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Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Infant Death Map 1920

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Infant Death Map 1920
February 9, 2010 4:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
What a heart-breaking map, and a welcome antidote for those of us (and I'm guilty as charged) who bemoan the loss of the "good old days". I've noticed while visiting cemetaries such as the one on ... read more

Cumberland Terrace Redevelopment Coming To Yonge And Bloor?

Cumberland Terrace Redevelopment By Oxford Properties And B+H Architects
February 9, 2010 3:48 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
If recent plans for Bloor and Yonge are not enough, we now hear that plans to redevelop 2 Bloor West are on their way. 2 Bloor currently encompasses a 34 storey office tower (CIBC logo on top), ... read more

Quebecor puts Toronto Sun building on the block

333 Front Street East, Formerly the Toronto sun building
February 9, 2010 10:39 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Quebecor, the company that owns the Toronto Sun, has sold the building at 333 King Street East that houses the media operation. It has been bought by First Gulf, the retail arm of Great Gulf ... read more

Then and Now: Victoria Park And Finch Avenue East

Then and Now: Victoria Park And Finch Avenue East
February 9, 2010 10:13 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here is a pair of comparison shots of Victoria Park and, what was then Finch Avenue East, and is today Pawnee Avenue. The "Then" photo is from 1955 with the "Now" photo from 2010. The first one ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Rosedale Valley Road

Photo Of The Day: Rosedale Valley Road
February 9, 2010 1:18 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today's wonderful Photo Of The Day is that of a lone car navigating down Rosedale Valley Road.  Photo by tomms read more

The Berczy Condos by Concert Properties On The Way

The Berczy Condos Toronto By Concert Properties and the IBI Group
February 8, 2010 6:44 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
There's a new condo coming to the St Lawrence Market area and it is getting a lot of attention. Called The Berczy Condos, it will be located at the prime corner of Front and Church directly south ... read more

Photo Of The Day: We Stand On Guard For Thee

Photo Of The Day: We Stand On Guard For Thee
February 8, 2010 12:08 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Detail, Bank of Commerce, King St. (Commerce Court North) Image by androiduk read more

A Pictorial History Of Toronto's Cedarvale Neighbourhood

A Pictorial History Of Cedarvale
February 7, 2010 2:23 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
cedarvale charioteer 1 In the spirit of the Than & Now thread, I'm impelled to post some pics of Cedarvale, my childhood neighbourhood. Bounded by Eglinton to the north, Bathurst to the east ... read more

Heritage Toronto: Building Storeys 2010

Heritage Toronto: Building Storeys 2010
February 7, 2010 10:45 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
After the success of our 2009 exhibit, Building Storeys 2010 returns in February 2010 for a longer stay at the Gladstone Hotel! read more

Bell Lightbox And Festival Tower By Daniels Out Of Context?

Bell Lightbox And Festival Tower By Daniels Out Of Context?
February 7, 2010 3:04 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Last week we did a little update on the new Bell Lightbox/Festival Tower. One of the concerns some people have about this tower is how out of context it seems with the short buildings on the south ... read more

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Bloor Subway Station

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Bloor Subway Station
February 5, 2010 11:19 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Bloor Subway Station read more

Bell Lightbox And Festival Tower Condos By The Daniels Corporation Updated

Bell Lightbox And Festival Tower Condos By The Daniels Corporation
February 5, 2010 12:24 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Today we are looking at the Bell Lightbox/Festival Tower. Developed by The Daniels Corporation, and designed by KPMB Architects, it will rise 42 storeys when completed. Located at King and John, ... read more

Photo Of The Day: The Rare Metro Toronto Police Ford Pinto

Photo Of The Day by Urban Toronto member colbyb
February 5, 2010 1:13 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
We couldn't resist a second Photo Of The Day today when we saw this post. A shot from back in the 1970's from Yonge and Albert featuring a Toronto Police Ford Pinto. Is it just us that think ... read more

TCHC: 501 Adelaide E / 288 King E (14s, aA)

TCHC: 501 Adelaide E / 288 King E by Urban Toronto member urbandreamer
February 5, 2010 1:08 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) continues to hit home runs when it come to the design of their buildings. Last week we took a look at 60 Richmond E  which was designed ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Uptown Residences From Yonge And Bloor

Photo Of The Day: Uptown Residences From Yonge And Bloor
February 5, 2010 12:39 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Yonge and Bloor is becoming quite the cluster of buildings. We really love this photo by Parkdalian. Uptown and Crystal Blu on the rise.  Image by Parkdalian read more

Bye Bye Old St George's Church - Hello The St. George Condos By Diamante Development

St. George Condos Toronto by Diamante Development
February 4, 2010 1:28 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
St George's Church, located at Yonge and Churchill in Willowdale, sold part of their land to be used for a condo. In return they get a new building. Photo by Carter The St. George Condos is ... read more

PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower At 18 York Street Bringing More Office Space To Downtown Toronto

Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto by GWL Realty Advisors & bcIMC
February 4, 2010 1:01 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
After more than a decade of drought Toronto has, in the past five years, seen some major construction of office space. New buildings put up during this period include RBC Dexia, Telus, Corus and ... read more

Number One Bloor East: How About A Sneak Peek?

Number One Bloor condos Toronto by Kolter
February 3, 2010 1:40 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
The Number One Bloor East thread is abuzz about the plans for the corner. Bruce Freeman, vice-president of Great Gulf, is quoted in today's Globe And Mail as saying: "“We'll be going to sale ... read more

Fantastic Night Time Panorama From Casa Condos To X The Condominium

Cresford Developments' Casa Condos To Great Gulf Homes' X The Condominium
February 3, 2010 1:44 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Fantastic night time panorama stretching from Cresford Developments' Casa Condos To Great Gulf Homes' X The Condominium. Photo by Redroom Studios read more

Renaissance Condos By Alterra Rising In Downtown Brampton

Renaissance Condos Brampton By Alterra Group
February 3, 2010 12:56 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The condo boom continues to expand into the suburbs and we're all for it. Renaissance Condos, situated in downtown Brampton is one such example. Photo by drum118 read more