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Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012 10:31 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Ten York Condos design revamped; Nestle chocolate factory remains employment land; no green or blue bins for Toronto apartments and condos; Toronto's sewers and roads wearing out; New plan for ... read more

Excavation Begins at First Parliament Site

First Parliament Site, City of Toronto, Toronto Public Library
November 8, 2012 4:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
In July, Toronto City Council adopted a motion put forward by councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) to expropriate the lands of the First Parliament Site at the southwest ... read more

Then and Now: Wilmot Street Part 2

Wilmot Street, Toronto, 1949
November 8, 2012 11:02 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. A continuation of yesterday's post; this time a west-northwest view of Wilmot Street. Numbers 4 - 20. July 29, 1949. Now. June 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 8, 2012

November 8, 2012 10:34 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Protecting employment lands from residential development; New in Toronto real estate; Mr. Christie's Bakery fights to save land from condo developers; Microbreweries in the urban landscape and ... read more

Artscape Carves Out Space for Art in the Junction

Daniels Spectrum, Toronto Condos, Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architect
November 7, 2012 4:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Often in our mad pace to rejuvenate, rebuild and reconstruct our city, we tend to forget about what makes a community worth living and working in. A great deal of Toronto's most desirable downtown ... read more

Then and Now: Wilmot Street

Wilmot Street, Toronto, 1949
November 7, 2012 11:19 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Numbers 3 - 19 Wilmot Street. July 29, 1949. This long gone street was about 50 paces south of the present intersection of Sackville and Gerrard. We are looking souh-southwest. Now. June ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 7, 2012

November 7, 2012 10:16 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Byford wants Ford to keep it strictly business; Ontario's new bridge to USA; Police confirm Ford's bus story; The mayor's attendance record and more. Here are today's headlines. ‘Don’t call me’ on ... read more

Then and Now: Frontenac Arms Hotel

Frontenac Arms Hotel Toronto, Jarvis Street, 1945
November 6, 2012 11:35 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Frontenac Arms. Jarvis Street. 1945-ish? Now. June 2012. It's a Ramada now and was built in 1930 as an apartment house. It eventually became a hotel; the only former names I can remember ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012 10:17 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Interior views offered by Google StreetView; Toronto to consult with residents on casino; Teachers could delay grades; Rob Ford comments on school bus; Drug bust at Pearson; New $20 bill comes out ... read more

Then and Now: Chester Public School

Chester Public School, Broadview Avenue, 1905
November 5, 2012 10:59 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Chester Public School. Broadview Avenue, Toronto. c1905. Now. June 2012. The old school is still there. A senior citizen's home has grown up, over, in front of and behind it. read more

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

November 5, 2012 10:29 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Hume on Toronto's future; New hope to save Postal Station K; Ford's TTC & football antics land mayor in hot water, again; the Great Casino Myth, and more news. Here are today's ... read more

Topping Off October 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Mirvish & Gehry Toronto, Toronto Condos, Gehry International, David Mirvish
November 2, 2012 11:59 am | by Anonymous | Comments
It has been another busy month here at UrbanToronto, with lots of discussion going on in our Forum on some very high-profile development announcements. Needless to say, it's all kept us very busy ... read more

Then and Now: Looking South on Chestnut

Chestnut Street, Toronto, circa 1955
November 2, 2012 9:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Chestnut Street looking south from Osgoode Street. March 31, 1955. A tiny picture, but if you make it bigger on your screen you can get a sense of the "street level" that once existed in ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 2, 2012

November 2, 2012 9:45 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Toronto police ignore pedestrian; accidents in the GTA; Toronto helps New York clean up after Sandy; most Ontario homes have power; Government won't interfere with Ashley Smith inquest; The Star ... read more

Then and Now: Centre Avenue, 1890

Centre Avenue, 1890
November 1, 2012 10:03 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. c1890. Centre Avenue, west side. Looking north from the lane north of Osgoode Street. These houses would not remain for long. The eastern wall of the University Avenue Armouries (opened ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 1, 2012

November 1, 2012 9:38 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto offers aid for Sandy's victims; Reprimand for Ford?; Leash free city parks; Term limits on city councillors; Demolition on Queen West and more news. These are today's headlines. Toronto ... read more

AGO's designTALK with Tania Bortolotto: The Architecture of Happiness

Fort York Restoration, Bortolotto Design Architect Inc.
October 31, 2012 1:10 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The AGO's designTALK series presents Tania Bortolotto, president and founder of Bortolotto Design Architect Inc. Bortolotto's presentation will be on The Architecture of Happiness and will ... read more

Then and Now: New City Hall Site, 100 Years of Development

Registry Building, New City Hall, Span of 100 Years
October 31, 2012 10:18 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Leafy neighbourhood to Registry Building to New City Hall over a span of one hundred years. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 9:35 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Assessing Sandy's toll; The Star defends paywall; Social Housing for sale; The Ombudsman is here to stay and more news. These are today's headlines. Sandy’s Toronto toll: Fire department deluged ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge Street, North of Queen

Then and Now, Yonge north of Queen west side
October 30, 2012 10:32 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. May 1954. Reitman's store. Yonge Street west side, north of Queen Street. Our little store was sandwiched between the old Eatons store to the north (the large dark mass of a building on the ... read more