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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 5, 2013

February 5, 2013 9:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Frank Di Giorgio named as the city’s new budget chief; home sales on a roll for 2013; GO trains experiment with 'quiet zones'; Segway tours of the Distillery District; and more ... read more

Then and Now: 155-157 Dupont Street

155-157 Dupont Street, Toronto, 1931
February 4, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. A sort of continuation of last Friday's Then and Now. It's still Jan. 8, 1931. Neighbouring 155-157 Dupont this time.   Now. July 2013. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For February 4, 2013

February 4, 2013 9:46 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Will Alsop designs Yonge St. condo; Kathleen Wynne must be the transportation premier; making a case for high-speed rail, and more news. Posted Toronto Political Panel: Good grief, it costs a ... read more

Then and Now: 149-151 Dupont Street

149-151 Dupont Street, Toronto, 1931
February 1, 2013 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  'Jan. 8, 1931. 149-151 Dupont Street.' Now. July 2012. The large house on the right in the Then picture is gone. Sorry I didn't capture that. It was replaced by a small supermarket ... read more

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

February 1, 2013 9:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford rejects downtown casino advice in letter from ex-mayors; that time they banned street parking downtown; TTC debuts revised version of its Rocket subway train; and more ... read more

Then and Now: 48 Glen Road

48 Glen Road, Toronto, circa 1910
January 31, 2013 9:54 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. '48 Glen Road, circa 1910. Home of F. W. McFarland.' 'This house... was especially designed to fit in with the old elm in the foreground.'   Now. July 2012. My modern picture-taking ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 31, 2013

January 31, 2013 9:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Wynne eager to reform transit funding; Cadillac Fairview and MGM strike deal for Toronto Casino; Ford happy about newsstand deal review; and more news. Incoming Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne says ... read more

Then and Now: 208 Queen West

208 Queen Street West, Toronto, circa 1980
January 30, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 208 Queen Street West, circa 1980 or so, I'm guessing. The Queen Mother Cafe was established in 1978. This is a black and white picture that shows nicely the ability of b&w film to show ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013 9:41 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto sets warm weather record; exploring zone-based fares; company offers new bid for TTC newsstand operation; Markham arena debate continues; and more news. Toronto sets warm-weather record, ... read more

Then and Now: King and Strachan

King and Strachan, Toronto, 1916
January 29, 2013 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. May 4, 1916. Wartime. King and Strachan looking east. Now. July 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 29, 2013

January 29, 2013 9:24 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
George Brown Campus pumps new energy into Toronto's Waterfront; thriving downtown lures jobs back to the core; campaign to explore the future of Toronto transit unveiled by chief planner; and more ... read more

Then and Now: Parliament and Queen

Parliament and Queen, Toronto, 1959
January 28, 2013 9:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. We are looking in a SW direction; the drugstore across the street is the NW corner of Parliament and Queen. August 1959. Now. July 2012. It's still a furniture store across the street — ... read more

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

January 28, 2013 9:46 am | by Sam Larson | Comments
Wynne makes history as first openly gay premier in Canada; Mayor Ford remains vulnerable in head-to-head, poll finds; how the TTC used to deal with overcrowding; and more news. Don’t turn ... read more

Then and Now: St. Margaret's School, Bloor West

St. Margaret's School, Bloor & Spadina, Toronto, circa 1898
January 25, 2013 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Bloor Street again. St. Margaret's School. This time at the southeast corner of Spadina, circa 1898. Picture sourced by wwwebster. St. Margaret's was a day and boarding school for girls. It ... read more

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

January 25, 2013 8:24 am | by Editor | Comments
With a loss, Ford could seek leave to appeal from Supreme Court; Toronto Scientology location boarded up as controversial organization plans renovation; how Brantford used casino dollars to save ... read more

Then and Now: 280 Bloor Street West

Home that once stood at 280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, 1924
January 24, 2013 9:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 280 Bloor West. April 29, 1924. I don't know when this place was erected, who owned it, or when it was demolished. Can anyone help?   Now. July 2012. read more

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

January 24, 2013 9:56 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford to learn fate Friday morning; strollers on streetcars fight continues; Chow on casinos; falling glass at Shangri-La and more news. Decision on whether Rob Ford will keep his job will be ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Vancouver

Queen and Vancouver streets, Toronto, 1899
January 23, 2013 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Queen Street East Church.' Queen and Vancouver, northwest corner, circa 1899. Looks like a growing congregation; if you go by the addition to the front; or would that be the other way ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013 9:39 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford needs stronger agenda; majority support casino; MGM eyes CNE; how urban design effects our health, and more! If Rob Ford had ‘stronger agenda’ it would eliminate some of the ‘sideshow ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From Below

Looking up at King Street from King Subway Station
January 23, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is a great view of King Street and its towers, as seen from below. Our vantage point is the bottom of the stairs at King Subway Station. And, coincidentally, we have a ... read more