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Old April 16th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #61
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TLS looks like this now. (Photo by VoiceofReality at UrbanToronto.ca)

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Old April 16th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #62
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Photo #34 - One King West

One King West is a condominium/hotel in the financial district. The tower is built on an existing building (seen here), the 1914 Dominion Bank building. The tower stands at 176 metres (51 storeys). Developed by Toronto real estate buff Harry Stinson, there are 500 suites inside the building. When viewed from the side, it is one of the slimmest buildings in the world.



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Old April 17th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #63
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Photo #35 - Front and Yonge Streets

In this photo, you can see some of the past destinations in this thread including One King West (photo 34), Yonge Street (photo 10), and the Hockey Hall of Fame (photo 26).

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Old April 18th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #64
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Photo #36 - Canada Life Building

The Canada Life Building is one of the most historic office buildings in Toronto. The Beaux Arts style building was built at 98 metres (321 feet), including the weather beacon up top. Built in 1931, it was the headquarters of Canada's oldest insurance company, Canada Life. The weather beacon attached to the top of the tower was installed in 1951 and is updated four times daily.

Weather Beacon Signs:

Steady Lights - Steady Temperature
Lights running up - Rising Temperatures
Lights running down - Falling Temperatures
Green - Fair
White flashing - Snow
Red - Cloudy
Red flashing - Rain

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Old April 19th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #65
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Photo #37 - Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

I thought this was a neat shot, taken on Lakeshore Boulevard looking back toward the city.



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Old April 20th, 2008, 07:29 PM   #66
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Photo #38 - Osgoode Hall

Osgoode Hall houses the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Law Society of Upper Canada. The six acre site was bought in 1828 by the Law Society. The original building was completed in 1832 and was named after William Osgoode who was the first Chief Justice of Upper Canada (now the province of Ontario). The building was updated and expanded many times over the years. The fence surrounding the perimetre of the Hall was built to keep livestock out of the grounds. Today, the fence and the Hall itself are both Toronto landmarks.



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Old April 20th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #67
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What an excellent job you are doing of covering our city, marcanadian!! Well done!!
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Old April 21st, 2008, 02:59 AM   #68
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I like the mirror shot.

Great pics
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Old April 21st, 2008, 03:59 AM   #69
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Fabulous thread!
I wish I would have found it earlier.
Great work and educational.
I'll be checking it out every day.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 10:05 AM   #70
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Toronto is such a cool city

The waterfront (with the a few exceptions) seems so, industrial. Are there any plans to redevelop the area? It would be nice to see the huge freeway sunk, new little housing developements comissioned, the rainway lines either elevated or sunk as well etc. etc. - at the moment it seems like this prime land is 'wasted' - redeveloping it would be such a blessing.

So, are there any plans to do so at all?
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Old April 21st, 2008, 10:22 PM   #71
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Thanks for the kind comments guys.

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Toronto is such a cool city

The waterfront (with the a few exceptions) seems so, industrial. Are there any plans to redevelop the area? It would be nice to see the huge freeway sunk, new little housing developements comissioned, the rainway lines either elevated or sunk as well etc. etc. - at the moment it seems like this prime land is 'wasted' - redeveloping it would be such a blessing.

So, are there any plans to do so at all?
The Gardiner Expressway has been a heated topic of debate for a while now. There's nothing planned right now, but a lot of Torontonians think it should be buried. Of course that would cost millions and put the city through havoc during the process.

There are many things planned for the waterfront, including new low rise condominiums, walkways, and numerous parks.
This is a good site to find what you're looking for.
http://waterfrontoronto.ca/index.php?home=true
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Old April 21st, 2008, 10:54 PM   #72
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Photo #39 - Harbourfront Centre

The Harbourfront Centre is one of Toronto's cultural facilities. Established in 1972, it became a non profit organization in 1991 with funding coming from sponsors, donors, and government grants. The facility was built to increase tourism in Toronto after Expo '67 in Montreal was heavily funded by the federal government. Camps, the Music Garden, the Power Plant Art Gallery, and the seasonal Natrel skating rink (pictured here), are situated within the area.

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 10:32 PM   #73
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Photo #40 - Bay Street

Bay Street is the centre of the financial district (see photo #18) and is Canada's equivalent to New York's Wall Street. The street is named after how it connected Queen Street to a bay in the Toronto Harbour. The intersection at Bay and King streets is the epicentre of the business district with four major office bank towers towering above (CIBC, BMO, Scotia, TD).
The intersection at Bay and Bloor is in the most expensive shopping district in Canada (see photo 19). Bay and Bloor is also where the Bay TTC subway station (see photo #33) is located, making it a hub of activity. This picture was taken looking north from Queen and Bay, as the City Hall would be directly to the left.

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Photo #41 - Commerce Court North

Commerce Court North is part of a four building cluster downtown and is occupied by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The North building was built in 1930 designed by Pearson and Darling. This 34 storey tower was the tallest in the British Commonwealth until 1962. This picture was taken inside the lobby of the building, featuring its stunning ceilings.

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Photo #42 - Commerce Court West

Commerce Court West is part of a four building cluster downtown and is occupied by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The building is 239 metres (777 feet) at 57 floors. Designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, the building was completed in 1972.



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Old April 26th, 2008, 01:19 AM   #76
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Photo #43 - Toronto Skyline

The Toronto skyline again from the Toronto Islands.



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Photo #44 - Grand Prix of Toronto

The Steelback Grand Prix was an annual car racing event held from 1986 to 2007. The track was 11 turn and 2.8 kilometres long and took place at Exhibition Place every July. The name was previously the Molson Indy, but Molson dropped out sponsorship as Steeback took over. Unfortunately, the racing event was cancelled for the 2008 season, with no confirmation of being revived again.



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Great work, Marccanadian!
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Old April 27th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #79
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Thank you.

Photo #45 - Looking Northwest

This is just the view from the rooftop of a midrise condominium downtown. It is looking toward the northwest view, and the density beyond the central core.

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Photo #46 - Scotia Plaza

Scotia Plaza is located in the financial district and comprises of two main buildings. The historic Bank of Nova Scotia was built by Mathers and Haldenby and completed in 1951. It stands at 115 m (377 ft) tall.
The taller, modern building is 68 storeys tall and was designed by WZMH architects. The office tower was built using concrete, not steel, and the exterior facade of the tower is made out of Napoleon granite. At 275 m (902 ft) tall, it is Canada's second tallest building (after First Canadian Place in Toronto). It was constructed in the late 80's and continues to one of the boldest towers in the skyline.



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