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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 14, 2013

January 14, 2013 9:46 am | by Editor | Comments
How toronto renames its streets; architecture is an instrument for civility; construction site nightmares; the people's turn to talk casinos; and more news. Data finds location is everything for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blue Sky in Toronto

Blue Sky in Toronto, UrbanToronto Photo of the Day
January 14, 2013 12:00 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Look up... It's a flag, it's a skyscraper, it's a BLUE SKY! Forum member, someMidTowner, captured this rare sight over the city from the vantage point of the Financial District. How many people ... read more

Curated Properties' Edition Richmond Ready To Go

Edition Richmond Presentation Gallery by Cecconi Simone
January 11, 2013 6:18 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We have some good news, and we have some bad news. Let's start with the good news… It's always great to hear that an innovative new housing project has done well and is ready to proceed, and ... read more

Update: Pemberton's U Condos Now at Ground Level

U Condominiums Pemberton Group architectsAlliance Peter Clewes Toronto
January 11, 2013 3:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto’s St. Michael’s College will soon have two new towering neighbours. It has taken quite a while to build the project's huge garage (diversion of underground water on the ... read more

Post House Condos Rising In Toronto's Downtown East

Post House Condos, Toronto
January 11, 2013 2:45 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The continued redevelopment and reappropriation of Toronto's Downtown east side has another project to add to the list of buildings changing the face of our oldest neighbourhood. ... read more

Then and Now: King and Bright

King and Bright Streets, Toronto, circa 1899
January 11, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. King and Bright, northwest corner, circa 1899. 'King Street East Church,' says the description. This was known as 'Peoples Church,' originally, from 1866; then King Street Methodist Church ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013 9:42 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Elementary schools open despite protest; plagiarism and budget problems at TDSB; extra money in city's budget; fuel spill in Don River; casino public consultation meeting format to be tweaked; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Making the Best of Winter

Skaters at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
January 11, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One of things we are best at as Canadians is making the most of winter. Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum member Jack Landau and  gives us a great view of Torontonians hitting ... read more

Then and Now: King and Dowling

King & Dowling, Toronto, circa 1891
January 10, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. King and Dowling, northeast corner, circa 1891. "Residence of Mr. Geo. Faulkner". A wwwebster sourced picture.  I printed my hardcopy of this picture; and without looking at Google ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013 9:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Public consultation leans towards no for a casino; cuts to the Fire Department deadly?; school Board director apologizes; Metrolinx wants to know what you think + more news. Toronto casino ... read more

Photo of the Day: New and Old

Flatiron and L Tower, Toronto
January 10, 2013 12:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, from Forum member Jack Landau, features one of Toronto's most iconic and beloved streetscapes. Looking west towards the Financial District we see the vintage 1892 ... read more

Update on the Spadina Subway Extension

Spadina Subway Extension
January 9, 2013 7:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Even as Torontonians focus more on future LRT and subway possibilities, we should not forget that we are actually building new subway stations right now, six brand new ones to be exact. While they ... read more

Southcore Financial Centre Redefines Downtown Borders

Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto GWL/bcIMC Page+Steele KPMB/IBI
January 9, 2013 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid growth of the area south of the rail corridor known as 'Southcore' is bringing scores of businesses and thousands of residents into what has become a successful mixed-use neighbourhood. ... read more

Then and Now: Parker's Dye Works

Parker's Dye Works, Yonge-Bloor area, Toronto, circa 1900
January 9, 2013 9:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Parker's Dye Works, circa someone-will-have to-tell-me. I'm guessing...1900-ish? Bismarck was a small east-west street that was situated where the Metro Reference Library is now. Fittingly, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 9, 2013

January 9, 2013 9:46 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Budget committee suspends hiring freeze; restarting Gardiner assesment; lots of casino talk; energy use in Ontario schools; terrible commuters + more news. Budget committee suspends hiring freeze, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Winter Wonderland

goodnight by ronnie.yip, photo posted by forum member, lucci
January 9, 2013 12:00 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
This photo could be the cover of a holiday card. read more

Humber Bay Shores Growing Again With Ocean Club and Waterscapes

Work progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, Etobicoke
January 8, 2013 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ocean Club, a new condominium complex in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area by Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments, is now beginning to rise from the huge pit that was excavated for it in 2012. read more

Absolute World Development History Photo Slide Show

January 8, 2013 2:22 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Once upon a time, in 2004, there was an empty site at the intersection of two wide suburban streets in "downtown" Mississauga. Then came a vision, a plan and development. The Absolute World Towers ... read more

Then and Now: Strachan Avenue

153 - 155 Strachan Avenue, Toronto, 1939
January 8, 2013 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. August 21, 1939. 153 - 155 Strachan Avenue. Now. July 2012. Those old cottages are long gone. They may have been documented just before their demolition as the present houses seem to be ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013 9:48 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Little change predicted in housing market; Doug Holiday going for mayoral appointment if Ford loses appeal; tough parking enforcement in Etobicoke; bike lanes proposed on Richmond and Adelaide; ... read more