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Detropia Comes to Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Detropia by directors Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing
October 4, 2012 1:57 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Detropia, a film by directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (of Jesus Camp) is the story of a city that has become synonymous with the erosion of the manufacturing base and ensuing financial ... read more

Architect Burton Hamfelt Presents the first Bulthaup Lecture at the Daniels Faculty

Burton Hamfelt
October 4, 2012 11:03 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto is kicking off this year’s bulthaup lectures with an informative presentation by architect Burton Hamfelt. ... read more

Then and Now: Caer Howell Hotel

Caer Howell House at University and Order in Toronto
October 4, 2012 10:06 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Caer Howell House, later a hotel. 1810 - 1915. University Avenue at Orde, southwest corner. Picture from 1900. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 4, 2012

October 4, 2012 9:33 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The casino debate continues; TTC will operate LRT lines after all; Council nearly turns into a boxing match; Inside the mayor's brain and more news. These are today's headlines. Toronto casino ... read more

Photo of the Day: Pretty in Pink

Downtown core seen from the east end, Toronto
October 3, 2012 11:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
One of the highlights of early fall is the dramatic lighting our skyline receives at sunset. Our Forum has lit up recently with postcard-worthy shots of the downtown core silhouetted against ... read more

Village of Yorkville Park Receives ALSA's Landmark Award

Yorkville Park in Toronto
October 3, 2012 3:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Earlier this week, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winner of its Landmark Award, recognizing The Village of Yorkville Park in Toronto. The Landmark Award is ... read more

Sara Diamond Talks OCAD University at Mirvish+Gehry

OCAD University's Sara Diamond talks with UrbanToronto at Mirvish+Gehry launch
October 3, 2012 11:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto talks with Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor of OCAD University about what Mirvish+Gehry means for the school. read more

Then and Now: First Baptist Church, University and Edward

First Baptist Church at University and Edward in Toronto
October 3, 2012 9:26 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. First Baptist Church, northeast corner of University and Edward. Picture taken in June of 1953. Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012 9:20 am | by Anonymous | Comments
How to fund transit, Jarvis bike lanes no more, MOCCA on the move, what's included if you buy the zoo, and what defines a garden; here are your news headlines.Toronto’s Mayor Ford rejects road ... read more

Photo of the Day: Humber River Regional Hospital

Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto by HDR Architects
October 3, 2012 6:48 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day features one of the largest institutional developments currently underway within the GTA. The new Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH), located just north of the 401 west ... read more

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto: An Evolving Design

Evolution of the Mirvish+Gehry Toronto condo design through scale models
October 2, 2012 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The October 1 press conference revealed lots of information regarding the new Frank Gehry / David Mirvish proposal for three soaring residential towers on King St. West. read more

Then and Now: Osgoode House

Osgoode House, Queen St West, Toronto, 1955
October 2, 2012 9:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Osgoode House. NE corner of Chestnut and Queen West. 1955 photograph. I don't think that anyone mourns the loss of this old place; taken down along with the rest of this section of downtown ... read more

Photo of the Day: Union Station Illuminated

Union Station at night in Toronto
October 1, 2012 11:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The splendor of Union Station shines at night when the golden-hued lights illuminate the facade, casting the building in a glow that harkens back to its early days in the Gilded Age of the 1920's. ... read more

Frank Stella on his Art at the Princess of Wales and Mirvish+Gehry

October 1, 2012 10:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto talks with noted American abstract artist Frank Stella whose work graces the Princess of Wales Theatre, which faces demolition for a new project. read more

New Streetcars Reach Toronto

The front of Toronto's new Bombardier Flexity Outlook Streetcar
October 1, 2012 1:45 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
The first of Toronto's new streetcars has been delivered by rail from Thunder Bay to Toronto. UrbanToronto went by to have a look. read more

Going To School: A Transit Summit Connects Education, Development & Transportation in GTHA

Going to School, York University, TTC Subway Extension, Toronto Condos
October 1, 2012 1:13 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Going To School: A Transit Summit took place on September 28th at York University, and gathered post-secondary representatives, planners, politicians, transit agencies and leading academics to ... read more

Breaking: Preliminary Sculptural Model for Mirvish/Gehry King West Development Unveiled

King West Development by Mirvish with Frank Gehry Architects
October 1, 2012 10:23 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The press conference for the highly-anticipated King West development by Mirvish with Frank Gehry is currently underway. We've been snapping pictures and thought we'd share some images of the ... read more

Then and Now: St. Patrick's Market

St. Patrick's Market in Toronto, 1854
October 1, 2012 9:11 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Saint Patrick's Market, 1854. Now. May 2012. This isn't the building shown above. This building dates from 1912. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 1, 2012

October 1, 2012 9:06 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Happy first day of October! Making headlines today: A summary of TTC outsourcing, bikes vs. e-bikes on Sherbourne, bye-bye occupy garden, Ford pushing to rescind plastic bag ban, and Nuit Blanche ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Panorama from The Burano

Burano Condos, Toronto Condos, Lanterra Developments, architectsAlliance
September 30, 2012 11:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day is a panorama captured from the recently completed Burano. The image shows a unique perspective on a slice of the city at dusk as the sun paints buildings in a distinctly ... read more