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Photo of the Day: Sculptural Bay Street

Bay Street Towers, Toronto
February 4, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo of the day is a view of Bay Street, as seen from Brookfield Place. The geometric sculpture plays against the grids of the Royal Bank and TD Centre towers. Look carefully and you'll ... read more

Suite Spot: Massey Tower, Suite 10

The Hall as living space, in Unit 640 at the Massey Tower, image courtesy of MOD
February 1, 2013 6:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today we roll out Suite Spot, a new occasional feature on UrbanToronto where we do our best to give the curious urban observer and the prospective buyer an idea of what you can expect out of ... read more

Then and Now: 149-151 Dupont Street

149-151 Dupont Street, Toronto, 1931
February 1, 2013 10:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  'Jan. 8, 1931. 149-151 Dupont Street.' Now. July 2012. The large house on the right in the Then picture is gone. Sorry I didn't capture that. It was replaced by a small supermarket ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 1, 2013

February 1, 2013 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford rejects downtown casino advice in letter from ex-mayors; that time they banned street parking downtown; TTC debuts revised version of its Rocket subway train; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: One King West

One King West, Toronto
February 1, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As our booming metropolis grows we now more often get the chance to re-envision some of our historic buildings not just in purpose but also in design. Today's photo cranes our necks upwards at the ... read more

New Renderings Up The Ante For Oxford Place Development

70-storey Office and residential towers will sprout on Front Street, Toronto
January 31, 2013 12:33 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Amidst the debate over whether Toronto will accept a new casino, Oxford Properties has released more detailed and evolved renderings of how their proposal for a redeveloped Metro Toronto ... read more

Then and Now: 48 Glen Road

48 Glen Road, Toronto, circa 1910
January 31, 2013 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. '48 Glen Road, circa 1910. Home of F. W. McFarland.' 'This house... was especially designed to fit in with the old elm in the foreground.'   Now. July 2012. My modern picture-taking ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 31, 2013

January 31, 2013 10:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Wynne eager to reform transit funding; Cadillac Fairview and MGM strike deal for Toronto Casino; Ford happy about newsstand deal review; and more news. Incoming Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne says ... read more

Photo of the Day: King and University

King and University, Toronto
January 31, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Although Toronto — at least in its core —  is not a city like San Francisco or Vancouver where urban life rises and falls along steep hills and dramatic shifts in the landscape, we do have ... read more

Construction Update on Daniels' Cinema Tower Condos

Cinema Tower Construction, Toronto
January 30, 2013 5:50 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Few new developments in recent Toronto history have attempted to truly grab hold of or perhaps redefine the cultural ethos of their surroundings like the recently completed TIFF Bell Lightbox and ... read more

Then and Now: 208 Queen West

208 Queen Street West, Toronto, circa 1980
January 30, 2013 10:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 208 Queen Street West, circa 1980 or so, I'm guessing. The Queen Mother Cafe was established in 1978. This is a black and white picture that shows nicely the ability of b&w film to show ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013 10:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto sets warm weather record; exploring zone-based fares; company offers new bid for TTC newsstand operation; Markham arena debate continues; and more news. Toronto sets warm-weather record, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Silverplate at Fashion House

Toronto Silver Plate Building and Freed Developments' Fashion House
January 30, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The 1882-built Toronto Silverplate Building features prominently in this shot by UrbanToronto Forum member Atlantis. The shot focuses on construction progress at Freed Development's Fashion House ... read more

Bay Adelaide Centre East Goes Under Construction

Bay Adelaide East construction
January 29, 2013 7:00 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Even if it only looks like destruction so far, construction has begun on the East Tower at Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre in Downtown Toronto. The sleek glass ... read more

Then and Now: King and Strachan

King and Strachan, Toronto, 1916
January 29, 2013 10:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. May 4, 1916. Wartime. King and Strachan looking east. Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 29, 2013

January 29, 2013 10:24 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
George Brown Campus pumps new energy into Toronto's Waterfront; thriving downtown lures jobs back to the core; campaign to explore the future of Toronto transit unveiled by chief planner; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Frozen Harbour

Waterfront Skyline Toronto
January 29, 2013 1:00 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Across the snow-covered lake, we see the new waterfront developments creeping along the once industrial lakeshore. This photo, taken by Forum member Jack Landau from the portlands on a gloomy ... read more

Rockport to Preserve Historic Postal Station K in Part

Front door and Royal Insignia of Edward VIII at Postal Station K, Toronto
January 28, 2013 5:50 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Postal Station K sits at 2384 Yonge Street a couple of blocks north of Eglinton Avenue. The stunning, simple building (in need of window restoration), is a great example of stripped ... read more

Then and Now: Parliament and Queen

Parliament and Queen, Toronto, 1959
January 28, 2013 10:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. We are looking in a SW direction; the drugstore across the street is the NW corner of Parliament and Queen. August 1959. Now. July 2012. It's still a furniture store across the street — ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 28, 2013

January 28, 2013 10:46 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Wynne makes history as first openly gay premier in Canada; Mayor Ford remains vulnerable in head-to-head, poll finds; how the TTC used to deal with overcrowding; and more news. Don’t turn ... read more