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Then and Now: Bay and Queen

Old City Hall, Bay and Queen, Toronto, 1911
December 13, 2012 10:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Nothing mysterious about this location... October 16, 1911. Looking north up Bay Street towards Old City Hall. Interesting streetlights. Interesting how back-breaking the labour must have ... read more

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

December 13, 2012 10:48 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford verdict contains errors according to lawyer; Presto to cost $700 million; fighting over the Gardiner; Metrolinx cost overruns + more. Judge who ordered Rob Ford out of office made ‘several ... read more

Then and Now: Dundas and McCaul

Dunas and McCaul streets, Toronto, circa 1920
December 12, 2012 10:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. McCaul and Dundas, southwest corner, circa 1920. Dominion Bank Branch. Who knew such a little gem of a bank sat on this corner; and so close to the street, too. Now July 2012. read more

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

December 12, 2012 10:48 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Punching a hole in the Gardiner; City takes advice on balancing budget; Ford on vacation; the fate of Downsview Park + more. ‘High risk’ that a heavy truck could ‘punch through’ thinning Gardner ... read more

Then and Now: College and LaPlante

College and LaPlante streets, Toronto, circa 1914
December 11, 2012 10:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. College and LaPlante, southeast corner, circa 1914. Hiscott Dermatological Institute. 61 College Street. wwwebster; thanks big guy. Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 11, 2012

December 11, 2012 10:46 am | by Editor | Comments
Hospital weaves healing into its design; island airport gets slick-looking travel store; how should city separate bike lanes? + more news. Hospital weaves healing into its design (Globe & ... read more

Then and Now: College and Spadina

The Dominion Bank, Colege and Spadina, Toronto, circa 1920
December 10, 2012 10:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. The Dominion Bank, southeast corner of College and Spadina, circa 1920. As always, thanks to wwwebster for sourcing this picture. Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 10, 2012

December 10, 2012 10:46 am | by Editor | Comments
The uncertain fate of Downsview Park; what to do about the city's neglected green spaces; historic Clarence Square gets a facelift + more news. Why we mourn fallen cyclists (Globe & ... read more

Then and Now: Church and Adelaide

Church and Adelaide streets, Toronto, 1911
December 7, 2012 11:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Church and Adelaide looking west along Adelaide. August 8, 1911. Now. July 2012. I do believe the only building left over from 1911 is the building on the left of both pictures that ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 7, 2012

December 7, 2012 11:54 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Ford supports costly byelection; Toronto streets for cars, not pedestrians; parking tickets in shared bike/car lanes; TDSB to close schools; Gardiner Expressway neglected for past 10 years; ... read more

Then and Now: Agnes Street Church

Agnes Street Church, Toronto, Bay & Dundas, 1899
December 6, 2012 10:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Agnes Street Church. Bay and Agnes. (Agnes was the precursor to Dundas.) Northeast corner, 1899. Before the Ford Hotel, itself long bitten-the-dust there was this handsome church. It's ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 6, 2012

December 6, 2012 10:40 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Rob Ford here to stay, for now; budget chief suggests councillors put there jobs on the line; Stintz for mayor? GO prices rise + more. Put ‘some skin in the game’: Councillors wishing to run for ... read more

Then and Now: Gerhard Heintzman House

Gerhard Heintzman House, Boor St E, Toronto, circa 1910
December 5, 2012 11:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Gerhard Heintzman's House. Bloor Street East. Not sure of the date — 1910-ish? Now. June 2012. There is a condo here now. At 300 Bloor Street East. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 5, 2012

December 5, 2012 11:23 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford seeks stay; city debates future of the Gardiner; fixing subway doors; property tax increases; trimming school funding + more. Rob Ford’s immediate future to be decided as Toronto mayor seeks ... read more

Daniels Spectrum Raises $350,000 at Under One Roof Event

December 4, 2012 3:39 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
On November 29, the Artscape Foundation and Presenting Sponsor, The Daniels Corporation, hosted an event to raise capital and programming funds for the Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park. Entitled ... read more

UrbanToronto Gathers at C'est What for Drinks and a Quiz

UrbanToronto gathers at C'est What, image by Jack Landau
December 4, 2012 2:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto members gathered at C'est What on Front Street yesterday to grab a pint or two, converse, and to exercise their brain with a quiz. UrbanToronto gathers at C'est What, image by Jack ... read more

High-Rise Community Update From Tower Renewal and U of T

Tower Renewal Office, Daniels Faculty, City of Toronto, ERA Architects
December 4, 2012 1:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The City of Toronto's Tower Renewal Office and the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership based at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work and Cities Centre at the University of Toronto ... read more

Then and Now: Harcourt & Son

103 King Street West Toronto, 1910, Harcourt & Son, wwwebster
December 4, 2012 11:37 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 103 King West. Harcourt & Son. Looks to be about 1910ish. A wwwebster sourced picture. Now. June 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 4, 2012

December 4, 2012 10:50 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Rescuing the conservative brand; Condos at the Masonic Temple?; Rethinking the Megacity; Myth of a divided Toronto and more news. Here are today's headlines.  Royson James: It’s time for ... read more

Topping Off November 2012: What's Hot On UrbanToronto

Globe and Mail, Toronto Condos, Globe and Mail, KPMB Architects
December 3, 2012 6:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
November has been another busy month for us here at UrbanToronto. The most visited story of the month was the cancellation of the Globe and Mail's new head office at Front and Spadina, prompting a ... read more