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Toronto in 3D: Stock Restaurant's Terrace Overlooks The Core

The terrace at Stock Restaurant set up for dinner, Trump Toronto
September 19, 2012 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
On a day when Apple's iOS6 debuts with 3D views that let you virtually fly over Toronto's core, we thought it would make sense to reveal another way to take in Toronto "in 3D". Located midway up ... read more

Then and Now: University Avenue and Christopher

Bethany Church at University and Christopher in Toronto
September 19, 2012 10:41 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. University and Christopher, northwest corner. That's Bethany Church on the corner. We've seen Bethany Church before in this thread - what's new is that it's a different Then picture. You can ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 19, 2012

September 19, 2012 9:31 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Rob Ford struggles with Canadian geography, tells reporters to go home; land transfer tax still a 'cash cow'; Jarvis bike lanes can't be saved; why the Underground Cinema closed and more ... read more

Then and Now: Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street, Toronto, 1907
September 18, 2012 9:21 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. View of Chestnut, looking north from Christopher Street. 1907. Hard to believe our downtown hospital district was a residential area for a time — from about the mid-1800s and up until ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 18, 2012

September 18, 2012 9:14 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
City posts $188 million surplus; dead alligator and grow op in Milton; how to solve Toronto's bike-parking problem; TCHC report recommends retaining single-family homes and more news: $180 art ... read more

Then and Now: Queen and Simcoe

September 17, 2012 10:29 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Queen Street West between Simcoe and University, 1926.' Now. April 2012. 'Campbell House' is situated where the backyards of those stores would have been. Campbell House of course was ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012 9:54 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The Fords take to the airwaves to defend Mayor's behaviour; Anniversary of Occupy; Cooling housing market; TIFF ends with awards and more. Here are today's headlines. Mayor Rob Ford, Doug Ford use ... read more

Editorial Internship Opening at UrbanToronto

Downtown Toronto skyline
September 14, 2012 11:07 am | by Editor | Comments
Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings? We're looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic interns who have an excellent command of the written word, know social media and possess an ... read more

Then and Now: Ronnie's Up to Bat in Liberty Village

Liberty Village in Toronto, Liberty and Pirandello, 1941
September 14, 2012 10:05 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Women munitions workers play a game of baseball at the John Inglis Co. Bren gun plant. May 10, 1941. Now. May 2012. 'Liberty Villlage' neighbourhood. Looking west at the northwest corner ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 14, 2012

September 14, 2012 9:46 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Fatal accident at Yorkdale Station, Rob Ford's staff forewarned him of conflict, Toronto's antiquated Heritage Act, increasing rents won't stop soon plus more of today's headlines.Toronto transit ... read more

Then and Now: Carlaw and Gerrard

Carlaw and Gerrard in 1948
September 13, 2012 9:49 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Nov 5, 1948. Carlaw Avenue, south from Gerrard Street after widening.' Now. April 2012. What do the real estate people call this area? North Leslieville? Offices in the former ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012 9:40 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Debating the future of Casa Loma, Regent Park phase 2 revealed, Ford's latest fumble, changes to recycling and big changes down at Amsterdam Brewery. Condos? Starbucks? What do you think should be ... read more

Then and Now: Riverdale Park with Gerrard in the Distance

Riverdale Park facing Gerrard, 1914
September 12, 2012 10:06 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Aug 1, 1914. Riverdale Park.' That's Gerrard St. at the top of the hill in the distance. The 'Sheet Metal Products' company is long gone, don't know when, but the apartment complex there ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012 9:17 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Ford's office aides help run his football teams; Ryerson in talks to buy site of former Empress Hotel; Metrolinx awards $320 million contract for Eglinton LRT tunnel; is 346 Spadina haunted? and ... read more

Then and Now: Danforth and Woodbine

Danforth and Woodbine, Toronto, 1915
September 11, 2012 8:53 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. September 22, 1915. Danforth Avenue West from Woodbine Avenue. Open fields. Imagine that. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 8:40 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Casa Loma won't be sold; Pinewood studios to expand in the Port Lands; Rob Ford wants to streamline city management; Galloway Boys linked to shootings and more news: Ryerson has high hopes for ... read more

UrbanToronto's 10-Year History is Now Yours Too!

Downtown Toronto skyline
September 10, 2012 2:40 pm | by Editor | Comments
2012 has been a pretty big year here at UrbanToronto, and it isn’t over yet. For those who have been following us for a while now, you’ll remember that we re-launched back in 2011 with a new look, ... read more

Student Exhibition Explores New Territories at U of T

230 College Street, UofT Architecture Building in Toronto
September 10, 2012 9:57 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Update: The exhibition has been rescheduled. The official opening date has been moved to Thursday, September 20th. An exciting two-part exhibition is set to launch within the Daniels Faculty of ... read more

Then and Now: Before the Bridge — Danforth, East of Pape

Danforth East of Pape in Toronto, 1913
September 10, 2012 9:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Danforth looking east, just east of Pape. July 7, 1913. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For September 10, 2012

September 10, 2012 8:39 am | by Anonymous | Comments
New Port Lands plan comes under fire; Driverless TTC vehicles?; How to pick a realtor; Ford Fest & other news. Concrete maker Lafarge blasts Port Lands plan (Toronto Star) TTC still ... read more