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Photo of the Day: Burst of Green Covers the City

Downtown Toronto as viewed from Camrost-Felcorp's Imperial Plaza
May 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
It's amazing what the flush of green that accompanies spring can do to soften the city. Dominated by a limited palate of brown, gray and white in the winter months, the predominance and harshness ... read more

Amazing Time-Lapse Video of L Tower Construction

The L Tower Toronto by Cityzen, Ferbrook and Castlepoint, and Daniel Libeskind
May 29, 2012 3:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Forum member udo has brought us one of the coolest short second videos we've seen recently: ten months of construction at the L Tower has been compressed into 10 seconds (30 days/frame per second, ... read more

Photo of the Day: X Condos and Couture Cozy Up For the Camera

X Condo and Couture Condo in Toronto by Great Gulf, Monarch Group
May 29, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's image is brought to us by Forum member Bruvyman, and looks at X Condominium and Couture, both located on Ted Rogers Way, just south of Bloor Street. The towers complement each other better ... read more

Photo of the Day: Fireworks Over the East End

Downtown Toronto from Riverdale / Leslieville
May 28, 2012 8:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
We're starting this week off with a colourful image taken by Forum member coolcanadian. The lush canopy of South Riverdale/Leslieville in the foreground is punctuated by fireworks, vying for ... read more

Photo of the Day: L Tower Continues to Take Shape

Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint's L Tower condos, Toronto.
May 25, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member udo, this sharp picture shows the L Tower as it continues its skyward march. Developed by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint, L Tower is unique for the architectural ... read more

Photo of the Day: A New Perspective on Toronto

Toronto skyline as viewed from Yonge Street and Stoufville Road
May 24, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
This shot was taken from the corner of Yonge Street and Stouffville Road in Richmond Hill, by Forum member jaycola. With skyline pictures taken from a series of predictable locations downtown, ... read more

INDX Condo Appeals to Bay Street Appetites

INDX Condos in Toronto by Lifetime and Centrecourt, Page + Steele / IBI Group
May 23, 2012 3:19 pm | by Alex Corey | Comments
INDX Condos knows its market, and what better way to draw in a crowd than with an oh-so-trendy food truck? Developers Lifetime and Centrecourt held an event earlier today to drum up enthusiasm ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Surprise at First Canadian Place

Brookfield Properties' rejuvenation of First Canadian Place, Toronto
May 23, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member nicetommy, this picture shows an unexpected addition to Brookfield's First Canadian Place as part of the soon to be completed revitalization of the tower. It appears that ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From Space

Satellite Image of the Greater Toronto Area, circa mid-1980's.
May 22, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Sourced by Forum member 416, this satellite image of Toronto shows the extent to which we have altered the environment to accommodate our growth. Laying order on top of a landscape unaccustomed to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Tops off University Avenue

Shangri-La, Toronto. Developed by Westbank Corp.
May 18, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member cruzin4u, this picture shows Westbank's 66-storey Shangri-La moving ever closer to completion. This newest addition to University Avenue is certainly a welcome one. ... read more

Photo of the Day: King West's Growth Spurt

Condo development along King Street West in Toronto
May 17, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member Mike in TO, this photo shows the burgeoning King West strip. Given its central location, easy access to rapid transit, abundance of cultural amenities and vibrant retail ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto in the Jet Age

May 16, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Optimistic, energetic and bold, urban planning in the post-war period was about the creation of a new way to live. Cities would be freed from the restrictions of their ageing form and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rosedale Valley Road towards Yonge and Bloor

Rosedale Valley Road in Toronto
May 15, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is brought to us by Forum member Travis, who aimed his lens over Rosedale Valley Road looking east towards the growing neighbourhood around Yonge and Bloor. The elevated ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto of Yesterday

Aerial view of Toronto from the 1980s
May 14, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
We're starting this week off with a bit of a blast from the past, brought to us by UrbanToronto Forum member 416, who's been on a streak of posting great photos that we just can't get enough of. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ice Forms in the Hottest Part of the City

Ice condos at York Centre in downtown Toronto. Developed by Lanterra & Cadillac.
May 11, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member drum118, this photo shows the sibling towers of the Ice Condos at York Centre rising in one of the city's most dynamic new districts. Developed by Lanterra & ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Shines at Night

Aerial view of downtown Toronto
May 10, 2012 12:49 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by forum member 416, this remarkable photo was taken from a plane as it flew past the core. Although aerial views are not uncommon, it is rare to find one that stands out as this one ... read more

Photo of the Day: KPMB's Expansion of the Rotman School

KPMB's Rotman School of Management Expansion at the University of Toronto
May 9, 2012 8:40 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
As one of the city's best architectural patrons, the University of Toronto's St. George campus holds a treasure trove of buildings that are designed with a thoughtfulness and creativity seldom ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old Meets New at St. James Cathedral

St. James Cathedral Parish House in Toronto by architectsAlliance
May 8, 2012 9:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
St. James Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in Toronto's downtown core. The site has been used for ecclesiastical purposes since 1807, while the parish dates back to 1797. The cathedral we ... read more

Heritage Toronto Moment: Allenby Public School

Allenby Public School, Toronto, circa 1926
May 7, 2012 4:49 pm | by Editor | Comments
UrbanToronto has partnered with Heritage Toronto to capture a moment in Toronto's past. On a weekly basis, we highlight historic photos of the city's people, places and events, and tell ... read more

Photo of the Day: A New Spin on Absolute World

Absolute World in Mississauga by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes with MAD Architects
May 7, 2012 9:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
This weekend saw the Mississauga and Toronto marathon races go head-to-head, sparking a little friendly competition between the two cities. While Toronto may have beat out Mississauga in terms of ... read more