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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 21, 2013

February 21, 2013 9:42 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Developers propose radical makeover of Toronto casino site; Transportation Minister Glen Murray claims fresh ideas for transit investment; Women's hockey league suggests Markham arena will be ... read more

Then and Now: Eastmount Avenue

Eastmount Avenue, Toronto, 1939
February 20, 2013 9:31 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. December 26, 1939. 10-12-14 Eastmount Avenue. A handsome triplet of rowhouses.  Those men are looking at a landslide (out of frame to the left of the picture) that saw a part of this ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 20, 2013

February 20, 2013 9:19 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Councillor Mammoliti's debt records unearthed; public housing safety concerns revisited; new premier Kathleen Wynne’s first speech from the throne; customized email alerts from City Hall; and ... read more

Ontario Heritage Trust Launches Heritage Week 2013

February 19, 2013 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past Friday the Ontario Heritage Trust hosted a special event at the historic Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres to mark the beginning of Heritage Week 2013. This year’s celebrations, which run ... read more

Then and Now: Eglinton Subway Station

Eglinton Subway Station, Toronto, 1960s
February 19, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Eglinton TTC station, 1960s. I remember that Laura Secord store (in the middle distance) as being quite large and busy. The salesladies wore a white uniform; many were older ladies; many ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013 9:30 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The city-led transit consultation holds its fourth public event; retired construction boss Nicolo Milioto downplays Mob links; book lover Nicholas Hoare is closing up shop; uncertain future of ... read more

Then and Now: Melinda Street

Melinda Street, Toronto, circa 1949
February 15, 2013 9:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Looking at the north side of Melinda, between Jordan and — in the distance — Yonge Street. Circa 1949.     Now. August 2012. On the left we see the back of the 1965 Montreal ... read more

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

February 15, 2013 9:36 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Increased revenue for Metrolinx; making cycling in Toronto safer; Mayor Ford apologizes for another bungle; the case for a Canadian ministry of cities; and more news. Metrolinx may consider ... read more

Photo of the Day: Crystalline Invader

ROM Crystal, Toronto
February 15, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's photo of the day captures the ROM Crystal from high up on a cold and cloudy winter morning. It's not often we see the controversial crystal from this angle. Love it or hate it, it's easy ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From the East

Downtown Toronto
February 14, 2013 4:09 pm | by Editor | Comments
This shot is an awesome view of downtown Toronto shot from the east side. Captured by Forum member, udo, here we see L Tower to the left, the CN Tower on the right, and St. James Cathedral's ... read more

Then and Now: College Theatre, College and Dovercourt

College Theatre, College and Dovercourt, Toronto, 1946
February 14, 2013 9:41 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. College Theatre. NW corner College and Dovercourt. 'Gallant Journey' is on the marquee. This dates the photograph to 1946. The theatre was built in 1920; closed in 1967.   Now. August ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 14, 2013

February 14, 2013 9:38 am | by Editor | Comments
OCAD's new cultural centre to be named Princess of Wales Art Centre; Hudake eyes transit as way to win over Torontonians; and more news. OCAD’s new cultural centre to be named Princess of Wales ... read more

Then and Now: From Church to Church to Condo on Dovercourt

Centennial Methodist Church on Dovercourt, Toronto, circa 1899
February 13, 2013 11:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
 Then. Centennial Church. 705 Dovercourt, circa 1899. Now. August 2012. read more

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

February 13, 2013 10:28 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto reviewing snow protocol; Vaughan seeks seat on executive committee; Toronto Board of Health reaffirms Casino opposition and more news. Toronto to review snow emergency protocol after last ... read more

Then and Now: Dupont and Spadina

Dupont and Spadina, Toronto, 1922
February 12, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. December 9, 1922. 274-6-8 Dupont Street. This is the NW corner of Dupont and Spadina.   Later. Same intersection, different viewing angle. It's 1973 or '74-ish; no earlier than late ... read more

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

February 12, 2013 9:44 am | by Editor | Comments
Weekend snowstorm cost city about $4 million to clean up; Toronto Board of Health opposes new casino; skating on Lake Ontario a hardy adventure; and more news. Weekend snowstorm cost city about ... read more

Then and Now: Hyland Theatre on Yonge

Hyland Theatre on Yonge, Toronto, 2001
February 11, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
A tidbit of cinema history today. Then. Hyland Theatre. Opened 1948. It had just closed for good in this picture — June-ish 2001 [Demolished in 2003]. I was just strolling down Yonge that day; ... read more

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

February 11, 2013 9:36 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Public open to tax for metrolinx; "City' of town"? Richmond Hill debates what's in a name; Toronto Pedestrian group advocates for walking-friendly city, and more news. Posted Toronto Political ... read more

Marion Weiss Delivers bulthaup Lecture at U of T

Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, landscape design by Weiss / Manfredi
February 8, 2013 3:30 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
As part of its bulthaup 2012-2013 lecture series, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto is hosting a lecture by world-renowned architect ... read more

Then and Now: St. Clair and Vaughan

Wychwood bank branch at St. Clair and Vaughan, Toronto, circa 1920
February 8, 2013 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. SE corner of St. Clair and Vaughan. 'Wychwood Branch. The Dominion Bank.' Circa 1920.   Now. August 2012. 92 years of progress in signage. read more