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Then and Now: Yonge Street, North of Queen

Then and Now, Yonge north of Queen west side
October 30, 2012 11:32 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. May 1954. Reitman's store. Yonge Street west side, north of Queen Street. Our little store was sandwiched between the old Eatons store to the north (the large dark mass of a building on the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012 10:39 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Subway to Scarborough reconsidered; casino could bring needed funds to the city; experts debate what to do with crumbling Gardiner; city keeps St. Lawrence Centre and Toronto Centre for the Arts; ... read more

Photo of the Day: No Reservations Required

South of Temperance in Toronto
October 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The lifespan of restaurants and bars in Toronto can be fickle; we're a city that thrives on trends, ingredient-faddism and an infatuation with all things new. While a number of establishments ... read more

Balcony Glass Arrives at the L Tower

Balcony glass on the L Tower cityzen fernbrook castlepoint Toronto
October 29, 2012 4:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the L Tower pushes ever closer to its final height, with its unique blue cladding now covering over half of the structure, the completed building is not too hard to imagine. Last week, the ... read more

Eau Du Soleil Creates a Stir on the West Waterfront

Eau Du Soleil, Toronto Condos, Empire Communities, EI Richmond/Zeidler
October 29, 2012 3:35 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Sun. Water. Life. These are the elements used to portray the lifestyle promised at one of Toronto's most talked about developments west of downtown. Empire Communities' Eau Du Soleil promises ... read more

OCADU Student Exhibit Seeks to Alleviate Canada's Homelessness Crisis

OCADU Design Competition
October 29, 2012 3:05 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
With the staggering amount of condominium development underway throughout the city and the jaw-dropping prices that units are now fetching, it’s all too easy to forget the real cost of living, and ... read more

Then and Now: Unitarian Church

Unitarian Church c. 1867, Toronto In The Camera, Octavius Thompson
October 29, 2012 9:17 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  Unitarian Church.  c1867.  This was on Jarvis, west side north of Dundas, south of Gould.  From 'Toronto In The Camera' by Octavius Thompson. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 29, 2012

October 29, 2012 9:10 am | by Anonymous | Comments
City Prepares for the storm; Sandy grounds flights; Auction fails to sell home; Health Inspector scams and more news. Here are today's headlines. The Fixer: What you can do to help prepare for ... read more

Photo of the Day: A City Reflected

Toronto Skyline
October 29, 2012 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes to us by way of Forum member MafaldaBoy. In this shot we can see our built history mixing with its natural enviroment in one of Toronto's more pleasing views. To the ... read more

Development Review: The Ontario Municipal Board

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Toronto Condos, Talon International
October 26, 2012 3:13 pm | by Michael Batt | Comments
One of the most dominant forces in city building is the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), which operates as a branch of the Environment and Land Tribunals of Ontario (ELTO) and is directed by ... read more

Ribbon Cutting At The New First Canadian Place

First Canadian Place at the start of renovation, Toronto
October 26, 2012 3:01 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Three years ago, Brookfield began revitalization work on First Canadian Place, Canada's tallest office tower, a massive project that not only competes in this environmentally conscious ... read more

Puente de Luz Opens at Concord CityPlace

Detail of Francisco Gazitua's Puente de Luz at Concord CityPlace, Toronto
October 26, 2012 12:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Puente de Luz, a pedestrian connection spanning the rail tracks halfway between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue, opens to the public today at 4:30 PM. The $8 million bridge fulfills ... read more

Construction Contract Awarded For Fort York Visitor Centre

Fort York Visitor Centre, Toronto Condos, Fort York Foundation, Patkau & Kearns
October 26, 2012 12:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Harbridge & Cross Limited has been awarded the construction contract to build the Visitor Centre at Fort York National Historic Site. The building design, a joint effort by Vancouver's ... read more

Then and Now: Trinity College Gates

Trinity College Gates on Queen West in Toronto, 1926
October 26, 2012 10:18 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. "Trinity College old gates." May 29, 1926. Queen Street West, north side opposite Strachan. Trinity College itself (1852 - 1950s) is in the distance. Now. May 2012. These gates that ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012 10:10 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Ford breached code of conduct, subsequently suggests firing watchdogs; The Ex continues to draw crowds; Councillors doubt Metrolinx control; Canada Post versus Mike Colle. Here are today's ... read more

Photo of the Day: DRL Teaser

Downtown Relief Line, Photo of the Day
October 26, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, we get a look at a New York City subway entrance in place for a movie shoot — a common sight in Toronto. If only it were that easy for us to get a new downtown subway ... read more

Cadillac Fairview Plans $350 Million Makeover for Sherway Gardens

Sherway Gardens Mall in Toronto by Cadillac Fairview with Dialog Architects
October 25, 2012 4:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
There's been plenty of mall talk throughout the GTA recently; between the redevelopment of part of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre into Oxford Place, the extensive renovation of and addition ... read more

UrbanToronto Officially Launches Newsletter

UrbanToronto Newsletter #1
October 25, 2012 1:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The past year has born witness to a number of changes here at UrbanToronto.ca. We’ve seen exponential growth in site traffic concurrent with an increase in Twitter and Facebook numbers, allowing ... read more

Proposed Redevelopment of 140 Yorkville Avenue

140 Yorkville in Toronto by Empire Communities with Zeidler Partnership
October 25, 2012 12:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
We've recently received project renderings and planning documents for a significant development by Empire Communities. Published on the City’s new Yorkville Development Portal, the plans for 140 ... read more

Breaking: Oxford Place to Propose City's First Supertall Skyscrapers

Oxford Place in Toronto by Oxford Properties with Foster + Partners
October 25, 2012 11:20 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The battle for tallest tower in the city is heating up! UrbanToronto spoke to an anonymous source at City Hall who is intimate with the Oxford proposal for the redevelopment of Metro Toronto ... read more