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Photo of the Day: Before the Storm

Photo of the Day, Toronto before storm
June 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The GTA got hit with its first major storm of the season on Tuesday evening, and photos of the ominous clouds that preceded the torrential downpours are beginning to pour in to the UrbanToronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old City Hall

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto, Old City Hall
June 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's City Hall has become an iconic modernist landmark since opening in 1965, following in the footsteps of its architecturally significant predecessor, located across Bay Street to the east. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monochrome Skyline

Photo of the Day, Bathurst Street Bridge
June 16, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The steel truss bridge which carries Bathurst Street traffic over the rail corridor is a favourite destination for photographers looking to capture a dynamic view of Toronto's growing skyline. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbour Square Balconies

Photo of the Day, Harbour Square balconies
June 13, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The once heavily industrialized Toronto waterfront continues its generation long transformation into a thriving mixed-use district with plenty of new development and infrastructure upgrades ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and College

Throwback Thursday, Bay and College, Toronto
June 12, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
"Bay Street" is synonymous with finance in this country, but it really only applies to the stretch of Bay between Front and Queen Streets in the Financial District. To the north, Bay Street holds ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streaming into the City

Photo of the Day, Exhibition Place turbine
June 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's newer landmarks, the Exhibition Place wind turbine has become a familiar sight for motorists passing by the exhibition grounds. Erected in late 2002 for a cost of $1.8 million, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Red Blur

Photo of the Day, TTC streetcar
June 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the TTC's new Bombardier Flexity Outlook streetcars soon to enter service, the old Canadian Light Rail Vehicles and Articulated Light Rail Vehicles (CLVRs and ALRVs) will soon be phased out, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Light Stream

Photo of the Day, Gardiner Expressway
June 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The future of the Gardiner Expressway remains a hot topic in Toronto, maligned by some as a crumbling eyesore while highly valued by many others as a vital transportation link into the heart of ... read more

Photo of the Day: In Disguise

Photo of the Day, film shoot
June 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's ultra-dense downtown core and vibrant streetscapes are a lot like ones found in New York City, and while Toronto and the Big Apple are often compared with one another, the two cities are ... read more

Photo of the Day: Luminato Stage

Photo of the Day, Luminato stage
June 6, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
June has finally arrived, and with it comes Luminato, the annual ten-day celebration of arts and creativity, beginning this weekend in downtown Toronto. With Luminato drawing closer, UrbanToronto ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Market Street

Throwback Thursday, Market Street
June 5, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday morning saw the official unveiling of the revitalized Market Street, a small north-south thoroughfare running along the west side of Toronto's historic St. Lawrence Market, and we were ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen's Park

Photo of the Day, Queen's Park
June 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1903, the pink sandstone facade of the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park forms an impressive terminating vista at the north end of University Avenue, and is one of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Crystal Reflection

Photo of the Day, ROM
June 4, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum is one of those 'love it or hate it' buildings. The modern deconstructivist statement was designed by Daniel Libeskind, and since opening ... read more

Photo of the Day: Asphalt, Concrete, Steel and Glass

Photo of the Day, Maple Leaf Square
June 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway and downtown rail corridor both snake through the city centre, carrying tens of thousands of commuters in and out of Toronto every day. While these two pieces of transit ... read more

Photo of the Day: Palace of Purification

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto
June 2, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doors Open Toronto ended just over a week ago, but images from the yearly event just keep on rolling in to our Forum and Flickr Pool. Today's Photo of the Day, submitted by Flickr member Frank ... read more

Photo of the Day: Osgoode Hall

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto
May 30, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We start off our Friday with yet another photo from the 15th annual Doors Open Toronto, which gave the public access to over 155 buildings around the city this past weekend. Today's selection for ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Minto Midtown

Throwback Thursday, Minto Midtown, Yonge and Eglinton
May 29, 2014 1:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge and Eglinton has become one of Toronto's fastest growing development nodes, with dozens of major new projects in various states of planning, marketing and construction. The area's growth can ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rare

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto
May 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doors Open Toronto provides us with yet another Photo of the Day selection today, thanks to Bryan Bonnici, who submitted his Doors Open shot of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Raw Power

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto
May 28, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doors Open Toronto is a favourite event of just about every urban-nerd in Toronto. History buffs, armchair architects make up a good percentage of the festival's fan base, but for Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Three Halls

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto
May 27, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the 15th annual Doors Open Toronto now over, photos are starting to pour in to our Flickr Pool. Doors Open gives the public behind-the-scenes access to some of the city's most closely guarded ... read more