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Throwback Thursday: Google Street View Time Machine

Throwback Thursday, Google Street View, Toronto
May 15, 2014 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past several weeks, we have taken a look at some of the many profound changes that Toronto has seen just over the past few years. Throwback Thursday has become a pretty popular ... read more

Photo of the Day: Unsurpassed

Photo of the Day, CN Tower
May 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Despite the intense high-rise growth Toronto has seen over the past several years, the CN Tower remains our tallest structure, and will likely hold the title for decades to come. In the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old Meets New

Photo of the Day, TTC subway trains
May 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the less than three years since the new Bombardier Toronto Rocket (TR) subway trains hit the rails on the TTC's Line 1, the new articulated trains now move most traffic on Line 1, while older ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shift Change

Photo of the Day, Polson Pier
May 13, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Polson Pier in the Portlands area of Toronto remains a favourite vantage point of the city among photographers, tourists and just about everyone else who sets foot there. The large parking lot on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Photo of the Day, Ryerson Student Learning Centre
May 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The former site of Sam The Record Man's flagship store glows once again, as construction progresses on Ryerson's Student Learning Centre at Yonge and Gould. Today's Photo of the Day ... read more

Photo of the Day: Balcony Art

Photo of the Day, Market Wharf
May 9, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Condominium developers are truly starting to embrace architecture, and a handful of new developments in the city stand out of the crowd thanks to exceptional designs that shun the conservative ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King and Sherbourne

Throwback Thursday, King and Sherbourne
May 8, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of King and Sherbourne has changed quite a bit over the past few years, and while the changes may not be as monumental as those seen in the downtown core and other ... read more

Photo of the Day: Your New Ride

Photo of the Day, Flexity Outlook streetcar
May 8, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Drivers will tell you all about the joys of a new car, but those of us who commute using public transit often have to wait a full generation before getting to experience the thrill of a new ride. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spring Reflection

Photo of the Day, Nathan Phillips Square
May 7, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The past few weeks have brought us rain, fog, and more rain. Weather like this can make some of us hesitant to bring our cameras out, but for those willing to take the risk, the results are often ... read more

Photo of the Day: First Canadian Fade

Photo of the Day, First Canadian Place
May 6, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The CN Tower still holds the title for the tallest structure in Canada as well as North America, and while it retains the crown of the continent's tallest, the CN Tower fails to meet the criteria ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above All Else

Photo of the Day, Toronto aerial
May 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tourists and locals flock to the CN Tower's observation levels for an amazing view from above Toronto. The angle is familiar to most of us, but an even better view is in store for those taking off ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Sheppard

Photo of the Day, Yonge and Sheppard, North York
May 2, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The former municipality of North York has seen some dramatic changes since the 1980's, when the suburb's mayor, and future Toronto mayor Mel Lastman pushed for intensification along the Yonge ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Looking South from Temperance Street

Throwback Thursday, Temperance Street, Bay Adelaide, Trump
May 1, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We return to the Financial District with today's Throwback Thursday for another look at a view permanently altered by skyscraping new developments. On June 8, 2007, Temperance Street was home ... read more

Photo of the Day: North York Ski Centre

Photo of the Day, North York Ski Centre
May 1, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Spring has arrived, and despite the mild temperatures and frequent rain, not quite all of our city's snow has melted. The North York Ski Centre in Earl Bales Park is a popular winter destination ... read more

Photo of the Day: Corktown Common

Photo of the Day, Corktown Common
April 30, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our recently re-launched UrbanToronto Flickr Pool is growing fast, and the photos keep on rolling in. Today we feature yet another phenomenal shot of Toronto architecture. The new public park in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbourfront Skyline

Photo of the Day, Harbourfront Skyline
April 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just after sunrise and just before sunset, the city is bathed in warm hues of gold and pink. These short stretches of time are treasured by photographers and videographers alike, known by names ... read more

Photo of the Day: Abstract Point of View

Canadian Broadcasting Centre and CN Tower, Photo of the Day
April 28, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Canadian Broadcasting Centre on Front Street serves as the home of CBC's television and radio studios as well as office space for the media giant. Constructed between 1988 and 1992, the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cinesphere

Ontario Place Cinesphere, IMAX theatre, omnimax
April 25, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Cinesphere at Ontario Place changed the way we watch movies, becoming the first permanent IMAX theatre when built in 1971. In the decades since, the IMAX format has caught on worldwide, but ... read more

Throwback Thursday: From View to Vu

Throwback Thursday, Vu Condos
April 24, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The east side of Downtown Toronto has seen a tremendous amount of new residential developments in recent years, and this up-and-coming area of the city continues to see new growth today. Back on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Abstract

Photo of the Day, Sun Life view, University and King
April 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For years, the views from downtown Toronto's many high-rise office buildings have been exclusive to those working within them. Photo sharing technology continues to grow though, and images taken ... read more