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Then and Now: Osgoode House

Osgoode House, Queen St West, Toronto, 1955
October 2, 2012 9:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Osgoode House. NE corner of Chestnut and Queen West. 1955 photograph. I don't think that anyone mourns the loss of this old place; taken down along with the rest of this section of downtown ... read more

Then and Now: St. Patrick's Market

St. Patrick's Market in Toronto, 1854
October 1, 2012 9:11 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Saint Patrick's Market, 1854. Now. May 2012. This isn't the building shown above. This building dates from 1912. read more

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

October 1, 2012 9:06 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Happy first day of October! Making headlines today: A summary of TTC outsourcing, bikes vs. e-bikes on Sherbourne, bye-bye occupy garden, Ford pushing to rescind plastic bag ban, and Nuit Blanche ... read more

Nuit Blanche 2012 Memories; Ours, and a place to add Yours

"Planes" by Trisha Brown Dance Company includes unique gravity defying dancers h
September 30, 2012 9:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The streets of downtown Toronto were buzzing with energy over the weekend. From 7PM on Saturday til sunrise Sunday morning, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche brought over 150 innovative art installations to ... read more

Then and Now: Southwest Corner of Yonge and Queen

Simpson's at Yonge and Queen, 1895
September 28, 2012 9:34 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Simpsons store. Yonge and Queen streets, southwest corner. Opened in 1895. It was open for only three months before its destruction by fire. Three months later. read more

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

September 28, 2012 9:18 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Ford denies meddling; City breaks ground on PanAm aquatics centre; TTC outsourcing; Condos and chocolate plus more news. Rob Ford denies ombudsman findings that his office meddled with civic ... read more

Concord ArtSpace Shines a Light on Their Extensive Public Art Collection

Barca Volante by Francisco Gazitua in CityPlace, Toronto
September 27, 2012 1:50 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Concord Adex, the developer behind Downtown's CityPlace and North York's Park Place, has been working on building strong communities in its large-scale high-rise neighbourhoods through community ... read more

OHBA Names Paul Golini Jr. 2012 Member of the Year

Paul Golini with OHBA President Leith Moore at the OHBA President’s Gala
September 27, 2012 1:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Following up on a statement earlier this week of Minto Group being named as Builder of the Year, the Ontario Home Builder’s Association (OHBA) has just announced that Paul Golini ... read more

Then and Now: Toronto Fire Department Station #3

Toronto Fire Department Station #3
September 27, 2012 12:17 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 1872 to 1929. Toronto Fire Department Station #3. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 27, 2012

September 27, 2012 11:57 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Chow warms to mayoral run; New streetcars arrive for testing; Learning about waterfront from Chicago; Paying for transit in the GTHA and other news. Here are today's headlines. Olivia Chow ... read more

UrbanToronto's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Round-Up

Light installation at City Hall in 2008 Nuit Blanche
September 26, 2012 1:41 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
This Saturday the city will be transformed for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the annual arts festival that sees hundreds of installations and performances throughout the core from dusk till dawn. With ... read more

Then and Now: Elizabeth Street South of College

Elizabeth street south of College
September 26, 2012 10:06 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
My last Then and Now for the lost Ward district. It's amazing what the Toronto General Hospital did in this area over the last hundred years, although one may argue large hospital facilities trump ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 26, 2012

September 26, 2012 8:29 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Fight over Jarvis bike lanes has one last battle; legal threat may reopen debate on plastic bag ban; TTC eyeing 5 cent fair increase; Peel Region gets first-ever female police chief; a ... read more

Then and Now: Hayter and Elizabeth

Hayter and Elizabeth Streets, Toronto, 1907
September 25, 2012 8:58 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Hayter Street looking at the north side, east from Elizabeth Street. 1907. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 25, 2012

September 25, 2012 8:55 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
TTC fare hike proposed; Mirvish goes indie; Councillor Doug Ford unhappy with the media; Toronto may delay final vote on plastic bag ban; Nuit Blanche Q&A and more news: Matt Gurney: With ... read more

CityPlace Farmers' Market Launches Today!

Canoe Landing Park in Concord CityPlace, Toronto
September 24, 2012 1:29 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
One of the most looked forward to events in early fall is harvest time, a period when a variety of fresh produce arrives in the city's numerous farmers' markets. Often found in neighborhood parks ... read more

2012 Heritage Toronto Awards

Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
September 24, 2012 12:49 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Heritage Toronto’s annual awards play an important role in drawing attention to those responsible for promoting and protecting our city’s unique heritage. The 38th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards ... read more

Then and Now: Hayter Street between Chestnut and Elizabeth

September 24, 2012 10:20 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Hayter Street, north side, between Chestnut and Elizabeth Streets. 1907. Now. May 2012. read more

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

September 24, 2012 10:06 am | by Anonymous | Comments
It's not just concrete falling from the Gardiner; Ford lambastes his own radio station; Christopher Hume optimistic about Toronto; Sam the Record Man dies at 92 and more news. Here are today's ... read more

Daniels Spectrum Opens in Regent Park

Daniels Spectrum, the Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre, opens in Toronto
September 23, 2012 11:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
There is nothing else quite like it in Toronto. While some people think of it as a new community centre, and it certainly is for the community, it’s not quite like any other facility in Toronto ... read more