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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

Photo of the Day: Twilight Settling on Downtown Toronto

Toronto skyline from Tommy Thompson Park
May 4, 2012 7:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
We'll wrap up this week with one more image from 416, possibly one of the better skyline photos we've seen that wonderfully captures our growing core against a vivid sky.  Toronto skyline ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Rising From The Fog (Or is it Smog?)

Toronto skyline from Lake Ontario
May 3, 2012 10:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Another great photo brought to us by forum member 416. Taken from somewhere out on Lake Ontario, the downtown core appears to be floating, engulfed in either spring-time fog or summer smog. Either ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From The Port Lands

Toronto skyline from the Port Lands
May 2, 2012 10:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is a brilliant shot from new Forum member 416, looking at the downtown skyline from the Port Lands. With the flurry of renderings and projection maps we've seen regarding ... read more

Photo of the Day: One-of-a-Kind View of the Downtown Core

Downtown core of Toronto from St. Michael's Hospital.
May 1, 2012 10:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
UrbanToronto Forum member tomms continues to find unique views of the city and captures them with brilliant clarity. Today's Photo of the Day is a stunning shot of the downtown core from the ... read more

Photo of the Day: MuseumHouse Condos As Seen From Philosopher's Walk

MuseumHouse Condo in Toronto by Page + Steele and Yorkville Group
April 30, 2012 10:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is of the MuseumHouse Condos, and comes to us from Forum member urbandreamer. This springtime shot is taken from Philosopher's Walk which runs from Bloor Street West ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aspen Ridge's 77 Charles West

Aspen Ridge Homes' 77 Charles Street West condo, Toronto
April 26, 2012 10:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member thedeepend, this photo shows 77 Charles West nearing completion. Developed by Aspen Ridge Homes and designed by Yan Weymouth of HOK, the condo rises 16 storeys and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes' Absolute Condos Rise Above the Average

Absolute World Condos Mississauga Cityzen/Fernbrook & MAD Architects, Toronto
April 25, 2012 10:14 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
In a city better known for its acres of plain and predictable tracts of housing, the arrival of Absolute World in Mississauga provides a welcome jolt of excitement. Curvaceous and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Market Wharf Rises Above St. Lawrence Neighbourhood

Market Wharf Condos, Toronto by Context Development and architectAlliance
April 23, 2012 10:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is a great shot of the Market Wharf Condos at 18 Lower Jarvis Street, by Forum member drum118. In the foreground we can see the St. Lawrence ... read more

Photo of the Day: Looking Down On The Future Ten York And 1 York Street

Ten York condo Toronto by Tridel and 90 Harbour and 1 York by Menkes
April 20, 2012 7:15 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
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Photo of the Day: Morning Fog Flows into the City

Skyline of downtown Toronto viewed from the west
April 19, 2012 10:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member 416, this beautiful photo shows the morning sun rising as the fog retreats from the city. Although we are fortunate to have an abundance of excellent skyline shots, it's ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bridgepoint Hospital

The new Bridgepoint Hospital, Toronto
April 18, 2012 10:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member anonymous0024, this photo shows the new Bridgepoint Hospital moving ever closer to completion. Designed by Diamond + Schmitt Architects, the new 10-storey building ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Aspen Ridge's Scenic on Eglinton Tops Out

Aspen Ridge Homes' Scenic on Eglinton Condos, Toronto
April 17, 2012 10:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Rising as the land around it descends to meet the Don River, Scenic on Eglinton is the first of what will surely be a wave of intensification as the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT pushes its way ... read more

Photo of the Day: Couture and X Condos Await Arrival of X2

April 16, 2012 10:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is a very cool (and somewhat spooky) image uploaded by Forum member Travis (with photo credit to LeftCoaster of skyscraperpage) of the growing density along Ted ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge Street Set For Change

Yonge Street in Toronto
April 13, 2012 9:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day is a brilliant shot taken by Forum member wmedia near the foot of Yonge Street looking north towards Yonge and Bloor. Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint's L Towere figures ... read more

Photo of the Day: Onni Group's Garrison at the Yards' Tight Squeeze by the Gardiner

Garrison at the Yards Condo by the Onni Group
April 12, 2012 9:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
With undeveloped lots at a premium, developers are making use of the remaining slivers of land throughout the downtown core. Captured by Forum member cruzin4u, this photo shows the Garrison at the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downtown Toronto Viewed from Dundas West

View of downtown Toronto
April 11, 2012 11:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Yet another Photo of the Day courtesy of Forum member urbandreamer, this photo captures the rapid growth of downtown Toronto. Many of the buildings seen on the right side of the photo are the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Freed Developments' 500 Wellington West

500 Wellington Street West Freed Developments
April 10, 2012 10:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member urbandreamer, this photo shows 500 Wellington West nearing completion. With height often used as a metric for success, the intensification owing to the construction of new ... read more