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Photo of the Day: Above Toronto

Photo of the Day, Toronto, skyline, aerial
January 5, 2015 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is a new year, and we are back with some amazing photography to kick off 2015! In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by Paul Hillier, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Christmas Market

Photo of the Day, Christmas Market, Distillery District, Toronto
December 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is that time of year again, and for our last Photo of the Day selection for 2014, we went with a shot that meets the occasion. In today's Photo of the Day, which was submitted to ... read more

Photo of the Day: Snowy Vertigo

Photo of the Day, Shangri-La, Toronto
December 23, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Downward views from the many new high-rises in Toronto are becoming increasingly popular, and new acrophobia-inducing photos continue to populate our Flickr Pool. In today's Photo of the Day, ... read more

Photo of the Day: Deserted BMO Field

Photo of the Day, BMO Field, Toronto
December 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
BMO Field has served as the home field for the Toronto FC Major League Soccer club since the facility opened in 2007. Since then, the growing fan base of the young franchise has led to a major ... read more

Photo of the Day: Lights and Fog

Photo of the Day
December 19, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Thick fog overtook the city for much of the past week, and while decreased visibility is a dangerous hindrance for drivers, it has quite the opposite effect for photographers. We have seen some ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Uptown Residences

Throwback Thursday, Pemberton, Uptown Residences, Toronto
December 18, 2014 12:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's posh Bloor-Yorkville area has been the site of some tremendous intensification over the last decade, with many new high-rise developments now added to the landscape. The demise of the ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Holiday Season

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square, Holiday, Christmas
December 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Holiday season is upon us, and lights and displays are illuminating the city and adding warmth to a cold time of year. Nathan Phillips Square's tree was lit at the end of Novmeber during the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Canada Life in Monochrome

Photo of the Day, Canada Life Building, Toronto
December 16, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Completed in 1931, the Canada Life Building is a well-known landmark on University Avenue, just north of Queen Street. The building's most recognizable feature, the illuminated weather beacon, was ... read more

Photo of the Day: Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building

York University, Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Toronto
December 15, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Named after York University's founding president Murray G. Ross, the Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building opened in 1970. It remains one of the most prominent examples of ... read more

Photo of the Day: Warm Tones of St. Lawrence

Photo of the Day, Toronto, St. Lawrence
December 12, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
One of Toronto's most desirable downtown neighbourhoods, the St. Lawrence area owes much of its success to a 1970s urban renewal project led by then-mayor David Crombie, with support from famed ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Flatiron

Throwback Thursday, Flatiron, Gooderham, Toronto
December 11, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For over 120 years, the landmark Gooderham Building, often referred to as the Flatiron Building, has stood at the Church/Front/Wellington intersection. What was once the centre of Old Toronto is ... read more

Photo of the Day: Bay at Night

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Bay Street
December 11, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Bay Street has become synonymous with the Canadian banking industry, and the economy in general. The street itself is made up of a wide range of architectural styles, including several notable ... read more

Photo of the Day: The Cinesphere

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Cinesphere
December 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Built in 1971, the triodetic-domed structure of the Cinesphere still looks just as futuristic as the day it opened. Part of architect Eberhard Zeidler's original vision for Ontario Place, the ... read more

Photo of the Day: Rainy Ryerson

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Ryserson University
December 9, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University is now the tenth largest University in Ontario as measured by enrolment, and has existed for over 65 years on Gould Street, originally opening in 1948 as The Toronto Normal ... read more

Photo of the Day: Old City Hall

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Old City Hall
December 8, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's City Hall has been an internationally recognized symbol of our city since the mid 1960s, but for decades before, its predecessor to the east was the centre of Toronto municipal politics. ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cultural Reflection

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Aga Khan Museum + Ismaili Centre
December 5, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, located on Wynford Drive in the Don Mills and Eglinton area, are Toronto's newest cultural landmarks. The recently-opened facilities were designed by ... read more

Photo of the Day: Downsview Station

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Downsview Station, TTC, subway
December 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Opened in 1996, Downsview Station is the current terminus of the western leg of the TTC's Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina). Designed by Adamson Associates Architects and Stevens Group ... read more

Photo of the Day: Richmond Street

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Richmond Street
December 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Photographers have always flocked to the upper floors of the Sheraton Centre on Queen Street, for a view of Nathan Phillips Square and City Hall to the north. The Sheraton Centre also has some ... read more

Photo of the Day: Cavalcade of Lights

Photo of the Day, Cavalcade of Lights
December 2, 2014 1:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Every year in late-November, Toronto's City Hall plays host to the Cavalcade of Lights, a year-end spectacle that marks the official start of the holiday season. In today's Photo of the Day, which ... read more

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