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Then and Now: King Subway Station

August 8, 2012 11:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. King street TTC station subway entrance. SW corner. Looks to be 1954-ish [the Yonge line opened in 1954]. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012 9:26 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Mayor Ford admitted to hospital; combating a 'nature deficit'; Metrolinx taken to court over diesel train plan; private trash collectors off to a slow start and more news: Private trash collectors ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge with Snow, Streetcars, and no Aluminum Panelling

August 7, 2012 11:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Dec. 11, 1944. 22.5 inches in 36 hours. Now. April 2011. read more

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

August 7, 2012 10:09 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Controversial condo proposed for 'restaurant row'; Vaughan byelection up for grabs; a historic Wychwood Park home; the new chief planner's to-do-list and more: Posted Toronto Political Panel: ... read more

Topping Off July 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

L Tower in Toronto by Cityzen, Castlepoint, Fernbrook and Libeskind
August 3, 2012 11:26 am | by Anonymous | Comments
As summer temperatures fell on Toronto in full force this past July the city came to a crawl; everyone began walking a little bit slower on the streets, reflected in the slowdown we see annually ... read more

Then and Now: Scholes Hotel

August 3, 2012 10:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 201 Yonge. 'Scholes' ' Hotel. 1940s. Later.  1961.  Colonial Tavern. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 3, 2012

August 3, 2012 9:39 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Military Housing at Downsview under threat, Underpass Park opens to much fanfare, Toronto home sales decline and a possible delay on Spadina extension.Plan to demolish military housing draws fire ... read more

Then and Now: Baldwin and Augusta

August 2, 2012 11:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  Baldwin and Augusta.  NE corner.  I can't remember where I got this picture but its accompanying notes date it as 1964 - I find that hard to believe.  1954 would seem ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 2, 2012

August 2, 2012 10:17 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Port Lands revamp set to be revealed next week, more charges laid in Yonge Street arson case, and Toronto's new chief planner thinks Rob Ford is..."interesting". Hamilton women file statement of ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Wineva

August 1, 2012 10:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. May 28, 1915. Looking W along Queen from just E of Wineva. Leuty is in the left distance; where the turreted building (in both pictures) is. Now. May 2012. read more

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

August 1, 2012 10:18 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Danzig residents want out of housing complex; Toronto's new planner; transit hub worries Vaughan residents; retro Caribana and more: Police alone can't stop gangs, Toronto Chief Bill Blair ... read more

Then and Now: McCaul Street Loop

McCaul Street Loop in Toronto, 1929.
July 31, 2012 10:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  McCaul st. loop looking NE.  July 11, 1929.  Just a tidge over 82 years ago.  What were you doing that day.. for those of you old enough to remember?  ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012 8:45 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Toronto may finally have a new chief planner, another player enters the Toronto casino goldrush and the possible sale of Postal Station K has a bevy of neighbourhood supporters fearing another ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Lansdowne

July 30, 2012 12:59 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then and a little bit later. c1950. Queen and Lansdowne. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012 12:49 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
A reality check for Port Lands project (Globe and Mail) Busted! Your yard sale may be breaking Toronto’s bylaws (Globe and Mail) A proposal for prix fixe taxis (National Post) read more

Then and Now: Adelaide Street East

14 Adelaide St East, Toronto, January 7, 1952
July 27, 2012 9:59 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 14 Adelaide St E. Jan 7, 1952. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012 9:56 am | by Editor | Comments
Turn Ontario Place into multi-use complex, report urges; more police officers to patrol Toronto after series of public shootings; what Roncesvalles Avenue used to look like; and more news. Mayor ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Bloor

Yonge and Bloor, Toronto, circa 1920s
July 26, 2012 10:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Yonge and Bloor. Circa 1920s? Looking at the SW corner from the NE corner. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012 10:24 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Separated bikes lanes for Sherbourne; the disappearance of cheeseball Toronto; class action lawsuit proceeds for 2008 propane blast; Toronto athletes to watch at the London Olympics and ... read more

Then and Now: Ashbridges Bay Pumping Station

Ashbridges Bay Pumping Station, Toronto, 1915
July 25, 2012 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'May 19, 1915. Pumping Station.' On Eastern near Coxwell. Now. April 2012. read more