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Then and Now: Gibson Lane, Church and Aylmer

Gibson Lane, Church and Aylmer, Toronto, 1914
April 17, 2013 8:31 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. July 29, 1914. Gibson Lane... ran east from Yonge roughly midpoint between what is now Alymer and Church. This picture is of course from the online Toronto Archives. The location I found in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013 8:19 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto city manager wants sales tax, gas tax and/or parking levey to pay for transit expansion; BIXI looking to restructure; Guild Park gets a little help from some friends and more news. Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mississauga Skyline

Misssissauga skyline
April 16, 2013 11:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
The Mississauga skyline has come into its own in recent years, owing in large part to the iconic Absolute World towers. It now stands with its own character, independent of the ... read more

Then and Now: 1306 Yonge Street at Farnham

1306 Yonge Street at Farnham, Toronto, 1916
April 16, 2013 8:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. July 18, 1916. 1306 Yonge (at Farnham, southwest corner). Yonge Street grading.   Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013 8:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Casino meeting at city hall draws over 200 people; Rob Ford vows to take the fight for a downtown casino to the polls next year; cancelled power plant will cost Ontario taxpayers $275 ... read more

Upcoming Pug Talk to address "The Future of the Glass Tower"

Future of the Skyline event by PUG Awards in downtown Toronto
April 15, 2013 2:50 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
The Pug Awards, an organization that celebrates the best of Toronto planning and design, is holding a talk entitled "The Future of the Glass Tower?" on April 30, 2013 at the Art Gallery of ... read more

Then and Now: King and Dufferin

King and Dufferin, Toronto, 1914
April 15, 2013 8:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 1209 King West at Dufferin, southeast corner. Circa 1914. Picture sourced by wwwebster.   Now. September 2012. A handsome survivor. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013 8:41 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Rob Ford's executive committee to hear from public on a Toronto casino; Rob Ford supports Porter flying bigger planes off island; costs for cancelling power-plant project much greater than ... read more

Then and Now: 56 and 58 Elizabeth Street

56 and 58 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, 1937
April 12, 2013 8:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
56 and 58 Elizabeth Street. December 2, 1937. Joe's Cafe and Chop Suey. This charming cafe was on the northwest corner of the now completely vanished Louisa and Elizabeth. I'll go ahead and say ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013 8:41 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
TTC's customer service appears to improve; Toronto casino seems sure to fail at council; Porter expansion seen favourably by municipal and federal officials; roads still icy as of Friday morning; ... read more

Ontario Place Redux: a Unique Plan for a Unique Destination

Ontario Place, Ontario Place Redux, Archology, Toronto, Scott Dickson
April 11, 2013 4:25 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Scott Dickson wants to pitch you an exciting idea that he calls, Ontario Place Redux. Imagine having a 'Caribbean' style waterpark at Ontario Place, coupled with the creation a 60 acre, floating, ... read more

Then and Now: Loretto Abbey

Loretto Abbey, Toronto, 1865 - 1930
April 11, 2013 8:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Loretto Abbey. Wellington Street West, 1865 - 1930.   Now. September 2012. read more

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

April 11, 2013 8:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Weather causing cancellations; casino approval a long shot; traffic issues looming with LRT construction beginning; challenges ahead for GTA economy and more news. Toronto weather: Flights, school ... read more

Then and Now: Campbell House

Campbell House move, Toronto, 1972
April 10, 2013 8:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Campbell House Move. Friday March 31, 1972. It was a big deal that day to come downtown to watch. Also interesting in this picture is the back of the Supreme Court of Ontario building (it ... read more

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

April 10, 2013 8:46 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Toronto casino proposal near defeat; Rob Ford disapproves of City Hall bike station; Pape Station to possibly close for twelve days straight; Winter Storm watch in effect for tonight; and more ... read more

Then and Now: Adelaide and Simcoe, Part 2

Adelaide and Simcoe streets, Toronto, 1911
April 9, 2013 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Adelaide looking west from Simcoe today. Same date as yesterday. June 7, 1911. There is more "transportation excitement" today than yesterday. Streetcar rails are being laid in this ... read more

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

April 9, 2013 8:21 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne urges business community to help GTA and Hamilton area to meet its transit needs; Toronto city report recommends more convention and retail space for ... read more

Then and Now: Adelaide and Simcoe

Adelaide and Simcoe streets, Toronto, 1911
April 8, 2013 8:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. June 7, 1911. See the date sign in the middle of the road. Who knew how useful that would be to future generations? Adelaide looking east from Simcoe.   Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet for April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013 8:46 am | by Editor | Comments
Mayor's letter touts benefits of casino, scooping city's staff report; transport guru says car/transit balance in need of redress; crosstown LRT, how traffic will keep moving on Eglinton during ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Simcoe, Richard Harper House

Richard Harper House, Queen and Simcoe, Toronto, circa 1880s
April 5, 2013 8:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Richard Harper House. Southeast corner of Simcoe and Queen. Built 1855; the picture might be 1880s-ish? There is already a streetcar track in the middle of a not-yet-paved Queen ... read more