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BILD Members Raise Over $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity

BILD, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, Fundraiser, White Out Party
November 20, 2012 3:32 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Building Industry and Land Development Association's (BILD) fourth annual Party for Humanity was attended by over 450 industry professionals this year, and raised more than $30,000 for Habitat ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012 11:45 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Cost overruns on renos at Nelson Mandela Park Public School; Casino debate heats up; Ground breaking for new stadium at York University; Clean Train Coalition fights Metrolinx diesel trains and ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012 11:51 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Poll on tax for DRL; Ford sidelines Toronto; TDSB ponders selling land from playgrounds; McCallion maintains grip on council and more news. Here are today's headlines. Exclusive: Poll shows ... read more

Sandro Martini Feted as Burano Fresco is Unveiled

November 16, 2012 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Lanterra's Burano condos on Bay Street—between Grenville and Grosvenor—was regularly affixed in many an UrbanToronto.ca-shutterbug's viewfinder over the course of its construction. The 50-storey ... read more

Then and Now: Adams Store, City Hall Square

Adams Store, City Hall Square, Toronto, 1920s
November 16, 2012 12:03 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Main floor of the Adams Store. City Hall Square'. At some point Eatons expanded into this space; I'm guessing in the 1920s... And of course Eatons has been gone for over 30 years now. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012 11:34 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Hume on the Queens Quay remake; Opposition to casino gains steam; Store owners sue City over plastic bag ban; Condomonium in the Annex and more news. Here are today's headlines. A boulevard runs ... read more

Then and Now: View From Royal York Hotel

View from Royal York Hotel Toronto, 2012
November 15, 2012 12:22 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
The Toronto Archives describes the picture below as: "View of high buildings from Royal Bank. April 22, 1929." The caption is wrong; it should be Royal York [Hotel]. The largest building in the ... read more

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

November 15, 2012 11:32 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Trump Tower rains glass; Pushing for tougher vandalism laws; Ford in court; Residents vs Uranium; Chow to boot Ford? and more news. Here are today's headlines. Bay and Adelaide intersection closed ... read more

Then and Now: Price's Lane Part 2

Price's Lane, Toronto, 1914
November 14, 2012 12:09 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Price's Lane (again). Aug 23, 1914. Looking north this time. The small girl at far right poses for this photographer again that day — the picture can be found online at the Toronto Archives ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012 11:29 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford in court; OLG not sure about Toronto; Chow on crumbling infastructure; Arrest on Jarvis; Condo speculation and more news. These are today's headlines. OLG ‘not wedded to Toronto’ for casino ... read more

Then and Now: Barnaby Place

Barnaby Place, Edward and Bay streets, Toronto, circa 1912
November 13, 2012 11:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Feb 23, 1912. Barnaby Place (was also known in the previous century as Price's Lane). Now. April 2012. Looking out at Edward Street, and the north side of the bus terminal. read more

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

November 13, 2012 11:31 am | by Editor | Comments
Police budget cuts mean layoffs, Chief Blair warns; Sports executives promise fewer condos, more teams that contend; farewell to three warriors for justice; and more news. Police budget cuts mean ... read more

Then and Now: Bay Street Bus Terminal

Bay Street Bus Terminal in 1931, Toronto
November 12, 2012 12:10 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Toronto's new bus terminal.  Dec. 19, 1931. Now. June 2012. Oy, we need a new bus terminal. read more

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

November 12, 2012 11:33 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Hume on the removal of Jarvis bike lanes; Miller summoned as witness in Ford's libel trial; Why big businesses are moving back downtown; Balancing growth & preservation in North Toronto and ... read more

Then and Now: Brown Funeral Home

Brown Funeral Home, Davenport Avenue, Toronto, circa 1947
November 9, 2012 11:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, circa 1947. 1491 Davenport Avenue. Now. 1491 Davenport puts the location here; an '80s mini-subdivision takes up the whole block now. read more

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

November 9, 2012 11:31 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Ten York Condos design revamped; Nestle chocolate factory remains employment land; no green or blue bins for Toronto apartments and condos; Toronto's sewers and roads wearing out; New plan for ... read more

Excavation Begins at First Parliament Site

First Parliament Site, City of Toronto, Toronto Public Library
November 8, 2012 5:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
In July, Toronto City Council adopted a motion put forward by councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) to expropriate the lands of the First Parliament Site at the southwest ... read more

Then and Now: Wilmot Street Part 2

Wilmot Street, Toronto, 1949
November 8, 2012 12:02 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. A continuation of yesterday's post; this time a west-northwest view of Wilmot Street. Numbers 4 - 20. July 29, 1949. Now. June 2012. read more

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

November 8, 2012 11:34 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Protecting employment lands from residential development; New in Toronto real estate; Mr. Christie's Bakery fights to save land from condo developers; Microbreweries in the urban landscape and ... read more

Artscape Carves Out Space for Art in the Junction

Daniels Spectrum, Toronto Condos, Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architect
November 7, 2012 5:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Often in our mad pace to rejuvenate, rebuild and reconstruct our city, we tend to forget about what makes a community worth living and working in. A great deal of Toronto's most desirable downtown ... read more