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Photo of the Day: Glowing Divide

Photo of the Day, rail corridor
June 23, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rail corridor and the high-rises of downtown glow in harmony in today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Freaktography. The wall of skyscrapers on the north side ... read more

Photo of the Day: Above Yonge and King

1 King West, Yonge and King, Toronto, Photo of the Day
June 22, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The intersection of Yonge and King sees a lot of traffic from motorists, pedestrians and public transit riders. Most Torontonians have passed by the well known intersection at some point or ... read more

The Changing Panorama From The Manulife Centre

Toronto skyline, 2008 - 2014
June 20, 2014 5:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In few other cities would six years ago seem like distant history. Toronto's vertical growth spurt has been getting a whole lot of attention lately, and we are no exception, with features like ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cherry Beach Moon

Photo of the Day, Full moon, Cherry Beach
June 19, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
At the southern tip of the once heavily industrialized port area, Cherry Beach has always seemed relatively disconnected from the city, which has proved to be one of the main draws of the beach ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 33 Dundas Street East

Throwback Thursday, 33 Dundas East
June 19, 2014 9:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The changes seen in Toronto over the past decade have been so vast that anyone and everyone seems to be fascinated by them. One spot in particular that everyone has an opinion on is Yonge-Dundas ... read more

Photo of the Day: Before the Storm

Photo of the Day, Toronto before storm
June 18, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The GTA got hit with its first major storm of the season on Tuesday evening, and photos of the ominous clouds that preceded the torrential downpours are beginning to pour in to the UrbanToronto ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old City Hall

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto, Old City Hall
June 16, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's City Hall has become an iconic modernist landmark since opening in 1965, following in the footsteps of its architecturally significant predecessor, located across Bay Street to the east. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Monochrome Skyline

Photo of the Day, Bathurst Street Bridge
June 15, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The steel truss bridge which carries Bathurst Street traffic over the rail corridor is a favourite destination for photographers looking to capture a dynamic view of Toronto's growing skyline. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Harbour Square Balconies

Photo of the Day, Harbour Square balconies
June 12, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The once heavily industrialized Toronto waterfront continues its generation long transformation into a thriving mixed-use district with plenty of new development and infrastructure upgrades ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Bay and College

Throwback Thursday, Bay and College, Toronto
June 12, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
"Bay Street" is synonymous with finance in this country, but it really only applies to the stretch of Bay between Front and Queen Streets in the Financial District. To the north, Bay Street holds ... read more

Photo of the Day: Streaming into the City

Photo of the Day, Exhibition Place turbine
June 11, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's newer landmarks, the Exhibition Place wind turbine has become a familiar sight for motorists passing by the exhibition grounds. Erected in late 2002 for a cost of $1.8 million, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Red Blur

Photo of the Day, TTC streetcar
June 10, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the TTC's new Bombardier Flexity Outlook streetcars soon to enter service, the old Canadian Light Rail Vehicles and Articulated Light Rail Vehicles (CLVRs and ALRVs) will soon be phased out, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Light Stream

Photo of the Day, Gardiner Expressway
June 9, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The future of the Gardiner Expressway remains a hot topic in Toronto, maligned by some as a crumbling eyesore while highly valued by many others as a vital transportation link into the heart of ... read more

Photo of the Day: In Disguise

Photo of the Day, film shoot
June 8, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's ultra-dense downtown core and vibrant streetscapes are a lot like ones found in New York City, and while Toronto and the Big Apple are often compared with one another, the two cities are ... read more

Photo of the Day: Luminato Stage

Photo of the Day, Luminato stage
June 5, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
June has finally arrived, and with it comes Luminato, the annual ten-day celebration of arts and creativity, beginning this weekend in downtown Toronto. With Luminato drawing closer, UrbanToronto ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Market Street

Throwback Thursday, Market Street
June 5, 2014 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Yesterday morning saw the official unveiling of the revitalized Market Street, a small north-south thoroughfare running along the west side of Toronto's historic St. Lawrence Market, and we were ... read more

Photo of the Day: Queen's Park

Photo of the Day, Queen's Park
June 4, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1903, the pink sandstone facade of the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park forms an impressive terminating vista at the north end of University Avenue, and is one of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Crystal Reflection

Photo of the Day, ROM
June 3, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum is one of those 'love it or hate it' buildings. The modern deconstructivist statement was designed by Daniel Libeskind, and since opening ... read more

Photo of the Day: Asphalt, Concrete, Steel and Glass

Photo of the Day, Maple Leaf Square
June 2, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway and downtown rail corridor both snake through the city centre, carrying tens of thousands of commuters in and out of Toronto every day. While these two pieces of transit ... read more

Photo of the Day: Palace of Purification

Photo of the Day, Doors Open Toronto
June 1, 2014 11:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Doors Open Toronto ended just over a week ago, but images from the yearly event just keep on rolling in to our Forum and Flickr Pool. Today's Photo of the Day, submitted by Flickr member Frank ... read more