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Then and Now: King and Bright

King and Bright Streets, Toronto, circa 1899
January 11, 2013 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. King and Bright, northwest corner, circa 1899. 'King Street East Church,' says the description. This was known as 'Peoples Church,' originally, from 1866; then King Street Methodist Church ... read more

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

January 11, 2013 10:42 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Elementary schools open despite protest; plagiarism and budget problems at TDSB; extra money in city's budget; fuel spill in Don River; casino public consultation meeting format to be tweaked; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Making the Best of Winter

Skaters at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
January 11, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One of things we are best at as Canadians is making the most of winter. Today's Photo of the Day comes to us from Forum member Jack Landau and  gives us a great view of Torontonians hitting ... read more

Then and Now: King and Dowling

King & Dowling, Toronto, circa 1891
January 10, 2013 10:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. King and Dowling, northeast corner, circa 1891. "Residence of Mr. Geo. Faulkner". A wwwebster sourced picture.  I printed my hardcopy of this picture; and without looking at Google ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013 10:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Public consultation leans towards no for a casino; cuts to the Fire Department deadly?; school Board director apologizes; Metrolinx wants to know what you think + more news. Toronto casino ... read more

Photo of the Day: New and Old

Flatiron and L Tower, Toronto
January 10, 2013 1:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day, from Forum member Jack Landau, features one of Toronto's most iconic and beloved streetscapes. Looking west towards the Financial District we see the vintage 1892 ... read more

Update on the Spadina Subway Extension

Spadina Subway Extension
January 9, 2013 8:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Even as Torontonians focus more on future LRT and subway possibilities, we should not forget that we are actually building new subway stations right now, six brand new ones to be exact. While they ... read more

Southcore Financial Centre Redefines Downtown Borders

Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto GWL/bcIMC Page+Steele KPMB/IBI
January 9, 2013 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid growth of the area south of the rail corridor known as 'Southcore' is bringing scores of businesses and thousands of residents into what has become a successful mixed-use neighbourhood. ... read more

Then and Now: Parker's Dye Works

Parker's Dye Works, Yonge-Bloor area, Toronto, circa 1900
January 9, 2013 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Parker's Dye Works, circa someone-will-have to-tell-me. I'm guessing...1900-ish? Bismarck was a small east-west street that was situated where the Metro Reference Library is now. Fittingly, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 9, 2013

January 9, 2013 10:46 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Budget committee suspends hiring freeze; restarting Gardiner assesment; lots of casino talk; energy use in Ontario schools; terrible commuters + more news. Budget committee suspends hiring freeze, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Winter Wonderland

goodnight by ronnie.yip, photo posted by forum member, lucci
January 9, 2013 1:00 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
This photo could be the cover of a holiday card. read more

Humber Bay Shores Growing Again With Ocean Club and Waterscapes

Work progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, Etobicoke
January 8, 2013 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Ocean Club, a new condominium complex in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area by Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments, is now beginning to rise from the huge pit that was excavated for it in 2012. read more

Absolute World Development History Photo Slide Show

January 8, 2013 3:22 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Once upon a time, in 2004, there was an empty site at the intersection of two wide suburban streets in "downtown" Mississauga. Then came a vision, a plan and development. The Absolute World Towers ... read more

Then and Now: Strachan Avenue

153 - 155 Strachan Avenue, Toronto, 1939
January 8, 2013 10:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. August 21, 1939. 153 - 155 Strachan Avenue. Now. July 2012. Those old cottages are long gone. They may have been documented just before their demolition as the present houses seem to be ... read more

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

January 8, 2013 10:48 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Little change predicted in housing market; Doug Holiday going for mayoral appointment if Ford loses appeal; tough parking enforcement in Etobicoke; bike lanes proposed on Richmond and Adelaide; ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rosedale Station at Night

Rosedale subway station, Toronto
January 8, 2013 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
This moody and mysterious shot of Rosedale subway station was captured a few nights ago by UrbanToronto publisher Edward Skira. He's been having a great time with Instagram lately, and this is ... read more

Riedel Group's One Rainsford Nearing Completion

One Rainsford Riedel Group Richard Ziegler Architect Mitchell & Associates
January 7, 2013 6:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One Rainsford is a new six-storey condominium on Queen Street one block west of Woodbine Avenue in Toronto's sough-after Beach area. Being built by luxury home builder/developer Riedel Group in ... read more

Internship Positions Available at UrbanToronto

January 7, 2013 11:23 am | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, know social media and possess an ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Augusta

Building at Queen and Augusta, Toronto, circa 1920
January 7, 2013 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Queen and Augusta, southeast corner, circa 1920. Another wwwebster sourced picture. Now. June 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 7, 2013

January 7, 2013 10:49 am | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Mayor Rob Ford's immediate political fate at stake in appeal hearing; advocacy group sys Toronto can fund subways with casino dollars; TTC's customer service initiatives seem to be working; and ... read more