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Then and Now: University Avenue Armoury and University Avenue Courthouse

University Avenue Armoury, Toronto, 1912
May 7, 2013 9:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. University Avenue Armoury (again). Sorry folks, I meant to post this in sequence with the Armoury Then and Now last Friday. I'm not that organized sometimes... : ) The licence plate on the ... read more

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

May 7, 2013 9:46 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Extension of island airport to cost $1-million; debate on whether or not Bixi bikes should be taken over by the TTC; further discussion about Scarborough LRT line and TTC issues; Weston-Mount ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sweet Reflection

Downtown Toronto tower reflections in glass of Redpath sugar plant, Queens Quay
May 7, 2013 12:00 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Today's photo of the day, by Forum member androiduk, features a distorted view of the downtown core reflected in the glass of the Redpath sugar plant on Queen's Quay. Just in one strip of glass, ... read more

Demolition Imminent for Art Deco Concourse Building on Adelaide

Concourse Building, 100 Adelaide West, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pederson Fox
May 6, 2013 9:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a demolition permit now in hand, Oxford Properties can get going on work on the site of 100 Adelaide West. The new office tower is approved to rise 40 storeys across from ... read more

Pug Talk Debates the Future of the Glass Tower in Toronto

May 6, 2013 6:45 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
This past Tuesday leaders in Toronto's urban design and development community came together at the Art Gallery of Ontario for an intimate Pug Talk entitled 'The Future of the Glass Tower?' ... read more

Lawrence Heights Revitalization Moves Forward

Lawrence Heights Revitalization Yorkdale in Toronto
May 6, 2013 3:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Just a short walk from Yorkdale Mall lies the neighborhood of Lawrence Heights. This public housing project has been around since the late 1950s and early 1960s, and as built by the young Metro ... read more

Introducing Visto Condominiums

Visto Condos, Toronto
May 6, 2013 2:56 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Increasing the density and liveability of Toronto is an aim of the City's Official Plan, but can often be a slow process. While this current building boom has spawned current skyscrapers in the ... read more

Then and Now: Fanny Kornbloom in Front of 6 Baldwin Street

6 Baldwin Street, Toronto, 1916
May 6, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. March 21, 1916. Fanny Kornbloom in front of 6 Baldwin Street. A Health Department photo. I suppose that that authority had some reason for taking such a portrait. Fanny looks healthy if a ... read more

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

May 6, 2013 9:45 am | by Editor | Comments
The island airport expansion so far; Scarborough councillors seek subway line instead of LRT; where don't the toursits go?; and more news. Ford calls on NDP to topple Wynne government (Globe ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rising into the Blue

Blue sky in downtown Toronto, image by Jack Landau
May 6, 2013 12:00 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Toronto can be a vicious city to live in during the winter, but quickly enamours many of us in the summertime. When the sun is shining and the temperature is just right, as it has been recently, ... read more

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Creeps Towards Completion

Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, Perkins + Will, Plant, Toronto
May 3, 2013 5:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square is an integral part of life in Downtown Toronto. For decades Torontonians have congregated in front of City Hall to do everything from ice skating to watching a fireworks ... read more

RioCan Pursuing Zoning Amendment for Big-Box Proposal on Bathurst

420 Bathurst, RioCan, Turner Fleischer Architects, Toronto
May 3, 2013 4:50 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Retail developer RioCan has applied for a zoning amendment to permit the construction of a big-box retail destination at 420 Bathurst between Dundas and College Streets in central Toronto. This is ... read more

Pinnacle and Hariri Pontarini Plan to Amaze at the base of Yonge

May 3, 2013 10:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
UPDATE: Higher quality 'Top-down' rendering replaces fourth image in the story below. Pinnacle International knows they have one of the great redevelopment sites in Toronto. We got a strong hint ... read more

Then and Now: Osgoode Street

Osgoode Street, Toronto, 1914
May 3, 2013 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Osgoode Street. This street used to run from University to Chestnut, circa 1914, I think. The old Armoury — demolished in 1963 — is on the left, Osgoode Hall on the right. The white building ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 3, 2013

May 3, 2013 9:46 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
The Big Move stays on track, despite opposition from Mayor Ford and changes from Ontario's Transportation Minister; class-action lawsuit against TCHC; Councillor expenses more than just travel ... read more

Photo of the Day: Union Station

Front Street, Toronto
May 3, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
For generations, waves of new immigrants to Toronto have passed through the doors of Union Station, Canada's busiest transit hub. Many who went on to continue building our fair city were perhaps ... read more

Demolition Crews Clear the Way for Brookfield's Bay Adelaide East

Bay Adelaide Centre East, KPMB, Adamson Associates, Brookfield, Toronto
May 2, 2013 5:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As demand for office space in Toronto pushes towards all-time highs, a new generation of office towers are preparing to spring skywards. With ongoing high-rise office developments like One York, ... read more

Additions to Heritage Toronto Tours offer Diverse Selection In 2013

Toronto skyline, Kensington Market
May 2, 2013 2:35 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Ever wanted to learn a little more about the history, architecture and culture of the City of Toronto? Curious to know about what the background of your favourite historical building is or what ... read more

Karma Condos Set To Soar Over Yonge And College

Karma Condos in Downtown Toronto Yonge College Lifetime CentreCourt
May 2, 2013 2:20 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
A new condominium is under construction on the Yonge Street Corridor. At 21 Grenville Street will rise a 50-storey tower, just shy of College Street. Karma Condos will sit right in ... read more

Diamond Schmitt's New Mariinsky Theatre Opens in St. Petersburg

Mariinsky Theatre, Russia, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Ballet, Opera, Orchestra
May 2, 2013 1:30 pm | by Jason Allen | Comments
Today, Thursday, May 2, 2013, one of the most prestigious opera and ballet houses in the world opens a huge new expansion just next door. It was far beyond next door however where maestro ... read more