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Then and Now: From Church to Church to Condo on Dovercourt

Centennial Methodist Church on Dovercourt, Toronto, circa 1899
February 13, 2013 11:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
 Then. Centennial Church. 705 Dovercourt, circa 1899. Now. August 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013 10:28 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto reviewing snow protocol; Vaughan seeks seat on executive committee; Toronto Board of Health reaffirms Casino opposition and more news. Toronto to review snow emergency protocol after last ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rising South Core

Downtown Toronto south core
February 13, 2013 12:00 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
There are cranes and construction all over the place in the south core. Ïce is rising steadily in the background, while Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is taking shape in the foreground. ... read more

Contemplating Waterlink at Pier 27's Skybridges

Looking to the northeast at Waterlink condos Toronto by Cityzen and Fernbrook
February 12, 2013 4:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Last week we caught up with recent progress on the skybridges at Waterlink at Pier 27, the Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes project on Toronto Harbour at the base of Yonge Street. The three-storey ... read more

Ïce Condos Brings Scandinavian Inspired Design to Downtown

Ice Condos Lanterra Developments Cadillac Fairview architectsAlliance Toronto
February 12, 2013 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With several projects under construction, and even more proposals in the works, development in Downtown’s burgeoning Southcore district has heated to a boiling point. Just south of the corner of ... read more

Then and Now: Dupont and Spadina

Dupont and Spadina, Toronto, 1922
February 12, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. December 9, 1922. 274-6-8 Dupont Street. This is the NW corner of Dupont and Spadina.   Later. Same intersection, different viewing angle. It's 1973 or '74-ish; no earlier than late ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 12, 2013

February 12, 2013 9:44 am | by Editor | Comments
Weekend snowstorm cost city about $4 million to clean up; Toronto Board of Health opposes new casino; skating on Lake Ontario a hardy adventure; and more news. Weekend snowstorm cost city about ... read more

Photo of the Day: Core Reflection

TD Centre, Toronto
February 12, 2013 12:00 am | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
Today's photo of the day comes from our very own Instagram page, urban_toronto. A refined perspective, the CN Tower shows brilliantly in a reflection captured at TD Centre. The photo ... read more

B.streets Condos Reaches Ground Level at Bathurst and Bloor

B.streets Condos Lindvest Properties Hariri Pontarini Cecconi Simone Toronto
February 11, 2013 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Across the street from Toronto landmark Honest Ed's, construction work on Lindvest Properties' B.streets condos has recently reached the ground-level milestone. Work on the 9-storey, Hariri ... read more

Pinnacle on Adelaide Taking Shape in the Entertainment District

Pinnacle on Adelaide, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
February 11, 2013 4:35 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The future of another block in Toronto's Entertainment District is becoming easier to imagine as Pinnacle on Adelaide, a 43-storey condominium designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects for ... read more

OHBA Releases Housing Start Stats

A suburban housing development overlooking Mississauga's City Centre
February 11, 2013 1:56 pm | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
The Ontario Home Builders' Association predicts consistent housing starts for 2013. In their February 2013 media release, the OHBA asserts that Ontario, including Toronto, shows a slower ... read more

Then and Now: Hyland Theatre on Yonge

Hyland Theatre on Yonge, Toronto, 2001
February 11, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
A tidbit of cinema history today. Then. Hyland Theatre. Opened 1948. It had just closed for good in this picture — June-ish 2001 [Demolished in 2003]. I was just strolling down Yonge that day; ... read more

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

February 11, 2013 9:36 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Public open to tax for metrolinx; "City' of town"? Richmond Hill debates what's in a name; Toronto Pedestrian group advocates for walking-friendly city, and more news. Posted Toronto Political ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. James Park

St. James Cathedral, Adelaide St. East, and L Tower in downtown Toronto
February 11, 2013 12:00 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
An example of Toronto's unique combination of old and new. Today's Photo of the Day, taken by Forum member udo, shows off one of the oldest cathedrals in the city, the urban canyon of Adelaide ... read more

Concord Adex Launches Opus in North York at Concord Park Place

Driveway, Lobby, Tower, and garden at Opus condos, Concord Park Place, Toronto
February 8, 2013 7:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Following on the success of Discovery and Tango at Concord Park Place—a 45 acre (18 hectare) master-planned community near Sheppard and Leslie in North York— prolific developer Concord Adex is ... read more

Marion Weiss Delivers bulthaup Lecture at U of T

Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, landscape design by Weiss / Manfredi
February 8, 2013 3:30 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
As part of its bulthaup 2012-2013 lecture series, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto is hosting a lecture by world-renowned architect ... read more

Forest Hill Phase 3 Coming to St Clair and Bathurst

February 8, 2013 1:40 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As Toronto's core continues to absorb more and more residents and businesses, so too are the surrounding neighbourhoods intensifying. Located close to St. Clair West station at 1486 Bathurst one ... read more

Then and Now: St. Clair and Vaughan

Wychwood bank branch at St. Clair and Vaughan, Toronto, circa 1920
February 8, 2013 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. SE corner of St. Clair and Vaughan. 'Wychwood Branch. The Dominion Bank.' Circa 1920.   Now. August 2012. 92 years of progress in signage. read more

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

February 8, 2013 9:41 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
GO Transit & TTC delays; alleged TCHC corruption; keeping the TTC fowl free; the problems of commercial at-grade in new condos; and more news. School closings, transit delays and more: What ... read more

Photo of the Day: Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place atrium, Toronto
February 8, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The beautiful atrium in Brookfield Place gets our photo of the day treatment today. A favourite of some of us UTers, it was designed by the brilliant Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who also ... read more