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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For July 3, 2012

July 3, 2012 10:37 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Union station renovation on track; street style at the Pride Parade; Cities for People workshop looks at the Wallace-Emerson neighbourhood; city needs to firm up PanAm Games venues and more: Clock ... read more

Then and Now: Berkeley Street Firehall - Alumnae Theatre

Berkeley Street Firehall, Toronto, 1970
June 29, 2012 10:35 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Last Day of Firehall.' see the description for this Toronto Archive photo. 1970. Berkeley Street. Now. March 2011. read more

Then and Now: Ontario College of Art & Design

Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, 1957
June 28, 2012 10:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Globe & Mail newspaper article about the January 17, 1957 opening of Ontario College of Art on McCaul Street. Now. March 2011. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012 10:30 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
OneCity transit battle; house collapses in the Junction; the leadership of Karen Stintz; 2012 Pride Guide; Toronto's first brewery; how the city makes space for culture and more: Round two of ... read more

Then and Now: Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street, Toronto, circa 1964
June 27, 2012 10:20 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Another Old Chinatown scene. Chestnut Street, south of Dundas West, looking north. Looks to be 1964-ish, judging from the car styles. Bore mode on. Chestnut was not the main Chinatown drag ... read more

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

June 27, 2012 10:16 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Councillors propose tax hike for massive TTC build; a school for social entrepreneurs; city launches a website showing traffic disruptions; another round of Game of Hoods; Gardiner ramp closures ... read more

Then and Now: Old Chinatown

June 26, 2012 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. June 26, 1955. More old Chinatown. 173-77 Dundas Street West. Now. March 2011. Note the old sign, a holdover. read more

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

June 26, 2012 9:46 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Rob Fords skips Pride flag-raising; concrete falls from the Gardiner, again: Toronto's favourite patios; possible TTC fare hike; huburbs of the GTA and more: Game of Hoods, Round 2: West Bend vs. ... read more

Then and Now: 143 Dundas Street West

June 25, 2012 12:00 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 143 Dundas West. c1965ish. A little more of Toronto's Lost Chinatown. Now. March 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012 10:32 am | by Anonymous | Comments
One feared dead, another trapped after cave-in at Elliot Lake mall (National Post) Why Canada should open its borders to the world (National Post) Downsview Park bustling with urgency in advance ... read more

Then and Now: 129A Dundas Street West

129A Dundas St. W., Toronto, circa 1970
June 22, 2012 8:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 129A Dundas St. W. Something different today. A bit of 1970-ish Chinatown history via an old news article taken from a book — the name of which escapes me — that I have in my library ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012 8:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto condo boom prompted new mortgage rules; who gets a key to the city?; city street parking could get more expensive; and more news. read more

Then and Now: 58 Avenue Road

June 21, 2012 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 58 Avenue Road (at Lowther, SW corner). circa 1910. Residence of John H. Eyre. Now. October 2011. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012 10:37 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Parking fee increases on the horizon, lawn bowling pushing for a come-back and tower renewal gets a much needed boost; here are the headlines for June 20th, 2012. TDSB considers selling parts of ... read more

Then and Now: 58 Poplar Plains Road

58 Poplar Plains Rd, Toronto, circa 1910
June 20, 2012 10:42 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 58 Poplar Plains Rd, circa 1910. F. S. Baker, Architect. Now. October 2011. read more

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

June 20, 2012 10:41 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Toronto loses it's elephants to California; TDSB examines selling school yards; Toronto's Cultural Work District; hood vs. hood; tips for safer cycling and more: Toronto Zoo’s elephants set for ... read more

Then and Now: 56 Poplar Plains Rd

56 Poplar Plains Rd, Toronto, circa 1910
June 19, 2012 9:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 56 Poplar Plains Rd, circa 1910. F. S. Baker, Architect. Now. October 2011. read more

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

June 19, 2012 9:40 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Green roof completed at TD Centre; Mayor Ford misses weight loss goal; art in a telephone booth?; Coroner suggests ways to reduce cyclist deaths; Friday night at the ROM and more: Victim ... read more

Then and Now: 52 Poplar Plains Road

52 Poplar Plains Road, Toronto, circa 1910
June 18, 2012 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 52 Poplar Plains Road, circa 1910. F. S. Baker, Architect. Now. October 2011. read more

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

June 18, 2012 9:39 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto parking lot wins international award; new zoning bylaw drafted; the rise and fall of the ethnic mall; and more news. Radiohead ‘shattered’ after drum tech’s death in Toronto stage ... read more