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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013 12:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
YMCA aims to fund massive expansion; Can the Entertainment District's restaurant row resist condo frenzy?; People talk casinos at public consultations; TTC report threatens to reopen Scarborough ... read more

Then and Now: Wood-Green Church

Wood-Green Church, Queen and Strange, circa 1880
January 17, 2013 10:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Wood-Green Church. Queen and Strange, southwest corner. Circa "188-" [as cited by the Toronto Public Library]. Later. Circa 1899. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 17, 2013

January 17, 2013 10:40 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
"Best budget in Toronto's History"? ; Del Grande resigns; Toronto grows up; Mammoliti says overspending a disagreement and more news. ‘The mayor was the mayor. It’s one of the unsolved mysteries ... read more

Then and Now: Lake Shore Boulevard

Lake Shore Boulevard, Toronto, 1951
January 16, 2013 10:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. "Sep. 16, 1951. Lake Shore Blvd. looking W from approx. 100' E of Starr Ave". Starr was a north/south street (it's no more) about halfway between Dunn and James on a line with Close Ave. to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013 10:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford feeling the heat; Mammoliti argues overspending allegations; More Mid-Rise for our avenues; TTC officers arrested; 2% property tax increase and more news. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford feels the ... read more

Then and Now: Church and Shuter

Church and Shuter, Toronto, circa 1891
January 15, 2013 10:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Church and Shuter, northeast corner. Residence of Dr. L. M. Sweetnam, circa 1891. Now. August 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 15, 2013

January 15, 2013 10:48 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Property tax hike to stay at 2%; Toronto's Chief Planner on city growth and infrastructure; Ford supports casino at public information session; Liberal candidates pledge money for regional ... read more

Photo of the Day: Crane in Action

Bay Street looking south, Toronto, image by androiduk
January 15, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
This dynamic image was captured by Forum member, androiduk. It's a great shot of the crane at Concert's Motion coming down, as we turn our gaze south on Bay Street. The bustling city provides ... read more

Then and Now: Bloor and North

Bloor and North streets, Toronto, circa 1920
January 14, 2013 10:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Store and Office Building, Bloor and North Streets, C.J. Gibson, Architect,' circa 1920. Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 14, 2013

January 14, 2013 10:46 am | by Editor | Comments
How toronto renames its streets; architecture is an instrument for civility; construction site nightmares; the people's turn to talk casinos; and more news. Data finds location is everything for ... read more

Then and Now: King and Bright

King and Bright Streets, Toronto, circa 1899
January 11, 2013 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. King and Bright, northwest corner, circa 1899. 'King Street East Church,' says the description. This was known as 'Peoples Church,' originally, from 1866; then King Street Methodist Church ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013 10:42 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Elementary schools open despite protest; plagiarism and budget problems at TDSB; extra money in city's budget; fuel spill in Don River; casino public consultation meeting format to be tweaked; ... read more

Then and Now: King and Dowling

King & Dowling, Toronto, circa 1891
January 10, 2013 10:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. King and Dowling, northeast corner, circa 1891. "Residence of Mr. Geo. Faulkner". A wwwebster sourced picture.  I printed my hardcopy of this picture; and without looking at Google ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013 10:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Public consultation leans towards no for a casino; cuts to the Fire Department deadly?; school Board director apologizes; Metrolinx wants to know what you think + more news. Toronto casino ... read more

Then and Now: Parker's Dye Works

Parker's Dye Works, Yonge-Bloor area, Toronto, circa 1900
January 9, 2013 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Parker's Dye Works, circa someone-will-have to-tell-me. I'm guessing...1900-ish? Bismarck was a small east-west street that was situated where the Metro Reference Library is now. Fittingly, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 9, 2013

January 9, 2013 10:46 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Budget committee suspends hiring freeze; restarting Gardiner assesment; lots of casino talk; energy use in Ontario schools; terrible commuters + more news. Budget committee suspends hiring freeze, ... read more

Then and Now: Strachan Avenue

153 - 155 Strachan Avenue, Toronto, 1939
January 8, 2013 10:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. August 21, 1939. 153 - 155 Strachan Avenue. Now. July 2012. Those old cottages are long gone. They may have been documented just before their demolition as the present houses seem to be ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013 10:48 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Little change predicted in housing market; Doug Holiday going for mayoral appointment if Ford loses appeal; tough parking enforcement in Etobicoke; bike lanes proposed on Richmond and Adelaide; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rosedale Station at Night

Rosedale subway station, Toronto
January 8, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
This moody and mysterious shot of Rosedale subway station was captured a few nights ago by UrbanToronto publisher Edward Skira. He's been having a great time with Instagram lately, and this is ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Augusta

Building at Queen and Augusta, Toronto, circa 1920
January 7, 2013 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Queen and Augusta, southeast corner, circa 1920. Another wwwebster sourced picture. Now. June 2012. read more