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Waterfront Toronto's Public Art Competition Paves Way For More Creative City

Waterfront Toronto competition, West Don Lands Public Art Strategy
May 10, 2013 3:30 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
In a city that is growing as quickly as Toronto, and where one new high-density neighbourhood might be mistaken for the next, public art will have an increasing role to play in helping to create ... read more

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

May 10, 2013 9:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Ontario not interested in Toronto subway extension, minister says; GTA development charges key to growth and transit funding; a history of island airport expansion schemes; and more news. read more

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

May 9, 2013 8:50 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Scarborough councillors make another bid for subway; Brampton Mayor proposes LRT; the ten most congested intersections in Toronto; Port Authority agrees to pay for airport expansion study; and ... read more

Then and Now: 457 Church Street

457 Church Street, Toronto, circa 1918
May 8, 2013 9:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 457 Church Street. Alexander & Son. Sign Painting, Building Contractors. Circa 1918. Sourced by wwwebster. Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013 9:06 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
One step closer to Whisper Jets; Council vote overrules Ford on transit funding debate; 905 summit gathering shifts focus away from Toronto; concrete falling from the Gardiner; and more ... read more

Doors Open Toronto Offers More Variety by Expanding Programming

Toronto's City Hall
May 7, 2013 4:55 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Ever been curious to see what the inside of your favourite historical building in Toronto looks like? Want to know more about its history and significance? In that case, you will want to join the ... read more

Massey Hall: Past, Present and Proposed Future

Massey Music Hall shortly after its opening in 1894, archival photo
May 7, 2013 4:10 pm | by Andrea Yu | Comments
As the city’s first purpose-built space for music, Massey Hall is undoubtedly an iconic and important part of Toronto’s cultural history. With the announcement of significant renovations to the ... read more

Then and Now: University Avenue Armoury and University Avenue Courthouse

University Avenue Armoury, Toronto, 1912
May 7, 2013 9:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. University Avenue Armoury (again). Sorry folks, I meant to post this in sequence with the Armoury Then and Now last Friday. I'm not that organized sometimes... : ) The licence plate on the ... read more

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

May 7, 2013 9:46 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Extension of island airport to cost $1-million; debate on whether or not Bixi bikes should be taken over by the TTC; further discussion about Scarborough LRT line and TTC issues; Weston-Mount ... read more

Then and Now: Fanny Kornbloom in Front of 6 Baldwin Street

6 Baldwin Street, Toronto, 1916
May 6, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. March 21, 1916. Fanny Kornbloom in front of 6 Baldwin Street. A Health Department photo. I suppose that that authority had some reason for taking such a portrait. Fanny looks healthy if a ... read more

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

May 6, 2013 9:45 am | by Editor | Comments
The island airport expansion so far; Scarborough councillors seek subway line instead of LRT; where don't the toursits go?; and more news. Ford calls on NDP to topple Wynne government (Globe ... read more

Then and Now: Osgoode Street

Osgoode Street, Toronto, 1914
May 3, 2013 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Osgoode Street. This street used to run from University to Chestnut, circa 1914, I think. The old Armoury — demolished in 1963 — is on the left, Osgoode Hall on the right. The white building ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 3, 2013

May 3, 2013 9:46 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
The Big Move stays on track, despite opposition from Mayor Ford and changes from Ontario's Transportation Minister; class-action lawsuit against TCHC; Councillor expenses more than just travel ... read more

Additions to Heritage Toronto Tours offer Diverse Selection In 2013

Toronto skyline, Kensington Market
May 2, 2013 2:35 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Ever wanted to learn a little more about the history, architecture and culture of the City of Toronto? Curious to know about what the background of your favourite historical building is or what ... read more

Then and Now: 10 Toronto Street

Toronto Street, Toronto, 1916
May 2, 2013 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. March 10, 1916. Ice hanging from buildings in lane. Rear of 10 Toronto Street, north side. Now. October 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013 9:30 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ontario rethinking $34 billion transit plan; casino meeting set for May 21; Waterfront Toronto wants to borrow some cash; saving BIXI; lawyer launches complaint over Mayor's radio show; and ... read more

20,000 Twitter Followers Just The Beginning?

by Edward Skira from the urban_toronto Instagram feed
May 1, 2013 6:26 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto hit another milestone today (or kilometrestone? is that a thing?) when our 20,000th Twitter follower signed up. We're grateful for the confidence you put in us to make every one of ... read more

Topping Off April 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada Toronto
May 1, 2013 2:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The past month at UrbanToronto has been quite eventful. Our Twitter page has just hit over 20,000 followers, our Facebook page is approaching 4,000 fans, and the city of Toronto is growing faster ... read more

Then and Now: St. Lawrence Drill Shed and St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Drill Shed, Toronto, 189
May 1, 2013 9:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. St. Lawrence Drill Shed. Jarvis, west side, between Esplanade and Front, running through to Market Street. Drawing from 1894. 1890 Goads below. It was gone by the time the 1903 Goads came ... read more

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

May 1, 2013 9:11 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Transit debate looming; budget down from previous years; renewed subway push makes unlikely partners; Stintz talks streetcars in Cincinnati; and more news. Points of contention: Looming Toronto ... read more