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Photo of the Day: Tridel's 300 Front Street West

Tridel's 300 Front Street West Condos, Toronto. Designed by Wallman Architects
September 11, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Diverging from the green glass of its peers, 300 Front Street West finds its expression through the monochromatic. Clad almost exclusively in black and white, the 49-storey tower and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Canary District Construction Site

Canary District Condos, Toronto Condos, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, EllisDon
September 10, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows Toronto's rapidly evolving skyline from the construction site of yet another development, the Canary District Condominiums, located between the trendy Distillery ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ice Condominiums at York Centre

Lanterra and Cadillac Fairview's Ice Condominiums, Toronto.
September 7, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
When a building material is as ubiquitous as glass, it is critical that the quality of that material be excellent. The aversion of the architectural community to ornamentation has compounded this ... read more

Photo of the Day: Summer's Sunset

Sunset over downtown Toronto
September 6, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member Tomms, this photo shows a brilliant setting sun descending beneath the horizon. With the move into September, we are enjoying the last weeks of summer's heat. This fragile ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Carpet of Stone

Courtyard under construction at the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, Toronto
September 5, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A nod to Yorkville's reservoir of 19th century architecture, the "urban carpet" being laid at the base of the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences is a playful contradiction to the disciplined ... read more

Photo of the Day: Art Attacks

14-foot Koilos sculpture in the Distillery District, Toronto
September 4, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Dark, fantastical and playful, this sculpture looks ready to pounce. Created by Michael Christian, this two-thousand-pound steel sculpture has greeted visitors to the Distillery District since its ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide Centre's First Incarnation

A rendering of the original postmodern Bay Adelaide Centre in downtown Toronto
August 31, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Killed by the deflation of an overheated economy, all that materialized of the original Bay Adelaide Centre was a massive parking garage and an aborted elevator shaft. Developed by TrizecHahn ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mississauga's Intensifying Skyline

Mississauga skyline with Toronto in the distance
August 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
It's becoming increasingly more difficult to argue that the suburbs around Toronto are exclusively low-rise bedroom communities. While Mississauga is a city and not part of Toronto, it was for a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Clear Spirit Rises Above the Distillery

Clear Spirit Condo, Toronto. Developed by Cityscape and Dundee Reality
August 29, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Contrasting with the Victorian industrial architecture at its base, Clear Spirit nevertheless manages to fit well into the surrounding historic district. Developed by Cityscape and Dundee Reality, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cross Section of Development Captured at Yonge & Bloor

Yonge and Bloor in Toronto
August 28, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Despite initial perceptions one may glean from the Toronto skyline and the hysteria and hype surrounding the current development boom, Toronto was not built in the past decade. Our built ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Lights Up

Shangri-La Hotel & Condos, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.
August 27, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There is a lot to be said for subtlety. Measured and understated, architectural detailing is intended to be an inflection that reinforces rather than alters. An overly generous use of lighting, ... read more

Increasingly Photogenic L Tower Attracts UT Shutterbugs

L Tower Condos Toronto by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty
August 24, 2012 5:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Few UrbanToronto Forum members were ready to heap praise on Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint's L Tower when it was first under construction — no doubt at least partially due to its ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Capital's River City Condos

Urban Capital's River City Condos in the West Donlands, Toronto
August 24, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The first private sector development in the West Donlands, Urban Capital's River City Condos are an exciting addition to this embryonic neighbourhood. The two buildings of phase one are designed ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canadian National Exhibition

Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto.
August 23, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A flurry of activity that marks the closing of summer, the CNE is a sweetly frenetic finale to a fading summer season. Now in its 134th year, the Exhibition holds the nostalgia of generations of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lanterra's Burano & Murano

Lanterra's Burano and Murano Condos, Toronto. Designed by architectsAlliance
August 22, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The population grows, the city swells and a vertical reach begins. Pulling in all the light they can and offering as little division as possible between interior and exterior, the logic of a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown from the Gardiner Expressway

Downtown Toronto from Dufferin and Gardiner Expressway,
August 21, 2012 10:35 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's image is a twilight shot of the downtown core, taken from what would appear to be the Dufferin Bridge over the Gardiner Expressway. As thousands pour into the Exhibition Grounds for the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From NXT Condos

View of downtown Toronto from Cresford's NXT Condos, designed by aA
August 20, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Shot by Forum member Youranthony1, this remarkable picture captures the morning light as it breaks across the city. With the multiplication of glass clad towers, beautiful views like this are ... read more

Photo of the Day: KPMB's Bremner Tower

Bremner Tower at the Southcore Financial Centre, Toronto. Designed by KPMB
August 17, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Buildings should not be singular expressions, blind to their surroundings. A thoughtful dialogue between structures in which the echo of one is received in the other enhances both. With an ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fairmont Royal York

Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto.
August 16, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Conduits for expansion and routes for commerce, railways threaded cities together. Since eclipsed by highways and air travel, decades of abandonment has reduced our rail network to bare steel ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monument to Multiculturalism Rises to Meet the Royal York

Union Station, Monument to Multiculturalism and the Royal York in Toronto
August 14, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Before airports there were train stations, the first stops for many of our country's newly arrived immigrants on their way to a future life in Canada. While the current Union Station may not have ... read more