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Then and Now: Don Valley

Don Valley, Toronto, circa 1913
March 12, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Don Valley. Pre-Bloor Viaduct. Looking west. Circa 1913. That hill on the right was 'Sugarloaf' Hill; removed for fill for the DVP.   Now. August 2012. read more

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

March 12, 2013 9:41 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Toronto casino vote delayed; Toronto Hydro calls for rate hike; Ford's allegations of inappropriate behaviour drag on; new powers of arrest for citizens; report says there's no shelter bed ... read more

Photo of the Day: Land of Cranes and Fog

Toronto skyline
March 12, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo of the day is a moody skyline shot captured by UT photographer and Forum member, Jack Landau. In this image Toronto truly is the land of cranes and fog. Makes for a striking picture, ... read more

World Architecture News Awards include Big Wins for TO and Canada

Loblaws, 60 Carlton, Toronto, Landini Associates
March 11, 2013 8:10 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
World Architecture News (WAN) recently announced the winners of the Retail and Leisure Interiors Awards 2012, the most illustrious interior awards around the globe. Whittled down from a bevvy of ... read more

Hariri Pontarini Win 2013 RAIC Architectural Firm Award

Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Hariri Pontarini
March 11, 2013 7:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Hariri Pontarini Architects has, over the years, picked up quite a slew of awards, having been recognized in over 60 awards programs. The Toronto-based firm is well known for their signature clean ... read more

The Crane Comes Down at Streetcar's 8 Gladstone

8 Gladstone Streetcar Developments Dundee Realty TACT Architecture Toronto
March 11, 2013 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Queen West area has been a hotbed of construction activity for quite some time now.  One block in particular, bounded by Queen, Dufferin, Peel and Gladstone, is in the midst of a major ... read more

Then and Now: Clinton Street Methodist Church

Clinton Street Methodist Church, circa 1899
March 11, 2013 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Clinton Street Methodist Church, circa 1899. Interesting construction. Now. Aug. 2012. Not much on the internet about this church. There was a merger with another congregation in 1928, but ... read more

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

March 11, 2013 9:48 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
About 500 Toronto cops will receive a $100 bonus for working the G20 summit; TTC aiming to make University line automated; Toronto sees a surge in lobbying on contentious policy issues; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Hazelton Lanes

Hazelton Lanes, Toronto
March 11, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
We all know what comes to mind when we think of Hazelton Lanes. Opened in 1976, the mall was — and still is — a bastion of high-end retail and recently underwent a revitalization to bring it ... read more

Amenities at Daniels' One Park Place Condos Cater To Community

Rooftop terrace at One Park Place condos Toronto by The Daniels Corporation
March 8, 2013 7:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We recently caught up with construction at One Park Place, The Daniels Corporation's latest condominium project in Regent Park, but there's more to talk about what's still to come ... read more

Great Gulf's Yonge + Rich Condos Plan Natural Connections

Yonge + Rich condo pool, architectsAlliance, Great Gulf, downtown Toronto
March 8, 2013 4:05 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Great Gulf had been relatively quiet about their Yonge + Rich Condos project up until recently, but along with some streetscape and full cladding renderings, we now have more information on units ... read more

Updating Urbancorp and PurePlaza's Edge on Triangle Park Condos

Edge on Triangle Park, Toronto
March 8, 2013 3:40 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
As the rapid pace of development in the heart of the city continues to ripple outwards, we are now seeing the reshaping of some of our oldest neighbourhoods, and intensification in areas which ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From the Internet For March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013 10:46 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Mayor Ford accused of further improprieties; popular Toronto architect rails against casino proposals; councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Adam Vaughan push to remove OMB's authority in the city; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Boom Town

Skyline From the West
March 8, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
With the announcement this week that Toronto has overtaken Chicago as the 4th largest city on the continent, it's hard not to admire how much our evermore dense and vibrant urban centre has ... read more

Pinnacle International Advances Plans for Landmark 1 Yonge Project

March 7, 2013 7:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Yesterday Pinnacle International submitted to the City its plans for a landmark project located on the Toronto Star lands at the foot of Yonge Street. UrbanToronto first reported on this project ... read more

Webcampak Melds Time Lapse Photography and Construction Monitoring

Toronto Skyline
March 7, 2013 4:25 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
With the city changing at an unprecedented rate, there has never been a better time to watch the skyline grow, so time lapse photography to record it all has become a more common occurance in ... read more

Bridgepoint Hospital Celebrates Completion of New Facility

Bridgepoint Hospital, Construction, Toronto
March 7, 2013 4:11 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Transformation of the intersection of Gerrard St. E and Broadview Ave. has reached a major landmark this month with the completion of a new facility for one of Riverdale's oldest institutions, the ... read more

Daniels Offers Rent-to-Own Program at Cinema Tower

Cinema Tower, The Daniels Corporation, Kirkor Architects & Planners
March 7, 2013 3:47 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The Daniels Corporation's latest King West venture, Cinema Tower at 21 Widmer Street, is gearing up for a special round of sales, this time targeting folks with its unique Rent2Own ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013 10:14 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
TDSB votes to cut more jobs; Chow just may take on the mayor next year; TTC wants it's enforcement power back; Ford in more hot water with teachers, and more! MGM sells massive casino plan with a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Morning on Bay Street

Morning on Bay Street, Toronto
March 7, 2013 1:00 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Today's view, from high up the golden RBC tower, comes from UrbanToronto Forum member tomms. Here we get a very unique view of the financial district and the Royal York Hotel, in distinct tomms ... read more