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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012 10:46 am | by Editor | Comments
Mayor Ford is perpetrating a hoax on commuters; St. Clair avenue no disaster, councillor asserts; Rob Ford's approval rating takes a dive after transit vote; and more news. Mayor Ford is ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Trump Toronto Up Close As Seen From Shangri-La Hotel And Condos

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto by Talon International and Zeidler
February 13, 2012 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Last week we took in the 66 storey Living Shangri-La Toronto's topping off ceremony. Beyond a tour of the building we also got a trip to the top which gave us some amazing views. Today's Photo Of ... read more

Living Shangri-La Officially Tops Off at 66 Storeys

Shangri-La Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Westbank and James Cheng
February 10, 2012 4:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Living Shangri-La, the iconic building currently under construction at University and Adelaide, had its official topping-off party today, and a few of us here at UrbanToronto had the opportunity ... read more

Book Review: Investing In Condominiums

Investing in Condos book by Brian Persaud and Randy Ramadhin
February 10, 2012 12:25 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Investing in Condominiums: Strategies, Tips and Expert Advice for the Canadian Real Estate Investor by Brian Persaud and Randy Ramadhin Investing in Condominiums fills a niche as a source of ... read more

Then and Now: High Park Gardens

High Park Gardens, Toronto, circa 1917
February 10, 2012 10:20 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Continuing with our wwwebster-sourced pictures of vintage properties, today we feature one from the High Park area. Then. Residence of R.D. Kilgour. Seven High Park Gardens, circa 1917. Now. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012 9:55 am | by Editor | Comments
The moment Karen Stintz knew she would take on Mayor Rob Ford; Rob Ford's all-night transit odyssey; could the junction triangle become the next liberty village; and more news. The moment Karen ... read more

Photo Of The Day: The Lost Parking Lots Of Toronto

St Lawrence Market Neightbourhood Toronto in the 1960's and 1970's
February 10, 2012 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's Photo Of The Day takes us back a few decades to a Toronto quite different than we see today. This photo of the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood from the 1960s-'70s shows ... read more

Contest: Tour The New Living Shangri-La Toronto!

UrbanToronto touring Westbank Corp's Living Shangri-La Toronto, October 2011
February 9, 2012 5:30 pm | by Editor | Comments
It's no secret that all of us at UrbanToronto are super-excited about the new Living Shangri-La Toronto. Now, we have even more reason to be pumped about this project! We've teamed up with ... read more

Will a Heritage Victory Become a Loss? The Curious Case of 129 St. Clair

Deer Park United Church, photo by drum118
February 9, 2012 4:15 pm | by Tyler Greenleaf | Comments
What was going to be a heritage designated church retrofit could become ruins and a courtyard - revised. read more

Toronto's Transit Future Changes Following City Council Debate

Transit Plan advocated last year by Mayor Ford, rejected by Toronto City Council
February 9, 2012 11:02 am | by Sean Marshall | Comments
Yesterday, Toronto City Council debated, at length, the future of Toronto’s rapid transit network at a special meeting of council. The vote last evening was to approve a plan presented by TTC ... read more

Then and Now: Chapman & Walker Building

Chapman & Walker Building, 118-120 Richmond Street West, Toronto, circa 1914
February 9, 2012 11:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Chapman & Walker Building. 118-120 Richmond Street West, circa 1914. Now. July 2011. The Sheraton Hotel complex took over most of this block in the the early '70s. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 10:50 am | by Editor | Comments
Ford pays price of obstinacy in council's rebuke of his transit vision; Canadians high on city life fuel condo boom; city to oppose 39-storey King West tower at OMB; and more news. Ford pays ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Couture Condo By The Monarch Group Coming Together

Couture The Condominium Toronto by Monarch Group and Graziani + Corazza
February 9, 2012 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Couture condos is making its impact felt on Charles Street, as seen in today's Photo Of The Day. Taken by UrbanToronto Forum member Travis, the shot shows the soon to be 42-storey condo rising ... read more

Construction Photo Update for RBC WaterPark Place III

RBC Waterpark Place III in Toronto by Oxford Properties and WZMH Architects
February 8, 2012 2:43 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
RBC WaterPark Place III is gearing up to break ground, and Forum member Zeiss snapped a few cool aerial shots of the site before full-scale excavation begins. Work seems to have started in ... read more

Eglinton Up in the Air: City Council Discusses Transit

Map of the original Transit City plan depicting all eight proposed lines.
February 8, 2012 9:00 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
In the past five years plans for transit on Eglinton have changed a number of times. Here’s how we got to where we are today. read more

Then and Now: York Theatre

York Theatre on Yonge Street, Toronto, circa 1916
February 8, 2012 8:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. York Theatre, 812-816 Yonge Street, circa 1916. This was located on the west side, just above Bloor. The movie The Express Car Mystery is playing within. It was released in 1913. Now. June ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 8, 2012

February 8, 2012 8:46 am | by Editor | Comments
Vote over subway called a straight-up fight; rush hour parking hogs to face $150 fine; killing OMB a risk, but one city must take; and more news. Vote over subway called ‘a straight-up ... read more

Photo Of The Day: The New Puente De Luz Bridge Is Nearing Completion

Puente de Luz Bridge at Concord CityPlace, Toronto, by Francisco Gazitua
February 8, 2012 1:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
A new bridge is coming to connect Front Street West and Portland Street to CityPlace. Called the Puente De Luz, which is Spanish for Bridge of Light, it will provide a pedestrian and bicycle ... read more

Goldring Vs. Goldring: Two New Buildings for U of T's St. George Campus

Construction underway for Goldring Student Centre by Moriyama Teshima Architects
February 7, 2012 2:06 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you had to pick one particular square kilometre of Toronto that had more interesting architecture in it than any other in the city, it would likely include the University of Toronto's St. ... read more

Urbanation Releases Fourth Quarter Condo Stats

February 7, 2012 1:59 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Urbanation, the real estate market research firm that tracks the Toronto CMA's (Census Metropolitan Area) condominium market, has released the fourth quarter results. The Q4 results show ... read more