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Discovery Channel's Nerve Centre Features Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel and Resort, Toronto
June 25, 2013 1:05 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
When passing by or staying the night in a large hotel — such as the Four Seasons in Toronto — one rarely stops to ponder the inner workings of such an institution. The staff and activities which ... read more

Then and Now: Hoyt Metal, Eastern and Lewis

Hoyt Metal, Eastern and Lewis, Toronto, circa 1924
June 25, 2013 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Hoyt Metal Co. Eastern and Lewis, northeast corner, circa 1924. Now. May 2013. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 25, 2013

June 25, 2013 9:31 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The City will consider nearly doubling development charges for construction projects; former premier Dalton McGuinty is back for another grilling at the gas plants committee hearings; ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Delisle

Yonge and Delisle streets, Toronto , circa 1914
June 24, 2013 9:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Northwest corner Yonge and Delisle, circa 1914. 'A Good Picture of [JAS.] Walker's Drug Store, Toronto.' I do believe that 'JAS.' stands for James. You wonder why they would shorten it; to ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013 9:49 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Mayor Rob Ford trashes the idea of closing King St. to cars during the morning rush hour; Toronto and Hamilton will become 'immobile' without spending billions on new transit projects, ... read more

The Story of Approaching Red, Bold New Art at Concord CityPlace

Approaching Red by Maha Mustafa reflecting Parade, Concord CityPlace Toronto
June 21, 2013 4:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Concord CityPlace is one of those places we have been talking about for, well, it seems like forever! There's no bigger project in Toronto of course, and we will be talking about it for some time ... read more

CONTEST: Tour the New Aura at College Park Condo!

Ivory on Adelaide condo, Toronto
June 21, 2013 3:00 pm | by Editor | Comments
We're kicking off summer in a big way with a great new contest for the UrbanToronto community! read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Rosehill

Yonge and Rosehill, Toronto, circa 1935
June 21, 2013 9:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Yonge and Rosehill, northeast corner, circa 1935. Now. April 2013. read more

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

June 21, 2013 9:34 am | by Editor | Comments
Ontario to cancel $150-million in funding for Toronto; City Council split over proposal to make Toronto's King Street car-freep; Toronto moving on taxi changes; and more news. Ontario to cancel ... read more

Then and Now: Allen Gardens? Allan Gardens

Allen Gardens, Toronto, circa 1921
June 20, 2013 9:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'In the Allen Gardens, On Carlton St., Toronto' circa 1921. Now. Allan Gardens, April 2013. Inside.. lovely, ah, peonies,-or-something.  :) read more

Then and Now: 95 King Street East

June 19, 2013 10:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Tyrrell's New Office Building. 95 King E. c1913. Inside Tyrrells: Now. April 2013. read more

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

June 19, 2013 10:01 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Spadina will be the first to get new Streetcars; Parkdale restaurant cap moving to other neighbourhoods; Ping-Pong in Public Parks; Dufferin Street the worst in the Province, and more news! TTC ... read more

Then and Now: Edward Street

Edward Street, Toronto, circa 1950
June 18, 2013 9:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Edward Street looking west from the east side of Centre Avenue. I'm guessing 1950-ish. Now. April 2013. Some changes coming: read more

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