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Then and Now: Eastern Avenue South of Russell Car House

Eastern Avenue south of Russell Hill Car House 1928.
October 15, 2012 11:33 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. August 15, 1928. Eastern Avenue south of Russell Car House, looking west. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012 11:12 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Hume compares TO to Calgary; No more GO monthly pass; Home sales drop in September as prices rise; 1st anniversary of Occupy and more. Here are today's headlines.  Calgary yearns for what ... read more

Photo of the Day: Grey Sky and Glass

Trump Tower in Toronto by Talon International with Zeidler Partnership
October 15, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
With the top of the Trump Tower wrapping up construction and hotel rooms filling up, it's fair to say that the full impact the tower has on the city can now be judged. While its  contribution ... read more

The Daniels Corporation's Cinema Tower Tops Off

Cinema Tower condos Toronto by Daniels Corporation and Kirkor Architects
October 12, 2012 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Daniels Corporation's Cinema Tower, on Widmer at Adelaide Street, is rapidly approaching completion. This past Thursday, a cool, windy, and cloudy Fall day, saw the topping off celebration for ... read more

The Official Plan: Toronto's Development Process

Toronto Official Plan, Toronto Condos
October 12, 2012 4:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Have you ever wondered why development happens where it does? UrbanToronto begins a series on the development process, intended to explain how and why development applications are approved in the ... read more

Skyjacked Brings Construction Photography to New Heights

L Tower Condos Toronto by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty
October 12, 2012 1:18 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
While the recent aerial performance by Aeriosa at the ceremonial topping off of L-Tower impressed UT Forum members, what everyone's really talking about are the breathtaking images taken by ... read more

Menkes' 25 York Earns LEED Platinum Certification

Telus House, 25 York Street, Toronto Condos, Menkes, Adamson Associates
October 12, 2012 1:01 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Telus House, the 30-storey tower located at 25 York Street, has achieved LEED Canada Platinum Certification for Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance. Peter Menkes, President, Industrial ... read more

Oxford Announces Major Redevelopment of Convention Centre

Oxford Place in Toronto by Oxford Properties with Foster + Partners
October 12, 2012 11:28 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Casino, hotel, condo, office, and Foster: Oxford announces a large-scale redevelopment of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. read more

Daniel Libeskind Joins Topping-Off Celebrations At L-Tower

Councillor Michael Thompson with representitives from Castlepoint Realty, Cityze
October 12, 2012 11:19 am | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Castlepoint, Cityzen and Fernbrook join architect Daniel Libeskind to celebrate the topping-off the L-Tower in style. read more

Then and Now: Eastern Avenue and the Don River

North from Eastern Avenue and the Don River
October 12, 2012 10:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Our Bridge again. This time looking north. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 12, 2012

October 12, 2012 10:30 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Hudak proposes to take over TTC operations, e-bikes seek equality with pedal-pushing counterparts, rush hour increasingly painful, city festival's growing pains plus more of today's top ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fall Fog Wraps Around Ice Condos

Ice Condos at York Centre, Lanterra Developments, Cadillac Fairview, aA
October 12, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day was submitted by Forum member wmedia. Last week's fog made for some great images of the city surrounded by the fall mist, and this shot looking toward the west along the ... read more

The Interview: ERA Architects on Heritage at Five St. Joseph

Preserving the warehouse façade at Five St. Joseph, image by Jack Landau
October 11, 2012 3:40 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Following our three part series looking at developer Gary Switzer's career, and in light of an increasing number of applications for the redevelopment of sites along Yonge Street in the core, ... read more

Sales Centre for Pinnacle Grand Park 2 Opens This Weekend

Grand Park 2, Toronto Condos, Pinnacle International, Page & Steele/IBI Group
October 11, 2012 2:55 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Pinnacle International's Grand Park 2 is opening its sales centre this weekend on Saturday, October 13th at 12pm. The sales centre is located at 3981 Grand Park Drive in Mississauga. Pinnacle ... read more

Eleven Superior Breaks Ground Next Wednesday

Eleven Superior Condos in Etobicoke by Davis Smith with RAW Design
October 11, 2012 1:07 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Humber Bay Shores and Mimico neighbourhoods of South Etobicoke have seen unprecedented growth in the past 5 years with the large-scale redevelopment of Lake Shore Boulevard West. No longer an ... read more

Topping Off September 2012: What's Hot On UrbanToronto

L Tower Condos Toronto by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty
October 11, 2012 12:20 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
September was definitely an interesting month here on UrbanToronto. With the conclusion of summer the City's planning department was back in full-swing, holding public consultation meetings and ... read more

Then and Now: Eastern Avenue Bridge

Eastern Avenue Bridge in Toronto, 1900
October 11, 2012 10:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Eastern Avenue bridge. 1900-ish I'm guessing. Looking west, I believe. The spot where the photographer is standing is now - best guess - the southbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 11, 2012

October 11, 2012 10:05 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Unions throw support behind Toronto casino, cheaper homes bear burden of land-transfer tax, Sarah Thomson's back in the spotlight, serial arsonist admits to Empress Hotel fire, Old Neilson ... read more

Photo of the Day: Our Modern-Day Forest

Toronto skyline from the Leslie Street Spit, image by Nancy Grenier
October 11, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Taken from the Leslie Street Spit, today's Photo of the Day presents a unique perspective of the growing density within the central waterfront from the man-made natural landscape of the Spit. ... read more

Soaring Performance Set to Mark the L Tower's Topping Off Tonight

L Tower Condos Toronto by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty
October 10, 2012 3:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The L Tower looks pretty nice right about now; with cladding somewhere around the halfway point and the ceremonial topping off scheduled for later today it’s now possible to get a real idea as to ... read more