Photo of the Day: Graffiti City

Toronto skyline, December 2012
January 3, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes from the UrbanToronto Flickr pool. Submitted by Empty Quarter, it's a skyline shot of a different nature, juxtaposing a glowing cityscape against the gritty graffiti ... read more

Tribute's Residences at the RCMI Updated

January 2, 2013 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction work on Tribute Communities' flagship project, Residences at the RCMI, is speeding along as they work through the typical floors of the tower. Crews are currently working on ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 2, 2013

January 2, 2013 9:48 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto's year of public transit; Ford enjoys brief moment of peace at New Year's Levee; how will Toronto health care cope with population growth?; and more news. 2012: Toronto’s year of public ... read more

Photo of the Day: First Snow

Toronto's first snow, December 2012
January 2, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day was submitted by UT reader, Louis Mark. The image was captured at Spadina and Harbord on December 26, a moment in time of Toronto's first snow of the season. read more

Happy Holidays From All of Us at UrbanToronto!

UrbanToronto holidays logo
December 24, 2012 4:25 pm | by Editor | Comments
All of us at UrbanToronto wish you a happy and safe holiday season! The UrbanToronto office is now closed for the holidays as our editorial team is taking a well-deserved break. But we'll be back ... read more

Wrapping Up 2012: What We Cared About On UrbanToronto

Ryerson Image Centre by Diamond Schmitt Architects, image by Craig White
December 24, 2012 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It has been quite a year. Toronto has seen so many cranes in the sky and has heard about so many new major projects proposed for many parts of the city… that it now appears we even have the TTC's ... read more

Stunning Rendering of Toronto's Future Skyline

Rendering of Future Toronto Skyline Upside-Down Marketing and Design
December 21, 2012 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
2012 has been a frenzied year for development in Toronto. The ongoing building boom has added dozens of notable buildings to our skyline, with several more currently under-construction and even ... read more

Crane Rises at Ivory on Adelaide

Construction Continues at Ivory On Adelaide, Toronto
December 21, 2012 4:45 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Every day here at UrbanToronto we are immersed and surrounded by the details and images of our rapidly growing city, not to mention the sounds of the city's construction itself. Next door to our ... read more

Library District Condos Starting to Show Some Skin

December 21, 2012 2:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Fort York neighbourhood has seen much growth over the past decade. The rapid filling in of the railway lands west of the CN Tower has transformed underutilized fields of gravel and cracked ... read more

New Stage at Nathan Phillips Square to Open for New Year's

Nathan Phillips Square Perkins+Will Canada Plant Architect Inc.
December 21, 2012 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The idea that Nathan Phillips Square has always served as an agora—a gathering place of public and political exchange—since its 1965 opening, has been embraced as a core principal in the $51 ... read more

Then and Now: Sproatt & Rolph, Architects

1162 Bay St, Sproatt & Rolph Architects, Toronto, circa 1919
December 21, 2012 9:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 1162 Bay Street. Offices of Messrs. Sproatt & Rolph, Architects, Toronto, circa 1919. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012 9:46 am | by Editor | Comments
Documents reveal Gardiner study shelved before Ford came to office; Ontario to implement 'locked door' policy at all elementary schools; OMB rejects big box development plan for Kensington Market ... read more

Photo of the Day: Two Bridges

Puente De Luz bridge and Concord CityPlace Parade condo, Toronto
December 21, 2012 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As our city grows and develops new neighbourhoods, its interesting to continually see the connections we build to create more fluidity and community in what can often be a disjointed city. Today's ... read more

The Interview: Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone, Part 2

Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone in amongst their staff, image by Jack Landau
December 20, 2012 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week we started our interview with Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone, founders of renowned interior design firm Cecconi Simone, on the occasion of their firm's milestone 30th anniversary. We ... read more

Recently Proposed Condo for 40 Widmer Comes to Public Consultation

40 Widmer Toronto render
December 20, 2012 4:30 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
Last week's series of public consultations in Toronto's Entertainment District saw a trio of projects up for discussion. To this point we have considered two; Mirvish+Gehry as it met the ... read more

One Bloor East Preparing for Massive Concrete Pour

December 20, 2012 4:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At UrbanToronto, we have been closely following ongoing foundation construction for Great Gulf Homes' much anticipated One Bloor East. A project as long-awaited as this is stirring up a lot of ... read more

RealNet Releases November New Home Sales Stats

Ten York Street Condos Toronto
December 20, 2012 2:53 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
After several months where sales numbers fared badly in comparison to 2011's record numbers, the ever-contentious Toronto High-Rise Condo Market numbers for new home sales have turned for the ... read more

Then and Now: Richmond and Church

Richmond and Church Streets, Toronto, circa 1891
December 20, 2012 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. "Wareroom of the Newcombe Piano Company, Church Street," circa 1891. At Richmond, northeast corner, to be exact. Now. July 2012. Uhm, ye-aah, I'm reasonably sure it's still ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 20, 2012

December 20, 2012 9:17 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Dark day for the TTC; teachers face discipline; return of Transit City; the end of the Delta Chelsea + more news. Dark day for the TTC’: Report calls transit agency ‘arrogant, patronizing’ with ... read more

Photo of the Day: Festive CN Tower at Sundown

Toronto at sundown, with L Tower and CN Tower visible
December 20, 2012 12:00 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day was taken at sundown by Forum member, Razz. We can see the L Tower in the distance and, to the left, the new George Brown College building stands as a boxy ... read more