throwback thursday

Throwback Thursday: Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Building

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
March 23, 2017 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday proves that all major changes aren't obvious. Turning back the clocks to August 2013, and demolition had just begun at the seven-storey 1951 Royal & Sun Alliance ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 10 Dundas East

Throwback Thursday, 10 Dundas East, Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto
March 16, 2017 9:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back in time over a decade for a view of construction at 10 Dundas East, a building known for its Times Square-inspired illuminated signs and its ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Union Station's Great Hall

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Metrolinx
March 9, 2017 11:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
More often than not, our Throwback Thursday features chronicle a city transformed by new built form, with photographs charting the relentless pace of Toronto's ongoing development boom. Change and ... read more

Throwback Thursday: O2 Condos and Walnut Hall

O2 Condos, Toronto, by Identity Development, Stal Inc.
March 2, 2017 11:22 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Given how quickly parts of Toronto are changing, some of our 'Throwback Thursday' features don't entail throwing it all that far back. Sometimes, just three of four years means a transformed urban ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Avenue

Throwback Thursday, The Avenue, Toronto, St. Clair, Foxbar
February 23, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Today's Throwback Thursday presents a big change to Toronto's intersection of Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue West. Back in 2005, the view west from St. Clair and Foxbar—just east of Avenue ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Living Shangri-La

Throwback Thursday: Living Shangri-La, Toronto
February 16, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to the southeast corner of Queen Street and University Avenue in late 2009, for a southwest view across Toronto's grand boulevard. At that time, ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Rosedale Valley Bridge

Photo of the Day, Toronto, Rosedale Valley Bridge, subway tunnel, Castle Frank
February 9, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday covers an important piece of transit infrastructure serving Line 2 of the TTC subway. Designed by architect John B. Parkin and built in 1966, (the slots in the roof ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Tableau Condominiums

Throwback Thursday: Tableau Condominiums
February 2, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Among the newest condominium towers in Toronto's Entertainment District, Tableau Condominiums by Urban Capital, ALIT Developments, and Malibu Investments, rises 36 ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Front & Trinity Transformed in Corktown

January 26, 2017 11:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday features the changing view, looking northwest across the intersection of Front & Trinity streets in Toronto's Corktown area. Back in January, 2006, the view from ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Globe and Mail Centre

Globe and Mail Centre, First Gulf, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto
January 19, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday presents the changing view from a condo in Toronto's Distillery District. Back on November 24, 2012, UrbanToronto Forum contributor 'Razz' captured this northwest ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Karma Condos on Grenville Street

Karma Condos, Lifetime Developments, CentreCourt, architectsAlliance, Toronto
January 12, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is now wrapping up at the Grenville Street site of Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' Karma Condos, a 50-storey architectsAlliance-designed ... read more

Throwback Thursday: 383 Sorauren Avenue

Throwback Thursday, 383 Sorauren, Toronto
January 5, 2017 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday features a before and after of a new mid-rise condominium development in Toronto' Roncesvalles Village neighbourhood. Back in March 2013 a single-storey warehouse on ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Removing an Eyesore on St. Clair

The Code Condos, BLVD, Lifetime Developments, Toronto
December 22, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
For our last Throwback Thursday on 2016, we are taking a look at the St. Clair Avenue West site of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos. Back in August ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Madison on Eglinton

Throwback Thursday, The Madison, Eglinton, Toronto
December 15, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Rising 33 and 36 storeys above Eglinton Avenue, east of Yonge, Madison Homes' eponymous The Madison is the newest residential development to open in Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area. Just over ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Roy's Square and One Bloor East

Throwback Thursday, Roy's Square, One Bloor East, Toronto
December 8, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since topping off at a height of 257 metres in 2015, cladding installation and interior fit-outs are bringing Great Gulf Homes' One Bloor East closer to completion. Before this glass ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Humber Bay Shores

Throwback Thursday: Humber Bay Shores
December 1, 2016 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Offering commanding views of the Toronto skyline and a wealth of outdoor activities catering to active lifestyles, Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shore's area has attracted scores of homebuyers over the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Southwest Corner of Yonge and Dundas

Throwback Thursday, Yonge Dundas, Eaton Centre, Toronto
November 24, 2016 11:17 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's Eaton Centre has been subject to some major changes over the past several years, including the loss of its namesake flagship department store. After being purchased out of bankruptcy by ... read more

Throwback Thursday: North View from Mutual Street

Throwback Thursday: North View from Mutual Street
November 17, 2016 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to Mutual Street, between Queen and Shuter, for a north-facing view overlooking some major changes. Back on August 25th, 2002, this angle provided a great ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Esplanade from Bay Street

Throwback Thursday, Toronto, Union Bus Terminal, Backstage Esplanade, L Tower
November 10, 2016 11:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
This week's Throwback Thursday offers a look back in time over 14 years, showing some major changes in the blocks south and east of Toronto's Financial District. Back in July 2002, construction ... read more

Throwback Thursday: View from Merchandise Lofts

Throwback Thursday, skyline, Toronto, Merchandise Lofts
November 3, 2016 10:18 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Originally constructed in phases between 1910 and 1949, the Simpson's (later Sears) Merchandise Warehouse was converted to condominium use in the late 1990s. Now known as Merchandise Lofts, the ... read more