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Daily Headlines: News from The Internet For March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010 12:35 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Bloor-Danforth bikeway plan rolls on, Residents frustrated while CityPlace park remains unopened, West-end neighborhood to be called 'Junction Triangle' + more news. Bloor-Danforth bikeway plan ... read more

Then and Now: Carlton looking west across Church Street

Then and Now: Carlton looking west across Church Street Toronto
March 14, 2010 1:13 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Carlton looking west across Church Street. Maple Leaf Gardens construction just beginning on the right. Then and Now: Carlton looking west across Church Street Toronto Now: December 2009. read more

Then and Now: University And Queen

Then and Now: University And Queen
March 11, 2010 3:46 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Ever wonder why University seems less than grand as it shifts eastward south of Queen? Well that's because University once ended, or started depending on your perspective, at Queen Street. The ... read more

Then and Now: Downtown From The Newly Opened Canada Life Building

Then and Now: Downtown From The Newly Opened Canada Life Building
March 11, 2010 12:04 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here's a shot of downtown Toronto from 1932. Taken from the newly opened Canada Life Building it shows a downtown with barely a handful of taller buildings. Photo courtesy forum member ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Mayor David Miller Launches New Plaques Program (Heritage Toronto) Hume: A brilliant plan for a dreary space (Toronto Star) OMB decision a victory for opponents of tower: Bloor-Dundas project ... read more

Daily Headlines For March 22, 2010

March 10, 2010 12:28 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
U of T students approve Pan-Am swimming complex (Toronto Sun) U of T students vote in favour of levy for Pan Am aquatic facility(Toronto Star) From a Lawrence Heights childhood to head of Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 9, 2010

March 9, 2010 10:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Scarborough highrise a death trap for birds (Toronto Star) Millions sought for Ontario cycling (Toronto Star) Refit for a King of hotels (Toronto Star) Billboard companies bombard city with ... read more

Then and Now: Danforth Avenue Looking East

Then and Now: Danforth Avenue Looking East
March 3, 2010 1:45 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Then. February 22, 1937. Danforth looking East. Main Street is a few dozen yards behind the photographer. Note the Duckworth's Fish and Chips. Now: December 2009. Note the Duckworth's Fish and ... read more

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