This image, posted on UrbanToronto's Forum by member Jasonzed, gives us a different vantage point to view downtown's towers and cranes. In the foreground we have a parking garage lined up with ... read more
April 2, 2013 1:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
There remains almost no area in the city that is immune to Toronto's densification. Beyond the core, there is pressure to develop the waterfront, underused parcels, derelict lands, and the overall ... read more
Then. China Court. Spadina Avenue. Construction finished on this about 1980 or so. The building on the left was repurposed from a factory whose purpose I can't remember anymore. Housekeeping on ... read more
March 28, 2013 8:20 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Echo Boomers moving downtown in droves; No moral argument for status quo on casinos; more troubles for Ford; TTC defends costs; and more news.
There is no moral argument for the status quo on ... read more
Then. Nine Dundas West. December 14, 1939. That arched doorway on the left — a narrow driveway, actually — is something I sauntered by many times on the way to and from Chinatown in my youth. I'm ... read more
March 27, 2013 8:27 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Concerns about Ford continue to grow; newstand franchisees pressing TTC; extracurriculars heading back to school; trusting the government on transit funding; and more news.
Newstand franchisees to ... read more
March 26, 2013 11:49 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Architect Craig Dykers, of renowned Oslo- and New York-based Snøhetta, speaks this evening at UofT's Daniels Faculty of Architecture about his interest in design as a promoter of social and ... read more
A Very Happy Passover to UT's Jewish audience.
A matzo ball factory becomes a trendy Parkdale coffee shop - 'The Mascot'.
Then. '1267 Queen W. Gula's Matza Factory. 1948.' Picture sent to us ... read more
March 25, 2013 8:56 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says GTA transit plan needs public's support; Flaherty’s 2013 Economic Action Plan calls for $8 million to refurbish Massey Hall; the GTA gets two new area codes; ... read more
March 24, 2013 11:00 pm | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
Old Town Toronto, a neighbourhood that remembers the city's past with its red brick, quaint light posts, and village charm, has managed to tame the enveloping towers of the nearby city. Instead, ... read more
Then. Otis-Fensom* Elevator Company Building. 50 Bay Street, circa 1914. Note the location of the fire hydrant. We will use that as a reference point.
Now. September 2012. Note the location of ... read more
March 22, 2013 8:45 am | by Anthony Galloro | Comments
How dense is too dense downtown?; restoring historic Massey Hall; Toronto gets a possible downtown relief subway line; chronicling Toronto's past and more news.
Is Toronto’s condo boom causing too ... read more
Then. 36 Mutual Street. Appliance warehouse, meter repair shop and garage, circa 1923. Picture sourced by wwwebster.
Now. September 2012. This city block has been a parking lot for going on 40 ... read more
March 21, 2013 8:44 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford pushes for cut on land transfer tax; More green space coming to Yonge and Wellesley; Wynne changes odds of a casino; Sutton Place Condos meets resistance and and more news.
‘Absolutely’ ... read more