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Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 8, 2012

June 8, 2012 9:00 am | by Editor | Comments
What's it like to live in a city without plastic bags?; despite Ford's fumbles, the city is in good hands; audio walking tour is a spine-tingling experience + more news. Your questions answered: ... read more

Then and Now: Lynwood Avenue

62 Lynwood Avenue, Toronto, circa 1920
June 7, 2012 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 62 Lynwood Avenue, circa 1920. House of Mrs. C.C.E. Malloch. Now.  September 2011. read more

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

June 7, 2012 9:42 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Naturally occurring cultural districts; Toronto kills the plastic bag; contracted company caused flooding at Union Station; living next to the creepiest house in Toronto; an interview with a ... read more

Then and Now: Clarendon Avenue

18 Clarendon Avenue, Toronto, circa 1910
June 6, 2012 9:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 18 Clarendon Avenue, circa 1910. Now. September 2011. read more

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

June 6, 2012 9:44 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Which beach to choose in Toronto; Rob Ford vows to create jobs through lower commercial property tax rates; casino not in the works for Ontario Place; a beautiful revitalization of Queens Quay; ... read more

Then and Now: Farnham Avenue

148 Farnham Avenue, Toronto, circa 1910
June 5, 2012 9:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 148 Farnham Avenue, circa 1910. Residence of W. R. Wilson. Now. September 2011. read more

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

June 5, 2012 9:46 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
How secure can malls be?; Mayor Ford wants to end the land transfer tax; why Toronto's playing fields are in the shape they're in; auction empties the Four Seasons; TTC workers awarded 6% raise in ... read more

Topping Off May 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Aura Condos in Toronto by Canderel Stoneridge and Graziani + Corazza Architects
June 4, 2012 3:53 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
May 2012 was very eventful in Toronto, and we have the full recap for you here in this month's Topping Off post. While Forum thread discussions continue to be dominated by ten of the largest ... read more

Then and Now: 49 Dunvegan Road

49 Dunvegan Road, Toronto, circa 1910
June 4, 2012 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 49 Dunvegan Road, circa 1910. Residence of W. Carter. JT? : ) Now. September 2011. read more

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

June 4, 2012 9:46 am | by Anonymous | Comments
A suspect is arrested in connection to this past weekend's shooting, Queen Street East getting a BeachBible, Athletes struggle to find adequate facilities and the St. Lawrence neighbourhood is ... read more

Then and Now: Lonsdale and Dunvegan

Lonsdale and Dunvegan Roads, Toronto, circa 1921
June 1, 2012 9:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Northeast corner of Lonsdale and Dunvegan Roads, circa 1921. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 1, 2012

June 1, 2012 9:46 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Why urban planners don't want to work in Toronto; City set to rename ferry terminal in honour of Jack Layton; Veteran Liberal MPP opposes Toronto casino; citizens mobilize to save Riverdale Farm; ... read more

Then and Now: Warren Road

177 Warren Road, Toronto, circa, 1920
May 31, 2012 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 177 Warren Road circa, 1920. Residence of F. C. Thompson. Eden Smith & Sons, Architects. Now. July 2011. Different angle to avoid the shrubbery. read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012 9:41 am | by Anonymous | Comments
TTC sticks to Metrolinx deadline for Eglinton LRT project; rising home prices a sign of confidence in Toronto; city rejects large retail development on Kromer Radio site; and more news. TTC sticks ... read more

Then and Now: Village by the Grange

May 30, 2012 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Ginsberg and Wong restaurant patio. Village By The Grange condo complex courtyard. McCaul Street, 1984-94. Now. March 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012 9:51 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Bloor condo hits roadblock as councillor raises concerns with 83-storey project’s plans (National Post) TTC doubts Metrolinx will make target for Eglinton Crosstown (National Post) Peter ... read more

Doors Open Toronto: R.C. Harris Treatment Plant, Corktown and Distillery District

UrbanToronto tours R.C. Harris Plant, Corktown and Distillery District.
May 29, 2012 4:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
A Doors Open tour of the east end would not be complete without a look at the wonderfully opulent R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. The building was constructed in the early 1930s and named after ... read more

Only a Few Days Left to Vote in the Pug Awards

Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Condo in Toronto by Graywood and Page + Steele Architect
May 29, 2012 3:48 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Voting for the 8th annual Pug Awards is coming to a close this Thursday May 31. For those of you who haven't already cast your votes, you still have time! If there's one thing we here at ... read more

Then and Now: Whitney & Roxborough

May 29, 2012 9:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Northwest corner of Whitney Avenue and Roxborough Drive, circa 1921. I hope the original owner got a volume discount on the awnings. Now. July 2011. On reflection I should have gotten ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012 9:35 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Tories take battle for Etobicoke Centre to Supreme Court; Milton to build velodrome; Troubled Air Canada flight drops debris over Mississauga; City Councillor wants methadone clinic out of St. ... read more