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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

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For March 1, 2013

March 1, 2013 9:40 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
TTC looks to improve customer service; Ford gets in more football foundation controversy; Architectural heritage at Regent Park up in the air; Metrolinx keeps its distance from the mayor; and more ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge Street at Hogg's Hollow

Yonge Street at Hogg's Hollow, Toronto, 1956
February 28, 2013 9:53 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Yonge Street widening. 1956. We are looking north into Hogg's Hollow.  Now. August 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013 9:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Conflict rages on at TDSB; Prince Phillip is coming; Oakville questions big move and more news. Conflict claims against school trustees ‘ludicrous’: Ontario public board association head (National ... read more

Then and Now: Lawrence and Yonge Neighbourhood

Lawrence and Yonge neighbourhood, Toronto, 1947
February 27, 2013 9:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Jan. 15, 1947. Lawrence Ave. about 150 west of Yonge looking East. Some interesting old street lights here. Nighttime must have been a lot darker in Toronto in those days; even supposing if ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 27, 2013

February 27, 2013 9:52 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Flights and buses are cancelled due to the snowstorm; high school teaching jobs threatened by low enrolment; G20 protesters are prosecuted; Freshii eyes Nathan Phillips Square after Hero Burger ... read more

Landscape Architect Martin Rein-Cano of Topotek 1 Speaks at UofT's Daniels Faculty

Superkilen, Copenhagen
February 26, 2013 10:01 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Principal and founder Martin Rein-Cano of German landscape architecture firm TOPOTEK 1 presents a number of artful and innovative projects on Tuesday, February 26 at ... read more

Then and Now: Lawrence and Yonge

Lawrence and Yonge, Toronto, 1947
February 26, 2013 9:36 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Jan. 15, 1947. Lawrence Ave. about 150 west of Yonge looking west.  Now. August 2012. All of these houses except the immediate one on the right in the Then picture still exist (it was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 26, 2013

February 26, 2013 9:22 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
TTC could face legal action if it reneges on newsstand deal; Mayor Rob Ford won't be prosecuted for alleged election violations; Princess of Wales Theatre likely won't escape ... read more

Then and Now: Mill Street Bridge

Plaque on Mill Street Bridge, Toronto
February 25, 2013 9:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Bridge. Mill Street.   Now. August 2012. read more