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Photo of the Month: Blue Fog

Photo of the Month, Giulio Calisse
July 31, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It's time again for our Photo of the Month, where we present the highest rated Photo of the Day selection of the previous 4 weeks, along with the runner up, based on combined Facebook shares and ... read more

Photo of the Day: The City in The Clouds

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core, ICE Condos, clouds
July 30, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's South Core area continues to add new businesses and residents to the once barren land south of the Financial District. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Light Streams

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway, Spadina, Lake Shore, downtown
July 29, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing development of Concord CityPlace has brought thousands of new homes and residents to the former railyards west of the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, and there are now only a few ... read more

Photo of the Day: GO Together

Photo of the Day, Toronto, GO Transit, trains
July 28, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
GO Transit's trains currently move approximately 187,000 riders on the average weekday, and the green and white train sets are a very familiar sight on Toronto's rail corridors. With the region's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cherry Street Bascule Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cherry Street Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge
July 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cherry Street's path through Toronto's industrial Port Lands includes two bascule bridges. The smaller of the two bridges, known as the Cherry Street lift bridge, carries traffic over the Keating ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ismaili Centre Reflection

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre, architecture
July 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The new Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre has added two cultural and architectural landmarks to northeastern Toronto. The Ismaili Centre component, designed by Charles Correa ... read more

Photo of the Day: Varsity Blues

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Varsity Stadium
July 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium is an important landmark on Bloor Street West, having hosted several important cultural and sporting events over the years, including the legendary ... read more

Photo of the Day: Inside the Eaton Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eaton Centre
July 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
With hundreds of stores and over 1.7 million square feet, Toronto's Eaton Centre has been a popular shopping and dining destination since opening in 1977. In today's Photo of the Day, which was ... read more

Photo of the Day: Metro Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto, fog, downtown
July 21, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day feels like it would make a perfect backdrop for a science-fiction movie. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Michael Muraz, this shot shows us the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline at Golden Hour

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, golden hour
July 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We love seeing new angles of our growing skyline, like the beautiful aerial view featured in today's Photo of the Day. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Giulio Calisse, this ... read more

Photo of the Day: Giant Among Giants

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, First Canadian Place
July 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It has been 40 years since the completion of First Canadian Place, and despite the major development boom in Toronto, the office tower has yet to be surpassed in height by any other building, and ... read more

Photo of the Day: PANAMANIA Fireworks

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square, Panamania, Fireworks
July 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last week's dazzling opening ceremony washed away much of the apathy felt in Toronto prior to the start of the Pan Am Games. The highlight of the event for many was the display of pyrotechnics ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fisheye Flat-Top

Photo of the Day, Toronto, OCAD U, Sharp Centre for Design, Architecture
July 15, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 2004, the Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD University has become the school's signature landmark. Designed by Will Alsop of Alsop Architects with Young + Wright ... read more

Photo of the Day: AGO Details

Photo of the Day, Toronto, AGO, Gehry, Architecture
July 14, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Led by Toronto-born starchitect Frank Gehry, the 2004-2008 transformation of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) gave the facility a bold new look while uniting the various areas of the museum with ... read more

Photo of the Day: BMO Field

Photo of the Day, Toronto, BMO Field, soccer stadium
July 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The home of the Toronto FC of Major Leage Soccer (MLS), known locally as BMO Field, is currently being referred to as 'Exhibition Stadium' during the 2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games. The stadium ... read more

Photo of the Day: Kensington Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, night, city, urban, skyline
July 10, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Kensington Market is major draw for tourists and locals alike, offering food, shopping, and plenty of culture. The rooftops of Chinatown and Kensington also offer amazing views of the city ... read more

Photo of the Day: Highway Lanes and Tower Cranes

Photo of the Day, Toronto, night, city, urban
July 9, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The drive into Downtown Toronto on the Gardiner Expressway is growing more dramatic each year, as new high-rise developments form a canyon on either side of the highway. In today's Photo of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blue Fog

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, night, fog, lights, city, urban
July 8, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day brings us yet another view of the fast-changing Toronto skyline. Submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Giulio Calisse, this moody shot captures a fog ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From the Air

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, aerial view, airplane
July 7, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aerial angles of Toronto's dense city centre are always appreciated, and today's Photo of the Day does a great job showing off the tremendous vertical growth our city has experienced in recent ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Big X

Photo of the Day, Toronto, financial district, Yonge, King
July 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of Yonge and King is home to some impressive early-20th-century architecture, and King Subway Station on the TTC's Line 1. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more