UrbanToronto hit another milestone today (or kilometrestone? is that a thing?) when our 20,000th Twitter follower signed up. We're grateful for the confidence you put in us to make every one of ... read more
The past month at UrbanToronto has been quite eventful. Our Twitter page has just hit over 20,000 followers, our Facebook page is approaching 4,000 fans, and the city of Toronto is growing faster ... read more
Then. St. Lawrence Drill Shed. Jarvis, west side, between Esplanade and Front, running through to Market Street. Drawing from 1894.
1890 Goads below. It was gone by the time the 1903 Goads came ... read more
May 1, 2013 9:11 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Transit debate looming; budget down from previous years; renewed subway push makes unlikely partners; Stintz talks streetcars in Cincinnati; and more news.
Points of contention: Looming Toronto ... read more
April 30, 2013 2:50 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Scheduled to take place on June 26th, 2013, the 9th Annual Pug Awards: People's Choice for Architecture, have listed the nominees and opened the polls for the public, relying on the voice of the ... read more
Then. King Street and Leader Lane. Leader Lane is on the right. Circa 1920?
Now. September 2012. Well, there's a survivor back there; the white and brown building, which can 'just' be glimpsed ... read more
April 30, 2013 9:46 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Toronto Zoo's giant panda exihibit is scheduled to open for the public on May 18th after much debate with CUPE 1600; local flag designer takes on project to represent Toronto's neighbourhoods; ... read more
April 29, 2013 11:45 am | by Craig White | Comments
The average size of condo units for sale in Toronto gets a bit smaller every year; as the price of land goes up, something must come down to keep the units affordable. We hear again and again from ... read more
Then. Queen Street looking east from Baseball Place. December 26, 1954.
The place of baseball alluded to in this long-gone laneway was Sunlight Park.
Before Rogers Centre, before Exhibition ... read more
TTC chair Stintz and other councillors want Scarborough subway revived; reclaiming suburbia, one strip mall at a time; commemmorating the Battle of York; and more news.
In Pictures: An outdoor ... read more
April 26, 2013 6:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you're a documentary film buff, you're not reading this—because right now you're in a theatre in Downtown Toronto!
Wait, that's not right: I'm a documentary film buff and I'm not in a theatre ... read more
April 26, 2013 2:40 pm | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
Ryerson University's School of Interior Design (SID) is holding an end-of-year exhibition of student work entitled "[in]sid RAW"—a nod to the raw talent of SID undergraduates. The exhibit will ... read more
Then. York Street, looking north from just north of Front. Royal York Hotel on the right. No rhyme or reason for this one; other than I like the happy family, their stiff sided suitcase and the ... read more
April 26, 2013 9:44 am | by Jonah Letovsky | Comments
More religious leaders side against a casino; debate over Toronto's transit funding (or lack thereof) heats up; TTC riders getting a larger say; the passing of a development giant; and more ... read more
April 25, 2013 9:42 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Suburban vs urban transit war growing; Toronto air pollution down significantly; Porter warns time is short; Coucillor Kristyn Wong-Tam offers to explain how politics works to Rob Ford; and more ... read more
April 24, 2013 9:17 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Executive committee defers on Transit Vote; debating the future of BIXI; vote sooner than expected for Porter expansion; council lacks authority to ban Queers Against Isreali Apartheid; and more ... read more