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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012 12:49 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
A reality check for Port Lands project (Globe and Mail) Busted! Your yard sale may be breaking Toronto’s bylaws (Globe and Mail) A proposal for prix fixe taxis (National Post) read more

Photo of the Day: Underpass Park

Underpass Park, Toronto. Built by Waterfront Toronto
July 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Monolithic and unrelenting, the Gardiner Expressway is our city's most maligned piece of infrastructure. Erupting from Lakeshore, the roadway courses its way through downtown Toronto severing and ... read more

The Rising Cost of Rapid Transit Construction

A Madrid Metro station. Source: FCC Construction
July 27, 2012 6:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This post is shared with the blog Transit Futures. Nearly every North American who travels to Europe returns with awe at the extent of their subway and intercity rail networks. Part of the ... read more

Scenes from a Hard Hat Tour (or Two)

Construction workers at Context's Market Wharf condos, Toronto
July 27, 2012 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto feels quite priviledged to be invited to take hard hat tours of projects in this city. We get to see a lot interesting things, and we have learned a lot about building construction ... read more

Then and Now: Adelaide Street East

14 Adelaide St East, Toronto, January 7, 1952
July 27, 2012 9:59 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 14 Adelaide St E. Jan 7, 1952. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012 9:56 am | by Editor | Comments
Turn Ontario Place into multi-use complex, report urges; more police officers to patrol Toronto after series of public shootings; what Roncesvalles Avenue used to look like; and more news. Mayor ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Cinesphere at Ontario Place

Cinesphere at Ontario Place, Toronto. Designed by Eberhard Zeidler
July 27, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A dying gasp of an architectural movement that was battered and in retreat, Ederhard Zieldler's Ontario Place is a monument to optimism expressed in glass and white steel. Opened in 1971, it ... read more

Origami Condos: A Progression of Folds To Create A Sculpture

Origami Lofts, Toronto condos, by Teeple Architects for Symmetry Developments
July 26, 2012 9:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, and it takes some amount of practice to create the end product – the beautiful little scupltures – that origami is known for. The process of designing ... read more

Photo Tour of Daniels' Cinema Tower: Part 2, The Tower

Cinema Tower Condos, Toronto. Developed by The Daniels Corporation
July 26, 2012 12:20 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
UrbanToronto returns to our tour of the Daniels Corporation's Cinema Tower, completing our trip to the 444 condo unit construction site, our attention moves from the podium to the tower that ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Bloor

Yonge and Bloor, Toronto, circa 1920s
July 26, 2012 10:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Yonge and Bloor. Circa 1920s? Looking at the SW corner from the NE corner. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012 10:24 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Separated bikes lanes for Sherbourne; the disappearance of cheeseball Toronto; class action lawsuit proceeds for 2008 propane blast; Toronto athletes to watch at the London Olympics and ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Neon Yonge

Archival image of Yonge Street looking south from Dundas in Toronto.
July 26, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Awash with neon signs, Yonge Street was electric. Looking south from the intersection of Yonge & Dundas, the frenetic pulse of the street fills the image even in the absence of colour. ... read more

Reno Work Guts Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza

Imperial Plaza condos at 111 St. Clair West, Toronto, with gutted interiors
July 25, 2012 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
No guts, no glory, as they say. Work to turn the former head offices of Imperial Oil Canada at 111 St. Clair Avenue West into Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza condominiums has now gutted former ... read more

RealNet Releases June 2012 Market Results

January 2012 to June 2012 New Home Sales Perspective
July 25, 2012 2:46 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Given the concern expressed by policy makers and analysts regarding the state of the housing market in Toronto, monthly releases of market activity are of special interest in this climate of ... read more

Time Lapse Videos of the Bridge Raising at Parade

Skybridge raising at Parade Condos, Toronto. Developed by Concord Adex,
July 25, 2012 1:11 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
It's been just over a month since the skybridge connecting the two towers of Parade was lifted into place, but we thought since this was one of the most exciting projects to watch, we would remind ... read more

Then and Now: Ashbridges Bay Pumping Station

Ashbridges Bay Pumping Station, Toronto, 1915
July 25, 2012 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'May 19, 1915. Pumping Station.' On Eastern near Coxwell. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012 9:48 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Caribana to search guests for weapons; assualt victim wakes up from a three-week coma; TTC crashes 3000 times a year; the new CN Leaside bike trail and more. In wake of Toronto gun violence, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Allen Lambert Galleria

Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place, Toronto
July 25, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A cathedral to commerce, the Allen Lambert Galleria is among the most impressive contributions to the public realm to come from a private development. A central component of the two-tower ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and O'Hara

Queen and O'Hara, Parkdale, Toronto, circa 1900
July 24, 2012 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Queen and O'Hara looking east along Queen. Circa 1900s-ish. Now. April 2012. Interesting building of some substance on the right that has disappeared.  I wonder what it was? read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012 9:46 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
RBC says we aren't in a condo bubble; where Toronto should build bike lanes; Mississauga a nanny state?; El Mocambo gets another lease on life; green roofs and more. No Toronto condo bubble, RBC ... read more