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Then and Now: Toronto College of Music / Ecole Publique Gabrielle Roy

Toronto College of Music, Pembroke St, Toronto, circa 1894
April 23, 2013 9:16 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Toronto College of Music. 12-14 Pembroke Street, circa 1894.   Now. September 2012. Ecole Publique Gabrielle Roy. read more

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

April 23, 2013 7:32 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Via train plot suspects to appear in court; Rob Ford's offer to personally “explain how politics work” to women unlikely to win him female voters; safety charges laid in deadly Ontario mall ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sandwich Board Advertising

Sandwich boards advertising condos in downtown Toronto
April 23, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
This image is a proof that the tried-and-true sandwich board as an advertising medium is alive and well in Toronto. There's a reason why these are still so popular. Sure can make for a cluttered ... read more

Then and Now: 7 Labatt Avenue

7 Labatt Avenue, Toronto, circa 1919
April 22, 2013 9:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 7 Labatt Ave, circa 1919.   Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013 8:49 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Central Ontario communities hit hard by flooding; GO Transit will add 263 train weekly trips to its Lakeshore route; U.S considering a traveller's tax for border-crossing Canadians; chief ... read more

Photo of the Day: View From the East

Downtown Toronto skyline, Toronto Condos, Photo of the Day
April 22, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
Here we have a view looking at the city from the east side of downtown. Down below we see the Don Valley Parkway, the Don River and a clear view across the Bloor Viaduct to the skyline ... read more

Ballast Dedicated at Great Gulf's Charlie Condo

Public Art "Ballast" by Jed Lind, with Charlie condos rising behind, Toronto
April 19, 2013 7:36 pm | by Craig White | Comments
We have a two Charlie Condos stories for you today. Purchasers at the Great Gulf condo 'Charlie' have been occupying their units for the past few months now, the building is registered, retailers ... read more

Then and Now: Banking at Yonge and Bloor

Yonge and Bloor, northwest corner, Toronto, circa 1922
April 19, 2013 9:59 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Canadian Bank of Commerce. Yonge and Bloor Branch. Northwest corner, circa 1922. Picture sourced by wwwebster. Sometimes I forget to mention this.  :) Now. October 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013 9:48 am | by Editor | Comments
Committee to examine shields for Toronto taxi drivers; many ways to fund Bixi bike-share program; five ways to celebrate Earth Day in Toronto; and more news. Liberals display sense of humour on ... read more

Then and Now: BaBloor Hotel, Bay and Bloor

BaBloor Hotel, Bay and Bloor, Toronto, circa 1945
April 18, 2013 9:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. BaBloor Hotel [what an awkward name...]. 1163 - 1167 Bay Street, between Charles and Bloor, circa 1945. Now. October 2012. read more

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

April 18, 2013 9:10 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
GTA mayors getting behind Transit plan; Ford does not want to subsidize BIXI; casino approval unlikely at council and more! GTA mayors get behind transit plan at CivicAction event, saying it’s ... read more

Then and Now: Gibson Lane, Church and Aylmer

Gibson Lane, Church and Aylmer, Toronto, 1914
April 17, 2013 9:31 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. July 29, 1914. Gibson Lane... ran east from Yonge roughly midpoint between what is now Alymer and Church. This picture is of course from the online Toronto Archives. The location I found in ... read more

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

April 17, 2013 9:19 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto city manager wants sales tax, gas tax and/or parking levey to pay for transit expansion; BIXI looking to restructure; Guild Park gets a little help from some friends and more news. Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mississauga Skyline

Misssissauga skyline
April 17, 2013 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The Mississauga skyline has come into its own in recent years, owing in large part to the iconic Absolute World towers. It now stands with its own character, independent of the ... read more

Then and Now: 1306 Yonge Street at Farnham

1306 Yonge Street at Farnham, Toronto, 1916
April 16, 2013 9:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. July 18, 1916. 1306 Yonge (at Farnham, southwest corner). Yonge Street grading.   Now. September 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013 9:46 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Casino meeting at city hall draws over 200 people; Rob Ford vows to take the fight for a downtown casino to the polls next year; cancelled power plant will cost Ontario taxpayers $275 ... read more

Upcoming Pug Talk to address "The Future of the Glass Tower"

Future of the Skyline event by PUG Awards in downtown Toronto
April 15, 2013 3:50 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
The Pug Awards, an organization that celebrates the best of Toronto planning and design, is holding a talk entitled "The Future of the Glass Tower?" on April 30, 2013 at the Art Gallery of ... read more

Then and Now: King and Dufferin

King and Dufferin, Toronto, 1914
April 15, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 1209 King West at Dufferin, southeast corner. Circa 1914. Picture sourced by wwwebster.   Now. September 2012. A handsome survivor. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013 9:41 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
Rob Ford's executive committee to hear from public on a Toronto casino; Rob Ford supports Porter flying bigger planes off island; costs for cancelling power-plant project much greater than ... read more

Then and Now: 56 and 58 Elizabeth Street

56 and 58 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, 1937
April 12, 2013 9:56 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
56 and 58 Elizabeth Street. December 2, 1937. Joe's Cafe and Chop Suey. This charming cafe was on the northwest corner of the now completely vanished Louisa and Elizabeth. I'll go ahead and say ... read more