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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013 9:29 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Former McGuinty top aide grilled about cancelled gas plants; Toronto's storied Masonic Temple sold to IT firm; Mayor Rob Ford mayoralty on line again if Supreme Court agrees to hear his conflict ... read more

Then and Now: Augusta and Nassau, Kensington Market

Augusta and Nassau streets, Toronto, circa 1955
June 17, 2013 9:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Augusta and Nassau, looking across at the northwest corner, circa 1955. Now. April 2013. read more

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

June 17, 2013 9:44 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
A trusted advisor for McGuinty government figured prominently in the $275-million settlement to kill a Mississauga power plant; Mayor Rob Ford admits its time to hire his own security ... read more

Then and Now: Harold A. Wilson Co., 299 Yonge Street

Harold A. Wilson Co., Yonge and Dundas, Toronto, circa 1909
June 14, 2013 9:38 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 299 Yonge Street, circa 1909. The Harold A. Wilson Co. Limited Now. April 2013. Just relying on my own memory from the '60s, '70s and '80s, the Yonge Street side of Yonge-Dundas Square, ... read more

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

June 14, 2013 9:24 am | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Celebrated Toronto art deco tower victim of growth; Toronto council may be a circus, but at least it's a democracy; and more news. Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s future at stake in conflict ... read more

Then and Now: William Lyon Mackenzie House

William Lyon Mackenzie House, Bond Street, Toronto, circa 1903
June 13, 2013 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 82 Bond Street, circa 1903. William Lyon Mackenzie House. Now. May 2013. read more

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

June 13, 2013 9:45 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto Police raid home connected to alleged Ford video; possible plans for Gardiner revealed; Doug Ford will not run in 2014; new turf heading to U of T; Chow accused of starting campaign early ... read more

Then and Now: Wilson-Munroe Company, 20 Duncan Street

Wilson-Munro Co, 20 Duncan Street, Toronto, circa 1921
June 12, 2013 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. The Wilson-Munroe Co. Ltd. at 20 Duncan Street, circa 1921. Thank you to UT's 'wwwebster' for scouring the internet for all these rare images. Now. April 2013. read more

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

June 12, 2013 9:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Council seeks electoral reform; Pickering to get new airport; Ford pushes selling Metro Hall; Ford awarded partial costs after libel case and more news. Councillors vote to seek end of ‘first past ... read more

Then and Now: Bay and King

Bay Street south of King, election night, Toronto, 1908
June 11, 2013 9:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. An atmospheric nighttime picture from June 8, 1908. 'Elections Ontario.' Looks like everyone is gathered to see the results — perhaps projected onto a wall behind the photographer, I am ... read more

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

June 11, 2013 9:40 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Separated bike lanes introduced to Sherbourne Street; landmark on 1 Spadina Crescent to get an upgrade; city will be billed if U of T doesn't get their turf; possible closures of Hotel Waverley ... read more

Farmers Market Growing in Popularity at Concord CityPlace

June 10, 2013 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Despite the common belief that master-planned developments inhibit organic community growth, neighbourhoods like Concord CityPlace are rewriting the book on high-density living with unique ... read more

Then and Now: Fred W. Halls Paper Company, Adelaide St W

Fred W. Halls Paper Company, Adelaide Street West, Toronto, circa 1921
June 10, 2013 9:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 261 Adelaide Street West, circa 1921. The Fred W. Halls Paper Company Limited. Now. 255 and 257 now — I suppose they might have renumbered the buildings on this street? April 2013. read more

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

June 10, 2013 9:41 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Councillors want a baby safe haven; how much subways cost; Toronto puts pedestrians first; Sherbourne bike lanes; TTC reno problems and more news. Councillors want Ontario to set up Toronto ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013 9:50 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Kensington rebels against Walmart; Jaye Robinson calls out Doug Ford; Crosstown bringing in international talent, U of T Spadina rennovations; Cash Cab interview; and more news. Proposed ... read more

Photo of the Day: Roaming Focus by Mike Palmer

Toronto Skyline CN Tower City Mike Palmer Roaming Focus
June 7, 2013 12:00 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Today's photo of the day comes from photographer Mike Palmer, who stars in a new online web series entitled Roaming Focus. The series follows Mike around the city, capturing the streets, vibe, and ... read more

Then and Now: 42 Adelaide Street West

42 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, circa 1907
June 6, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 42 Adelaide Street West. 'The New Premises' circa 1907. McLeod & Allen. I wonder what commerce they were engaged in? Another wwwebster-sourced picture; a little different than the usual ... read more

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

June 6, 2013 9:45 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Byford suprised by city's lack of plan for waterfront congestion; Build Toronto in turmoil; New clue in Rob Ford video scandal; a $1.1 billion development proposal; and more. Home in Rob Ford ... read more

14th Annual CANstruction Engineers Solutions for Hunger

Canstruction 2013, Toronto, Daily Bread Food Bank
June 5, 2013 3:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Here at UrbanToronto we take notice of nearly every move made by architects and engineers, as new buildings sprout throughout the region. Professionals in the fields of architecture, design and ... read more

Then and Now: Beverley Street

Beverley Street, Toronto, circa 1908
June 5, 2013 9:14 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 20-30 Beverley Street, circa 1908. Now.  April 2013. read more