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Catching Up With Urban Capital's River City Condos

River City Condos Urban Capital ZAS Architects Saucier + Perrotte Toronto
March 5, 2013 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With only 28 months remaining until the highly anticipated 2015 Toronto Pan-Am Games, development in and around the West Don Lands, home during the games of the Athletes' Village facilities, is ... read more

Then and Now: Shell Gas Station at Yonge & York Mills

Shell gas station, Yonge and York Mills, Toronto, circa 1955
March 5, 2013 9:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Shell gas station at Yonge and York Mills, circa 1955-ish, prior to the Yonge street widening. The old station here was replaced by the newer one that you can see in yesterday's 'Then' ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013 9:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Wynn Resorts tries to woo Toronto with a high-end casino; first of new longer streetcars to be tested on city streets; BMO mortgage cut could spur other banks to follow suit; UofT ... read more

Photo of the Day: Three Generations in One

Uno Prii, The Prince Arthur and The Four Seasons, Peter Clewes, Toronto
March 5, 2013 12:00 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
In this single eastward vista from the edge of the Annex are three remarkably different architectural expressions, a rich juxtaposition of three generations in one. At left stands ... read more

Restaurant To Perch Atop Restored Dineen Building

Dineen Building George Robb Architect Empire Restoration Commercial Realty Group
March 4, 2013 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's constantly changing cityscape has seen the comings and goings of many landmarks in the recent past. Over the past few years the countless high-profile developments we have seen come to ... read more

Cityzen Front St. Proposal Emerges from OMB Relatively Unscathed

154 Front St. East Toronto development, Cityzen condo, architectsAlliance design
March 4, 2013 12:35 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
The Ontario Muncipal Board decision on Cityzen's 154 Front St. East condominium proposal has been released, and it's a good one for the developer. Proposed for the site of the former Greyhound Bus ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and York Mills

Yonge and York Mills, Toronto, 1956 - 57
March 4, 2013 9:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Yonge looking north from York Mills. Pardon the psychedelic effect. Everything looks new. Yonge appears to have been widened, so let's say this is post-widening, later in 1956 or '57. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013 9:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Toronto Chief City planner champions bike use in the city; Toronto benefited most from southern Ontario's billion-dollar bailout; should Rob Ford's friendship with PM and finance ... read more

Photo of the Day: Luminous Chinatown

Chinatown and a TTC streetcar, downtown Toronto
March 4, 2013 12:00 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Today's photo of the day comes from Forum member krooj. This shot manages to capture the density of Chinatown and our streetcars during an undoubtedly urban moment — garbage day. Chinatown is one ... read more

Writers Wanted: Become an UrbanToronto Contributor

Toronto skyline looking north
March 1, 2013 6:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto is looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic writers who have an excellent command of the written word as well as a special interest and knowledge of Toronto development, architecture ... read more

Approaching Red Arrives at CityPlace

Approaching Red, being lifted, Concord CityPlace Toronto, image by Karen Mills
March 1, 2013 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In the time since our first article about Approaching Red, artist Maha Mustafa's sweeping two-piece metal sculpture coated in a sexy red finish, the work has arrived from fabricator Feature ... read more

Boomers Aim to Age in Urban Communities

Harmony Village condos, Barrie Ontario, RAW Design/The Planning Partnership
March 1, 2013 2:00 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Every day, it seems, the suburbs are become less and less appealing. We already know that young singles and couples are flooding into denser environments like downtown Toronto, and now it appears ... read more

Then and Now: Widening Yonge Street at Hogg's Hollow

Yonge Street at Hogg's Hollow, Toronto, 1956
March 1, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
March, thank goodness; we are coming around the corner to Spring.  Then. More Yonge Street widening at Hogg's Hollow. 1956.  (A bit) later. They've lost their parking. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 1, 2013

March 1, 2013 9:40 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
TTC looks to improve customer service; Ford gets in more football foundation controversy; Architectural heritage at Regent Park up in the air; Metrolinx keeps its distance from the mayor; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: The East Side

Looking south from Sherbourne and Wellesley, Toronto
March 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today's photo of the day comes to us from Forum member rdaner and provides an excellent panoramic viewlooking south from Sherbourne and Wellesley. The physical form of this east-side neighbourhood ... read more

First Gulf Bringing more Office Space to King East

351 King East, Toronto
February 28, 2013 4:10 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
More and more new office development has been occuring in Toronto's Downtown as businesses try to move closer towards a growing pool of young professionals who now live in the plentiful new ... read more

Lanterra's North St James Town Proposal Resurfaces

North St James Town Lanterra Developments architectsAlliance Toronto
February 28, 2013 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the ongoing redevelopment of Regent Park transforms a neighbourhood’s status from infamous to innovative, new interest has been sparked in the abundant development opportunities found in many ... read more

Latest Photos of Ïce Condos Show Growth of Ultra-Modern Project

Ice Condominiums, Toronto, by Lanterra, designed by architectsAlliance
February 28, 2013 1:45 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Although construction slows down during the winter months, the growing foothold on our skyline of Ïce Condominiums at York Centre seems to belie that fact. It is becoming clear that ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge Street at Hogg's Hollow

Yonge Street at Hogg's Hollow, Toronto, 1956
February 28, 2013 9:53 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Yonge Street widening. 1956. We are looking north into Hogg's Hollow.  Now. August 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013 9:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Conflict rages on at TDSB; Prince Phillip is coming; Oakville questions big move and more news. Conflict claims against school trustees ‘ludicrous’: Ontario public board association head (National ... read more