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Then and Now: Dundas and Bond

Dundas and Bond Streets, Toronto, 1912
March 20, 2013 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. May 9, 1919. Dundas and Bond looking south.  Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for March 20, 2013

March 20, 2013 9:56 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
TTC head apologizes for subway delays during Monday night rush-hour; experts say L.A. style transit funding may be right for Toronto; City Hall dumps little know by-law about biking in twos; seven ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sunset and Snowstorm

Toronto skyline at sunset during a snowstorm
March 20, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
This shot comes from UrbanToronto's Flickr pool and was captured by photographer a99lo just last night during the brief snowfall we experienced. That's Queen's Park in the middle as we look ... read more

Penthouses at The Carnaby Bring Loft Living to West Queen West Skyline

Carnaby, Streetcar Developments, TACT architecture
March 19, 2013 4:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Everything about The Carnaby is 'urban-styled.' Currently under construction, the boutique condo in trendy West Queen West is now debuting its penthouse suites collection, bringing modern ... read more

New Guidelines aim to improve Toronto Green Roofs and the City

Extensive Green Roof, Toronto
March 19, 2013 2:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Toronto's City Planning division has produced a new resource called Guidelines for Biodiverse Green Roofs, detailing best practices for promoting biodiversity on green roofs in Toronto. Green ... read more

A Timeline of The Madison's Progress at Yonge and Eglinton

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton Toronto
March 19, 2013 1:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Excavation work is nearly complete in preparation for Madison Homes’ eponymous twin-tower condominium development, The Madison. Work at the site on Eglinton Avenue, two blocks east of Yonge, ... read more

Then and Now: Dundas and McCaul

Dundas and McCaul Streets, Toronto, 1912
March 19, 2013 9:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
The Case of the Shrunken Building on the northeast corner of Dundas and McCaul. Then. March 6, 1912. Now. March 2013. Compare the Then and Now photos to see how much of the building was removed ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013 9:42 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Board of Trade favours new taxes to pay for expanded transit; TTC to explain Monday's 'unacceptable' delays; Toronto lawyer to appeal Rob Ford conflict-of-interest ... read more

Photo of the Day: Village Rooftops

Bloordale Village, Toronto
March 19, 2013 12:00 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
UrbanToronto's Flickr pool has been receiving quite a number of contributions lately, like this one from Vik Pahwa, who shares this photo overlooking south Bloordale Village from a ... read more

Clear Spirit and Gooderham Condos Extend Toronto's Skyline Eastwards

Clear Spirit and Gooderham condos, Distillery, Toronto by architectsAlliance
March 18, 2013 6:10 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The panorama from Toronto's Harbour shows the growing development at the Distillery District in the larger context of the city. Various UrbanToronto Forum members have pointed their cameras in the ... read more

Branch Library at Context's Library District Condos is Stacking Up

Blue and Green stripes colour Library District Condos, Toronto
March 18, 2013 4:25 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Cladding is marching its way up the façade of Library District Condominiums, a lively palette of dark green glass accented by blue, yellow and green spandrel stripes. Blue and Green ... read more

L Tower: From The Ground to the Sky in 23 Seconds

March 18, 2013 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto Forum member Udo is a prolific and terrific photographer, shooting Toronto from interesting angles wherever he finds them. We are particularly lucky that Udo lives where he does ... read more

Then and Now: Elizabeth Street

Elizabeth Street at Albert, Toronto, 1930
March 18, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Elizabeth at Albert, looking north. September 27, 1930. That's the Registry Building on the left. Great cars. A vanished Chinatown neighbourhood... Now. August 2012. Nathan Philips Square ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013 9:44 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Same funding for casinos to be used across the province; MGM held job fair in Toronto; former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge to advise Ontario government on economic affairs; Air ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Mirror on One Bloor East

One Bloor East site, Toronto
March 18, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
It's been a long time since we've featured a photo of our very own UT star photographer tomms, and this one was too good to pass up! We don't ask how he did it, but he's managed to ... read more

Topping Off February 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Oxford Place, downtown Toronto, Foster + Partners, Oxford Properties
March 15, 2013 3:55 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
We're a little late getting to it (busy busy!) but this past February was also one of the busiest months for UrbanToronto viewership, with the ever-surprising development boom bringing huge ... read more

New Rendering Highlights Great View From Daniels' HighPark Condos

 HighPark Condos The Daniels Corporation Diamond Schmitt Architects
March 15, 2013 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Hmm, is Daniels' Cinema Tower pictured on that skyline? A new rendering of The Daniels Corporation’s HighPark Condominiums emphasizes the fantastic views residents of the building will have from ... read more

Daniels Introduces Rent to Own Program for Cinema Tower

Cinema Tower condo, downtown Toronto, Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects
March 15, 2013 2:55 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
In an effort to provide superior condo units to a wider socioeconomic demographic, The Daniels Corporation is now offering a "Rent-to-Own" program at Cinema Tower, its nearly-complete condominium ... read more

Freed Launches 155 Redpath Condos at Yonge & Eglinton

155 Redpath Freed Developments architectsAlliance Toronto
March 15, 2013 11:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the TTC Eglinton Crosstown LRT on the horizon, development surrounding the future Yonge-Eglinton transit hub is intensifying at a dizzying pace. With nearby under-construction projects such ... read more

Then and Now: Registry Office

March 15, 2013 11:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. May 28, 1912. 38 - 48 Elizabeth Street. 'New Registry Office Site.'   Now. September 2012. The Registry building came and went of course. Citizens of a modern Toronto gather here at ... read more