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Then and Now: King and Spadina Southeast Corner

May 23, 2013 9:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. King and Spadina, we are looking at the SE corner. c1909. Kindly sourced by wwwebster. I haven't the faintest how true to life it is but let's assume it's close. Now. May 2013. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013 9:10 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The city has spoken, Pape Station to close for twelve days; suburban cities starting to favor downtown casino, Greater Toronto Area schools not secure; Rob Ford pressured to make statement about ... read more

Photo of the Day: Light Trails

Bay-York Ramp, Toronto
May 22, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Although it may not be the most fun — or for that matter expedient — way of travel in the city, The Gardiner when caught at the right angle can be quite beautiful. Today's photo, shot by Flickr ... read more

Touring Through Aspen Ridge's Scenic on Eglinton: Part 1

Scenic on Eglinton, Aspen Ridge Homes, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Mike Niven
May 22, 2013 4:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the soaring downtown real-estate market attracting scores of young professionals to a thriving urban setting, the ongoing densification of the city centre has created an interesting ... read more

City Identifies Issues with Greenpark Condo at 40 Widmer

40 Widmer aerial render, Toronto.
May 22, 2013 3:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
In June 2012 the City of Toronto received a proposal by Greenpark Homes to demolish the Victorian row houses on the west side of Widmer Avenue between Richmond and Adelaide Streets in ... read more

The Modern Home Tour Comes to Toronto

Albany Ave Residence, Toronto
May 22, 2013 1:20 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Getting a chance to step inside and examine your neighbour's home isn't a common occurrence, but with events like Doors Open Toronto and The Modern Home Tour we are more often getting a chance to ... read more

Then and Now: Don Station

May 22, 2013 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Don Station'. At its original location just a few steps from the southwest pier of the present Queen street east Don River bridge. Sep 12, 1910. That's the earlier first bridge in the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013 9:12 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Horwath says NDP will support Ontario Liberal budget read more

Photo of the Day: Glowing Toronto Skyline

Toronto skyline
May 21, 2013 11:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
This spectacular image of the Toronto skyline, in all its glowing glory, was captured by UrbanToronto follower Kevin Robitaille. It's a wonderful panoramic view of the city shot from The Modern on ... read more

Monarch's Waterscapes Adds Some Flash To Humber Bay Shores

Waterscapes Condominiums, Monarch Group, Toronto
May 21, 2013 7:05 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
A soaring, resort style community, constructed of shimmering glass is now more than a pretty picture, as it truly comes to life along Lake Shore Boulevard in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores. ... read more

Construction Progressing at Aspen Ridge's Studio on Richmond

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Quadrangle Architects Aspen Ridge Homes Toronto
May 21, 2013 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The seemingly never-ending growth of Toronto’s Entertainment District continues to push forward unabated, with dozens of projects in various different states of construction throughout the ... read more

The Pug Awards Looks at Commercial and Institutional Buildings

four seasons hotel toronto by lifetime developments menkes alcion ventures
May 21, 2013 11:30 am | by Jeanette O'Sullivan | Comments
Voting is open for the 2012 Pug Awards, a nine year-old initiative that allows the citizens of Toronto to tell building developers, architects and designers how they really feel about the newest ... read more

Then and Now: Convocation Hall, University of Toronto

Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, circa 1916
May 21, 2013 8:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, circa 1916. To my eye, one of the stranger buildings in Toronto, Large and impressive, a standout, but somewhat odd. Now. April 2013. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013 8:53 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Condominiums becoming part of Toronto's affordable housing tool box; concerns with infrastructure; Toronto casino debate possibly put on hold; and more news.  Condos becoming part of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Corridors

Streetcar tracks, Toronto
May 20, 2013 11:00 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
We've come a long way since the early days of the horse-drawn street railway, which began in 1861. Toronto is now home to the largest streetcar system in the Americas in terms of ridership, track ... read more

Cadillac Fairview Aims High at Queen and Yonge Rental Tower

May 17, 2013 5:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's always fun to round off a week with another big project. Well, fun for UrbanToronto readers; not always fun for the developer. Cadillac Fairview were not quite ready to take the wrapping off ... read more

Progress at Ripley's Aquarium Hinting at the Finished Look

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada B+H Architects CN Tower KDA Toronto
May 17, 2013 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the months trickling down to days until the planned August opening, the race is on to prepare the building for the public at what will undoubtedly become one of Toronto’s busiest attractions. ... read more

KDA Interventions Transform and Personalize Toronto Public Space

137 Yonge Street, LED lighting, Kramer Design Associates
May 17, 2013 2:45 pm | by Jason Allen | Comments
Toronto's look and feel comes from more than the work of architects, landscape designers, and planners. Kramer Design Associates is one of the firms whose work also permeates our bustling town. read more

Architects' Offices Offer Insight at Doors Open Toronto

Daniel's Spectrum, Regent Park
May 17, 2013 1:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
It's still a whole week away, but the annual Doors Open Toronto is quickly approaching. Amongst the many buildings that will be welcoming guests this year, ten architect's offices ... read more

Plaza's Ivory On Adelaide Arriving at Ground Level

Ivory On Adelaide in Old Town Toronto Pure Plaza Hariri
May 17, 2013 11:35 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Just shy of the UrbanToronto offices on Adelaide Street East lies the construction site for Plaza's Ivory On Adelaide. Our up-close and personal view of the project means we've been watching the ... read more