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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

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014 7:33 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Robyn Doolittle moving to Globe and Mail; Liberals say transit funds will be first-come, first-serve; Rob Ford to kick off mayoral campaign tonight; and more news... TCHC’s Gene Jones may find job ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 7:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's west side goes dark due to power outage; Toronto police board concerns end in costly review; Ontario's $25 million bike infrastructure promise; and more news... Toronto Islands community ... read more

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

April 15, 2014 9:30 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
April showers bring May flowers? Not likely! Toronto experiencing freezing rain and snow today; Toronto transit debate heats up as DRL & GO Transit are considered priorities; Toronto home ... read more

Hot Docs 2014 has plenty for Urban and Architectural Enthusiasts

April 12, 2014 1:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you find yourself glued to UrbanToronto for stories about Toronto's changing urban form, new buildings, and the urban experience, then you're a pretty good candidate to fill seats at the Hot ... read more

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

April 11, 2014 9:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pearson Airport can't handle severe weather; Addressing Toronto's transit deficit; CBC to cut 657 jobs and no longer compete for pro sports rights; and more news... City Councillors want OMB ... read more

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

April 10, 2014 9:44 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
City may start accepting cellphone payments for parking; Transit expert has ideas to improve TTC and GO service; Rob Ford wants streetcars off Toronto streets; and more news... Toronto may start ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014 7:34 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Housing market faces crucial spring test; Toronto slaughterhouse under creditor protection; Luminato's 2014 lineup unveiled; and more news... Canadian housing market faces crucial spring test ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014 9:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Outside attack ads proliferate in Toronto Mayoral race; Island Airport tunnel construction continues despite delays; Volunteer drive kicks off for 2015 Pan Am Games; and more news...  Outside ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Metrolinx looking for short term fixes to transit with Downtown Relief Line decades away; Toronto to outline 2014 construction projects; and more news... Metrolinx looking for short-term fixes to ... read more

Bloor Street Partnership Promotes Toronto Cultural Gems

Bloor Street Culture Corridor launch, Toronto, Culture
April 4, 2014 9:40 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
The establishment of a new Arts and Culture district for Toronto, the Bloor Street Culture Corridor, was celebrated at L'espresso Bar Mercurio on Bloor at St. George this Wednesday. The ... read more

Tafelmusik Reworks Trinity-St. Paul's for Baroque Music Lovers

The Tafelmusik team: Bob Essert, Anne Minors, Edwin Rouse, Tricia Baldwin
April 4, 2014 9:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
For Torontonians, and for those beyond our city's boundaries who keep track, the question of whether or not Toronto is a great city—all too often couched in terms of us being "Word Class" or ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014 9:16 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A baby step forward for Toronto food trucks; John Tory's 10 commandments; TTC looks to York Region for transit answers; and more news... Rob Ford: ‘Your block is dead,’ Lisi threatens Dixon ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014 9:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bill Clinton on Rob Ford and Canadian stereotypes; Toronto looking into a FIFA World Cup bid for 2026; City council to debate BMO Field expansion funding; and more news... YouTube video mocks Rob ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014 7:51 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some grocers not pleased about LCBO Express plan; Chapters at Richmond and John to close; City green lights further island airport expansion negotiations, and more news... Big Idea: Use air ... read more

CN Tower to be Re-Clad in time for Pan Am Games

The CN Tower and its new entry pavilion, completed last year, Toronto
April 1, 2014 10:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
The Canada Lands Company in conjunction with the City of Toronto's 2015 Games Readiness Office have announced the first of the major clean-up projects planned for Toronto in advance of next ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A new name, new look and new prices for Bixi bikeshare program; Gardiner traffic expected to worsen in one month; Transit advocacy group singles out Transportation Minister Glen Murray, and more ... read more

'Before Ontario' Looks at Our Home Prior to European Arrival

Cover of Before Ontario: The Archeology of a Province, McGill-Queen's University
March 28, 2014 10:40 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
On Wednesday, April 2 from 6:30 to 8 PM, the Toronto Reference Library will launch Before Ontario: The Archeology of a Province, a newly published book detailing the archeological evidence on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014 9:37 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto city manager clarifies Ford's $1 billion claim; City councillors want less secrecy on hazardous rail cargo; Jimmy Kimmel calls out Mayoral candidates for not mentioning drugs in debate; ... read more

Section 37 Money Provides New Park For Roncesvalles Village

Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Park, Toronto, by Mary Tremain of Plant Architect
March 27, 2014 2:40 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
While some Toronto residents will be staying indoors this Saturday evening, flicking the switches off and lighting candles for WWF's Earth Hour, and others will just ignore it all, a ... read more