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Photo of the Day: Maple Leaf Square

Maple Leaf Square, Photo of the Day
April 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The playoff hopes of Toronto hockey fans are dwindling, but looking back on an exciting (and ultimately disappointing) run last Spring, we saw the first real test for the relatively new public ... read more

Photo of the Day: Heritage

Photo of the Day
April 2, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's new Flexity Outlook streetcars will soon begin to gradually replace the CLRV and ALRV streetcars which have become a fixture in the city since being introduced in the 1970s and 1980s. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Afternoon at the Distillery

Distillery District, Photo of the Day
April 1, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto has a rich industrial history, but many if not most architectural relics from our days as a major Great Lakes hub have been lost to time and wiped away by redevelopment. Not all ... read more

Photo of the Day: York and Bremner

Photo of the Day
March 31, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Growth in Toronto's Southcore district continues to captivate a swelling population of urban development enthusiasts.  Today, the intersection of York and Bremner has been almost completely ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gates

Photo of the Day, 427
March 28, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
While the 401 holds the title for Toronto, Ontario, Canada and even North America's busiest highway, not many are aware that Highway 427 is a close second for busiest highway in the nation, while ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mirror's Edge

Photo of the Day
March 27, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Imposing architecture and massive scale are the primary built form in Toronto's Financial District, where the nation's largest banks and white-collar firms are located.  Today's Photo of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Nucleus

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
March 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Spring has indeed sprung, but the deep freeze continues to punish. While our interconnected Financial District may as well exist in a climate controlled bubble, that same conglomeration of heating ... read more

Photo of the Day: Forever Yonge

Photo of the Day, Yonge Street
March 25, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street has always been one of Toronto's most important thoroughfares. Dividing the entire city down it's north/south axis, Yonge Street sees some of the GTA's most vibrant streetscapes and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dupont

Photo of the Day, TTC
March 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Compared to the rest of the world's major cities, Toronto's rapid transit network is very young. Cities like Paris, New York and London have systems dating back to the late 19th century, but here ... read more

Photo of the Day: Alley Life

Photo of the Day, Aura
March 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some call it street art, others call it graffiti.  It is a polarizing topic and chances are that many reading this will have a formed opinion about its presence and prevalence downtown. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Goodbye Winter

Photo of the Day, Aura
March 20, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have all noticed the mercury rising over the past week or two, and now we can finally say goodbye to winter (and hopefully the accompanying winter weather) as today marks 2014's Spring equinox ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Flying Over Pearson

Pearson Toronto International Airport Aerial Sky Shot Skyline
March 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Today's photo of the day comes from Urban Toronto forum member Jasonzed. This stunning photograph was shot from above Toronto Pearson International Airport, presumably during takeoff. The photo ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Month: Matt M S

Photographer of the Month, Matt M S
March 18, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In a city as large as Toronto, there is too much for any one person to see or do. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, inspirational and beautiful moments and images manage to elude even ... read more

Photo of the Day: On the Scaffold

Photo of the Day
March 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A lot of interesting things have been built in Toronto over the past several years, and construction continues to reshape our cityscape. While most of our construction sites are destined to live ... read more

Photo of the Day: Northeast

Photo of the Day, Aura
March 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Work on Canada's tallest condominium is in its late stages, and residents have begun moving in to Canderel's 78-storey Aura at College Park.  In today's Photo of the Day, Forum member ... read more

Photo of the Day: The World Below

Photo of the Day, underground city, Lenser
March 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The daily rat race is one of those activities we often dread, but do out of necessity. The rush hour commotion can be felt and seen on city roads, sidewalks and transit lines, but in a city as ... read more

Photo of the Day: World Famous

Photo of the Day, Honest Ed's
March 13, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The sale and proposed redevelopment of Honest Ed's at Bathurst and Bloor has seen much media coverage over the past several months. As the discount shopping landmark and neighbourhood icon's days ... read more

Photo of the Day: More

TTC, 501, snow, Toronto, bay St. downtown, storm, 2014, city hall
March 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
An unrelenting, bitter cold winter has left many Torontonians longing for warmer temperatures. With the frozen season soon to give way to Spring, it is a bit easier to enjoy some of the beautiful ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridge of Light

Puente de Luz bridge, yellow, CityPlace, Concord Adex, Concord, Toronto
March 10, 2014 8:50 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
The yellow of the Puente de Luz Bridge catches your eye whether you travel into the city by rail or car. In this photo, by Matt M S in the Urban Toronto forum, you can see the view of CityPlace ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sea of Windows

 Condominiums, Toronto, 'condo city'
March 7, 2014 1:45 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
Today's photo helps to justify Toronto's contentious nickname, 'condo city.' Here we see a construction worker on a balcony nearly enveloped by a sea of windows from neighbouring buildings. ... read more