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Then and Now: 1639 Yonge Street

1639 Yonge Street, Toronto, circa 1925
February 7, 2013 10:41 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Floral Designs.' 1639 Yonge Street. 1925-ish? This is just south of the entrance to Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A greenhouse on the right of the picture peeks out. All nicely situated to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 7, 2013

February 7, 2013 10:02 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
RioCan rails against casino; new budget chief; report on health affects of a casino; convicted cabbies; and more news. RioCan CEO rails against downtown Toronto casino (National Post) Councillor ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Marina

Picture of the Toronto Marina on the waterfront, on a sunny winter morning
February 7, 2013 1:00 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
A vantage point some aren't up early enough to witness. Today's photo of the day, taken by Forum member Empty Quarter, shows off the Toronto Marina on a sunny winter morning. The boats covered ... read more

The Conservatory Group's Milan Condos Continues to Rise

Milan Condos Under Construction, Toronto
February 6, 2013 7:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Located at the top of Church Street where it meets Yonge—at the meeting place of two of Toronto's most desirable Neighbourhoods; Yorkville to the West, and Rosedale to the East—Milan ... read more

Ryerson Announces Two New Purchases

Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Toronto
February 6, 2013 3:10 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Condo and Office Tower developers are not the only ones reshaping our downtown core these days. One of the largest group of people that circulate through our ever intensifying core are students, ... read more

Making the Links at Waterlink: Cityzen and Fernbrook's Pier 27 Condo

February 6, 2013 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historical relationship between Toronto and Lake Ontario has never quite amounted to a peaceful coexistence. For generations, several heavy industrial sites, including the famous Gooderham and ... read more

Then and Now: 2472-2474 Yonge Street

2472-2474 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1921
February 6, 2013 10:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. November 22, 1921. 2472-2474 Yonge Street. Now. July 2012. This is the west side of Yonge just below Castlefield Avenue. The Centro Restaurant is 2472 Yonge. I don't believe Yonge was ever ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 6, 2013

February 6, 2013 10:41 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Woodbine Live project is officially dead; real-estate firms wary of 'mega-casino'; U of T is in the middle of a 'turf war'; and more news. Woodbine Live project stopped after impasse with U.S. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dundas Square

Dundas Square, Toronto
February 6, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
You can't deny the resemblance to New York City's Times Square when you see this image of Toronto's very own Dundas Square. It's the site of a lot of action, both on the street and high above on ... read more

Recommendations released from a Design Charrette on the Future of Ontario Place

Aerial photo of Ontario Place
February 5, 2013 6:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Talk is heating up in regards to Ontario Place, the faded iconic landmark dedicated to the people of Ontario. The province is eager to move forward with the revitalization of the ... read more

'Alaska' may be Coming to Yonge in an Alsop-Quadrangle Design

Will Alsop and Quadrangle Architects-designed North Toronto condo "Alaska"Ala
February 5, 2013 4:00 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Plans for a Will Alsop and Quadrangle Architects-designed condo surfaced on Sunday in the Toronto Star, and despite a low-res rendering, the avant garde project was able to cause quite a ... read more

Topping Off January 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

1 Yonge Street, Hariri Pontarini Architects
February 5, 2013 2:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The peak winter season hasn't slowed the momentum of information sharing here at UrbanToronto. The Forum went crazy at the very end of the month when the new Oxford Place renderings came out, but ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and St. Clair

Yonge and St. Clair, Toronto, circa 1970
February 5, 2013 10:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Looking towards the SE corner of Yonge and St. Clair, circa 1970-ish, I'm guessing.   Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 5, 2013

February 5, 2013 10:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Frank Di Giorgio named as the city’s new budget chief; home sales on a roll for 2013; GO trains experiment with 'quiet zones'; Segway tours of the Distillery District; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tunnel of Towers

Toronto financial towers
February 5, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo of the day beautifully captures the tunnel effect experienced when looking down so many of the streets of Toronto's financial district. This one highlights the bright blue sky on a ... read more

Urbanation Releases Q4-2012 Results: Another Booming Year for Toronto

Toronto viewed from Centre Island
February 4, 2013 5:40 pm | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
In the face of ongoing debates over a saturated condo market, Urbanation has released a solid list of statistics reporting on Toronto's continuing construction boom and sales ... read more

Toronto Launches "Feeling Congested?" Consultations

New TTC LRT Vehicle
February 4, 2013 5:10 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
The City of Toronto recently launched its "Feeling Congested?" public consultation campaign. The program has the aim of engaging Torontonians on a range of issues related to transportation ... read more

First Steps for Sheridan College McCallion Campus Phase II

Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Phase I
February 4, 2013 4:45 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Infastructure Ontario and Sheridan College have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and finance Phase II of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus development in Mississauga. ... read more

Then and Now: 155-157 Dupont Street

155-157 Dupont Street, Toronto, 1931
February 4, 2013 10:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. A sort of continuation of last Friday's Then and Now. It's still Jan. 8, 1931. Neighbouring 155-157 Dupont this time.   Now. July 2013. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 4, 2013

February 4, 2013 10:46 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Will Alsop designs Yonge St. condo; Kathleen Wynne must be the transportation premier; making a case for high-speed rail, and more news. Posted Toronto Political Panel: Good grief, it costs a ... read more