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Delta Hotel Moves To Southcore

Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
December 19, 2012 3:51 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Canada's biggest hotel, The Delta Chelsea along Gerrard Street West just north of Yonge-Dundas Square, has announced it will be under new owners in a few months. Delta, which has another hotel ... read more

Harmony Village Lake Simcoe Plans With The Community

Harmony Village Lake Simcoe, City Core Dev, RAW Design, Diamond Schmitt
December 19, 2012 2:29 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Toronto is not the only city in the throes of condo development. The community of Barrie is set to experience its own large-scale residential development, and is doing so in a spirit of public ... read more

Then and Now: 119 Glen Road

119 Glen Rd, Toronto, residence of William Claude Fox, circa 1914
December 19, 2012 10:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 119 Glen Road. circa 1914. Residence of William Claude Fox, 'Esquire', no less. Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 19, 2012

December 19, 2012 10:48 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Gardiner on a crash course; Presto builder has poor track record; teachers threaten more strikes; revamping Wheel-Trans + more: Hume: Toronto and Gardiner on crash course (Toronto Star) System ... read more

Photo of the Day: Holiday Lights in Berczy Park

Toronto's Berczy Park in the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood
December 19, 2012 1:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes from UrbanToronto's Flickr pool. Captured by Urban Quarter, the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood's Berczy Park is lit beautifully for the holidays with a festive ... read more

Puente De Luz Bridge Re-opens

Puente de Luz, Concord CityPlace, Toronto
December 18, 2012 2:22 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
After a grand opening ceremony in late October, the new Puente De Luz pedestrian bridge was closed for a time but quietly re-opened to the public last week. Puente de Luz, or 'Bridge of ... read more

Then and Now: The Canadian Academy of Music

Twelve Spadina Road, The Canadian Academy of Music. Toronto, 1914
December 18, 2012 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Twelve Spadina Road, circa 1914. The Canadian Academy of Music. Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 18, 2012

December 18, 2012 10:38 am | by Editor | Comments
Councillors warm up to private-sector fix for Gardiner; Olivia Chow only serious by-election threat to Rob Ford; Toronto considering all options for crumbling Gardiner and more news. Councillors ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cranes, Trains and Grey Skies

Cranes from Canary District in Toronto
December 18, 2012 1:00 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Train tracks in the forefront give way to cranes that rise from the West Don Lands where construction of the PanAm Athlete's Village is underway, dwarfing the Clear Spirit condos in the Distillery ... read more

Hullmark Making its Mark on North York Centre

Hullmark Centre Tridel Kirkor Architects NYCC
December 17, 2012 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction work on the Hullmark Centre, by developers Hullmark and Tridel, has made considerable progress as of late.  The future 49-storey north tower currently stands at 8 floors, ... read more

Then and Now: Thirty Avondale

30 Avondale, Toronto, circa 1920
December 17, 2012 10:41 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Thirty Avondale, circa 1920. It's in Rosedale, to save you all the trouble of looking it up. A couple of pictures today. Now pictures July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 17, 2012

December 17, 2012 10:33 am | by Editor | Comments
Diagnosing Toronto's casino fever; seeking a village feel for a high-rise cluster in North Toronto; air-rail link has Metrolinx 'clear-cutting' trees along the rails; and more news. Diagnosing ... read more

Photo of the Day: L + CN Towers at Sunset

CN Tower and L Tower at sunset, image courtesy of Forum member Razz
December 17, 2012 1:00 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
A beautiful day sets, making silhouettes of the L Tower and CN Tower, as if no other skyscrapers existed in Toronto. Looking west, the city stands as a podium to the curvaceous towers. CN Tower ... read more

Questions Abound as 263 Adelaide West Returns To Public Consultation

263 Adelaide West Toronto render viewed from the north west.
December 14, 2012 6:15 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
The Entertainment District was back in the spotlight this week through a series of public consultation meetings on recently submitted and existing proposals in the pipeline. Monday evening, ... read more

Unbeatable Amenities in a Stellar Location - King Blue is the new 'IT' Spot

Lobby of King Blue Condominiums, Toronto
December 14, 2012 4:25 pm | by Khristopher Ranger | Comments
Easton’s Group's King Blue Condos is showing off the extensive amenities planned for their upcoming development in the King Street West theatre and entertainment district of Toronto. ... read more

Then and Now: Bay and Adelaide

Bay and Adelaide Streets, Toronto, 1911
December 14, 2012 10:15 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. October 18, 1911. Adelaide and Bay; looking east across Bay along Adelaide. A photographic panorama of Toronto workaday life and detail frozen across the unfathomable gulf of time. Yes, I ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For December 14, 2012

December 14, 2012 9:53 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Ten York to include co-op units; state of Gardiner news to mayor's office; talk of tolls on the Gardiner. These are today's headlines. Downtown Toronto condo building set to include affordable ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yorkville Rises

Yorkville Skyline, Toronto
December 14, 2012 9:00 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto is a city of many different skylines. From Mississauga to North York to Scarborough to downtown, all of them have a unique character and have seen a lot of growth in the recent past. ... read more

The Interview: Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone, Part 1

Anna Simone and Elaine Cecconi, image by Jack Landau
December 13, 2012 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We sat down with Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone who recently celebrated a major milestone at their eponymously named interior design firm, Cecconi Simone. The firm is well known to UrbanToronto ... read more

Then and Now: Bay and Queen

Old City Hall, Bay and Queen, Toronto, 1911
December 13, 2012 10:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Nothing mysterious about this location... October 16, 1911. Looking north up Bay Street towards Old City Hall. Interesting streetlights. Interesting how back-breaking the labour must have ... read more