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Then and Now: Queen and Vancouver

Queen and Vancouver streets, Toronto, 1899
January 23, 2013 10:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Queen Street East Church.' Queen and Vancouver, northwest corner, circa 1899. Looks like a growing congregation; if you go by the addition to the front; or would that be the other way ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013 10:39 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford needs stronger agenda; majority support casino; MGM eyes CNE; how urban design effects our health, and more! If Rob Ford had ‘stronger agenda’ it would eliminate some of the ‘sideshow ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From Below

Looking up at King Street from King Subway Station
January 23, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is a great view of King Street and its towers, as seen from below. Our vantage point is the bottom of the stairs at King Subway Station. And, coincidentally, we have a ... read more

Then and Now: University and Elm

Erskine Presbyterian Church, University and Elm streets, Toronto, built 1878
January 22, 2013 10:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
The northwest corner of Elm and University down through the years. On the left: Erskine Presbyterian Church [Built 1878, architect E. J. Lennox.  Demolished?]. Lennox was only 24 when he ... read more

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

January 22, 2013 10:45 am | by Editor | Comments
Is that a Starbucks, or a new bank branch?; TTC to study complaint about strollers taking up too much space; downtown Toronto's pace of population growth triples, outpacing suburbs; and more ... read more

Then and Now: Hester How Public School

Hester How Public School, Elizabeth Street, Toronto, 1952
January 21, 2013 10:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Hester How Public School. 1952. Elizabeth Street, west side, facing Walton Street. Now. January 2013. More on Hester How: read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for January 21, 2013

January 21, 2013 10:48 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Records broken in commercial property deals; vital underground work supports vertical communities; (Re)thinking transit shelter design; swapping a house for year-round living on the water; smart ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Sherbourne

January 18, 2013 12:20 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Branch of The Dominion Bank. Queen and Sherbourne, SE corner. c1920. Now. July 2012. read more

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