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Throwback Thursday: Adelaide Street East of Frederick

Throwback Thursday, Rezen Condos, Toronto, Adelaide, Frederick
March 26, 2015 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
New development has had an incredible gentrifying effect on the east side of Toronto in recent years, bringing thousands of new residents and a growing collection of hip shops and restaurants to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Oblong Spiral

Photo of the Day, Toronto, UTSC Andrews Building
March 26, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Australian architect John Andrews is perhaps best known around Toronto for his design for the iconic CN Tower, a structure known internationally for it's record-setting height. John Andrews is ... read more

Photo of the Day: View from Ireland Park

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ireland Park
March 25, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are plenty of popular vantage points from which to view the Toronto skyline, in fact, there are more than enough spots to fill their own article. Photographers can often be found camped out ... read more

Photo of the Day: Urban Sunset

Photo of the Day, Toronto, sunset
March 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Most photographers will tell you that views of the city are best enjoyed right around the time of sunrise or sunset, when the low sun's natural tones and the city's abundant artificial light glow ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streetcar on Spadina

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TTC, streetcar, transit
March 20, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since entering service last year, the TTC's new Flexity Outlook streetcars have become a familiar sight on the Spadina and Harbourfront routes. Despite production delays, 30 of these vehicles are ... read more

Photo of the Day: Gardiner Trails

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway, highway, traffic
March 19, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Intensification south of the downtown core has really changed the feel of the elevated Gardiner Expressway's route through the city centre. New high-rises tower over the highway to create an urban ... read more

Photo of the Day: Victory Soya Mills Silos

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Victory Soya Mills Silos
March 18, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built in 1943, the Victory Soya Mills Silos were an important facility on Toronto's formerly industrial waterfront. The storage silos operated until 1991, before becoming yet another ... read more

Photo of the Day: Icy Skyline

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, ice, Winter
March 17, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now escaping the icy grip of a long, cold Winter, and once again appreciating the mild temperatures and sunshine that signal the start of Spring. While the cold weather is on the way out, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Foggy Finance

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Financial District, fog
March 16, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the average weekday, over 100,000 workers commute in and out of Toronto's bustling Financial District. In addition to being Toronto's primary business district, this area of the city is also ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ghost on King

Photo of the Day, Toronto, streetcar, ttc, King, 504
March 13, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Though many of us love to complain about transit, it is an undeniably important part of life in Toronto. The TTC's subway trains and streetcars are recognizable to the point of being considered ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and Front

Throwback Thursday, Bay and Front, Toronto
March 12, 2015 10:13 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Throwback Thursday, we are comparing the southwest-facing view from Bay and Front between 2009 and 2015 where the construction of several office and condominium towers and the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rising Moon Over Brookfield Place

Photo of the Day, Toronto, TD Canada Trust Tower, Brookfield Place
March 12, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The 53-storey TD Canada Trust Tower was completed in 1990, and was known as the Canada Trust Tower until 2000 when it took on the current name. Part of the Brookfield Place complex ... read more

Photo of the Day: Next Station is Yorkdale

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Yorkdale Station
March 11, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
North of Eglinton Avenue West, the western branch of the TTC's Line 1 runs in an at-grade right of way between the northbound and southbound lanes of the Allen Expressway. In today's Photo of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: 60 Richmond Street East

Photo of the Day, Toronto, 60 Richmond Street East
March 10, 2015 12:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Affordable housing doesn't have to look bland or cheap, as proven by Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 60 Richmond Street East. Located just west of Church Street, the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Kites Over Kew Beach

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cherry Beach, kites
March 9, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent installation of 'Winter Stations' along Kew and Balmy Beaches has drawn many out to the waterfront over the past few frigid weeks. The historic Leuty Lifeguard Station on Kew Beach, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Morning in Motion

Photo of the Day, Toronto, GO Transit, train, rail corridor
March 6, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Randy Hoffmann, we are looking at an interesting long exposure shot captured from a condo in the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Line 2

Photo of the Day, subway, TTC, transit, Toronto
March 5, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC's Line 2 (formerly Bloor-Danforth) serves as the city's primary east/west transit route, carrying over half a million commuters on the average weekday along its over 26km long route. In ... read more

Photo of the Day: Yorkdale Station

Photo of the Day, Yorkdale station, TTC, Toronto
March 4, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Designed by the late Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, the TTC's Yorkdale Station on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) is a striking example of Erickson's unique style of Modernist architecture. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Toronto From 2000 Feet

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
March 2, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's ongoing vertical growth spurt gets a lot of airplay in the media these days, as people around the city take notice of the transformational effect of redevelopment. Aerial views of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Dusk Skyline

Photo of the Day, skyline, Toronto
February 27, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's skyline is changing by the day as new high-rises continue to populate our downtown. With no clear end in sight to the ongoing building boom, our skyline could soon have some major ... read more