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

Fort York Restoration, Bortolotto Design Architect Inc.
October 31, 2012 2:10 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 11:18 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 10:35 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 11:32 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

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012 10:39 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Subway to Scarborough reconsidered; casino could bring needed funds to the city; experts debate what to do with crumbling Gardiner; city keeps St. Lawrence Centre and Toronto Centre for the Arts; ... read more

OCADU Student Exhibit Seeks to Alleviate Canada's Homelessness Crisis

OCADU Design Competition
October 29, 2012 3:05 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
With the staggering amount of condominium development underway throughout the city and the jaw-dropping prices that units are now fetching, it’s all too easy to forget the real cost of living, and ... read more

Then and Now: Unitarian Church

Unitarian Church c. 1867, Toronto In The Camera, Octavius Thompson
October 29, 2012 9:17 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  Unitarian Church.  c1867.  This was on Jarvis, west side north of Dundas, south of Gould.  From 'Toronto In The Camera' by Octavius Thompson. May 2012. read more

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

October 29, 2012 9:10 am | by Anonymous | Comments
City Prepares for the storm; Sandy grounds flights; Auction fails to sell home; Health Inspector scams and more news. Here are today's headlines. The Fixer: What you can do to help prepare for ... read more

Then and Now: Trinity College Gates

Trinity College Gates on Queen West in Toronto, 1926
October 26, 2012 10:18 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. "Trinity College old gates." May 29, 1926. Queen Street West, north side opposite Strachan. Trinity College itself (1852 - 1950s) is in the distance. Now. May 2012. These gates that ... read more

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

October 26, 2012 10:10 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Ford breached code of conduct, subsequently suggests firing watchdogs; The Ex continues to draw crowds; Councillors doubt Metrolinx control; Canada Post versus Mike Colle. Here are today's ... read more

Photo of the Day: DRL Teaser

Downtown Relief Line, Photo of the Day
October 26, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, we get a look at a New York City subway entrance in place for a movie shoot — a common sight in Toronto. If only it were that easy for us to get a new downtown subway ... read more

UrbanToronto Officially Launches Newsletter

UrbanToronto Newsletter #1
October 25, 2012 1:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The past year has born witness to a number of changes here at UrbanToronto.ca. We’ve seen exponential growth in site traffic concurrent with an increase in Twitter and Facebook numbers, allowing ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Gerrard

Yonge and Gerrard, Charles Restaurant, 1950
October 25, 2012 11:15 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. March 12, 1950. Looking at the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard. read more

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

October 25, 2012 10:35 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
The Scarborough subway is back, Casino in the Port Lands?, What is an urban umbrella?, McCallion fights for an LRT, and more! Here are today's headlines. TTC to study Scarborough subway ... read more

Mirvish and SickKids Come Together In Support of SickKids

SickKids Research and Learning Tower in Toronto by Diamond Schmitt Architects
October 24, 2012 3:11 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Two pretty spectacular entities that have gained considerable traction here on UrbanToronto are joining forces to support the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The Ed Mirvish Theatre ... read more

Then and Now: Shuter and Pembroke

Duke of York School + Moss Park Skating Rink in Toronto
October 24, 2012 11:41 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. November 24, 1955. A bit of a mystery for me today. Photo description reads: 'Moss Park Skating Rink'. 'Duke of York "old" school'. [Which was it? It looks like an old school] 'Shuter street ... read more

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

October 24, 2012 11:30 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
What happened to the world expo? Ford asked city for more than just pothole repair, The rise of Southcore, Metrolinx funding confusion and the changing face of Toronto's Clubland. Here are today's ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and McGill

Jonathan Scott House, Yonge and McGill streets, Toronto, circa 1886
October 23, 2012 9:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Jonathan Scott House, circa 1886. Southeast corner Yonge and McGill. Now. May 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For October 23, 2012

October 23, 2012 9:22 am | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Downtown office space in demand; Beach residents fight condo on Queen East; Ford reacts to report on Gardiner; TTC to go ahead on downtown relief line; cell service coming to Toronto subways; ... read more

Then and Now: Shuter and Dalhousie

Northeast corner of Shuter and Dalhousie street in Toronto
October 22, 2012 10:32 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Boarding House. Northeast corner of Shuter and Dalhousie, 1920's? Now. June 2012. Still there, amazingly. read more