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Then and Now: University And Queen

Then and Now: University And Queen
March 11, 2010 2:46 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Ever wonder why University seems less than grand as it shifts eastward south of Queen? Well that's because University once ended, or started depending on your perspective, at Queen Street. The ... read more

Then and Now: Downtown From The Newly Opened Canada Life Building

Then and Now: Downtown From The Newly Opened Canada Life Building
March 11, 2010 11:04 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here's a shot of downtown Toronto from 1932. Taken from the newly opened Canada Life Building it shows a downtown with barely a handful of taller buildings. Photo courtesy forum member ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 9:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Mayor David Miller Launches New Plaques Program (Heritage Toronto) Hume: A brilliant plan for a dreary space (Toronto Star) OMB decision a victory for opponents of tower: Bloor-Dundas project ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Toronto Compressed

Photo Of The Day: Toronto Compressed
March 10, 2010 11:40 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
A different way of looking at Toronto's streets. These images were shot with a 520mm lens. The lens equivalent of the human eye is 50mm. John St. looking north from Wellington image by androiduk ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Toronto Compressed

Photo Of The Day: Toronto Compressed
March 10, 2010 10:13 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Avenue Rd. looking south from Balmoral. Photo By androiduk March 11, 2010. A different way of looking at Toronto's streets. This image was shot with a 520mm lens. The lens equivalent of the human ... read more

West Donlands - Underpass Park

Underpass Park by Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg and The Planning Partnership
March 10, 2010 2:58 pm | by Intern | Comments
Waterfront Toronto yesterday announced plans for Underpass Park. Located under the Eastern Avenue and Adelaide/Richmond overpasses between Cherry and Bayview, it will beautify an area that is ... read more

Photo Of The Day: First Canadian Place Getting A Facelift

First Canadian Place Toronto by Brookfield Properties
March 9, 2010 11:54 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
First Canadian Place getting a facelift. Photo by dt_toronto_geek And they're building a staircase to heaven... read more

Daily Headlines For March 22, 2010

March 9, 2010 11:28 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
U of T students approve Pan-Am swimming complex (Toronto Sun) U of T students vote in favour of levy for Pan Am aquatic facility(Toronto Star) From a Lawrence Heights childhood to head of Toronto ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Bascule Bridge at Cherry & Lakeshore

Photo Of The Day: Bascule Bridge at Cherry & Lakeshore
March 9, 2010 11:04 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Considering the decline in industry and shipping in Toronto does this bridge still lift to let boats through? Image by androiduk read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 9, 2010

March 9, 2010 9:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Scarborough highrise a death trap for birds (Toronto Star) Millions sought for Ontario cycling (Toronto Star) Refit for a King of hotels (Toronto Star) Billboard companies bombard city with ... read more

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Early 1950's Toronto Aerial

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Early 1950's Toronto Aerial
March 8, 2010 1:16 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Hard to imagine that Toronto looked like this just 60 years ago. No CN Tower, Gardiner Expressway, New City Hall or most of the towers that now comprise the downtown area. And the amount of ... read more

Absolute World Condos By Fernbrook Homes And Cityzen Rising High

Absolute World condos Mississauga by Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes
March 8, 2010 12:14 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Absolute World is one the most anticipated projects currently rising in the GTA. The unique twisting design has resulted in the project getting the nickname of "Marilyn". And as the following ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Aria Condos On The Rise

Aria Condominiums by Fernbrook Homes, Menkes, and Cityzen
March 8, 2010 12:08 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Aria condo by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Menkes on the rise.  Photo by Edward Skira Photo taken from IKEA. The Sheppard corridor continues to intensify. Designed by Rafael + Bigauskas ... read more

Living Shangri-La Toronto Hotel And Condo By Westbank Reaches Street Level

Living Shangri-La Toronto hotel and condos by Westbank
March 7, 2010 11:56 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Urban Toronto spent the weekend at Canadian Music Week so today's lead is a short photo update. Living Shangri-La construction is now at ground level so the tower portion is now set ... read more

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Toronto Takes Flight

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Toronto Takes Flight
March 6, 2010 10:31 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Speaking of things that fly: On July 8-16 1910, on the converted farmland of William G. Trethewey, the very first example of human flight in Toronto took place. The site was located near Jane and ... read more

Photo of The Day: TD Centre In The Fall

TD Centre Toronto in the fall
March 4, 2010 11:01 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
After more than 40 years these towers are still our favourites. Kudos to forum member androiduk for finding a new way to feature them. Photo by androiduk read more

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Old City Hall Finials & Gargoyles

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Old City Hall Finials & Gargoyles
March 4, 2010 9:03 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Old City Hall Finials & Gargoyles. Image by thedeepend Image by thedeepend read more

Photo Of The Day: Skyline From Jarvis and Bloor

Photo Of The Day: Skyline From Jarvis and Bloor
March 3, 2010 11:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Yesterday's Photo Of The Day was taken from CityPlace looking northeast. Today's photo is from the opposite direction looking southwest. image by dt_toronto_geek read more

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto Close To Topping Off

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto hotel and condo by Graywood Developments
March 3, 2010 9:13 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto continues to rise on Wellington West. Developed by Graywood Developments and Cadillac Fairview, it is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in ... read more

Then and Now: Danforth Avenue Looking East

Then and Now: Danforth Avenue Looking East
March 3, 2010 12:45 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Then. February 22, 1937. Danforth looking East. Main Street is a few dozen yards behind the photographer. Note the Duckworth's Fish and Chips. Now: December 2009. Note the Duckworth's Fish and ... read more