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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 26, 2013

February 26, 2013 10:22 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
TTC could face legal action if it reneges on newsstand deal; Mayor Rob Ford won't be prosecuted for alleged election violations; Princess of Wales Theatre likely won't escape ... read more

Then and Now: Mill Street Bridge

Plaque on Mill Street Bridge, Toronto
February 25, 2013 10:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Bridge. Mill Street.   Now. August 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 25, 2013

February 25, 2013 10:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
TTC to scrap newsstand deal; Toronto’s compliance audit committee will consider today whether to prosecute Mayor Rob Ford with violating the Municipal Elections Act; Ontario plans to ... read more

A Red Glow Approaches Concord CityPlace's Outdoor Art Collection

Maha Mustafa in front of Approaching Red, image by Gabriel Leung
February 22, 2013 6:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We follow public art on UrbanToronto. It's an all-too-often overlooked component of city life that we rush by more often than not in our daily pursuits. There are those times though when we can ... read more

Then and Now: Cullen Country Barns and Pacific Mall

Cullen Country Barns, Toronto, circa 1980
February 22, 2013 10:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Cullen Country Barns, the postcard. Let's say circa 1980-ish. This was a gift shop, restaurant and entertainment complex demolished 1994-ish. The video: Now. August 2012. Pacific ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 22, 2013

February 22, 2013 10:50 am | by Editor | Comments
Metrolinx's plan for railway sound walls on the UP Express route proves controversial; TTC orders more bendy buses; Hazel McCallion wants Mississauga banner at Pearson; and more news. Metrolinx’s ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto in Black and White

Toronto in black and white
February 22, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Here we have another great photo submitted via UrbanToronto's flickr page. It's a wonderful black and white image of the city looking south from the AGO, captured by Empty Quarter. On the left, ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and St. Germain

National Trust branch, Yonge and St. Germain streets, Toronto, 1960s
February 21, 2013 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. National Trust branch. Circa 1965-ish? Just my guess. NW corner St. Germain and Yonge. National Trust branches were a common sight up until about 15 or so years ago when they were rolled ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 21, 2013

February 21, 2013 10:42 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Developers propose radical makeover of Toronto casino site; Transportation Minister Glen Murray claims fresh ideas for transit investment; Women's hockey league suggests Markham arena will be ... read more

Then and Now: Eastmount Avenue

Eastmount Avenue, Toronto, 1939
February 20, 2013 10:31 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. December 26, 1939. 10-12-14 Eastmount Avenue. A handsome triplet of rowhouses.  Those men are looking at a landslide (out of frame to the left of the picture) that saw a part of this ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 20, 2013

February 20, 2013 10:19 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Councillor Mammoliti's debt records unearthed; public housing safety concerns revisited; new premier Kathleen Wynne’s first speech from the throne; customized email alerts from City Hall; and ... read more

Ontario Heritage Trust Launches Heritage Week 2013

February 19, 2013 2:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past Friday the Ontario Heritage Trust hosted a special event at the historic Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres to mark the beginning of Heritage Week 2013. This year’s celebrations, which run ... read more

Then and Now: Eglinton Subway Station

Eglinton Subway Station, Toronto, 1960s
February 19, 2013 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Eglinton TTC station, 1960s. I remember that Laura Secord store (in the middle distance) as being quite large and busy. The salesladies wore a white uniform; many were older ladies; many ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013 10:30 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The city-led transit consultation holds its fourth public event; retired construction boss Nicolo Milioto downplays Mob links; book lover Nicholas Hoare is closing up shop; uncertain future of ... read more

Then and Now: Melinda Street

Melinda Street, Toronto, circa 1949
February 15, 2013 10:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Looking at the north side of Melinda, between Jordan and — in the distance — Yonge Street. Circa 1949.     Now. August 2012. On the left we see the back of the 1965 Montreal ... read more

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

February 15, 2013 10:36 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Increased revenue for Metrolinx; making cycling in Toronto safer; Mayor Ford apologizes for another bungle; the case for a Canadian ministry of cities; and more news. Metrolinx may consider ... read more

Photo of the Day: Crystalline Invader

ROM Crystal, Toronto
February 15, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo of the day captures the ROM Crystal from high up on a cold and cloudy winter morning. It's not often we see the controversial crystal from this angle. Love it or hate it, it's easy ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From the East

Downtown Toronto
February 14, 2013 5:09 pm | by Editor | Comments
This shot is an awesome view of downtown Toronto shot from the east side. Captured by Forum member, udo, here we see L Tower to the left, the CN Tower on the right, and St. James Cathedral's ... read more

Then and Now: College Theatre, College and Dovercourt

College Theatre, College and Dovercourt, Toronto, 1946
February 14, 2013 10:41 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. College Theatre. NW corner College and Dovercourt. 'Gallant Journey' is on the marquee. This dates the photograph to 1946. The theatre was built in 1920; closed in 1967.   Now. August ... read more

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

February 14, 2013 10:38 am | by Editor | Comments
OCAD's new cultural centre to be named Princess of Wales Art Centre; Hudake eyes transit as way to win over Torontonians; and more news. OCAD’s new cultural centre to be named Princess of Wales ... read more