Then and Now: Osgoode House

Osgoode House, Queen St West, Toronto, 1955
October 2, 2012 10:00 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 2, 2012 12:00 am | 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 11:00 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 2:45 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 2:13 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 11:23 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 10:11 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 10:06 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
October 1, 2012 12:00 am | 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

Nuit Blanche 2012 Memories; Ours, and a place to add Yours

"Planes" by Trisha Brown Dance Company includes unique gravity defying dancers h
September 30, 2012 10:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The streets of downtown Toronto were buzzing with energy over the weekend. From 7PM on Saturday til sunrise Sunday morning, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche brought over 150 innovative art installations to ... read more

Mirvish & Gehry Set "Stage" for Redevelopment of Theatre District

September 30, 2012 5:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
A new proposal for the Theatre District along King Street West sets the stage for the one of the largest and most dramatic changes in the city's history. Theatre mogul David Mirvish has teamed up ... read more

Final Report on 90 Harbour / One York Brings Increased Neighbourhood Benefits

One York Street in Toronto by Menkes with &Co Architects
September 28, 2012 2:46 pm | by Alex Corey | Comments
An updated Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Application for 90 Harbour Street / One York has been released that provides an in-depth report on the large-scale development. Put ... read more

Lifetime Offers Guaranteed Return on The Bond & Bisha

The Bond, Toronto Condos, Lifetime Developments
September 28, 2012 12:47 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Lifetime Developments is marketing available space in The Bond and Bisha Hotel and Residences by offering a guaranteed return on investment for two years. Using a similar approach that nearly sold ... read more

Then and Now: Southwest Corner of Yonge and Queen

Simpson's at Yonge and Queen, 1895
September 28, 2012 10:34 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Simpsons store. Yonge and Queen streets, southwest corner. Opened in 1895. It was open for only three months before its destruction by fire. Three months later. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012 10:18 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Ford denies meddling; City breaks ground on PanAm aquatics centre; TTC outsourcing; Condos and chocolate plus more news. Rob Ford denies ombudsman findings that his office meddled with civic ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Look Back at Avenue Road

An archival image of Avenue Road, looking south towards Queens Park, Toronto
September 28, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Sourced by Forum member thedeepend, this archival image is a look back at a city on the cusp of the explosive growth that would vault it into architectural modernity. The dominant materials in ... read more

The Interview: Gary Switzer of MOD Developments, Part 2

September 27, 2012 4:40 pm | by Alex Corey | Comments
We’re back this week with Part II of our 3-part interview with Gary Switzer, CEO of MOD Developments. Following-up on the in-depth look into his early years in Toronto last week, in this ... read more

Official Groundbreaking Ceremony at B.Streets Condos

B.Streets Condo in Toronto by Lindvest Properties with Hariri Pontarini
September 27, 2012 3:36 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Earlier today saw the ceremonial groundbreaking of Lindvest Properties' B.Streets Condo. Located at Bathurst and Bloor, construction began earlier this summer with the demolition of Loretto Abbey ... read more

Concord ArtSpace Shines a Light on Their Extensive Public Art Collection

Barca Volante by Francisco Gazitua in CityPlace, Toronto
September 27, 2012 2:50 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Concord Adex, the developer behind Downtown's CityPlace and North York's Park Place, has been working on building strong communities in its large-scale high-rise neighbourhoods through community ... read more

OHBA Names Paul Golini Jr. 2012 Member of the Year

Paul Golini with OHBA President Leith Moore at the OHBA President’s Gala
September 27, 2012 2:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Following up on a statement earlier this week of Minto Group being named as Builder of the Year, the Ontario Home Builder’s Association (OHBA) has just announced that Paul Golini ... read more