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Photo of the Day: Empty Offramp

Photo of the Day, York-Bay-Yonge offramp, Gardiner Expressway, Toronto
October 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Torontonians are fairly used to seeing the Gardiner Expressway and its main downtown offramps packed with traffic. This is not the case in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Spadina Avenue and Concord CityPlace

Throwback Thursday, Adelaide, Spadina, Toronto
October 23, 2014 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
During the past several years, the construction of Concord CityPlace has added a tremendous amount of density to the former railway lands bounded by Front Street, Blue Jays Way, Bathurst Street ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Dundas

Photo of the Day, Yonge and Dundas, Toronto
October 23, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Yonge and Dundas intersection is known for its distinctive urban ambiance and glittering electronic signage. Hundreds of thousands of cars and pedestrians use the intersection every week, and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Absolute

Photo of the Day, Absolute World, Marilyn, Mississauga
October 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Pretty much every major city has its own iconic landmark, including our neighbour to the west, Mississauga. read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Sunrise

Photo of the Day, sunrise, Toronto
October 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The last few weeks brought us some very unpredictable weather, with everything from torrential downpours and heavy fog to glorious sunrises. In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Old Mill Bridge

Photo of the Day, Old Mill bridge, Etienne Brule Park, Humber River, Toronto
October 20, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The arched stone bridge carrying Old Mill Road over the Humber River has stood in place since 1916, but it was the first bridge built on site. There has been a bridge spanning the Humber River in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blood Moon

Photo of the Day, Ïce Condominiums, CN Tower
October 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
High-rise development in Toronto continues to contribute to an ever changing landscape, giving photographers seemingly endless opportunities to capture new angles and landmarks. In today's Photo ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Adelaide Street West

Throwback Thursday, Adelaide, Spadina, Toronto
October 16, 2014 9:24 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Entertainment District has been the site of major intensification over the past several years, transforming the parking lots, warehouses and after-hours venues which once defined the area into ... read more

Photo of the Day: Golden Exposure

Photo of the Day, CN Tower, Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto
October 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Two iconic examples of Toronto architecture both share the honours in today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by [EyeTheNorth]. In the image below, the ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Basketweave

Photo of the Day, Highway 401
October 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Highway 401's route through Toronto carries more cars per day than any other stretch of highway in the world. To carry such incredible volumes efficiently, the highway uses a system of collectors ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fog Noir

Photo of the Day, fog
October 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yet another amazing shot of Toronto's recent foggy weather has made the cut for today's Photo of the Day. In this shot, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Ben ... read more

Photo of the Day: Swimming in Fog

Photo of the Day, fog
October 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have had a lot of fog in Toronto recently, and the dramatic atmospheric conditions have made for some pretty cool photography over the past couple of weeks. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The View from Bay and Harbour

Throwback Thursday, Bay and Harbour, Toronto
October 9, 2014 10:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New pedestrian links continue to improve connectivity between the new "Southcore" district, and the Downtown Core to the north. After years of construction, high-rise office buildings and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Photo of the Day, U of T Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
October 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto has been rapidly expanding over the past several years, as new architecturally significant buildings add to the institution's existing catalogue of impressive structures. ... read more

Photo of the Day: 300 Front

Photo of the Day, 300 Front Street West
October 8, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Only a few decades ago, the area surrounding what is now referred to as the Rogers Centre was sparsely inhabited and lacking in retail, amenities and overall street life. In the years since, the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ghost Station

Photo of the Day, Bessarion Station, TTC Sheppard Subway
October 7, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC Sheppard Subway (Line 4) is the most modern rapid transit line in the system, and while much of the line's length has been home to intense urbanization since opening in 2004, the Sheppard ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Salmon Run

The Salmon Run, Bobbie Rosenfeld Park, Photo of the Day
October 6, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For the longest time, the fountain at Bobbie Rosenfeld Park outside of the Rogers Centre ran dry, with the metal salmon literally fish out of water. The water was turned back on last year, and the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dawn on The Don

Photo of the Day, DVP, Don Valley Parkway, Toronto
October 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened between 1961 and 1966, the Don Valley Parkway remains one of Toronto's most vital arteries, carrying north and southbound traffic for 15 kilometres between Highway 401 and the Gardiner ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Shangri-La

Throwback Thursday, Shangri-La, Toronto
October 2, 2014 10:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The massive changes Toronto has undergone over the past several years are noticeable everywhere, especially in the area surrounding our downtown core of course, where countless new high-rise ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Heron

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, heron
October 2, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The view of the city from the Toronto Islands remains as one of the most impressive vantage points of our growing skyline. The islands, and the nearby Leslie Street Spit also provide an important ... read more