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Then and Now: View From Royal York Hotel

View from Royal York Hotel Toronto, 2012
November 15, 2012 12:22 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
The Toronto Archives describes the picture below as: "View of high buildings from Royal Bank. April 22, 1929." The caption is wrong; it should be Royal York [Hotel]. The largest building in the ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012 11:32 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Trump Tower rains glass; Pushing for tougher vandalism laws; Ford in court; Residents vs Uranium; Chow to boot Ford? and more news. Here are today's headlines. Bay and Adelaide intersection closed ... read more

Then and Now: Price's Lane Part 2

Price's Lane, Toronto, 1914
November 14, 2012 12:09 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Price's Lane (again). Aug 23, 1914. Looking north this time. The small girl at far right poses for this photographer again that day — the picture can be found online at the Toronto Archives ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012 11:29 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Ford in court; OLG not sure about Toronto; Chow on crumbling infastructure; Arrest on Jarvis; Condo speculation and more news. These are today's headlines. OLG ‘not wedded to Toronto’ for casino ... read more

Then and Now: Barnaby Place

Barnaby Place, Edward and Bay streets, Toronto, circa 1912
November 13, 2012 11:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Feb 23, 1912. Barnaby Place (was also known in the previous century as Price's Lane). Now. April 2012. Looking out at Edward Street, and the north side of the bus terminal. read more

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

November 13, 2012 11:31 am | by Editor | Comments
Police budget cuts mean layoffs, Chief Blair warns; Sports executives promise fewer condos, more teams that contend; farewell to three warriors for justice; and more news. Police budget cuts mean ... read more

Then and Now: Bay Street Bus Terminal

Bay Street Bus Terminal in 1931, Toronto
November 12, 2012 12:10 pm | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Toronto's new bus terminal.  Dec. 19, 1931. Now. June 2012. Oy, we need a new bus terminal. read more

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

November 12, 2012 11:33 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Hume on the removal of Jarvis bike lanes; Miller summoned as witness in Ford's libel trial; Why big businesses are moving back downtown; Balancing growth & preservation in North Toronto and ... read more

Then and Now: Brown Funeral Home

Brown Funeral Home, Davenport Avenue, Toronto, circa 1947
November 9, 2012 11:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, circa 1947. 1491 Davenport Avenue. Now. 1491 Davenport puts the location here; an '80s mini-subdivision takes up the whole block now. read more

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

November 9, 2012 11:31 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 5:00 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 12:02 pm | 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 11:34 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 5:30 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 12:19 pm | 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 11:16 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 12:35 pm | 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 11:17 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 11:59 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 11:29 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