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Photo of the Day: Midway Madness

Photo of the Day, CNE
August 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Summer is drawing to a close, and part of the transition process is the CNE - a Torontonian tradition that dates back generations. With Labour Day just around the corner, this weekend is the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Gerrard

Aura at College Park, Canderel, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto
August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Of the many changes that new development has brought to Toronto in the last few years, few projects have had as great an impact as Aura at College Park, a 78-storey condominium tower on the ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Four-Oh-One

Photo of the Day, 401
August 28, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though some may argue on its exact ranking, Highway 401's stretch running through the north end of the city is considered by many to be the busiest stretch of highway in North America. In today's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridgepoint

Photo of the Day, Bridgepoint
August 27, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just east of the Don River, Bridgepoint Hospital provides a major landmark for commuters travelling on the Don Valley Parkway as well as the Bayview Extension. In today's Photo of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: No Entry

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline
August 26, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most dramatic places to view the Toronto skyline is Polson Pier. Located in the primarily industrial Port Lands, Polson Pier is a popular Summer destinations for Torontonians for a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Colourful Spin

Photo of the Day, CNE
August 25, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year, Torontonians flock to Exhibition Place for a time honoured Summer tradition. The Canadian National Exhibition is a part of life in Toronto, and while some choose to avoid the crowds ... read more

Photo of the Day: Summer Evening

Photo of the Day, CNE, Humber Bay
August 22, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have had a very mild Summer so far, but looking at today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Oscar Flores, the scene seems like a typical Toronto Summer ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridged

Photo of the Day, Humber Bay Arch Bridge,
August 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With a very interesting design and a skyline backdrop, the Humber Bay Arch Bridge is a very popular spot for photographers in the GTA. Most photographers take a traditional head-on approach when ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Second Platform

Photo of the Day, Union Station second platform
August 20, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday's opening of the TTC's Union Station second platform marked a major step forward in the modernization of the 60-year-old subway station, and several commuter-slash-photographers were on ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Beacon

Photo of the Day, weather beacon
August 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Before we had smartphones, social media and 24-hour news, knowing what the weather had in store for the day wasn't anywhere near as easy as it is today. If you were to find yourself in mid ... read more

Photo of the Day: Boating on the Harbour

Photo of the Day, Toronto harbour, skyline
August 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
On any given Summer day, Toronto Harbour can be seen swarming with sailboats and yachts, as boaters take in the impressive views and surprising urban fishing opportunities offered by the harbour. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District

Photo of the Day, Financial District
August 15, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to the nation's largest banks, law firms and major businesses, as well as the regional headquarters for several multinational corporations based outside of ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Dundas

Throwback Thursday, Yonge and Dundas
August 14, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In recent years, new developments on Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto have led to some major changes of the street's urban aesthetic, and few stretches of Yonge have changed as much as the blocks ... read more

Photo of the Day: Honest Ed's Alley

Honest Ed's Alley, Photo of the Day
August 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though its days may be numbered, Honest Ed's is still a Toronto landmark. Most are familiar with the building's exterior signage and its hundreds of glowing incandescent bulbs, as well as the many ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fallen

Photo of the Day, Regent Park revitalization, Toronto
August 13, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing revitalization of Regent Park has already spurred major changes east of the downtown core. New mixed-income residential developments continue to spring up around the neighbourhood, and ... read more

Photo of the Day: First Canadian Supermoon

Photo of the Day, First Canadian Place, supermoon
August 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Editor | Comments
The weekend August the 10th marked the moon's closest approach to Earth for the year of 2014. Dozens of people flocked to the roof of the Kensington Market parking garage for a picturesque view of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Glencairn Station

Photo of the Day, TTC, Glencairn Station, subway
August 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The northwestern leg of the TTC's Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina Line) runs on a grade-separated alignment down the middle of the truncated Allen Road - the only realized portion of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Gardiner at Night

Photo of the Day, Gardiner Expressway
August 8, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway is the main route in and out of the city for thousands of commuters daily, but also a major hindrance for pedestrians heading for our waterfront. The Gardiner is often ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Richmond Street from Sherbourne

Throwback Thursday, Richmond, Sherbourne, Toronto
August 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New commercial and residential developments continue to stitch in the tears in our city's urban fabric, and we have been highlighting this growth with a weekly feature called Throwback Thursday. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Barrel Vault

Photo of the Day, skywalk, UP Express
August 7, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The large barrel-vaulted section of the skywalk running to the south of Station Street, between York and Simcoe, is a popular spot for photography in Toronto. It's transparent and translucent roof ... read more