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Fort York Visitor Centre Officially Opens With Weekend Festival

Fort York Visitor Centre, Patkau Architects, Kearns Mancini
September 19, 2014 9:09 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The Official Opening of the Fort York Visitor Centre was held this afternoon. By most definitions, Toronto’s newest attraction, which is embedded into the ground, makes a bold statement whilst ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With first ‘woonerf’ in West Don Lands, Toronto is learning to share its streets; Sick coyote captured roaming Scarborough Bluffs; Doug Ford Launches Campaign Website; and ... read more

Aga Khan Museum Opens to the Public in Don Mills

Whirling Dervishes perform after the opening ceremonies of the Aga Khan Museum,
September 18, 2014 5:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The most significant opening of a building in Toronto this year is not a new skyscraping addition to our skyline, but a pair of ground-hugging cultural and religious institutions surrounded by 6.8 ... read more

Split Rock Gap, a new Artwork, Marks Liberty Village's Centre

Walter Jensen, Francisco Gazitua, Mike Layton stand by Split Rock Gap, Toronto
September 18, 2014 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Few Toronto neighbourhoods have grown as quickly as Liberty Village. It wasn't long ago that the land between the Gardiner and King Street to the east of Dufferin was not much more than aging ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 8:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto’s El Mocambo conditionally sold, last show could be played in November at legendary venue; Rob Ford cancer diagnosis reshapes Toronto election; TTC’s slowing rise ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 8:23 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
John Tory takes solid lead, with Olivia Chow and Doug Ford battling for distant second; City councillor, a well-paid job for life?; Susan Fennell wants back in Brampton ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 9:31 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
6 Rob Ford memories you shouldn’t forget; Athletes hype Pan Am Games at ticket launch; Doug Ford keeping a low profile since announcing mayoral campaign; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lawrence West

Photo of the Day, Lawrence West Station
September 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As many Torontonians know, the TTC's Line 1 was built in multiple phases, with the older Yonge leg of the line being built in the early 1950s, followed by the University leg in the 1960s ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pan Am Games tickets go on sale today; Doug Ford says ‘stay tuned’ as mayoral debate goes on without him; All eyes on Ward 2 with Rob Ford added to ballot; and more ... read more

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
TIFF 2014: Highlights from Day 4; Rob Ford publicly addresses decision to enter rehab; Ontario private sector to play pivotal role in youth unemployment; and more ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 5, 2014

September 5, 2014 9:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Can John Tory sustain the momentum in Toronto’s mayoral race?; Rob Ford served subpoena to testify at upcoming Lisi extortion trial; Toronto lags other Canadian cities in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford’s ‘subway fantasies’ blasted by rival mayoral candidates; Son of former Toronto deputy mayor to contest his father’s seat; Brampton to get answers on Mayor Susan ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 3, 2014

September 3, 2014 9:07 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rob Ford accidentally leaks his $9-billion subway plan online; Tory takes 14-point lead over Ford in new Globe poll; Metrolinx CEO casts doubt over GO rail electrification ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014 9:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The next few weeks in T.O. mayoral race promise to be a corker; Mayor Rob Ford drops out of two planned debates; Big crowds turn out to ride Toronto’s new streetcars for ... read more