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[PHOTO] Three photos of flowers on Dupont Street

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Peonies in pink and cream #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #flowers #peonies #peony #pink #cream

Bearded iris #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #flowers #iris #beardediris #purple

Bleeding hearts, hanging #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #flowers #bleedinghearts #pink #white

Written by Randy McDonald

June 19, 2019 at 1:04 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: HTO Beach, street art, transit, Draper Street, real estate

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  • Toronto’s HTO Park, a fake beach on the waterfront of Queens Quay, has been flooded out by Lake Ontario, too. blogTO reports.
  • This open-air street art museum around Dundas West is an ingenious idea. blogTO reports.
  • David Hains at Spacing explains how the TTC plans for major sports events, like the recent Raptors series.
  • One house in Corso Italia has just gone on the real estate market for the first time since 1919. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The row of vintage homes on Draper Street and its recently passed keeper are memorialized nicely here. The Toronto Star reports.

[PHOTO] Looking west and east, Dupont at Bartlett

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Looking west, Dupont at Bartlett #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #bartlettavenue #blue #sky #clouds #evening #latergram

Looking east, Dupont at Bartlett #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #bartlettavenue #blue #sky #clouds #evening #wires #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

June 17, 2019 at 10:45 am

[PHOTO] Bright evening sky, south-facing, Yonge and Eglinton

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Bright evening sky, south-facing #toronto #yongeandeglinton #blue #sky #clouds #evening #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

June 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Eight Toronto links: neighbourhoods, housing, mass transit, Great Lakes

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  • I do agree with the argument of Emma Teitel in the Toronto Star that, between the east and the west of Toronto, the west is the more snobbish. (West-ender, here.)
  • blogTO notes that home prices in Toronto are ridiculously out of the reach of average millennials.
  • Is multi-generational housing the solution to the housing shortage in Toronto? The Toronto Star reports.
  • Toronto Life profiles</u. the photos taken by Jesse Colin Jackson of the now-demolished Regent Park building of 14 Blevins Place.
  • The story of the terrible, expensive architectural problems with the TTC’s Pioneer Village station is appalling. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Steve Munro notes how the TTC is decidedly unhappy with the failings of Presto.
  • Christian Mittelstaedt writes at NOW Toronto about how the flooding of the Toronto Islands this year can be traced, in part, to problems with how Canada and the United States jointly manage the Great Lakes.

[VIDEO] Four clips of the Light Parade, Nuit Rose (#nuitroseto)

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I attended the Church and Wellesley components of the Nuit Rose LGBTQ art festival last night. I have plenty of photos, images needing processing when I have time later this week. For now, please enjoy these short video clips I took of the Light Parade at different stages along its route, the first two on Alexander Street, the next at Church and Wellesley, and the last at Barbara Hall Park.

[PHOTO] Three photos from a point near Sherbourne and Carlton

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Seen from a point near Sherbourne and Carlton (1) #toronto #night #sherbournestreet #carltonstreet #skyline #latergram

Seen from a point near Sherbourne and Carlton (2) #toronto #night #sherbournestreet #carltonstreet #skyline #latergram

Seen from a point near Sherbourne and Carlton (3) #toronto #night #sherbournestreet #carltonstreet #skyline #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am