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Then and Now: Bay Street south of Front

Bay Street south approach to Front Street in Toronto
August 23, 2012 10:39 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. September 14, 1929. Bay Street south approach. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 23, 2012

August 23, 2012 10:25 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Yonge-Dundas Square seeks new name, Dave Chappelle surprise visits Rob Ford, Jack Layton remembered one year later and something's growing atop UofT's architecture building. The search for a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canadian National Exhibition

Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto.
August 23, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A flurry of activity that marks the closing of summer, the CNE is a sweetly frenetic finale to a fading summer season. Now in its 134th year, the Exhibition holds the nostalgia of generations of ... read more

An Industrial Past Provides Design Inspiration for the West Toronto Railpath

West Toronto Railpath. Design by Brown + Storey Architects & Scott Torrance
August 22, 2012 5:15 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
A popular recent addition to bicycling infrastructure in the west end of the city is a successful repurposing of a linear brownfield site: the West Toronto Railpath remediates disused industrial ... read more

Checking Out Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens Before Official Opening

Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto by ERA, Turner Fleischer Architects
August 22, 2012 12:44 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
One of our most anticipated stories last year was the unveiling of the Loblaws store within the former Maple Leaf Gardens building, located at Church and Carlton Streets. The project not only drew ... read more

Then and Now: The Dominion Bank, Cherry and Commissioner Streets

Dominion Bank at Cherry and Comissioner Streets in Toronto
August 22, 2012 11:19 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. The Dominion Bank. Eastern Harbour Branch. Cherry and Commissioner Streets. NE corner. c1920. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 22, 2012

August 22, 2012 10:37 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Rob Ford refuses a driver; facelift of Nathan Phillips Square months behind schedule; Ossington to get a Starbucks; look who's coming to TIFF and more: Nathan Phillips Square facelift months ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lanterra's Burano & Murano

Lanterra's Burano and Murano Condos, Toronto. Designed by architectsAlliance
August 22, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The population grows, the city swells and a vertical reach begins. Pulling in all the light they can and offering as little division as possible between interior and exterior, the logic of a ... read more

'Celebrate Yonge' Gives Pedestrians More Of Toronto's Main Street

Celebrate Yonge takes over Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto
August 21, 2012 8:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Several blocks of Toronto's legendary main drag, Yonge Street, have been partially reclaimed from the car for a four week long installation of patio space and greenery. We met up with Evan ... read more

Functional Space Leading Factor in Carnaby Condo Suite Design

The Carnaby in Toronto by Streetcar Developments with Tact Design
August 21, 2012 2:50 pm | by Editor | Comments
Streetcar Development’s The Carnaby has been pushing through this summer with a number of interesting marketing campaigns aimed at attracting the design-savvy Queen West crowd. Following their ... read more

Then and Now: Bank of British North America, Weston Road and John Street

Bank of British North America at Weston Road and John in Toronto
August 21, 2012 11:03 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Bank of British North America. NE corner of Weston Rd. and John St. c1906. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 21, 2012

August 21, 2012 10:56 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The salvation of Queens Quay; snack bar moves closer to opening at Nathan Phillips Square; grand hockey opening at Maple Leaf Gardens rink; mapping music in 1980s Toronto and more:  Bus ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown from the Gardiner Expressway

Downtown Toronto from Dufferin and Gardiner Expressway,
August 21, 2012 10:35 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's image is a twilight shot of the downtown core, taken from what would appear to be the Dufferin Bridge over the Gardiner Expressway. As thousands pour into the Exhibition Grounds for the ... read more

Monarch Soon To Unveil 'The Epicurean'

Dunpar Homes' Kingsway Terrace
August 20, 2012 4:00 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Monarch Unveils The Epicurean condos at Dundas West and Prince Edward. read more

The Florian Nearing Completion at Bay and Davenport

The Florian in Toronto by Diamante Development, Hariri Pontarini, Young Wright
August 20, 2012 2:43 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
While the opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences will no doubt be the talk of the town in Yorkville this fall, we can’t ignore the statement being made just up the street by ... read more

A Breath of Fresh Air for the Historic Dineen Building on Yonge

The Dineen Building in Toronto by Commercial Realty Group, George Robb, Empire
August 20, 2012 2:14 pm | by Alex Corey | Comments
Every so often we stumble across a building that has previously escaped our notice, and wonder how we ever could have missed it. There are dozens of smaller buildings throughout the core that are ... read more

Then and Now: Tip Top Tailors at Bathurst and Fleet

August 20, 2012 10:21 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. c1980. Fleet and Bathurst, SW corner. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012 10:11 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Toronto film industry reclaims contentious G20 jail, Centreville at risk of losing contract of 67 years, social housing list continues to grow and celebrate Yonge kicks off. Film studio that ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From NXT Condos

View of downtown Toronto from Cresford's NXT Condos, designed by aA
August 20, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Shot by Forum member Youranthony1, this remarkable picture captures the morning light as it breaks across the city. With the multiplication of glass clad towers, beautiful views like this are ... read more

CityRail In Depth: Union Station

Union Station Revitalization Column Replacement, Toronto
August 18, 2012 4:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This is the first in a series of CityRail In Depth articles, which explore detailed aspects of the CityRail concept and rail service in the Greater Toronto Area. This article is shared with the ... read more