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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 5, 2012

September 5, 2012 9:48 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
City to move forward with Port Lands redevelopment; TTC bus stops set for a makeover; Rob Ford's legal problems; the best hot dogs in the city and more news: Court proceedings that could oust ... read more

Topping Off August 2012: What's Hot On UrbanToronto

Bay Street south of Front looking north, 1929 Toronto
September 4, 2012 4:49 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
In the real estate and development industry, August tends to pass by at a crawl. Construction slows down amidst the city's scorching temperatures, and those lucky enough head off to a lakeside ... read more

Then and Now: Royal York Hotel

Royal York Hotel lobby, Toronto, 1929
September 4, 2012 9:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Royal York Hotel lobby. The Royal York opened June 11, 1929. Now. May 2012. It's now called the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet For September 4, 2012

September 4, 2012 9:46 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Mayor Vaughan?; deciphering public art; background on a court case that could cost Rob Ford his job; Keele benefits from massive infrastructure build and more news: Posted Toronto Political Panel: ... read more

Then and Now: Westbury Hotel at 475 Yonge Street

Former Westbury Hotel at 475 Yonge Street in Toronto, now Courtyard Marriot
August 31, 2012 10:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Westbury Hotel. 475 Yonge street. c1960ish. Now. May 2012. Nice re-clad. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012 10:17 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Cataloguing the world's public art, Uber taxi service launches in Toronto, power companies prepare for extensive tunnelling and a look at what's open and closed this long weekend. Power companies ... read more

Then and Now: Dundas Looking East from Mutual

Dundas and Mutual in Toronto, 1970
August 30, 2012 11:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  c1970-ish.  Dundas looking east from Mutual.  Jarvis in the distance. Now.  May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet For August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012 10:40 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The TTC increases service on 34 routes in October, Cisco becomes the official technology sponsor of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Mayor Rob Ford claims to have a memory problem and daughter ... read more

Regent Park Arts And Cultural Centre Opens With Packed Fall Programming

Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre in Toronto by Daniels, Diamond Schmitt Arch
August 29, 2012 3:45 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The community of Regent Park has for the past half-decade been under the wrecking ball in an attempt to re-imagine what public housing can be within an economic and internationally diverse urban ... read more

Then and Now: Gerrard and Jones

Gerrard and Jones in Toronto, 1937
August 29, 2012 10:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  Nov. 4, 1937.  NE corner Gerrard and Jones.  There is Mr. Beale peering out at us. Interesting how The Saturday Evening Post - an American publication - is so prominently ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012 10:38 am | by Anonymous | Comments
WaterfrontToronto breaks ground on Queens Quay parking lot, Ford's conflict-of-interest case is ramping up, Toronto Zoo possibly looking to change ownership, and the redrawing of Toronto's ... read more

Then and Now: Northwest Corner of Queen & Yonge

Northwest corner Queen & Yonge, Toronto, sometime before 1825
August 28, 2012 9:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
The Northwest corner of Queen and Yonge down through the years. Then. The Sun Tavern. Prior to 1825. If the sketch is accurate, the Sun wasn't quite on the corner. Then. Agricultural Hall, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012 9:45 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
New federal ridings proposed for the GTA; Rob Ford's credibility under attack; cycling safety and streetcar tracks; Sheppard Ave. East post subway and more news: Ontario school boards upset by ... read more

Then and Now: Central Commerce Collegiate

Central Commerce Collegiate in Toronto
August 27, 2012 10:31 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Central High School of Commerce.' Shaw Street. c1917. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012 10:22 am | by Anonymous | Comments
TCHC looks to offload Rosedale HQ, Rob Ford's summer adventures (illustrated), renaming Yonge-Dundas Square and the origins of a few of our neighbourhood's names. Toronto Community Housing CEO ... read more

Then and Now: The Don Valley at Leaside

August 24, 2012 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  'Dec. 28, 1931.  Leaside'.  This of course, is the North Toronto Sewage Treatment Plant, built in 1929. Now.  April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Las Vegas gambling mogul visits Rob Ford to lobby for casino; Toronto Police can 'absorb' cost of salary hike, says councillor; let the internet teach you how to read TTC signals; and more ... read more

Riverdale's Unique History Commemorated by Heritage Toronto

Former level crossing of the Grand Trunk Railway at Queen Street in Toronto
August 23, 2012 12:03 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Stretching along the east side of the Don Valley, the community of Riverdale has been an integral part of Toronto since being annexed in the late 19th Century. Bound by the Don River, Danforth ... read more

Then and Now: Bay Street south of Front

Bay Street south approach to Front Street in Toronto
August 23, 2012 10:39 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. September 14, 1929. Bay Street south approach. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 23, 2012

August 23, 2012 10:25 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Yonge-Dundas Square seeks new name, Dave Chappelle surprise visits Rob Ford, Jack Layton remembered one year later and something's growing atop UofT's architecture building. The search for a ... read more