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Then and Now: Leslie Street And Sheppard Avenue East

Then and Now: Leslie Street And Sheppard Avenue East
February 28, 2010 10:12 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
1961. Looking north up Leslie Street from Sheppard Avenue East and the East Don River, with similar view from January, 2010. Due to the changes in the nature of the intersection, an exact match ... read more

Then and Now: Dundas Looking East Towards Yonge Street

Then and Now: Dundas Looking East Towards Yonge Street.
February 24, 2010 1:10 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: Dundas looking east towards Yonge Street. 1980-ish? Now: December 2009. Image by Jeff Low read more

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Weston Road and Eglinton

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Weston Road and Eglinton
February 20, 2010 6:15 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Since there's talk about Mt. Dennis area of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to be above or below ground at Weston Road, here's how Eglinton looked at the railway crossing (in 1929). The Kodak building ... read more

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: University Avenue & WW1

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: University Avenue & WW1
February 18, 2010 2:57 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
1897 - From the top of the Ontario Parliament Building 1910 - From the front entrance of Parliament August 1, 1914 - the day World War I started read more

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Looking North From Canada Life In The 1930's

Evocative Images of Lost Toronto: Looking North From Canada Life In The 1930's
February 17, 2010 6:27 pm | by Editor | Comments
A little change of direction, but true to the spirit of "evocative images". This aerial, taken from the Canada Life Building in 1930's, shows a moment in time before the Victorian (Edwardian?) ... read more

Monopoly Canadian Edition: Toronto In Jail

Monopoly Canadian Edition
February 15, 2010 6:07 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Hasbro is having a competition to pick cities for the Monopoly Canada Edition. As of right now Calgary is #1, while Toronto is 3rd last. You can vote here if you'd like to see Toronto move up the ... read more

New! UrbanToronto on Facebook

UrbanToronto on Facebook
February 10, 2010 10:50 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
UrbanToronto on Facebook Urban Toronto has a new facebook page! The Urban Toronto page has started off with 'Photo Of The Day' albums from the past few months. More things will be added to the ... read more

Then and Now: Victoria Park And Finch Avenue East

Then and Now: Victoria Park And Finch Avenue East
February 9, 2010 10:13 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here is a pair of comparison shots of Victoria Park and, what was then Finch Avenue East, and is today Pawnee Avenue. The "Then" photo is from 1955 with the "Now" photo from 2010. The first one ... read more

A Pictorial History Of Toronto's Cedarvale Neighbourhood

A Pictorial History Of Cedarvale
February 7, 2010 2:23 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
cedarvale charioteer 1 In the spirit of the Than & Now thread, I'm impelled to post some pics of Cedarvale, my childhood neighbourhood. Bounded by Eglinton to the north, Bathurst to the east ... read more

Heritage Toronto: Building Storeys 2010

Heritage Toronto: Building Storeys 2010
February 7, 2010 10:45 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
After the success of our 2009 exhibit, Building Storeys 2010 returns in February 2010 for a longer stay at the Gladstone Hotel! read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Elmwood In North York

Then and Now: Yonge and Elmwood In North York
February 2, 2010 5:38 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Yonge and Elmwood in North York, looking northwest. Then: Sometime in the 1960s. Then and Now: Yonge and Elmwood In North York Now: November 2009. read more

Then and Now: Eaton's College Park

Then and Now: Eaton's College Park
January 30, 2010 1:10 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Contrary to what we always thought it would appear that the original design for the Eaton's College Street store only went to Hayter Street (see montage by Wyliespoon below). There was, however an ... read more

Then and Now: Looking East Along College Across Bay.

Then and Now: Looking East Along College Across Bay.
January 27, 2010 3:31 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: 1940s? Looking east along College across Bay. Then and Now: Looking East Along College Across Bay. Some interesting things to note. The YMCA, which is now located a block north on ... read more

Then and Now: Queen Street Looking Toward Roncesvalles and King

Then & Now: Queen Street Looking Toward Roncesvalles and King
January 23, 2010 11:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then: 1922. Queen street, looking SW. Roncesvalles and King street in the distance - part of the trifecta that make up this famously old intersection - the original "Gateway" to Toronto before the ... read more

Relaunch 2010: Welcome to the new Urban Toronto

Relaunch 2010: Welcome to the new Urban Toronto
January 19, 2010 11:25 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Hello everybody! Welcome to the new Urban Toronto. We've added some great new features we hope you'll like. It's all so new that we haven't had a chance to try it all out yet. We appreciate your ... read more