site of a Scarborough revitalization. The intersection is just west of the University of Toronto Scarborough — which will be hosting part ... read more

A Floor Is Poured at the Parliament Street Data Centre

Parliament Street Data Centre, Bresler, WZMH, Toronto
April 21, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is progressing on the Parliament Street Data Centre, a 5-storey, 22,000 m² data facility from developer Bresler. The development will soon serve as ... read more

City of Toronto Promotes Incentive Programs for Businesses

Contact information for Economic Development Officers. Image by City of Toronto.
April 21, 2014 11:15 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As part of Toronto's strategy to attract businesses and foster growth, the City has built an arsenal of incentives for companies building within its borders. These include a variety of tax ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
U of T faculty considering unionization; Toronto has four less fire trucks as of today; Market Street revival a testament to late developer Paul Oberman; and more news... Sam the Record Man is ... read more

Photo of the Day: Annex Skyline

Annex Skyline, Photo of the Day
April 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
One of Toronto's oldest and most established neighbourhoods, The Annex is bordered roughly by Bloor, Dupont, Bathurst and Avenue Road. The neighbourhood is known for its historic architecture and ... read more

$29 Billion Transit Plan Promises Regional Rail for GTHA

Bombardier Talent 2, source: Bombardier
April 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
In what is likely to become one of the first shots of the upcoming provincial election campaign, Premier Wynne just announced a vast $29 billion plan for transit expansion. While the funding plans ... read more

Aura at College Park Showing First Signs of Steel for Roof Feature

Aura at College Park, Toronto, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects
April 17, 2014 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been keeping a close eye on the ongoing construction of Canderel's landmark Aura at College Park, currently the tallest building under construction in Canada. The Graziani + ... read more

Toronto's Junction Community Creating a Hub for Itself

Junction Commons Project
April 17, 2014 5:35 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
The Junction is one of Toronto's most interesting neighbourhoods. Untouched by gentrification until relatively recently, the area which is home to a broad mix of blue collar and professional ... read more

Calling Photographers: Join UrbanToronto on Flickr

Join us on Flickr!
April 17, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographic contributions by our members play a major role in keeping UrbanToronto amongst the most popular sites of its type on the internet. There is a growing body of photographers, both ... read more

Construction Progressing on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, TTC, Metrolinx, Toronto
April 17, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Progress is being made on the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the province's largest public transit construction project in more than half a century. The new rapid transit line will ... read more

Throwback Thursday: One King West

Throwback Thursday, One King West
April 17, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Large scale residential developments are popping up all over the downtown core these days, but this wasn't always the case. Construction work on the first major high-rise condominium to ever see ... read more