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Ontario Place Revitalization Plans Moving Forward

Ontario Place revitalization
July 31, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the closing of Ontario Place in 2012, plans have been in the works for a long-term revitalization of the provincial government owned lands. Ontario Place was well loved by kids growing up in ... read more

New Cycling Infrastructure Installed in Richmond-Adelaide Area

Looking east at the bicycle lane on Adelaide Street. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 30, 2014 2:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Slowly but surely, the City of Toronto is making important additions and enhancements to bicycle infrastructure in order to improve safety and provide an easier commute for cyclists. As part of a ... read more

Grange Park Makeover Breaths New Life into a Storied Park

Grange Park, AGO, OCAD University, Art Galllery of Ontario, PFS Studio
July 29, 2014 5:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Wealthy philanthropists, a booming economic base, and a population growth spurt might sound like a description of modern day Toronto. But this story has been told more than once over our city's ... read more

City Unveils Upgraded Transportation Operations Centre

City of Toronto transportation operations centre
July 23, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Increasing congestion and decreasing road safety have become a growing problem in Toronto, and more people are taking notice of the issue. As part of a greater plan to ease congestion and improve ... read more

Ireland Park Officially Reopens to the Public on Bathurst Quay

Ireland Park is now open after four years of closure. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After four years of construction which left Éireann Quay at the foot of Bathurst Street inaccessible, Ireland Park has finally reopened to the public. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly was joined ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Officially Opens Corktown Common

Corktown Common, Waterfront Toronto
July 10, 2014 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Downtown Toronto's newest park has seen an overwhelmingly positive reception since its soft opening last Summer, and after a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, the 18 acre Corktown Common is ... read more

Continued Progress on the Revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square

July 4, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square attracts over 1.5 million visitors annually, and that number is growing at a rate that mirrors growth throughout the region. With the ... read more

Landscaping and Tree Planting Under Way at June Callwood Park

June Callwood Park, gh3, City of Toronto
July 3, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues on a new park in Toronto's rapidly densifying Fort York community. The City of Toronto's June Callwood Park, designed by landscape ... read more

Toronto's 99th Public Library Now Open at Bathurst and Fort York

Fort York Public Library, Library District Condominiums, KPMB, Toronto
July 2, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's newest public library is now open at Fort York Boulevard and Bathurst Street, beside the base of Context Development's Library District Condominiums. The 16,000 square-foot ... read more

Opening to a Crowd, There's Now a Real Park in Regent Park

Kids at the playground at the Opening of Regent Park, Toronto
June 30, 2014 2:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The name Regent Park has conjured up a couple of different images in Toronto over the years. For years the connotations of the name were negative, usually with the social housing ... read more

Cawthra Square Park Renovations Complete for World Pride

Cawthra Park Barbara Hall LGBT Church Wellesley Village Toronto Canada
June 27, 2014 6:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The rainbow flags are out, and this year is a very exciting one for Toronto's Church & Wellesley Village as the neighbourhood is hosting not only the annual Toronto Pride festival this ... read more

PATH Network Extension Under Construction in Southcore Area

PATH expansion, City of Toronto
June 27, 2014 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With kilometres of underground tunnels and a few bridges crisscrossing the Downtown core, Toronto's pedestrian PATH system helps us move about the city without having to contend with vehicles or ... read more

Catching Up With Work on U of T's Back Campus Field

U of T Back Campus Field, 2015 Pan and Parapan Am Games, Toronto
June 24, 2014 7:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The U of T's back campus has been described as both a significant mid-city green space and alternatively as a muddy obstacle course, and while advocates of a more natural outdoors wished to see it ... read more

Progress on Waterfront Toronto's Queens Quay Revitalization

Queen's Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, West 8, DTAH, Toronto
June 20, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's waterfront has morphed significantly over the past several years as improved walkways and parks have been built beside the lake. Problems have remained however with the infrastructure to ... read more

Regent Park's Namesake Centrepiece to Open Saturday, June 21

The playground is ready, Regent Park, Toronto, image by Jack Landau
June 17, 2014 6:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It has been a long time coming, but Regent Park the reborn neighbourhood is finally to have Regent Park the actual park as its centrepiece as of this coming weekend. There's a celebration to mark ... read more

Groundbreaking to bring New Park to the Queen West Triangle

Groundbreaking for the new park with Councillor Bailão, and community members
June 11, 2014 4:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Construction has started to bring a new park to the rapidly transforming Queen West Triangle area. Located south of Queen Street between Lisgar and Abell Streets in Toronto's vibrant ... read more

Catching a Ride on the TTC's Ultra-Modern New Streetcars

TTC, Streetcars, Bombardier, City Of Toronto, Bathurst Station, Transit
June 4, 2014 5:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
With vehicles over 30 years old, the Toronto Transit Commission's streetcar fleet is wearing out and has earned its place in our transit history. As Toronto emerges as a world city, the TTC is ... read more

Progress on Union Station's new Atrium and Shed Replacement

Union Station revitalization, Metrolinx, TTC, Zeidler Partnership Architects
June 2, 2014 5:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing revitalization of Union Station has drawn much media attention in recent weeks, as various media outlets examine budget and scheduling issues tied to the project. While the ... read more

Metrolinx Adds Colour and Cover Across Toronto's West Side

Metrolinx, GTS Project, Georgetown South, Go Transit, Noise Walls, UP Express
May 23, 2014 12:39 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Regional growth and economic expansion can only succeed if infrastructure investment follows along. Along a ribbon that cuts through Toronto's west side, Metrolinx is making major investments in ... read more

Construction Progressing on the TTC's Leslie Streetcar Barns

Leslie Barns Streetcar Maintenance and Storage Facility, TTC, Toronto
May 13, 2014 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With road testing already under way for the TTC's new Bombardier Flexity Outlook LRVs, construction is coming along on the massive new TTC streetcar maintenance and storage facility rising at the ... read more