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Construction Contract Awarded For Fort York Visitor Centre

Fort York Visitor Centre, Toronto Condos, Fort York Foundation, Patkau & Kearns
October 26, 2012 12:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Harbridge & Cross Limited has been awarded the construction contract to build the Visitor Centre at Fort York National Historic Site. The building design, a joint effort by Vancouver's ... read more

Then and Now: Trinity College Gates

Trinity College Gates on Queen West in Toronto, 1926
October 26, 2012 10:18 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. "Trinity College old gates." May 29, 1926. Queen Street West, north side opposite Strachan. Trinity College itself (1852 - 1950s) is in the distance. Now. May 2012. These gates that ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012 10:10 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Ford breached code of conduct, subsequently suggests firing watchdogs; The Ex continues to draw crowds; Councillors doubt Metrolinx control; Canada Post versus Mike Colle. Here are today's ... read more

Photo of the Day: DRL Teaser

Downtown Relief Line, Photo of the Day
October 26, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, we get a look at a New York City subway entrance in place for a movie shoot — a common sight in Toronto. If only it were that easy for us to get a new downtown subway ... read more

Cadillac Fairview Plans $350 Million Makeover for Sherway Gardens

Sherway Gardens Mall in Toronto by Cadillac Fairview with Dialog Architects
October 25, 2012 4:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
There's been plenty of mall talk throughout the GTA recently; between the redevelopment of part of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre into Oxford Place, the extensive renovation of and addition ... read more

UrbanToronto Officially Launches Newsletter

UrbanToronto Newsletter #1
October 25, 2012 1:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The past year has born witness to a number of changes here at UrbanToronto.ca. We’ve seen exponential growth in site traffic concurrent with an increase in Twitter and Facebook numbers, allowing ... read more

Proposed Redevelopment of 140 Yorkville Avenue

140 Yorkville in Toronto by Empire Communities with Zeidler Partnership
October 25, 2012 12:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
We've recently received project renderings and planning documents for a significant development by Empire Communities. Published on the City’s new Yorkville Development Portal, the plans for 140 ... read more

Breaking: Oxford Place to Propose City's First Supertall Skyscrapers

Oxford Place in Toronto by Oxford Properties with Foster + Partners
October 25, 2012 11:20 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The battle for tallest tower in the city is heating up! UrbanToronto spoke to an anonymous source at City Hall who is intimate with the Oxford proposal for the redevelopment of Metro Toronto ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Gerrard

Yonge and Gerrard, Charles Restaurant, 1950
October 25, 2012 11:15 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. March 12, 1950. Looking at the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 25, 2012

October 25, 2012 10:35 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The Scarborough subway is back, Casino in the Port Lands?, What is an urban umbrella?, McCallion fights for an LRT, and more! Here are today's headlines. TTC to study Scarborough subway ... read more

Photo of the Day: In TD We Trust

Toronto's Financial Core from the southeast, image by Ryan_T
October 25, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
This image of the financial core positions the icon-like antenna and logo perched atop Brookfield Place in front of near-blinding light, while simultaneously capturing a significant amount of ... read more

Mirvish and SickKids Come Together In Support of SickKids

SickKids Research and Learning Tower in Toronto by Diamond Schmitt Architects
October 24, 2012 3:11 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Two pretty spectacular entities that have gained considerable traction here on UrbanToronto are joining forces to support the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The Ed Mirvish Theatre ... read more

Initial Images Reveal Multi-Skinned Scheme for 89 Avenue Road

89 Avenue Road, image courtesy of architectsAlliance
October 24, 2012 1:30 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Initial images reveal multi-skinned scheme for 89 Avenue Road read more

Then and Now: Shuter and Pembroke

Duke of York School + Moss Park Skating Rink in Toronto
October 24, 2012 11:41 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. November 24, 1955. A bit of a mystery for me today. Photo description reads: 'Moss Park Skating Rink'. 'Duke of York "old" school'. [Which was it? It looks like an old school] 'Shuter street ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 24, 2012

October 24, 2012 11:30 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
What happened to the world expo? Ford asked city for more than just pothole repair, The rise of Southcore, Metrolinx funding confusion and the changing face of Toronto's Clubland. Here are today's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Pile Up On The Waterfront

Streetcars on Queens Quay in Toronto
October 24, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Taken on Queen's Quay, today's Photo of the Day captures a not-so-rare moment that most regular streetcar users are bound to have encountered at some point in time. A vast number of Torontonians ... read more

Urban Capital's River City Condos Construction Update

River City Condos view from northwest, Urban Capital Toronto
October 23, 2012 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the flurry of construction activity underway in the West Don Lands and surrounding area, the signs of change are becoming apparent. As pits are excavated and cranes are raised inside the ... read more

Toronto's Waterfront One of "21 Smart Communities of the Year"

Waterfront Toronto's East Bayfront development, artist rendering with block map
October 23, 2012 4:00 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has been named as one of the 21 Smart Communities of the Year and selected as semi-finalist for the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year award. read more

Urban Umbrella Coming To Toronto

Urban Umbrella by Young Choi with Andrés Cortés AIA and Sarrah Khan PE of Agenci
October 23, 2012 2:22 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Tired of walking under the utilitarian and dark scaffolding that barely protects pedestrians from construction debris? Urban Umbrella, a new model for sidewalk sheds, is on its way to ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and McGill

Jonathan Scott House, Yonge and McGill streets, Toronto, circa 1886
October 23, 2012 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Jonathan Scott House, circa 1886. Southeast corner Yonge and McGill. Now. May 2012. read more