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Photo of the Day: Monarch's Couture Condo

Couture the Condominium, Toronto. Developed by The Monarch Group
July 24, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
This is a building without equivocation. The muscular cladding, dark tones and dominant form together act as counterpoints to the lightness and ethereal nature of high-rise residential design in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Midtown's Skyline

Looking southeast towards midtown Toronto
July 23, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
When viewed alone, the cluster of towers around the intersection of Yonge & Bloor would be a respectable skyline for any mid-size city. As a product of planning policy that sought ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto Dominion Banking Pavilion

Banking Pavilion at the Toronto Dominion Centre
July 20, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A monument to perfection and a rebuttal of the notion that modernism and warmth are mutually exclusive, the banking pavilion of the Toronto Dominion Centre is the finest component of the Miesian ... read more

Photo of the Day: Evening View Up Yonge Street

Looking up Yonge Street, Toronto
July 19, 2012 12:00 am | by Albert Chen | Comments
Considered to be the "main street" of Toronto, Yonge Street is the symbolic and often enigmatic heart of the city. Stretching from the shores of Lake Ontario to Steeles Avenue and way beyond, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gooderham Flatiron Building

Gooderham Building, Toronto
July 18, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Older than New York's flatiron but a fraction of its size, the Gooderham Building is one of the most photographed structures in the city. Originally built as the offices of the Gooderham & ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lush Urban Oasis

401 Richmond Street West inner courtyard
July 17, 2012 12:00 am | by Albert Chen | Comments
Located within the Fashion District, there lies a refreshing escape from the dense and complex urban fabric of the downtown core. Taken by Forum member, monkeyronin, today's Photo of the Day ... read more

Photo of the Day: Exhilarating View from SickKids Research Tower

SickKids Research Tower designed by Diamond Schmitt
July 16, 2012 12:00 am | by Albert Chen | Comments
Today's Photo of the Day comes courtesy of UrbanToronto Forum member lucci who shared with us this breathtaking view from inside the SickKids Research and Learning Tower. Towering over ... read more

Photo of the Day: Charlie's Magic Hour

An evening view of King West condos, Toronto.
July 13, 2012 12:01 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
There exists a small window in which light cast by the setting sun creates, however briefly, an ideal city. Dubbed the magic hour, the legions of glass towers take in the warm tones of the sun and ... read more

Photo of the Day: Aura Rising

Aura Condo at College Park, Toronto. Developed by Canderel Stoneridge
July 12, 2012 12:01 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The acceleration of this construction cycle has brought with it a corresponding escalation in height. With the apparent ability of the market to absorb an ever greater number of units, and with ... read more

Photo of the Day: George Brown's Waterfront Campus

George Brown's waterfront campus in Toronto's East Bayfront.
July 11, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Home to George Brown's third campus, this newest addition to the East Bayfront will house the school's health sciences education learning centre. Designed by KPMB & Stantec Architects, the ... read more

Photo of the Day: 1 Spadina Crescent

1 Spadina Crescent in Toronto
July 10, 2012 12:01 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The history of 1 Spadina Crescent reflects the metamorphosis Toronto has undergone over the past century and a quarter, with the building dating back to the late 1800's. Originally constructed on ... read more

Photo of the Day: Context's Market Wharf

Market Wharf condo, Toronto. Developed by Context, design by architectsAlliance
July 9, 2012 1:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A strength and formality punctuated by playfully askew balconies, the strictness of one is complimented by the exuberance of the other. Drawing inspiration from a similar trend in post-war ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From The Islands

Toronto skyline as seen from the Toronto Islands
July 6, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A lush and sandy archipelago, the Toronto Islands seem a world away from the dense urban environment just off its western shore. Still home to a bucolic residential community, the Islands are ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Street's Burano

Burano Condos, Toronto. Developed by Lanterra, design by architectsAlliance
July 4, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The final installment of a Clewsian trifecta, Lanterra's Burano joins its siblings across the street to form a triangular gateway to the city to its south. Exacting, crisp and clear, the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canada Malting Silos

Canada Malting Silos on Toronto's waterfront
July 3, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A phantom of our former industrialized waterfront, the Canada Malting Silos stand unused at the corner of Bathurst Street and Queens Quay. Together with its lonely, derelict eastern partner, this ... read more

Photo of the Day: Parade Gets a Lift

Parade Condos at Cityplace, Toronto. Developed by Concord Adex, design by KPF
June 29, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Linked together by a connective tissue of glass and steel, the twin towers of Concord's Parade condos now find themselves conjoined following months of preparation. Constructed at the base of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Variegated Block 32

Block 32, Toronto. Developed by the TCHC and Context Developments
June 27, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A utilitarian title applied to a project that is anything but dull. Developed by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation and Context, the 41-storey tower of Block 32 is among the more handsome ... read more

Photo of the Day: A Renewed First Canadian Place

Rejuvenation of First Canadian Place, Toronto. Owned by Brookfield Properties
June 26, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Captured by Forum member yonderbean, this evening shot of the central business district shows the end result of the recladding of First Canadian Place. Having replaced the original marble cladding ... read more

Photo of the Day: Trump Tower's Spire Illuminates Bay Street

Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto by Talon and Zeidler Architects
June 25, 2012 12:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
The grand finale in the Trump Tower saga has begun. Last week the tower tested out the dramatic light spire that will shoot up the building's northwest corner. Taken by drum118, the photo shows ... read more

Photo of the Day: City Building

A view of the West Don Lands, Toronto.
June 22, 2012 12:00 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
A view of city building at work. Falling victim to demolition and economic reconfiguration, the lands to the east of the financial district languished during the burst of mid-century construction, ... read more