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Throwback Thursday: 155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West

Throwback Thursday, 155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West, Toronto
February 12, 2015 11:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Intensification has done a lot for the Bloor-Yorkville area in recent years, and new developments continue to add new homes and businesses to the chic, luxurious neighbourhood. Among the more ... read more

Photo of the Day: Princes' Gate

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Exhibition Place, Princes' Gate
February 12, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by architects Chapman & Oxley, Princes' Gate has greeted guests of Exhibition Place since the grand entrance opened in 1927. The large ornate archway is flanked on each side by ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above Front Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Front Street
February 11, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Front Street is easily among the most important streets running through Toronto's Financial District. Between Yonge and York Streets, Front has been a hive of construction activity for several ... read more

Photo of the Day: Game Time

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Air Canada Centre, Raptors
February 10, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The banners hanging from the rafter in the Air Canada Centre give insight into Toronto's long-standing love affair with the sport of hockey. The struggling Toronto Maple Leafs remain one of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Warden Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Warden Station, subway
February 9, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Warden Station opened back in May of 1968, and served as the eastern terminus of the Bloor Danforth Line until Kennedy Station opened to the east in 1980. Located at the southeast corner ... read more

Photo of the Day: Offramp

Photo of the Day, York-Bay-Yonge offramp, Toronto
February 6, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The looping York-Bay-Yonge offramp from the Gardiner Expressway will be torn down and replaced by a shorter ramp to meet ground level at Simcoe Street in the next few years, greatly ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 100 Yorkville at Bellair

Throwback Thursday, 100 Yorkville at Bellair, Toronto
February 5, 2015 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New development continues to add density to Toronto's trendy Yorkville area, home to some of Canada's most posh retailers and exclusive restaurants. Back in 2007, excavation was progressing at the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snow Day

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Sony Centre, Front Street, Snow
February 5, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Winter storm on Sunday night and Monday morning left Toronto's streets and sidewalks inundated with snow. The storm caused quite the headache for commuters at the start of the work week, as ... read more

Photo of the Day: Teardown

Photo of the Day, Regent Park, 605 Whiteside Place, Demolition, Toronto
February 4, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demolition of 605 Whiteside Place in Regent Park has attracted several photographers over the past several days, and photos continue to appear in our Forum threads and on the UrbanToronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snowy Royal Alex

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Royal Alexandra Theatre, King Street West
February 3, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Now in it's 108th year in operation, the Royal Alexandra Theatre on King Street West is the longest continuously-operating theatre on the continent. The beautifully ornate example of Edwardian ... read more

Photo of the Day: Closing Time

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Guvernment, Daniels Waterfront
February 2, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Guvernment nightclub on Queens Quay Boulevard East closed its doors for good on the morning of January 26th, ending a 19-year run as one of Toronto's most widely attended entertainment venues. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dividing Tracks

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
January 30, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Downtown rail corridor used to be the unofficial southern border of the city centre. Thanks to a continuing wave of development south of the tracks, the 'South Core' area, as it has come ... read more

Throwback Thursday: MuseumHouse and Exhibit Residences

Throwback Thursday, MuseumHouse, Exhibit Residences, Toronto
January 29, 2015 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bloor Street in the Yorkville and U of T areas has been the site of much development activity over the past several years, and several new buildings are set to continue altering the landscape well ... read more

Photo of the Day: Goodbye Inn on the Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Inn on the Park, demolition
January 29, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Upon opening in 1963, the Inn on the Park at Leslie and Eglinton was among the city's classiest luxury hotels. Back in the 60s, the Leslie and Eglinton intersection was still surrounded largely by ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spadina Avenue

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Spadina Avenue
January 28, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most important north/south thoroughfares in Toronto, Spadina Avenue is also among the culturally richest streets in the country. In the 1960s, plans to raze much of Spadina Avenue ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Night in T.O.

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, fog
January 27, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every once in a while we see a photo that momentarily makes us stop and think "this is Toronto?". While the landmarks are easily recognizable, the combination of towering high-rises and dense fog, ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Icy Quay

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, lake, harbour, frozen, ice
January 26, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Torontonians have a love-hate relationship with Winter weather. The same unforgiving conditions that have led to several extreme cold weather alerts in the city are also responsible for the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Approaching Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, aerial
January 23, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Flying in and out of Billy Bishop Airport is one of the best and most exclusive ways to see the Toronto skyline. Passengers sitting on the north side of their plane during takeoff and landing are ... read more

Throwback Thursday: King and John Streets

Throwback Thursday, King, John, TBT, Toronto
January 22, 2015 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Entertainment District has been the site of much intensification over the past several years, with dozens of new high-rise condominium developments being added to the landscape. A few ... read more

Photo of the Day: Corktown Faces

Photo of the Day, Corktown, Underpass, Toronto
January 22, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Infrastructure like bridges and overpasses are an important factor in how we move around a city, but they often leave much to be desired aesthetically. The recent opening of Underpass Park has ... read more