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Then and Now: Dufferin at Queen

Dufferin Street at Queen, Toronto, 1951
June 15, 2011 10:10 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: March 12, 1951. Dufferin street looking north fron opp. #360. We are looking north towards Queen Street. Now: April 2011. We had to wait just about 60 years for the powers-that-be to bore ... read more

Shoring Work At Great Gulf and Lifetime Developments' X2 Condos Comes To A Close

X2 Condos by Great Gulf Homes and Lifetime Developments
June 15, 2011 10:10 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Shoring work seems to have come to a close at X2 Condos. Exciting news for two reasons. One, excavation work can now begin for the future 49 storey condo and two, the shoring equipment can now be ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011 10:03 am | by Editor | Comments
Former mayor David Miller to join NYU faculty, TTC looking at renaming stations, city taking over Casa Loma and more. Rob Ford’s missing expenses raise questions about day-to-day ... read more

Digging deep for a bigger, better Union Station

Rendering of the glass canopy over the Union Station moat, image supplied by NOR
June 14, 2011 10:59 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
Canada’s most important transport hub is finally getting the attention it deserves as a series of ambitious projects designed by NORR Architects will transform Union Station's interior space at a ... read more

CBC Getting a New Neighbour at 300 Front Street West

300 Front Street West condos Toronto by Tridel
June 14, 2011 9:59 am | by Arik Day | Comments
Tridel's new 49-storey development at 300 Front Street West is set to take center stage in the downtown core. Though there is not much of the property to be seen right now, cranes have already ... read more

Then and Now: Palace Pier

Palace Pier, Toronto, 1931
June 14, 2011 9:25 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: Palace Pier, July 29, 1931. It's hard to believe that a large waterfront entertainment palace existed here in this now-barren part of the lakefront. It opened June 10, 1941 and was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011 9:21 am | by Editor | Comments
'DigDown' looks to expand Union Station below ground, postal strike hits Toronto, selling naming rights to city properties and more. Union Station growing downwards (Globe & Mail) Postal ... read more

One Bloor Condos By Great Gulf Homes Finally To Start Construction?

One Bloor East condos Toronto by Great Gulf Homes
June 14, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
One of the most anticipated construction starts may be upon us as equipment starts to mass at the site of One Bloor East condos. Today's Photo Of The Day, taken by Urban Toronto forum member ... read more

Urban Toronto Takes a Closer Look at Minto's The St. Thomas

The St. Thomas condos Toronto by Minto
June 13, 2011 10:59 am | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Minto Development's The St. Thomas building model profile read more

Heritage Toronto Mondays: Benvenuto

Benvenuto, Avenue Road, Toronto, circa 1909
June 13, 2011 10:42 am | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Urban Toronto has partnered with Heritage Toronto to capture a moment in Toronto's past. On a weekly basis, we highlight historic photos of the city's people, places and events, and tell ... read more

Quick Update On The Progress At The Pemberton Group's U Condos

U Condos Toronto By The Pemberton Group
June 13, 2011 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Excavation work continues at the site of the new U Condos. In this photo by Urban Toronto forum member drum118 we see the construction pit starting to form. Photo by drum118 UrbanToronto moderator ... read more

Then and Now: Bathurst and Barton

Bathurst and Barton streets, Toronto, 1935
June 13, 2011 9:10 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: Bathurst Street at Barton Avenue, looking north. February 18, 1935.   Now: April 2011. The building on the northwest corner that replaced the church is the Vermont Square ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011 9:05 am | by Editor | Comments
Why doesn't anyone swim in the beaches?, burgers bow to condos in the beaches, are Toronto cyclists poorly behaved? and more. Doug Ford: Riding shotgun in the Fordmobile (Globe & ... read more

Base For Proposed 88 Scott Street Condo By Concert Properties

88 Scott Street condos by Concert Properties
June 13, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthread.php/17389-40-Scott-St.-(Concert-58s-P-S-IBI-Group)?p=528973#post528973 Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects read more

Trump Luxury Hotel About to Change Toronto's Skyline

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto by Talon International
June 10, 2011 3:27 pm | by Editor | Comments
As promised by Trump before construction,Toronto's downtown skyline is about to change yet again, with the addition of the 57 storey, Zeidler Partnership Architects designed, Trump Luxury Hotel ... read more

Minto Developments and Tesla Motors Celebrate 'Green Luxury' at The St. Thomas

The St. Thomas condos Toronto by Minto
June 10, 2011 10:59 am | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Urban Toronto visits an event thrown by Minto Developments and Tesla Motors to celebrate the green features in their new project, The St. Thomas. read more

Tridel's Reve Accessorizes with Ravishing Red

Rêve Condos Toronto by Tridel
June 10, 2011 10:00 am | by Arik Day | Comments
Front Street West is now seeing red with Tridel's Reve, a 14-storey development now nearing completion. As seen in recent photos by UrbanToronto members Red Mars and Jasonzed, the ... read more

Then and Now: Huron Street

Huron Street, Toronto, 1933
June 10, 2011 8:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: 374 Huron Street, June 26, 1933 — 78 years ago this month. I was wondering if I should even post this, as it might seem a bit banal. This is the utterly unchanged residential block ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011 8:48 am | by Editor | Comments
Cabbagetown displays ills of social housing, Toronto's ugliest condos, the busiest intersections for pedestrians and more. Cabbagetown displays ills of social housing (Globe & Mail) Ford ... read more

Storm Clouds Over One St Thomas Condos

One St Thomas condos by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
June 10, 2011 12:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Robert A.M. Stern Architects read more