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Old September 14th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #281
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Here are the prices for the CN Tower: http://www.cntower.ca/portal/SmartDefault.aspx?at=841

Photo #179 - Don Jail

The Don Jail is a provincial jail for remanded offenders in the city. It is located in the Riverdale neighbourhood on Gerrard Street East near its intersection with Broadview Avenue. It gets its nickname for the nearby Don River. The Toronto Jail was built between 1862 and 1865 (predating Canadian Confederation by two years) with most of the current jail facilities being built in the 1950s, although a jail has stood on the site since 1858. Designed by architect William Thomas in 1852, its distinctive façade in the Italianate style with a pedimented central pavilion and vermiculated columns flanking the main entrance portico is one of the architectural treasures of the city and one of very few pre-Confederation (1867) structures that remains intact in Toronto. Originally constructed to house 275 prisoners, its "rated capacity" is now 550, and its average prisoner load is about 620. It is often overburdened by a large number of arrested persons awaiting arraignment. It does not hold any persons actually found guilty of an offence. By SimonP of Wikipedia.



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Old September 15th, 2008, 04:23 AM   #282
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Great pictures, keep it up. I like the history behind the buildings that you give.

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does anyone knows how much it is the price for get the top of the CN TOWER?
If I remember correctly, it was about $22 including taxes for the standard observation deck (the big one), and about $28 including taxes for the very top observation deck (a smaller one above the big one). With the higher price option, you get to go to both decks, so it's definitely worth getting the $28 pass in my opinion.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #283
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Photo #180 - Looking East on Queen

Looking east down Queen street towards Old City Hall and the Cadillac Fairview tower.



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Old October 27th, 2008, 06:08 AM   #284
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excelent pictures.

does anyone knows how much it is the price for get the top of the CN TOWER?

me and my friend are planning to go next january 2009.

google is your friend

http://www.cntower.ca/portal/SmartDefault.aspx?at=841

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the ride up is FREE*




*= you have to buy a meal from the 360 restaurant first, which will end up costing you more but atleast you get a meal out of it!
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Old October 27th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #285
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The Don Jail is a grim, creepy building... but somehow it is sort of thrilling to walk around it. I visited the outside of the old part a couple of summers ago, at dusk, and I could have sworn there were ghosts around the building!
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Old July 13th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #286
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I haven't done this in a while...might as well bring this thread back from the dead.

Photo #181 - Humber River

Fishers on the Humber River in the west end during fall last year. During the winter, the river freezes and the surrounding area is filled with huge chunks of ice.

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Old July 14th, 2009, 01:48 AM   #287
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Amazing Toronto!
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Old July 14th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #288
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Photo #182 - Don Valley Brickworks

The Don Valley Brick Works is a former quarry and industrial site located in the Don River valley. Currently the buildings sit mostly unused while the quarry has been converted into a city park which includes a series of naturalized ponds. The Don Valley Brick Works operated for nearly 100 years and provided bricks used to construct many well-known Toronto landmarks, such as Casa Loma, Osgoode Hall, Massey Hall, and the Ontario Legislature. The buildings are currently undergoing restoration, courtesy of Evergreen, a national charity dedicated to restoring nature in urban environments.

The Don Valley Brick Works were created in 1889 by the Taylor brothers. Evergreen, a Canadian non-profit organization whose activities have included stewardship of the Don Valley Brick Works site since 1997, plans to develop the abandoned buildings into a cultural centre with a focus on the environment. Evergreen will lease the "industrial pad" portion of the site from the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority to renovate several of the existing structures and construct one new building, to be called the Centre for Urban Sustainability. $20 million of the project's $55-million dollar budget has been pledged by the federal government under the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund, and the Province of Ontario has contributed an additional $10 million. The construction process began in November of 2008.


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Old July 15th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #289
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Toronto kicks ass!!
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Old July 15th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #290
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Very nice Humber River. Regards.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 05:47 AM   #291
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Photo #183 - Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum is the only museum in Canada devoted exclusively to ceramic art. It is located on Queen’s Park just south of Bloor Street in opposite the Royal Ontario Museum. The nearest subway station is Museum.
Founded in 1984 by George R. Gardiner and his wife Helen Gardiner, designed by Keith Wagland, the museum has been described as a "jewel box of ceramic treasures". The Gardiner Museum underwent a $20 million renovation, reopening in August 2006, with KPMB Architects (Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna and Blumberg) and was awarded the Pug Award for Best Commercial Architecture in 2006. Its permanent collection of over 2,900 pieces, includes works from the Ancient Americas, Italian Renaissance, English Delftware, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, European porcelain, and a Contemporary gallery. In addition to the permanent collections, the museum mounts three temporary exhibitions per year.


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Very nice new photos @Marcanadian
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One of the best North American cities. Canadian cities are quite similar to their American counterparts in terms of urban structure but seem to have a different vibe, a more European one.
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Thanks for the kind comments everybody.

Photo #184 - One Saint Thomas

This street scene can be found on Avenue road looking at One Saint Thomas, a newly completed condominium in the trendy neighbourhood of Yorkville.


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Old July 18th, 2009, 05:26 AM   #295
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Thanks for the kind comments everybody.

Photo #185 - Distillery District Art

I captured some art at the Distillery District. The tower is Pure Spirit, a condominium development.


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Welcome @Marcanadian... your photos are really awesome
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I must say I agree especially about the more "European" vibe!
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Old July 18th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #298
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Europe is so large and diverse that it is hard for me to picture Toronto encapsulating an 'European' vibe. However, while traveling in Europe there have been a few cities that remind me of home; namely, London, Amsterdam and Berlin.

Great photos Marcanadian!
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Thanks for the kind comments everybody.

Photo #186 - Skyline

The Toronto skyline as seen from the Palace Pier area.


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Photo #187 - Humber Bay Park

This is Humber Bay Park during sunset.


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