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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

Photo of the Day: Rosedale Station at Night

Rosedale subway station, Toronto
January 8, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
This moody and mysterious shot of Rosedale subway station was captured a few nights ago by UrbanToronto publisher Edward Skira. He's been having a great time with Instagram lately, and this is ... read more

Riedel Group's One Rainsford Nearing Completion

One Rainsford Riedel Group Richard Ziegler Architect Mitchell & Associates
January 7, 2013 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One Rainsford is a new six-storey condominium on Queen Street one block west of Woodbine Avenue in Toronto's sough-after Beach area. Being built by luxury home builder/developer Riedel Group in ... read more

Internship Positions Available at UrbanToronto

January 7, 2013 10:23 am | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, know social media and possess an ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Augusta

Building at Queen and Augusta, Toronto, circa 1920
January 7, 2013 9:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Queen and Augusta, southeast corner, circa 1920. Another wwwebster sourced picture. Now. June 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 7, 2013

January 7, 2013 9:49 am | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Mayor Rob Ford's immediate political fate at stake in appeal hearing; advocacy group sys Toronto can fund subways with casino dollars; TTC's customer service initiatives seem to be working; and ... read more

Photo of the Day: L Tower on a Sunny Day

Looking toward L Tower condo by Cityzen and Fernbrook, Toronto
January 7, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo was shot from Jarvis Street at The Esplanade. Here we're looking westward on a cold, sunny winter day and have a clear shot at L Tower with its signature curve. This has to ... read more

Cranes fill the Sky in the West Don Lands' Pan Am Village

Cranes rise over construction sites in the West Don Lands, image by Razz
January 4, 2013 8:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
With the 2015 Pan Am Games just two and a half years away now, work is proceeding rapidly to create the village that will house the athletes, journalists, and technicians from across the ... read more

Architecture Interest Courses Provide Insight For Enthusiasts

Grande Arche de La Défense, Paris, image by Ted Scott
January 4, 2013 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto's readership comes from a diverse cross-section of society, but most readers would be happy to be labeled as architecture buffs or enthusiasts, if they are not already architecture ... read more

Topping Off December 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

One Bloor East, Toronto, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects
January 4, 2013 12:14 pm | by Editor | Comments
The last month of the year was a busy one at UrbanToronto. The Forum was a hotbed of discussion, as always, with the most talked-about project being One Bloor East. In the news, a stunning ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 4, 2013

January 4, 2013 9:39 am | by Editor | Comments
Oprah Winfrey comes to Bowmanville; Jose Canseco considers running against Rob ford; Metrolinx proposal to extend Eglinton LRT underground comes under fire; and more news.  Bowmanville in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District at Night

Downtown Toronto financial towers at night, including Brookfield Place
January 4, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
There's never a shortage of great shots and angles to be captured in Toronto's financial district. And nighttime shots can be especially striking with the twinkling lights of the towers providing ... read more

Proposed Redevelopment of 1 Yonge Site Goes Big

Preliminary massing study for 1 Yonge Street Toronto, image by Hariri Pontarini
January 3, 2013 1:36 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Plans are in the works for a redevelopment of the lands known as 1 Yonge Street, which is essentially the Toronto Star site at the base of what some people consider the world's longest street. ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 3, 2013

January 3, 2013 9:57 am | by Editor | Comments
No new lines, but some GTA transit improvements on track this year; legal crusaders lead a quiet fight for cyclists and pedestrians; and more news. Toronto gives notice to appeal shark-fin ... read more

Photo of the Day: Graffiti City

Toronto skyline, December 2012
January 3, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes from the UrbanToronto Flickr pool. Submitted by Empty Quarter, it's a skyline shot of a different nature, juxtaposing a glowing cityscape against the gritty graffiti ... read more