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Photo of the Day: Cross Section of Development Captured at Yonge & Bloor

Yonge and Bloor in Toronto
August 28, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Despite initial perceptions one may glean from the Toronto skyline and the hysteria and hype surrounding the current development boom, Toronto was not built in the past decade. Our built ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Lights Up

Shangri-La Hotel & Condos, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.
August 27, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There is a lot to be said for subtlety. Measured and understated, architectural detailing is intended to be an inflection that reinforces rather than alters. An overly generous use of lighting, ... read more

Increasingly Photogenic L Tower Attracts UT Shutterbugs

L Tower Condos Toronto by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty
August 24, 2012 5:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Few UrbanToronto Forum members were ready to heap praise on Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint's L Tower when it was first under construction — no doubt at least partially due to its ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Capital's River City Condos

Urban Capital's River City Condos in the West Donlands, Toronto
August 24, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The first private sector development in the West Donlands, Urban Capital's River City Condos are an exciting addition to this embryonic neighbourhood. The two buildings of phase one are designed ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canadian National Exhibition

Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto.
August 23, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A flurry of activity that marks the closing of summer, the CNE is a sweetly frenetic finale to a fading summer season. Now in its 134th year, the Exhibition holds the nostalgia of generations of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lanterra's Burano & Murano

Lanterra's Burano and Murano Condos, Toronto. Designed by architectsAlliance
August 22, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The population grows, the city swells and a vertical reach begins. Pulling in all the light they can and offering as little division as possible between interior and exterior, the logic of a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown from the Gardiner Expressway

Downtown Toronto from Dufferin and Gardiner Expressway,
August 21, 2012 10:35 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's image is a twilight shot of the downtown core, taken from what would appear to be the Dufferin Bridge over the Gardiner Expressway. As thousands pour into the Exhibition Grounds for the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From NXT Condos

View of downtown Toronto from Cresford's NXT Condos, designed by aA
August 20, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Shot by Forum member Youranthony1, this remarkable picture captures the morning light as it breaks across the city. With the multiplication of glass clad towers, beautiful views like this are ... read more

Photo of the Day: KPMB's Bremner Tower

Bremner Tower at the Southcore Financial Centre, Toronto. Designed by KPMB
August 17, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Buildings should not be singular expressions, blind to their surroundings. A thoughtful dialogue between structures in which the echo of one is received in the other enhances both. With an ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fairmont Royal York

Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto.
August 16, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Conduits for expansion and routes for commerce, railways threaded cities together. Since eclipsed by highways and air travel, decades of abandonment has reduced our rail network to bare steel ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monument to Multiculturalism Rises to Meet the Royal York

Union Station, Monument to Multiculturalism and the Royal York in Toronto
August 14, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Before airports there were train stations, the first stops for many of our country's newly arrived immigrants on their way to a future life in Canada. While the current Union Station may not have ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto in 1930

Aerial view of downtown Toronto, circa 1930
August 13, 2012 1:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Carrying the patina of a city dense with industry, Toronto was still heavy with the weight of Victorian architecture. A succession of projects, however, would eventually clear entire blocks to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Serenity at Dawn

Toronto skyline at dawn
August 10, 2012 9:09 am | by Albert Chen | Comments
Dawn, the moment of twilight before sunrise, is one of the most beautiful but least captured moments for photographers. After a night of rest, it represents the beginning of a new day. The morning ... read more

Photo of the Day: Southcore Financial Centre

Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto Hotel. Designed by KPMB & Page
August 9, 2012 1:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The financial district has begun to expand, replicating itself south of Front Street and beyond its traditional boundaries. The largest byproduct of this expansion is the Southcore Financial ... read more

Photo of the Day: MaRS Centre Phase 2

MaRS Centre Phase 2, Toronto. Developed by Alexandria, designed by B+H
August 7, 2012 1:41 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
Its progress halted by the remarkable evaporation of capital at the outset of the recession, the project has since been resurrected. Developed by Alexandria and with financial assistance from the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Great Gulf Homes' Charlie Condos

Charlie Condos, Toronto. Developed by Great Gulf Homes.
August 7, 2012 1:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Not every building is a monument, nor should it be. In the expectation of architecture, the culture from which it springs is sometimes forgotten in the evaluation of the design. The byproduct of a ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Toronto and Humber Bay Shores

Downtown Toronto and Humber Bay Shores in Toronto
August 3, 2012 12:01 am | by Anonymous | Comments
We'll end this week and head into the long weekend with this impressive image taken by forum member jasonzed. This eastward view of the downtown core from central Mississauga encompasses a vast ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline from Kensington Market

Toronto skyline as seen from a rooftop in Kensington Market
August 2, 2012 12:01 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The collision of different scales, materials and uses is what makes a city interesting. Cluttered and layered, this view shows a transition from the organic and relaxed nature of Kensington Market ... read more

Photo of the Day: Four Seasons Hotel & Residences

Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, Toronto. Designed by aA and Page + Steele
August 1, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A chameleon, the value of a building's glass envelope is tested by its ability to becomes whatever the light requires of it. Using this as a metric for quality, the new Four Seasons Hotel & ... read more

Photo of the Day: Storm Lights Up The City

Storm over downtown Toronto as seen from the Distillery District
July 31, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A climate of extremes, we are subject to incredible variations of weather. Lacking natural barriers like the mountain chains of the west coast, there is nothing to block the influx of tropical ... read more