July 6, 2015
June 21, 2015
#apps4TO Kicks Off + the week in TO innovation and biz:
Microbiz of the Weekend: Pizza Rovente
June 18, 2015
Amy Schumer, and a long winter nap.
October 30, 2014
Vice and Rogers are partnering to bring a Vice TV network to Canada
John Tory gets a parody Twitter account
New Scaffolding Promises to Beautify Toronto's Construction Projects
Handsome and functional

Toronto is currently experiencing one of its largest building booms, but that doesn’t mean that the city has to look ugly while countless condos go up. Designed by Young Choi, architect Andres Cortes, and structural engineer Sarrah Khan, the Urban Umbrella promises to replace the ugly scaffolding that adorns most construction projects with a colourful structure that resembles an unfurling umbrella. Made of high-strength recycled steel and translucent plastic panel, the Umbrellas are not only beautiful, but are also strong enough to withstand the impact of falling debris – the design went through several design iterations and extensive testing to insure that it was safe. 

Of course, whether Toronto will see the widespread use of the Urban Umbrella remains to be seen. In the meantime, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Sheldon Levy, President of Ryerson University, Alan Vihant, Senior Vice President of High Rise Development for Great Gulf, and Sarrah Khan will be at the Ryerson Image Arts Building on Thursday, October 25 at 11:30am to showcase the innovative scaffolding. [Urban Toronto]   

____

Igor Bonifacic is a writer working for the Toronto Standard. You can follow him on twitter at @igorbonifacic

For more, follow us on Twitter @TorontoStandard and subscribe to our newsletter.

  • TOP STORIES
  • MOST COMMENTED
  • RECENT
By TS Editors
June 18th, 2015
Culture Amy Schumer, and a long winter nap.
Read More
By TS Editors
June 21st, 2015
Editors Pick Microbiz of the Weekend: Pizza Rovente
Read More
By TS Editors
June 21st, 2015
Editors Pick #apps4TO Kicks Off + the week in TO innovation and biz:
Read More
By TS Editors
June 25th, 2015
Culture BetterCompany: occasional Torontonian Tom Williams' destination for the conversation of work
Read More
  • No article found.
  • By TS Editors
    October 31st, 2014
    Uncategorized A note on the future of Toronto Standard
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 30th, 2014
    Culture Vice and Rogers are partnering to bring a Vice TV network to Canada
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 30th, 2014
    Editors Pick John Tory gets a parody Twitter account
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 29th, 2014
    Culture Marvel marks National Cat Day with a series of cats dressed up as its iconic superheroes
    Read More

    SOCIETY SNAPS

    Society Snaps: Eric S. Margolis Foundation Launch

    Kristin Davis moved Toronto's philanthroists to tears ... then sent them all home with a baby elephant - Read More