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Throwback Thursday: Toronto's Office Tower Boom Starts To Roll With The RBC Centre

Throwback Thursday: Toronto's Office Tower Boom Starts To Roll With The RBC Cent
February 13, 2014 2:35 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
For today's Throwback Thursday feature we look at the corner of Wellington and Simcoe. Formerly the location of loading docks for the great mass of railway tracks to the south, the site had become ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Frozen City

Toronto skyline in winter
February 13, 2014 1:00 am | by Michael Harris | Comments
This shot by Forum member Jack Landau captures the effects that the 'Arctic Vortex' has had on the city of Toronto and the harbour this winter. Toronto skyline in winter, image by Jack ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Blue Bells

Bell Pay phones in Toronto
February 12, 2014 1:00 am | by Simon Li | Comments
UT Forum member Jack Landau has captured an amazing shot of Toronto's pay phones he's calling 'Blue Bells.' These blue and grey Bell pay phones have a long history with the city and were once a ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: View From Vu

View of Adelaide Street from Vu Condos, Toronto
February 11, 2014 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
UT Member udo has captured this wonderfully dynamic image of the view from Vu Condos, located at Jarvis and Adelaide. A busy Adelaide Street takes centre stage as we look westward toward the ... read more

PSR's Photo of Day: Corktown Common

Toronto skyline in winter, Don River Park,  Toronto, West Don Lands
February 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Simon Li | Comments
UrbanToronto Forum member Jasonzed captures Toronto's winter skyline looking west from one of Toronto's newest parks, Corktown Common. The construction depicts Toronto's never-ending growth and ... read more

MaRS Center Phase II: Looking Great at College and University

MaRS Discovery District University College Downtown Toronto
February 7, 2014 6:15 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Last November, we reported that the second phase of the Alexandria's MaRS Discovery Centre had topped off at 20 storeys. Now in February, we have beautiful new photos of the building by ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Closed

Union Station, Toronto
February 7, 2014 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Under a layer of snow, equipment and machinery lie in wait under Union Station's open train shed. Despite the cold, snowy winter we're having, crews push on, revitalizing the tired gateway to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snowy Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown neighbourhood, Toronto
February 6, 2014 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
This evocative image of Toronto's Cabbagetown was posted by Forum member krooj. The snowy snapshot situates us on Carlton Street, looking east towards Parliament. Snowy Cabbagetown, image by krooj read more

PSR's Photo Of The Day: End Of The Line

Dead End Sheppard Subway Line Toronto LRT TTC
February 5, 2014 1:00 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Today's photo of the day was posted by UrbanToronto Forum member Jack Landau. This spectacular shot was captured at Don Mills Station, which lies on the east end of the Sheppard Subway line. The ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Entertainment District

Queen Street West, Entertainment District, Toronto
February 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
This photo, from UrbanToronto Forum member AlbertC, provides a snapshot of all the development going on in the Entertainment District. Here we have a nice view of a low-rise replacement project ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Electric City

Bay Street, Toronto
February 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Michael Harris | Comments
Nighttime photography can be tricky but Forum member Empty Quarter shows his chops with this shot looking south down Bay Street to the core. Bay Street looking south, image by Empty ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: City Lights

CN Tower, Rogers Centre and rail lines at night
January 31, 2014 1:00 am | by Michael Harris | Comments
Forum member lucci captures the colour of nighttime illumination in this unusual perspective of the city after dark. CN Tower, Rogers Centre and rail lines at night, image by lucci ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Goodbye Hooters Ad, Hello 300 Front Street West Condo

Throwback Thursday: 300 Front Street West, Toronto, image by Edward Skira
January 30, 2014 5:45 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A massive parking lot at a prominent downtown location is the focus of this week's Throwback Thursday. The photo, taken July 15, 2007, shows 300 Front West at John Street in all of its ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: View From Market Wharf

View from Market Wharf Condo with view of L Tower, Toronto
January 30, 2014 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Market Wharf condo offers some great views of the city from different angles. This one give us a nice close-up shot of the top of L Tower in its later stages of development as well as the ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Heritage

Art Gallery of Ontario, Frank Gehry, Grange Park, winter, UrbanToronto
January 29, 2014 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Photographer Vik Pahwa provides us with a great photo of the Art Gallery of Ontario in the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool. Looming large over the original Georgian-style Art Gallery of Ontario building ... read more

UrbanToronto Photographer of the Month: Freaktography

Photographer of the Month, Freaktography, rockandrollfreak, UrbanToronto
January 28, 2014 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographic perfection has grown more accessible and affordable in recent years, and with almost everyone possessing some form of camera these days, the art form is getting increasingly ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: The Fairmont Royal York

Royal York Hotel Downtown Toronto, Fairmont
January 28, 2014 1:00 am | by James Bombales | Comments
This nighttime capture of Toronto by Forum member rockandrollfreak features the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel and the surrounding downtown skyscrapers towering over it. Originally opened in ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Twisted

Gardiner Expressway from above, image by rockandrollfreak
January 27, 2014 1:00 am | by Michael Harris | Comments
What at first glance looks like a piece of abstract art is in fact a daredevil vantage point shot of a very wintry Gardiner Expressway at night by Forum member rockandrollfreak. Gardiner ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Cold Sunset On The Railway Lands

GO Transit, Metrolinx, Lakeshore, trains, Union Station, Toronto
January 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
As the sun sets on another day in the bustling city, another GO Train trudges towards Union Station in this photo by Ben Roffelsen, posted to the UrbanToronto Flickr pool. Passengers eagerly ... read more

Throwback Thursday: CBC's Skyline View Goes To The Ritz-Carlton

Throwback Thursday: CBC's Skyline View Goes To The Ritz-Carlton, image by Edward
January 23, 2014 12:30 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
In a construction-happy city like Toronto views change pretty quickly. Today's Throwback Thursday photo is vivid evidence of this. Here's what the view from the east side of the CBC building on ... read more