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Photo of the Day: Stone Guardian

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Commerce Court North, observation deck
December 1, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's most beloved architectural treasures, the historic Commerce Court North is now dwarfed by the modern high-rises of Toronto's Financial District. While most downtown ... read more

Photo of the Day: Evening in the South Core

Photo of the Day, South Core, southcore, Toronto
November 28, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's South Core area remains a hotbed of construction activity, and the ongoing transformation of the area is now looking a lot less like an isolated island of high-rise towers, and more like ... read more

Photo of the Day: Reflected Traffic

Photo of the Day, Bathurst Bridge, Toronto
November 27, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
111 years ago, the steel truss bridge which currently carries Bathurst Street traffic over the downtown rail corridor was built to move rail traffic over the Humber River, kilometres to the west ... read more

Photo of the Day: Twisted Sisters

Photo of the Day, Absolute World, Marilyn, Mississauga
November 26, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mississauga has a modern landmark in Absolute World, a unique twin-tower development designed by MAD architects for developers Cityzen Development ... read more

Photo of the Day: Over the Top

L Tower, Cityzen, Fernbrook, Castlepoint Numa, Daniel Libeskind, Toronto
November 25, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of the most prominent new high-rise developments to be built in recent years, Cityzen, Castlepoint, and Fernbrook Homes' L Tower, a Studio Daniel ... read more

Photo of the Day: Mayfair Mansions

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Mayfair Mansions
November 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The luxury condominiums being built across the city today can all trace their lineage to some of the ambitious early 20th century apartment buildings that redefined high-density living in Toronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skyline From the West

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Thompson Hotel
November 21, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The growing Toronto skyline changes a little bit every day as new high-rise developments grow across our downtown. One of the newest angles to photograph our ever-expanding skyline is from the top ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Adelaide and Princess

Throwback Thursday, ivory on Adelaide, Toronto
November 20, 2014 11:25 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New growth has done a lot to alter the built form of Downtown Toronto over the past few years, especially the areas east and west of the core where low-rise warehouses and parking lots hold plenty ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen Street Viaduct

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Queen Street Viaduct
November 20, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Many of us are familiar with the Queen Street Viaduct, a steel truss bridge which carries Queen Street traffic over the Don River. Built in 1911 by Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company of ... read more

UPDATED: Are you a good photographer? The Office of the Chief Planner wants to showcase your work!

St. Lawrence neighbourhood, Toronto
November 19, 2014 4:46 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
UPDATE From the editor: There's been quite a lot of feedback on this story which has given both UrbanToronto and the Chief Planner's Office some pause for thought. Our story left out a couple of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Night Vision

Photo of the Day, Toronto, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square
November 19, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just across Queen Street to the south of City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, the Sheraton Centre is one of the larger hotels in the downtown core, and guests of the hotel's upper floors are ... read more

Photo of the Day: Commerce Court North

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Commerce Court North
November 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1931, the north tower of Commerce Court originally opened as the headquarters of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and was for over three decades the tallest building in ... read more

Photo of the Day: Spadina and Bremner

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Spadina Avenue and Bremner
November 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The development of Concord CityPlace has had a profound effect on Toronto's downtown, filling in a large tract of land formerly occupied by rail yards. The high-rise towers of CityPlace have added ... read more

Photo of the Day: Evening in the Financial District

Photo of the Day, Toronto skyline, Financial District
November 14, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District is home to some of Canada's largest banks and corporations, and the massive office towers that house them can make for quite the dramatic photo-op. In today's Photo of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yonge and Dundas at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yonge and Dundas
November 13, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The bright lights of Yonge and Dundas contribute to one of the most vibrant and urban feeling intersections in the entire country. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Freedom Arches

Photo of the Day, Freedom Arches, Nathan Phillips Square
November 12, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Freedom Arches over the reflecting pond at Nathan Phillips Square were an original feature in Viljo Revell's architectural landmark, but it was only in 1989 that they were officially given ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ryerson's New Student Learning Centre

Photo of the Day, Toronto, The Ryerson Student Learning Centre
November 11, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yonge Street's newest landmark, the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, has garnered plenty of attention throughout its construction at Yonge and Gould Streets. The new Zeidler Partnership ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide Rising

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Financial District
November 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Financial District has been dramatically transformed over the past several years. The construction of the long-awaited Bay Adelaide Centre's west tower and the re-cladding of First ... read more

Photo of the Day: From a Distance

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline
November 7, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are plenty of vantage points from which to view Toronto's skyline, and just when we thought we had seen them all, one of our Flickr contributors came through with another fresh angle of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Skywalkers

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Eaton Centre
November 6, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Eaton Centre is connected to the adjacent Hudson's Bay Building via an elevated walkway running over Queen Street, just west of Yonge. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more