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[CAT] Shakespeare, at nearly 2 am

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Shakespeare, at nearly 2 am #toronto #shakespeare #dovercourtvillage #caturday #catstagram #catsofinstagram

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Written by Randy McDonald

July 14, 2018 at 10:45 am

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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Parkdale, Eglinton Avenue, police, Festival of Failure, South Core

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  • CBC reports on a campaign by Parkdale tenants against a real estate broker, Nick Brewerton, who they claim is responsible for the decline of rooming houses there.
  • Merchants in the area of Eglinton Avenue hit by Metrolinx construction respond with a mixture of incredulity and anger to news of the lawsuit lodged against Metrolinx by contractors. CBC reports.
  • Toronto police have returned to a normal posture after yesterday’s security alert. CBC reports.
  • The “Festival of Failure” ongoing for most of this month at Harbourfront Centre sounds very interesting. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Urban Toronto shares a stunning pair of photos, contrasting the South Core as seen form the CN Tower in 2010 and then in 2018. The difference between the two photos is remarkable.
  • [PHOTO] Two views, looking east from the Scotiabank Theatre

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    The great eastern window of the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, downtown in the middle of the Entertainment District and elevated several stories from street level, offers remarkable views of the Toronto skyline. I was there yesterday, taking one photo in the early evening, and one in the late evening as twilight blue settled down.

    Looking east from the Scotiabank Theatre #toronto #skyline #towers #architecture #scotiabanktheatre

    Looking east from the Scotiabank Theatre, late evening #toronto #skyline #towers #architecture #scotiabanktheatre #evening

    Written by Randy McDonald

    July 13, 2018 at 10:01 am

    [PHOTO] Twenty-two photos of Caledonia Road, Eglinton south to Davenport

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    This evening after work, I took a walk south down Caledonia Road, from Eglinton Avenue West south to the street’s terminus with Davenport Road. This stretch of Caledonia Road has multiple neighbourhood allegiances: It is recognized as a standalone neighbourhood of Caledonia, wedged between the rail lines to the west and Prospect Cemetery to the east, but the city of Toronto recognizes it as Caledonia-Fairbanks, and it fits within the broader neighbourhood of Fairbank at least as far south as St. Clair Avenue. South of St. Clair, Caledonia Road might also fit into Earlscourt, but I’m unclear about that.

    Whatever this neighbourhood is called, it is a generally non-descript area of western Toronto, part of the old city of York and heavily low-rise residential. It shades lightly into commercial at major intersections and tending towards the post-industrial around Caledonia’s intersection with St. Clair Avenue. It is a heavily Portuguese neighbourhood, with Portuguese and Azorean flags adorning many front stoops, but it is not unique in this. It is a neighbourhood become increasingly popular with homebuyers, many signs advertising sales and advertisements. It will certainly be transformed in coming years: Densification must surely hit here too, especially with the Eglinton Crosstown coming. It was lovely walking even the ever-darkening clear blue sky.

    Looking south, Caledonia at Eglinton #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank

    Looking south, Caledonia between Eglinton and Keith #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank

    Looking east, Keith at Caledonia #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank #keithave

    Looking west, Keith at Caledonia #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank #keithave

    Looking south at Caledonia towards Kitchener #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #kitcheneravenue #intersection

    Flag of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Caledonia at Kitchener #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #kitcheneravenue #flags #uruguay

    Alley, Caledonia by Summit #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #summitave #alley #laneway

    Looking south, towards Caledonia and Corby #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #corbyave

    F.H. Miller Junior Public School #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #school #fhmiller

    Looking south, Caledonia and Rogers #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #rogersroad #intersection

    Looking south at the sale signs, Caledonia at Innes #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #innesavenue #realestate

    Looking south at the sale sign, Caledonia below Innes #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #innesavenue #realestate

    Front garden, 117 Caledonia Road #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #gardens #flags #azores #portugal #canada

    Case dad Beiras Cultural Community Centre #toronto #caledoniafairbamk #caledoniaroad #portuguesecanadian #casadasbeiras

    Looking south, Caledonia at St. Clair  #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #stclairavenue #stclairwest #intersection

    Looking west, Caledonia at St. Clair  #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #stclairavenue #stclairwest #intersection #512stclair #ttc #streetcar

    Looking west, Caledonia at St. Clair (2) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #stclairavenue #stclairwest #intersection #512stclair #ttc #streetcar

    Below the curve (1) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

    Below the curve (2) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

    Below the curve (3) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

    Looking south, Caledonia at Davenport (1) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #davenportroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

    Looking west, Davenport at Caledonia #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #davenportroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

    Written by Randy McDonald

    July 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    [PHOTO] Five links about photos: New Brunswick, Peter Hujar, Willy Ronis, Niko Kallianotis, starship

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    • In the aftermath of a recent flood in Fredericton, the New Brunswick provincial archives helped people salvage their damaged photos. MacLean’s reports.
    • At Another Magazine, Fran Lebowitz shares her memories of friend Peter Hujar.
    • The NYR Daily engages with an exhibit of the Paris photography of Willy Ronis.
    • Wired reports on the photos of small-town America by Greek-born Niko Kallianiotis.
    • Camera deployed on high-speed starships, travelling at relativistic speeds, could take remarkable photos of the faint distant universe. Universe Today reports.

    [URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Hamilton, Guelph, Kingston, Thunder Bay, Montréal

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    • Hamilton has its first home made of shipping containers. Will it be the first of many? The Toronto Star reports.
    • Roads and Kingdoms looks at the modern tradition of ale-brewing in Guelph.
    • That the main library in Kingston is closed down until October for repairs makes me sad. I’ve fond memories of that place. Global News reports.
    • For Canada Day, Worthwhile Canadian Initiative noted the import of the rail-and-grain exporting towns of Fort William and Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay, for Canada.
    • These photographs taken of the rooms in the buildings of Petit Bourgogne, in Montréal, in the 1960s are evocative. Go here.

    [PHOTO] Ten photos from Postscript (#fringeto)

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    Early Thursday evening, I went down to Postscript, the Toronto Fringe Festival patio housed in the open-air arena on the southeast corner of Bathurst and Dundas between Scadding Court and Alexandra Park. A quick heavy rain had just finished, making things tough for the businesspeople there but at least giving me good sight lines before the crowds returned. I was touched, particularly, by the empty chair set aside as a memorial for veteran theatre critic Jon Kaplan.

    Looking southeast towards Scadding Court #toronto #fringeto #scaddingcourt #bathurststreet #dundasstreetwest @mooneyontheatre

    Selfie by Scadding Court #toronto #fringeto #scaddingcourt #fringeto #latergram

    Towards Postscript #toronto #fringeto #scaddingcourt #fringeto #postscript #latergram

    Towards Postscript (2) #toronto #fringeto #scaddingcourt #fringeto #postscript @mooneyontheatre #latergram

    Towards Postscript (3) #toronto #fringeto #scaddingcourt  #postscript @mooneyontheatre #latergram

    Towards Postscript (4) #toronto #fringeto #scaddingcourt #postscript @mooneyontheatre #latergram

    Love Letter Wall #toronto #fringeto #scaddingcourt #postscript #loveletterwall @mooneyontheatre #latergram

    Postscript Bar #toronto #fringeto #scaddingcourt #postscript @mooneyontheatre #latergram

    Looking east #toronto #fringeto #scaddingcourt #postscript @mooneyontheatre #latergram #skyline

    For Jon Kaplan #toronto #fringeto #scaddingcourt #postscript #chairs #jonkaplan #inmemoriam @mooneyontheatre #latergram