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Then and Now: College Theatre, College and Dovercourt

College Theatre, College and Dovercourt, Toronto, 1946
February 14, 2013 9:41 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. College Theatre. NW corner College and Dovercourt. 'Gallant Journey' is on the marquee. This dates the photograph to 1946. The theatre was built in 1920; closed in 1967.   Now. August ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 14, 2013

February 14, 2013 9:38 am | by Editor | Comments
OCAD's new cultural centre to be named Princess of Wales Art Centre; Hudake eyes transit as way to win over Torontonians; and more news. OCAD’s new cultural centre to be named Princess of Wales ... read more

Photo of the Day: Morning Commute

Waiting for the subway, UrbanToronto
February 14, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Often for the Photo of The Day feature we like to spotlight views of our ever-more-impressive skyline, but it's important to remember all the daily activities that make our city a fascinating ... read more

Catching Up With Tridel's 300 Front Street West

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Claude Cormier  Toronto
February 13, 2013 5:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Tridel’s 300 Front Street West, a 49-storey condominium at the corner of Front and John, is fast approaching its ultimate height of 157.9 meters (518 feet). With concrete now reaching above the ... read more

Toronto Wants to Know What You Think About the City's Future

Aura at College Park Under Construction, Toronto
February 13, 2013 5:20 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Communication is extremely important in any relationship, and the City of Toronto has been making big efforts of late to engage the ever-expanding populace in several different ways. As our city ... read more

Hullmark Centre: Transforming North York's Skyline

Hullmark Centre, Toronto Condos, Tridel, Hullmark, Kirkor Architects
February 13, 2013 12:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Construction continues to progress on the highly anticipated Hullmark Centre by Tridel and Hullmark. Located at the corner of Yonge and Sheppard, this development by Kirkor Architects is ... read more

Then and Now: From Church to Church to Condo on Dovercourt

Centennial Methodist Church on Dovercourt, Toronto, circa 1899
February 13, 2013 11:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
 Then. Centennial Church. 705 Dovercourt, circa 1899. Now. August 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013 10:28 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto reviewing snow protocol; Vaughan seeks seat on executive committee; Toronto Board of Health reaffirms Casino opposition and more news. Toronto to review snow emergency protocol after last ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rising South Core

Downtown Toronto south core
February 13, 2013 12:00 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
There are cranes and construction all over the place in the south core. Ïce is rising steadily in the background, while Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is taking shape in the foreground. ... read more

Contemplating Waterlink at Pier 27's Skybridges

Looking to the northeast at Waterlink condos Toronto by Cityzen and Fernbrook
February 12, 2013 4:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week we caught up with recent progress on the skybridges at Waterlink at Pier 27, the Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes project on Toronto Harbour at the base of Yonge Street. The three-storey ... read more

Ïce Condos Brings Scandinavian Inspired Design to Downtown

Ice Condos Lanterra Developments Cadillac Fairview architectsAlliance Toronto
February 12, 2013 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With several projects under construction, and even more proposals in the works, development in Downtown’s burgeoning Southcore district has heated to a boiling point. Just south of the corner of ... read more

Then and Now: Dupont and Spadina

Dupont and Spadina, Toronto, 1922
February 12, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. December 9, 1922. 274-6-8 Dupont Street. This is the NW corner of Dupont and Spadina.   Later. Same intersection, different viewing angle. It's 1973 or '74-ish; no earlier than late ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 12, 2013

February 12, 2013 9:44 am | by Editor | Comments
Weekend snowstorm cost city about $4 million to clean up; Toronto Board of Health opposes new casino; skating on Lake Ontario a hardy adventure; and more news. Weekend snowstorm cost city about ... read more

Photo of the Day: Core Reflection

TD Centre, Toronto
February 12, 2013 12:00 am | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
Today's photo of the day comes from our very own Instagram page, urban_toronto. A refined perspective, the CN Tower shows brilliantly in a reflection captured at TD Centre. The photo ... read more

B.streets Condos Reaches Ground Level at Bathurst and Bloor

B.streets Condos Lindvest Properties Hariri Pontarini Cecconi Simone Toronto
February 11, 2013 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Across the street from Toronto landmark Honest Ed's, construction work on Lindvest Properties' B.streets condos has recently reached the ground-level milestone. Work on the 9-storey, Hariri ... read more

Pinnacle on Adelaide Taking Shape in the Entertainment District

Pinnacle on Adelaide, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
February 11, 2013 4:35 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The future of another block in Toronto's Entertainment District is becoming easier to imagine as Pinnacle on Adelaide, a 43-storey condominium designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects for ... read more

OHBA Releases Housing Start Stats

A suburban housing development overlooking Mississauga's City Centre
February 11, 2013 1:56 pm | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
The Ontario Home Builders' Association predicts consistent housing starts for 2013. In their February 2013 media release, the OHBA asserts that Ontario, including Toronto, shows a slower ... read more

Then and Now: Hyland Theatre on Yonge

Hyland Theatre on Yonge, Toronto, 2001
February 11, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
A tidbit of cinema history today. Then. Hyland Theatre. Opened 1948. It had just closed for good in this picture — June-ish 2001 [Demolished in 2003]. I was just strolling down Yonge that day; ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 11, 2013

February 11, 2013 9:36 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Public open to tax for metrolinx; "City' of town"? Richmond Hill debates what's in a name; Toronto Pedestrian group advocates for walking-friendly city, and more news. Posted Toronto Political ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. James Park

St. James Cathedral, Adelaide St. East, and L Tower in downtown Toronto
February 11, 2013 12:00 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
An example of Toronto's unique combination of old and new. Today's Photo of the Day, taken by Forum member udo, shows off one of the oldest cathedrals in the city, the urban canyon of Adelaide ... read more