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Then and Now: Roncesvalles, King and Queen

Roncesvalles, King and Queen Streets, Toronto, 1909
March 13, 2013 8:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Roncesvalles, King and Queen down through the years. We are looking north. 1909:   1924:   read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 13, 2013

March 13, 2013 8:44 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The Canadian National Exhibition Association tells MGM to stop associating the exhibition with casino project; Toronto falls short of its original recycling goal; an in depth look on how flights ... read more

Architecture Interest Courses Expand Design Knowledge

March 12, 2013 3:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
For the architecture enthusiast, with the vast wealth of architectural traditions worldwide there never comes a time when one can claim to know it all. Nothing beats a well-rounded education on ... read more

Daniels' Mitchell Cohen Awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal

The Hon. Bob Rae, Mitchell Cohen, Glen Murray
March 12, 2013 12:10 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Mitchell Cohen, President of residential developer The Daniels Corporation has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal for his community leadership and contributions to the city of Toronto. The ... read more

Then and Now: Don Valley

Don Valley, Toronto, circa 1913
March 12, 2013 8:46 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 8:41 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

Then and Now: Clinton Street Methodist Church

Clinton Street Methodist Church, circa 1899
March 11, 2013 8:58 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 8:48 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

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

March 8, 2013 9:46 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

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

March 7, 2013 9:14 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

Then and Now: St. Patrick Street

St. Patrick Street, Toronto, circa 1975
March 6, 2013 9:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
54 and 56 Saint Patrick Street, circa 1974 or 5-ish, perhaps even later. That's a 1974 Volvo in the picture. I had a '73. Horrible car, underpowered and rusted after five years. Power steering was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013 9:52 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Toronto is now the fourth-largest city in North America; TTC struggles with ticket enforcement; MGM and Cadillac Fairview outline casino and hotel proposal for Exhibition Centre; Earth Hour 2013 ... read more

Then and Now: Shell Gas Station at Yonge & York Mills

Shell gas station, Yonge and York Mills, Toronto, circa 1955
March 5, 2013 9:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Shell gas station at Yonge and York Mills, circa 1955-ish, prior to the Yonge street widening. The old station here was replaced by the newer one that you can see in yesterday's 'Then' ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013 9:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Wynn Resorts tries to woo Toronto with a high-end casino; first of new longer streetcars to be tested on city streets; BMO mortgage cut could spur other banks to follow suit; UofT ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and York Mills

Yonge and York Mills, Toronto, 1956 - 57
March 4, 2013 9:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Yonge looking north from York Mills. Pardon the psychedelic effect. Everything looks new. Yonge appears to have been widened, so let's say this is post-widening, later in 1956 or '57. The ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013 9:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Toronto Chief City planner champions bike use in the city; Toronto benefited most from southern Ontario's billion-dollar bailout; should Rob Ford's friendship with PM and finance ... read more

Writers Wanted: Become an UrbanToronto Contributor

Toronto skyline looking north
March 1, 2013 6:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto is looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic writers who have an excellent command of the written word as well as a special interest and knowledge of Toronto development, architecture ... read more

Approaching Red Arrives at CityPlace

Approaching Red, being lifted, Concord CityPlace Toronto, image by Karen Mills
March 1, 2013 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In the time since our first article about Approaching Red, artist Maha Mustafa's sweeping two-piece metal sculpture coated in a sexy red finish, the work has arrived from fabricator Feature ... read more

Boomers Aim to Age in Urban Communities

Harmony Village condos, Barrie Ontario, RAW Design/The Planning Partnership
March 1, 2013 2:00 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Every day, it seems, the suburbs are become less and less appealing. We already know that young singles and couples are flooding into denser environments like downtown Toronto, and now it appears ... read more

Then and Now: Widening Yonge Street at Hogg's Hollow

Yonge Street at Hogg's Hollow, Toronto, 1956
March 1, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
March, thank goodness; we are coming around the corner to Spring.  Then. More Yonge Street widening at Hogg's Hollow. 1956.  (A bit) later. They've lost their parking. read more