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Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

[URBAN NOTE] Five links about Toronto, from old TTC cars to Island architecture to the Palace Arms

  • Steve Munro shares some vintage photos of TTC streetcars from Canada’s centennial in 1967.
  • Spacing Toronto’s Chris Bateman describes how the Toronto Islands became a test-bed for architectural modernism.
  • Global News notes the proposal for a hovercraft service across Lake Ontario, connecting Toronto with Niagara.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Emily Mathieu notes that a Kensington Market apartment complex made into a ghost hotel has been temporarily shut down by Airbnb.
  • NOW Toronto‘s Paul Salvatori has a touching photo essay on the Palace Arms, a soon-to-be-gone rooming house at King and Strachan.
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