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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012 9:13 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto ERs feel weight of downtown condo boom; charge developers for sprawl, says Pembine Institute; and more news. New attitude dismisses code of the street-gang world (Globe & ... read more

Paul Raff Studio Wins Prized Ronald J. Thom Award

Paul Raff Studio has won the Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement.
July 20, 2012 1:32 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Canada Council for the Arts has recently presented the Ronald J. Thom Award to the Toronto-based architectural firm Paul Raff Studio. The Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design ... read more

Then and Now: Spadina at College

Spadina and College, Toronto, 1969
July 20, 2012 9:04 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 1969. Spadina, west side, College Avenue in the distance. Yes, they could park at a 45-degree angle like that. Like they still do in some small towns. It made life easier for those whose ... read more

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

July 20, 2012 8:49 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto tries Saskatchewan's method for stopping crime before it starts; IBM's Guru Banavar on traffic, politics and Toronto; what are Toronto cyclists' worst habits; and more news. Toronto tries ... read more

Then and Now: King and John

King and John, Toronto, in the 1980s
July 19, 2012 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 1980-ish. Looking east along King from John. Now. April 2012. read more

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

July 19, 2012 9:46 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Water, salt and neglect is taking down the Gardiner; Rob Ford wants tougher gun sentences; consultant trades 100k a year to sing on Toronto's streets; ice-cool office space + more news. Fourth ... read more

Then and Now: Norway Public School

July 18, 2012 12:08 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.   c1915.  Norway Public School.  Kingston Road and Heyworth Cres. Now.  April 2012.  The school still exists, but as a newer building, out of sight to the left of ... read more

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

July 18, 2012 12:07 pm | by Albert Chen | Comments
Falling concrete continues to plague the Gardiner, Toronto sets new heat record, city councillor and MPP combine forces for common goal, history lesson on University Avenue and more: More concrete ... read more

Then and Now: Torrens Avenue School

Torrens Avenue School (William Burgess Elementary), Toronto, circa 1915
July 17, 2012 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 100 Torrens Avenue. Opened 1915. Torrens Avenue School. Note the ships mast thing. They must have had a cadet corps of some sort. Now. April 2012. William Burgess Elementary (renamed in ... read more

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

July 17, 2012 9:30 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Americans and Brits view Toronto as 'world-class'; Mayor Ford has a new chief of staff; full cost of moving Mississauga gas plant comes in at $190m; Tories charge that Pan Am Games are too ... read more

Then and Now: Rawlinson Public School

Rawlinson Public School, Toronto, circa 1921
July 16, 2012 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Rawlinson Public School, circa 1921. Earnscliffe and Glenholme Avenues. I've been studying this one. It's not from the usual design mold. Other contemporary schools from the 1920s — Maurice ... read more

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

July 16, 2012 8:34 am | by Editor | Comments
GTA residents warming to density; deputy mayor faces backlash over disparaging downtown living; OneCity should be the start of a transit discussion + other news. read more

Then and Now: Christie North of the Tracks

July 13, 2012 11:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 350 Christie Street. c1916. 'South and East Elevation. National Cash Register Company, Toronto. Page & Warrington, Architects, Toronto.' read more

Then and Now: 670 Austin Terrace

670 Austin Terrace in Toronto 1920
July 12, 2012 10:53 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 670 Austin Terrace. c1920 Now. March 2012. read more

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

July 12, 2012 10:46 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
TTC introduces scorecard to measure reliability; $180m to save a Liberal seat; stores continue to charge 5 cent bag fee; OneCity transit plan collapses and more: Karen Stintz’s OneCity plan goes ... read more

Then and Now: Danforth in the Making

Building Bloor Street east of Sherbourne 1908
July 11, 2012 11:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Danforth In The Making. Looking west to Sherbourne. 1908?' That's some kind of road building. One wagon load of dirt at a time. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012 10:38 am | by Anonymous | Comments
$180M pricetag for killing Mississauga power plant ‘outrageous’: NDP (National Post) Can’t repair city-owned Cabbagetown heritage buildings, housing committee says (National Post) read more

Then and Now: End of the Line for Bloor Street at Sherbourne

Sherbourne and Bloor Street in Toronto 1907
July 10, 2012 10:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'End of Bloor Street at Sherbourne looking east 1907?' Later. April 24, 1915. Now. March 2012. read more

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

July 10, 2012 10:34 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Heritage group frustrated over lack of care for buildings; OneCity transit plan finds little traction; Mayor's allies fail to back tax freeze; reconstruction of a 'grand union' and more: ‘Artistic ... read more

Then and Now: Lyndhurst and Austin Terrace

Lyndhurst Avenue Development in Toronto 1920.
July 9, 2012 10:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. c1920. West side of Lyndhurst, looking northwest from just north of Austin Terrace. Now. March 2012. read more