Topping Off April 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada Toronto
May 1, 2013 1:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The past month at UrbanToronto has been quite eventful. Our Twitter page has just hit over 20,000 followers, our Facebook page is approaching 4,000 fans, and the city of Toronto is growing faster ... read more

Then and Now: St. Lawrence Drill Shed and St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Drill Shed, Toronto, 189
May 1, 2013 8:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. St. Lawrence Drill Shed. Jarvis, west side, between Esplanade and Front, running through to Market Street. Drawing from 1894. 1890 Goads below. It was gone by the time the 1903 Goads came ... read more

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

May 1, 2013 8:11 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Transit debate looming; budget down from previous years; renewed subway push makes unlikely partners; Stintz talks streetcars in Cincinnati; and more news. Points of contention: Looming Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Royal Bank Plaza

Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto
April 30, 2013 11:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
Royal Bank Plaza gets the photo of the day treatment today. This image showcases the majestic tower, one of two which were built in the late '70s as headquarters for the Royal Bank of Canada. The ... read more

The Berwick Breaches Ground Level at Yonge and Eglinton

The Berwick and CityTowns Andrin Homes The Brown Group Page + Steele Toronto
April 30, 2013 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With Yonge and Eglinton’s future as Midtown’s premier transit hub fast approaching, a growing number of developers have taken a newfound interest in the much sought-after neighbourhood. As traffic ... read more

Phantom's Jade Condominiums Topped Off in Bayview Village

Jade Condominiums, construction, Bayview and Sheppard, Toronto
April 30, 2013 3:30 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
The plush North York neighbourhood of Bayview Village will soon be welcoming a luxurious addition to the community. Jade Condominiums, currently being developed on Spring Garden Avenue near ... read more

Toronto Architecture: Diverse Nominees Mark 9th Annual Pug Awards

Trump International Hotel and Tower, Toronto, Pugs Nominee
April 30, 2013 1:50 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Scheduled to take place on June 26th, 2013, the 9th Annual Pug Awards: People's Choice for Architecture, have listed the nominees and opened the polls for the public, relying on the voice of the ... read more

Toronto's Best Lauded at 33rd Annual BILD Awards

33rd annual BILD Awards, Tridel, Minto, MOD Developments, Toronto
April 30, 2013 9:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The building and development industry celebrated the best in design, construction, sales and marketing at the 33rd annual BILD Awards on Friday, April 26. Over 1,100 industry professionals ... read more

Then and Now: King Street East and Leader Lane

King Street East and Leader Lane, Toronto, circa 1920
April 30, 2013 8:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. King Street and Leader Lane. Leader Lane is on the right. Circa 1920? Now. September 2012. Well, there's a survivor back there; the white and brown building, which can 'just' be glimpsed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013 8:46 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Toronto Zoo's giant panda exihibit is scheduled to open for the public on May 18th after much debate with CUPE 1600; local flag designer takes on project to represent Toronto's neighbourhoods; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ominous Skyscrapers

Dark, cloudy downtown east Toronto skyline
April 29, 2013 11:00 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
As avid readers may be aware, UrbanToronto likes to feature the downtown east of Toronto due to its dramatic sightlines and proximity to the core. Today's photo of the day, from Forum member Razz, ... read more

Zeidler, Vaughan, and Mirvish Talk Heritage in the Entertainment District

Mirvish+Gehry with surrounding Entertainment District projects, Toronto
April 29, 2013 3:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It used to be in Toronto that height was the number one issue when considering new buildings. That's not necessarily so anymore; many people now would rather talk about how a project meets the ... read more

Tiny: A Story About Living Small at Hot Docs

Tiny: A Story About Living Small by Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith
April 29, 2013 10:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
The average size of condo units for sale in Toronto gets a bit smaller every year; as the price of land goes up, something must come down to keep the units affordable. We hear again and again from ... read more

Then and Now: Queen Street East, Baseball Place

Queen Street East, Baseball Park, Toronto, 1954
April 29, 2013 8:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Queen Street looking east from Baseball Place. December 26, 1954. The place of baseball alluded to in this long-gone laneway was Sunlight Park. Before Rogers Centre, before Exhibition ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 29, 2013

April 29, 2013 8:46 am | by Editor | Comments
TTC chair Stintz and other councillors want Scarborough subway revived; reclaiming suburbia, one strip mall at a time; commemmorating the Battle of York; and more news. In Pictures: An outdoor ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old & New at Bay & Dundas

Bay and Dundas, downtown Toronto
April 28, 2013 11:00 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Just as Canada is a nation of immigrants, Toronto is a city of immigrants. Waves ebbed and flowed, and the ethnicities and origins of migrants have changed, but for years Bay and Dundas was the ... read more

Sneak Peek: David Mirvish on His Art Collection and Gallery Plans

Jack Bush “Floating Banner” 1968   a/c 87" x 81 1/2”
April 26, 2013 5:26 pm | by Craig White | Comments
There are countless things to say, and discuss, about the Mirvish+Gehry proposal for King Street West in Downtown Toronto. The condo and cultural centre development has been presented for ... read more

Hot Docs Opens Big for 2013, Though We Go Human Scale

Still from The Human Scale by Andreas M. Dalsgaard
April 26, 2013 5:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you're a documentary film buff, you're not reading this—because right now you're in a theatre in Downtown Toronto! Wait, that's not right: I'm a documentary film buff and I'm not in a theatre ... read more

Reserve Enlists Popular Landscape Architects to Reinvent Outdoor Space

109OZ Toronto condo Torrance balcony design, Raw Design for Reserve Properties
April 26, 2013 3:10 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
The vast majority of condominium suites in Toronto come with balconies or terraces, and they certainly raise unit value, but is this outdoor space that we all claim is essential really being well ... read more

ROMwalks offer Toronto History Lessons at the Pedestrian Level

Royal Ontario Museum in downtown Toronto, Libeskind architect
April 26, 2013 2:12 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Starting again in May and continuing through October, ROMwalks are a free resource for Torontonians and non-locals alike to learn more about the detailed history of the city's varied ... read more