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Photo of the Day: Mayfair Mansions

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Mayfair Mansions
November 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The luxury condominiums being built across the city today can all trace their lineage to some of the ambitious early 20th century apartment buildings that redefined high-density living in Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From the West

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Thompson Hotel
November 21, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The growing Toronto skyline changes a little bit every day as new high-rise developments grow across our downtown. One of the newest angles to photograph our ever-expanding skyline is from the top ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Adelaide and Princess

Throwback Thursday, ivory on Adelaide, Toronto
November 20, 2014 10:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New growth has done a lot to alter the built form of Downtown Toronto over the past few years, especially the areas east and west of the core where low-rise warehouses and parking lots hold plenty ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen Street Viaduct

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Queen Street Viaduct
November 20, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many of us are familiar with the Queen Street Viaduct, a steel truss bridge which carries Queen Street traffic over the Don River. Built in 1911 by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company of ... read more

UPDATED: Are you a good photographer? The Office of the Chief Planner wants to showcase your work!

St. Lawrence neighbourhood, Toronto
November 19, 2014 3:46 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
UPDATE From the editor: There's been quite a lot of feedback on this story which has given both UrbanToronto and the Chief Planner's Office some pause for thought. Our story left out a couple of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Night Vision

Photo of the Day, Toronto, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square
November 19, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just across Queen Street to the south of City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, the Sheraton Centre is one of the larger hotels in the downtown core, and guests of the hotel's upper floors are ... read more

Photo of the Day: Commerce Court North

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Commerce Court North
November 18, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1931, the north tower of Commerce Court originally opened as the headquarters of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and was for over three decades the tallest building in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spadina and Bremner

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Spadina Avenue and Bremner
November 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The development of Concord CityPlace has had a profound effect on Toronto's downtown, filling in a large tract of land formerly occupied by rail yards. The high-rise towers of CityPlace have added ... read more

Photo of the Day: Evening in the Financial District

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Financial District
November 14, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to some of Canada's largest banks and corporations, and the massive office towers that house them can make for quite the dramatic photo-op. In today's Photo of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Dundas at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge and Dundas
November 13, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The bright lights of Yonge and Dundas contribute to one of the most vibrant and urban feeling intersections in the entire country. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Freedom Arches

Photo of the Day, Freedom Arches, Nathan Phillips Square
November 12, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Freedom Arches over the reflecting pond at Nathan Phillips Square were an original feature in Viljo Revell's architectural landmark, but it was only in 1989 that they were officially given ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ryerson's New Student Learning Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Ryerson Student Learning Centre
November 11, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street's newest landmark, the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, has garnered plenty of attention throughout its construction at Yonge and Gould Streets. The new Zeidler Partnership ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide Rising

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Financial District
November 10, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District has been dramatically transformed over the past several years. The construction of the long-awaited Bay Adelaide Centre's west tower and the re-cladding of First ... read more

Photo of the Day: From a Distance

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
November 7, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are plenty of vantage points from which to view Toronto's skyline, and just when we thought we had seen them all, one of our Flickr contributors came through with another fresh angle of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skywalkers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eaton Centre
November 6, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Eaton Centre is connected to the adjacent Hudson's Bay Building via an elevated walkway running over Queen Street, just west of Yonge. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Harbour in Infrared

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
November 5, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Our ever-expanding skyline has been given countless new additions over the past few years, many of which can be found in the up-and-coming "South Core" district. In today's Photo of the Day, which ... read more

Photo of the Day: Closing Time

Photo of the Day, Rogers Centre, SkyDome , Toronto
November 4, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened in 1989 as the SkyDome, the now-renamed Rogers Centre still manages to impress with its massive scale even after a quarter century. The stadium was an engineering marvel in its early days, ... read more

Photo of the Day: North of the Core

Photo of the Day, First Canadian Place view, Toronto
November 3, 2014 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some of the coolest photos we see on UrbanToronto come from the upper reaches of our city's several skyscrapers. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr ... read more

Photo of the Day: Masked Protector

Photo of the Day, Spider-Man, skyline, Toronto
October 30, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have seen plenty of amazing shots from the photographers in Toronto's "rooftopping" community, most of which focus on the views found from the roofs of the city's high-rise buildings. In ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The AGO

Throwback Thursday, AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
October 30, 2014 10:08 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There has been quite a bit of hype over the past couple of years regarding Mirvish + Gehry Toronto, a recently approved two-tower mixed-use development that will scrape the skies above King Street ... read more