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Old May 29th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #141
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I'm not sure I'll be online tomorrow, so I will post tomorrow's today.

Photo #78 - Queen's Park and the University of Toronto

Queen's Park (a little north of the Sheraton Centre in the pic) is an urban park in the Downtown area of Toronto. Opened in 1860 by Edward, Prince of Wales, it was named in honour of Queen Victoria. The park is the site of the Ontario Legislature, which houses the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and so the phrase Queen's Park is also frequently used to refer to the Government of Ontario. Queen's Park is also the name of a street and a subway station. Chartered in 1827, The University of Toronto (U of T) is a public research university (just north of the brown Zurich building). It is the largest university in Canada in terms of student enrollment. The institution comprises sixteen academic faculties and a collegiate framework of eleven colleges within its principal campus St. George, which surrounds Queen's Park in the Downtown district. It is one of the most widely known and highly regarded universities in Canada and ranks highly in numerous world rankings. There are two other campuses along with the St. George campus in downtown Toronto —University of Toronto Scarborough and University of Toronto Mississauga.




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Old June 1st, 2008, 12:56 AM   #142
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Photo #79 - City Hall Council Chamber

The Council Chamber is 46 metres wide and 12 metres at its highest point. It is supported solely by a circular column below. The roof is supported by 23 pairs of v-shaped concrete struts located outside the windows. The ceiling, which weighs over 2000 tonnes, was made by pouring concrete into a single plywood mould. It took 40 days for the concrete to dry.To absorb sound, the Council Chamber is carpeted and the ceiling is sprayed with a carpet fibre.Official meetings of Toronto City Council are held in the Council Chamber. Council meetings commence on the fourth Tuesday of each month and generally last for three days. Each day's session runs from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. When he is chairing a City Council meeting, Mayor David Miller sits in the centre chair located directly below the City of Toronto logo. The 44 City Councillors occupy the horseshoe-shaped seating area facing him. Seating assignments for individual members of Council are determined by lot.




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Old June 1st, 2008, 10:41 PM   #143
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Photo #80 - University Avenue

University Avenue is arguably Toronto's most prestigious thoroughfare. The boulevard is unusually wide for Canadian cities, as it expands from 6 lanes wide to 8 lanes wide . In addition, the speed limit for the most part of University Avenue is 60 km/h (35 mph), which is also unusual for a downtown surface street in Canada. The northernmost part of the street is dominated by a series of hospitals. These include the Toronto General Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto Rehab, and the Hospital for Sick Children. This stretch is occasionally referred to as "Hospital Row" by locals and the Media. The intersection of University and College is also home to the headquarters of Ontario Power Generation.The rest of the street is home to a variety of corporate offices and provincial government buildings. Restaurants now dot the southern end of University Avenue.




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Old June 2nd, 2008, 10:45 PM   #144
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Photo #81 - The View from Canada Life Building

This is the view looking south from the Canada Life Building. University Avenue is at the left hand side of the photo following the mass line of people. The name of the office building being built straight ahead is the RBC Centre.



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Old June 3rd, 2008, 10:24 PM   #145
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Photo #82 - King and Jarvis

The intersection at King and Jarvis on an overcast Sunday afternoon.



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Photo #83 - The Skyline

Taken from the rooftop of an east end condominium.



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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #147
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Photo #84 - Dundas

Some stores in a few interesting old houses on Dundas street. I like capturing buildings like these since they have a lot of character.



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Photo #85 - Lakeshore Boulevard

Lake Shore Boulevard is an east-west route running along most of Toronto's waterfront. Lake Shore is heavily used by commuters as an alternate to the Gardiner Expressway. Entering Toronto at the western city limit, Lake Shore Boulevard passes through the neighourhoods of Long Branch, New Toronto and Mimico. It then crosses the Humber River and runs parallel to Lake Ontario, offering expansive views of the city and lake. In the downtown section, Lake Shore criss-crosses, runs parallel and underneath the elevated Gardiner Expressway.




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Photo #86 - Looking Towards Yonge/Dundas

From City Hall, looking towards Yonge and Dundas Square.




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Old June 9th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #150
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Photo #87 - The City

From the 54th floor of the TD centre.


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Old June 9th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #151
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You are becoming a very skilled photographer, marcanadian!! Nice shots
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Photo #88 - St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market was established in the early part of the city's history and was once home to Toronto's first permanent city hall and jail house from 1845 to 1899. Designed by Henry Bowyer Lane, the first floor was formerly Police Station # 1. The market offers a wide variety of foods, with over 120 vendors in the building.




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Photo #89 - Chinatown

Toronto has the largest Chinese community in Canada, and it ranks among the largest in North America. It has expanded significantly, parallelling Toronto's economic growth, and also because language laws in Quebec persuaded many Chinese to move from Montreal to Toronto. This is one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. It is centred around the intersection of Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, and extends outward from this point along both streets. It has grown significantly over the years and has come to reflect a diverse set of Asian cultures through its shops and restaurants, including Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai.




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Photo #90 - Chinatown

Another shot of Chinatown, looking south towards the lake.



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Photo #91 - Skyline from the Gardiner

Another shot of Chinatown, looking south towards the lake.



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Photo #92 - Bay and Richmond

The intersection of Bay and Richmond. Old City Hall can be seen in the background.



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Photo #93 - Terminal 1

Inside Terminal 1 at Pearson International Airport.



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Photo #94 - Inside the ACC

Inside the Air Canada Centre before one of the hockey games start.



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Photo #95 - Tip Top Tailors

Tip Top Tailor Building is a historic property by Toronto's waterfront. Built in 1929 by Bishop & Miller for the Toronto clothing retailer, the Art Deco building was a warehouse and office facility.In spring 2002 it was sold and redeveloped as Tip Top Lofts by Context Development Inc. The building was designed by Architects Alliance of Toronto.The building registered as a condominium corporation late August 2006.Standing at five storeys, an additional three floors of two-story units have been added.




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Old June 16th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #160
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I thought the addition to the original deco building was sensitively done and glad the signage was kept.

Great photo Marcanadian.
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