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Photo of the Day: Foggy Sunrise

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, fog, sunrise
August 28, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though we have featured countless photos of the Toronto skyline in recent months, new and creative shots continue to grab hold of our attention, like today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Church and Isabella

Throwback Thursday, Church and Isabella, Bloor Yorkville, Toronto
August 27, 2015 9:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville and Church-Wellesley neighbourhoods have been the subject to dramatic vertical transformation since the turn of the millennium, with several notable additions to the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Emerald Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Emerald Park Condos, North York
August 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now topped-off and largely occupied, the fraternal twin towers of Bazis, Metropia, and Plaza's Emerald Park Condos have added a distinct presence to North York's growing ... read more

Photo of the Day: West Harbour City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, West Harbour City
August 26, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A number of new condominium developments have contributed to the Toronto's skyline in recent years, and while most of them sport steel and glass exteriors, there are a few notable exceptions. In ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dundas Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, downtown, sunset, Dundas
August 25, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Views from new high-rises are showing up with increasingly regularity in our Forum threads and Flickr Pool, like the fantastic capture featured in today's Photo of the Day, submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Zoom

Photo of the Day, Toronto, downtown, Entertainment District
August 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Freaktography, we are taken high above Toronto's Entertainment District for a dynamic view of the surrounding ... read more

Photo of the Day: Keeping Pace

Photo of the Day, Toronto, downtown, Pace Condos
August 21, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New high-rise developments are giving Toronto's controversial rooftopping community plenty of photo opportunities around the city. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Financial District Layers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, downtown, Financial District
August 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The high-rise towers of Toronto's Financial District come in many shapes, sizes, and colours. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Phil ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge Street Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, downtown, Yonge Street
August 19, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The lights, sounds, and big city atmosphere of the Yonge and Dundas make it one of the hottest tourist destinations in the city.  In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Scotia Plaza Vertigo

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Scotia Plaza, Financial District
August 18, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1988, Scotia Plaza stands as one Toronto's tallest and most distinctive office towers. Rising over 900 feet above King Street West, the office building's red Napoleon granite finish ... read more

Photo of the Day: Citigroup Place

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Citigroup Place, Front Street
August 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1983, Citigroup Place rises 20 storeys above Front Street West. The building's location at the foot of University Avenue makes it a highly visible and easily recognizable landmark for ... read more

Photo of the Day: Golden Hour Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, buildings, city, skyline
August 14, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's skyline continues to grow with new high-rise developments popping up all around the city. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Lawrence Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, buildings, city, urban, St. Lawrence Hall
August 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by architect William Thomas in the Renaissance Revival style of architecture, St. Lawrence Hall was completed in 1850, and has since stood proud at the southwest corner of King Street ... read more

Photo of the Day: Blue Zone

Photo of the Day, Toronto, buildings, city, urban
August 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As much of the architecture in Toronto was designed and constructed in the modern era, large expanses of reflective glazing are a common feature in many of our major structures. In today's Photo ... read more

Photo of the Day: Sugar Beach and the Redpath Refinery

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sugar Beach, Redpath Refinery
August 11, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The juxtaposition of recreational and industrial uses is part of what makes Sugar Beach such an interesting space on Toronto's waterfront. The most traditional view of these clashing styles is ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lightning Across the City

Photo of the Day, Toronto, CityPlace, lightning
August 10, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some heavy summer storms got in the way of many of the outdoor activities planned for last week's Civic Holiday long weekend. While torrential downpours kept most people indoors, photographers ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridgepoint Hospital Facade

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bridgepoint Hospital
August 7, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, HDR Architects, KPMB Architects, and Stantec, the ten-storey Bridgepoint Hospital has won multiple awards, and has been ... read more

Photo of the Day: South Core Fish-Eye

Photo of the Day, Toronto, South Core, city, urban
August 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rapid growth of Toronto's new South Core area continues to replace unused space with new towers, businesses, and residents. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: St. Lawrence at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Lawrence, night, city, urban
August 5, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood is home to much history, culture, and a mix of modern and historic styles of architecture. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queens Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, Queens Park, Aura
August 4, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are just too many landmarks to list in today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Michael Muraz. This south-facing shot, captured at ... read more