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'Alaska' may be Coming to Yonge in an Alsop-Quadrangle Design

Will Alsop and Quadrangle Architects-designed North Toronto condo "Alaska"Ala
February 5, 2013 4:00 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Plans for a Will Alsop and Quadrangle Architects-designed condo surfaced on Sunday in the Toronto Star, and despite a low-res rendering, the avant garde project was able to cause quite a ... read more

Topping Off January 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

1 Yonge Street, Hariri Pontarini Architects
February 5, 2013 2:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The peak winter season hasn't slowed the momentum of information sharing here at UrbanToronto. The Forum went crazy at the very end of the month when the new Oxford Place renderings came out, but ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and St. Clair

Yonge and St. Clair, Toronto, circa 1970
February 5, 2013 10:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Looking towards the SE corner of Yonge and St. Clair, circa 1970-ish, I'm guessing.   Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 5, 2013

February 5, 2013 10:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Frank Di Giorgio named as the city’s new budget chief; home sales on a roll for 2013; GO trains experiment with 'quiet zones'; Segway tours of the Distillery District; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tunnel of Towers

Toronto financial towers
February 5, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo of the day beautifully captures the tunnel effect experienced when looking down so many of the streets of Toronto's financial district. This one highlights the bright blue sky on a ... read more

Urbanation Releases Q4-2012 Results: Another Booming Year for Toronto

Toronto viewed from Centre Island
February 4, 2013 5:40 pm | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
In the face of ongoing debates over a saturated condo market, Urbanation has released a solid list of statistics reporting on Toronto's continuing construction boom and sales ... read more

Toronto Launches "Feeling Congested?" Consultations

New TTC LRT Vehicle
February 4, 2013 5:10 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
The City of Toronto recently launched its "Feeling Congested?" public consultation campaign. The program has the aim of engaging Torontonians on a range of issues related to transportation ... read more

First Steps for Sheridan College McCallion Campus Phase II

Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Phase I
February 4, 2013 4:45 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
Infastructure Ontario and Sheridan College have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and finance Phase II of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus development in Mississauga. ... read more

Then and Now: 155-157 Dupont Street

155-157 Dupont Street, Toronto, 1931
February 4, 2013 10:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. A sort of continuation of last Friday's Then and Now. It's still Jan. 8, 1931. Neighbouring 155-157 Dupont this time.   Now. July 2013. read more

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

February 4, 2013 10:46 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Will Alsop designs Yonge St. condo; Kathleen Wynne must be the transportation premier; making a case for high-speed rail, and more news. Posted Toronto Political Panel: Good grief, it costs a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sculptural Bay Street

Bay Street Towers, Toronto
February 4, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo of the day is a view of Bay Street, as seen from Brookfield Place. The geometric sculpture plays against the grids of the Royal Bank and TD Centre towers. Look carefully and you'll ... read more

Suite Spot: Massey Tower, Suite 10

The Hall as living space, in Unit 640 at the Massey Tower, image courtesy of MOD
February 1, 2013 6:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today we roll out Suite Spot, a new occasional feature on UrbanToronto where we do our best to give the curious urban observer and the prospective buyer an idea of what you can expect out of ... read more

Then and Now: 149-151 Dupont Street

149-151 Dupont Street, Toronto, 1931
February 1, 2013 10:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  'Jan. 8, 1931. 149-151 Dupont Street.' Now. July 2012. The large house on the right in the Then picture is gone. Sorry I didn't capture that. It was replaced by a small supermarket ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 1, 2013

February 1, 2013 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford rejects downtown casino advice in letter from ex-mayors; that time they banned street parking downtown; TTC debuts revised version of its Rocket subway train; and more ... read more

Photo of the Day: One King West

One King West, Toronto
February 1, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As our booming metropolis grows we now more often get the chance to re-envision some of our historic buildings not just in purpose but also in design. Today's photo cranes our necks upwards at the ... read more

New Renderings Up The Ante For Oxford Place Development

70-storey Office and residential towers will sprout on Front Street, Toronto
January 31, 2013 12:33 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Amidst the debate over whether Toronto will accept a new casino, Oxford Properties has released more detailed and evolved renderings of how their proposal for a redeveloped Metro Toronto ... read more

Then and Now: 48 Glen Road

48 Glen Road, Toronto, circa 1910
January 31, 2013 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. '48 Glen Road, circa 1910. Home of F. W. McFarland.' 'This house... was especially designed to fit in with the old elm in the foreground.'   Now. July 2012. My modern picture-taking ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 31, 2013

January 31, 2013 10:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Wynne eager to reform transit funding; Cadillac Fairview and MGM strike deal for Toronto Casino; Ford happy about newsstand deal review; and more news. Incoming Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne says ... read more

Photo of the Day: King and University

King and University, Toronto
January 31, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Although Toronto — at least in its core —  is not a city like San Francisco or Vancouver where urban life rises and falls along steep hills and dramatic shifts in the landscape, we do have ... read more

Construction Update on Daniels' Cinema Tower Condos

Cinema Tower Construction, Toronto
January 30, 2013 5:50 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Few new developments in recent Toronto history have attempted to truly grab hold of or perhaps redefine the cultural ethos of their surroundings like the recently completed TIFF Bell Lightbox and ... read more