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Then and Now: King and Dowling

King & Dowling, Toronto, circa 1891
January 10, 2013 10:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. King and Dowling, northeast corner, circa 1891. "Residence of Mr. Geo. Faulkner". A wwwebster sourced picture.  I printed my hardcopy of this picture; and without looking at Google ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013 10:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Public consultation leans towards no for a casino; cuts to the Fire Department deadly?; school Board director apologizes; Metrolinx wants to know what you think + more news. Toronto casino ... read more

Then and Now: Parker's Dye Works

Parker's Dye Works, Yonge-Bloor area, Toronto, circa 1900
January 9, 2013 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Parker's Dye Works, circa someone-will-have to-tell-me. I'm guessing...1900-ish? Bismarck was a small east-west street that was situated where the Metro Reference Library is now. Fittingly, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 9, 2013

January 9, 2013 10:46 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Budget committee suspends hiring freeze; restarting Gardiner assesment; lots of casino talk; energy use in Ontario schools; terrible commuters + more news. Budget committee suspends hiring freeze, ... read more

Then and Now: Strachan Avenue

153 - 155 Strachan Avenue, Toronto, 1939
January 8, 2013 10:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. August 21, 1939. 153 - 155 Strachan Avenue. Now. July 2012. Those old cottages are long gone. They may have been documented just before their demolition as the present houses seem to be ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013 10:48 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Little change predicted in housing market; Doug Holiday going for mayoral appointment if Ford loses appeal; tough parking enforcement in Etobicoke; bike lanes proposed on Richmond and Adelaide; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rosedale Station at Night

Rosedale subway station, Toronto
January 8, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
This moody and mysterious shot of Rosedale subway station was captured a few nights ago by UrbanToronto publisher Edward Skira. He's been having a great time with Instagram lately, and this is ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Augusta

Building at Queen and Augusta, Toronto, circa 1920
January 7, 2013 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Queen and Augusta, southeast corner, circa 1920. Another wwwebster sourced picture. Now. June 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 7, 2013

January 7, 2013 10:49 am | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Mayor Rob Ford's immediate political fate at stake in appeal hearing; advocacy group sys Toronto can fund subways with casino dollars; TTC's customer service initiatives seem to be working; and ... read more

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