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Photo of the Day: Downtown Panorama from The Burano

Burano Condos, Toronto Condos, Lanterra Developments, architectsAlliance
October 1, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today’s Photo of the Day is a panorama captured from the recently completed Burano. The image shows a unique perspective on a slice of the city at dusk as the sun paints buildings in a distinctly ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Look Back at Avenue Road

An archival image of Avenue Road, looking south towards Queens Park, Toronto
September 28, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Sourced by Forum member thedeepend, this archival image is a look back at a city on the cusp of the explosive growth that would vault it into architectural modernity. The dominant materials in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Southcore by Night

Downtown Toronto as seen from the Gardiner Expressway
September 27, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Although the Gardiner itself is not an attractive piece of infrastructure, the views afforded by the elevated expressway are always impressive. As it threads its way through the city, it provides ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Shattered Look at the City

A skyline view of Toronto from the Automotive Tower Building on Sterling Road
September 26, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Framing the CN Tower through a pane of broken glass, this skyline picture was captured by Forum member vic from atop the Tower Automotive Building. read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From Afar

Toronto skyline as seen from the west
September 24, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Sourced by Forum member kris, this beautiful skyline picture was captured from west of Toronto. Covered by a fog rolling off the lake and bathed in a soft morning light, the city appears at its ... read more

Photo of the Day: Couture Meets X

X The Condominium and Couture Condos, Toronto
September 21, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There is no attempt at an apology or a measure to disguise the dominance of these two projects and it is this omission that makes them wonderful. In a city populated with polite point towers ... read more

Photo of the Day: Daniels' Cinema Tower

Daniels' Cinema Tower Condos, Toronto. Designed by Kirkor Architects
September 20, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Rising just to the north of the Bell Lightbox, the 43-storey Cinema Tower is helping to complete what was once an underutilized city block. Developed by The Daniels Corporation and designed by ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La in Full

Living Shangri-La Hotel & Condos, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.
September 19, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There is no better time to open a five-star hotel then during the Toronto International Film Festival. With the transplant of Los Angeles into the city, the publicity is excellent and the revenue ... read more

Photo of the Day: PoMo Plans For Toronto's World Trade Centre

A rendering of the proposed World Trade Centre in downtown Toronto
September 17, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A look at an alternative architectural history for Toronto, these three towers were proposed as part of a massive commercial buildout known as the World Trade Centre. Like the original plan for ... read more

Photo of the Day: L Tower Climbs Skyward

L Tower condos, Toronto. Developed by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint
September 14, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There is a severity to the erupting shards of Daniel Libeskind's addition to the Royal Ontario Museum that communicate a cold strength; characteristics that colour many of his other projects. The ... read more

Photo of the Day: Montreal Trust Tower

Montreal Trust Tower at 11 King Street West, Toronto. Designed by Page + Steele
September 13, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Tucked into the financial district, the Montreal Trust Tower at 11 King Street West is overshadowed by other, much larger members of its modernist cohort. At a time when the scale of office ... read more

Photo of the Day: Flying High at Trump

Talon International's Trump Tower, Toronto. Design by Ziedler Partnership
September 12, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The source of some of the best photos on UrbanToronto, Forum member tomms consistently manages to capture photos from perspectives that surprise and today's photo is no different. Looking south ... read more

Photo of the Day: Tridel's 300 Front Street West

Tridel's 300 Front Street West Condos, Toronto. Designed by Wallman Architects
September 11, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Diverging from the green glass of its peers, 300 Front Street West finds its expression through the monochromatic. Clad almost exclusively in black and white, the 49-storey tower and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Canary District Construction Site

Canary District Condos, Toronto Condos, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, EllisDon
September 10, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day shows Toronto's rapidly evolving skyline from the construction site of yet another development, the Canary District Condominiums, located between the trendy Distillery ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ice Condominiums at York Centre

Lanterra and Cadillac Fairview's Ice Condominiums, Toronto.
September 7, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
When a building material is as ubiquitous as glass, it is critical that the quality of that material be excellent. The aversion of the architectural community to ornamentation has compounded this ... read more

Photo of the Day: Summer's Sunset

Sunset over downtown Toronto
September 6, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member Tomms, this photo shows a brilliant setting sun descending beneath the horizon. With the move into September, we are enjoying the last weeks of summer's heat. This fragile ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Carpet of Stone

Courtyard under construction at the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, Toronto
September 5, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A nod to Yorkville's reservoir of 19th century architecture, the "urban carpet" being laid at the base of the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences is a playful contradiction to the disciplined ... read more

Photo of the Day: Art Attacks

14-foot Koilos sculpture in the Distillery District, Toronto
September 4, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Dark, fantastical and playful, this sculpture looks ready to pounce. Created by Michael Christian, this two-thousand-pound steel sculpture has greeted visitors to the Distillery District since its ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide Centre's First Incarnation

A rendering of the original postmodern Bay Adelaide Centre in downtown Toronto
August 31, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Killed by the deflation of an overheated economy, all that materialized of the original Bay Adelaide Centre was a massive parking garage and an aborted elevator shaft. Developed by TrizecHahn ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mississauga's Intensifying Skyline

Mississauga skyline with Toronto in the distance
August 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
It's becoming increasingly more difficult to argue that the suburbs around Toronto are exclusively low-rise bedroom communities. While Mississauga is a city and not part of Toronto, it was for a ... read more