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Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide Centre's First Incarnation

A rendering of the original postmodern Bay Adelaide Centre in downtown Toronto
August 31, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Killed by the deflation of an overheated economy, all that materialized of the original Bay Adelaide Centre was a massive parking garage and an aborted elevator shaft. Developed by TrizecHahn ... read more

The Interview: Steve Gupta of Easton's Group, Part 2

August 30, 2012 5:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
This week we bring you the conclusion of our interview with Steve Gupta, President and CEO of Easton's Group. In this segment we learn a bit more about the upcoming King Blue project, the theatre ... read more

New Rendering for Skyscraping 27 Yorkville Development

27 Yorkville in Toronto by Minto Group with Wallman Architects
August 30, 2012 2:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Move over 50 Bloor; 27 Yorkville recently came back to centre stage after a bit of a hiatus following its sale last year, bringing with it a colorful and provocative rendering of what we may see ... read more

Then and Now: Dundas Looking East from Mutual

Dundas and Mutual in Toronto, 1970
August 30, 2012 11:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  c1970-ish.  Dundas looking east from Mutual.  Jarvis in the distance. Now.  May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet For August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012 10:40 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The TTC increases service on 34 routes in October, Cisco becomes the official technology sponsor of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Mayor Rob Ford claims to have a memory problem and daughter ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mississauga's Intensifying Skyline

Mississauga skyline with Toronto in the distance
August 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
It's becoming increasingly more difficult to argue that the suburbs around Toronto are exclusively low-rise bedroom communities. While Mississauga is a city and not part of Toronto, it was for a ... read more

Regent Park Arts And Cultural Centre Opens With Packed Fall Programming

Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre in Toronto by Daniels, Diamond Schmitt Arch
August 29, 2012 3:45 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The community of Regent Park has for the past half-decade been under the wrecking ball in an attempt to re-imagine what public housing can be within an economic and internationally diverse urban ... read more

OHBA Releases Finalists for This Year's Awards of Distinction

B.Streets Condos in Toronto by Lindvest Properties, Hariri Pontarini Inc
August 29, 2012 2:29 pm | by Michael Batt | Comments
The Ontario Homebuilder’s Association has released its list of finalists in their annual Awards of Distinction, recognizing the achievements of developers, architects, designers, publicists and ... read more

Then and Now: Gerrard and Jones

Gerrard and Jones in Toronto, 1937
August 29, 2012 10:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  Nov. 4, 1937.  NE corner Gerrard and Jones.  There is Mr. Beale peering out at us. Interesting how The Saturday Evening Post - an American publication - is so prominently ... read more

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

August 29, 2012 10:38 am | by Anonymous | Comments
WaterfrontToronto breaks ground on Queens Quay parking lot, Ford's conflict-of-interest case is ramping up, Toronto Zoo possibly looking to change ownership, and the redrawing of Toronto's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Clear Spirit Rises Above the Distillery

Clear Spirit Condo, Toronto. Developed by Cityscape and Dundee Reality
August 29, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Contrasting with the Victorian industrial architecture at its base, Clear Spirit nevertheless manages to fit well into the surrounding historic district. Developed by Cityscape and Dundee Reality, ... read more

CityRail In Depth: Corridor Capacity

August 28, 2012 4:30 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Toronto is facing a transportation crisis. We have more people using every form of transportation than any of the systems were designed to accommodate. Our best chance to expand rapid transit ... read more

SIX50 King West Nears Completion

Freed Developments' SIX50 King Street West Condos, Toronto. Designed by Core.
August 28, 2012 1:16 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Block by block, Peter Freed has been gradually remaking King Street West. With each profitable incision, a redemptive contemporary project takes the place of a poorly used lot. Unburdened by ... read more

Then and Now: Northwest Corner of Queen & Yonge

Northwest corner Queen & Yonge, Toronto, sometime before 1825
August 28, 2012 9:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
The Northwest corner of Queen and Yonge down through the years. Then. The Sun Tavern. Prior to 1825. If the sketch is accurate, the Sun wasn't quite on the corner. Then. Agricultural Hall, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012 9:45 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
New federal ridings proposed for the GTA; Rob Ford's credibility under attack; cycling safety and streetcar tracks; Sheppard Ave. East post subway and more news: Ontario school boards upset by ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cross Section of Development Captured at Yonge & Bloor

Yonge and Bloor in Toronto
August 28, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Despite initial perceptions one may glean from the Toronto skyline and the hysteria and hype surrounding the current development boom, Toronto was not built in the past decade. Our built ... read more

Pearson AirRail Link Construction Underway

Construction of columns proceeds for the new Pearson-Union AirRail Link
August 27, 2012 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Metrolinx plans to have it open in 2015: a new dedicated train, the AirRail Link, which will connect Canada's busiest air transportation hub to Canada's busiest transportation hub of any kind. ... read more

New Renderings for 88 Scott Street Illustrate the Importance of Representation

88 Scott Street in Toronto by Concert with Page + Steele Architects
August 27, 2012 4:40 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The impact that a project rendering has on a proposed or pre-construction condominium development is immeasurable. Contemporary purchasers expect high quality images as a given, showing every last ... read more

New Renderings For Transformation of Historic 761 Queen West

761 Queen Street West in Toronto by R and B Properties, Quadrangle Architects
August 27, 2012 3:06 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The commercialization of Queen Street West is pushing past Bathurst Street and inching ever closer to Trinity-Bellwoods, indicated by a recent project rendering shared by UT Forum member AlbertC. ... read more

Then and Now: Central Commerce Collegiate

Central Commerce Collegiate in Toronto
August 27, 2012 10:31 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Central High School of Commerce.' Shaw Street. c1917. Now. April 2012. read more