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Photo of the Day: L Tower on a Sunny Day

Looking toward L Tower condo by Cityzen and Fernbrook, Toronto
January 7, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo was shot from Jarvis Street at The Esplanade. Here we're looking westward on a cold, sunny winter day and have a clear shot at L Tower with its signature curve. This has to ... read more

Architecture Interest Courses Provide Insight For Enthusiasts

Grande Arche de La Défense, Paris, image by Ted Scott
January 4, 2013 7:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto's readership comes from a diverse cross-section of society, but most readers would be happy to be labeled as architecture buffs or enthusiasts, if they are not already architecture ... read more

Topping Off December 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

One Bloor East, Toronto, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects
January 4, 2013 1:14 pm | by Editor | Comments
The last month of the year was a busy one at UrbanToronto. The Forum was a hotbed of discussion, as always, with the most talked-about project being One Bloor East. In the news, a stunning ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 4, 2013

January 4, 2013 10:39 am | by Editor | Comments
Oprah Winfrey comes to Bowmanville; Jose Canseco considers running against Rob ford; Metrolinx proposal to extend Eglinton LRT underground comes under fire; and more news.  Bowmanville in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 3, 2013

January 3, 2013 10:57 am | by Editor | Comments
No new lines, but some GTA transit improvements on track this year; legal crusaders lead a quiet fight for cyclists and pedestrians; and more news. Toronto gives notice to appeal shark-fin ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 2, 2013

January 2, 2013 10:48 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto's year of public transit; Ford enjoys brief moment of peace at New Year's Levee; how will Toronto health care cope with population growth?; and more news. 2012: Toronto’s year of public ... read more

Photo of the Day: First Snow

Toronto's first snow, December 2012
January 2, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day was submitted by UT reader, Louis Mark. The image was captured at Spadina and Harbord on December 26, a moment in time of Toronto's first snow of the season. read more

Happy Holidays From All of Us at UrbanToronto!

UrbanToronto holidays logo
December 24, 2012 5:25 pm | by Editor | Comments
All of us at UrbanToronto wish you a happy and safe holiday season! The UrbanToronto office is now closed for the holidays as our editorial team is taking a well-deserved break. But we'll be back ... read more

Then and Now: Sproatt & Rolph, Architects

1162 Bay St, Sproatt & Rolph Architects, Toronto, circa 1919
December 21, 2012 10:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 1162 Bay Street. Offices of Messrs. Sproatt & Rolph, Architects, Toronto, circa 1919. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012 10:46 am | by Editor | Comments
Documents reveal Gardiner study shelved before Ford came to office; Ontario to implement 'locked door' policy at all elementary schools; OMB rejects big box development plan for Kensington Market ... read more

Then and Now: Richmond and Church

Richmond and Church Streets, Toronto, circa 1891
December 20, 2012 10:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. "Wareroom of the Newcombe Piano Company, Church Street," circa 1891. At Richmond, northeast corner, to be exact. Now. July 2012. Uhm, ye-aah, I'm reasonably sure it's still ... read more

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

December 20, 2012 10:17 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Dark day for the TTC; teachers face discipline; return of Transit City; the end of the Delta Chelsea + more news. Dark day for the TTC’: Report calls transit agency ‘arrogant, patronizing’ with ... read more

Then and Now: 119 Glen Road

119 Glen Rd, Toronto, residence of William Claude Fox, circa 1914
December 19, 2012 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 119 Glen Road. circa 1914. Residence of William Claude Fox, 'Esquire', no less. Now. July 2012. read more

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

December 19, 2012 10:48 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Gardiner on a crash course; Presto builder has poor track record; teachers threaten more strikes; revamping Wheel-Trans + more: Hume: Toronto and Gardiner on crash course (Toronto Star) System ... read more

Photo of the Day: Holiday Lights in Berczy Park

Toronto's Berczy Park in the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood
December 19, 2012 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes from UrbanToronto's Flickr pool. Captured by Urban Quarter, the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood's Berczy Park is lit beautifully for the holidays with a festive ... read more

Then and Now: The Canadian Academy of Music

Twelve Spadina Road, The Canadian Academy of Music. Toronto, 1914
December 18, 2012 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Twelve Spadina Road, circa 1914. The Canadian Academy of Music. Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 18, 2012

December 18, 2012 10:38 am | by Editor | Comments
Councillors warm up to private-sector fix for Gardiner; Olivia Chow only serious by-election threat to Rob Ford; Toronto considering all options for crumbling Gardiner and more news. Councillors ... read more

Then and Now: Thirty Avondale

30 Avondale, Toronto, circa 1920
December 17, 2012 10:41 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Thirty Avondale, circa 1920. It's in Rosedale, to save you all the trouble of looking it up. A couple of pictures today. Now pictures July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 17, 2012

December 17, 2012 10:33 am | by Editor | Comments
Diagnosing Toronto's casino fever; seeking a village feel for a high-rise cluster in North Toronto; air-rail link has Metrolinx 'clear-cutting' trees along the rails; and more news. Diagnosing ... read more

Then and Now: Bay and Adelaide

Bay and Adelaide Streets, Toronto, 1911
December 14, 2012 10:15 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. October 18, 1911. Adelaide and Bay; looking east across Bay along Adelaide. A photographic panorama of Toronto workaday life and detail frozen across the unfathomable gulf of time. Yes, I ... read more