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Posts Tagged ‘alleys

[PHOTO] Two alleys east off of Lansdowne Avenue, one south and north of Lappin

Alley east off of Lansdowne, south of Lappin #toronto #wallaceemerson #lansdowneave #alley #laneway #night #lappinave

Alley east off of Lansdowne, north of Lappin #toronto #wallaceemerson #lansdowneave #alley #laneway #night #lappinave


Written by Randy McDonald

February 2, 2018 at 8:30 am

[PHOTO] Alley off Church, south of Queen

Alley off Church, south of Queen #toronto #alley #laneway #churchstreet #queenstreet #queenstreeteast

Written by Randy McDonald

January 31, 2018 at 9:46 am

[PHOTO] Alley south off Wallace Avenue, Junction Triangle

Alley south off Wallace #toronto #junctiontriangle #wallaceave #evening #rain #alley #laneway

I walked home last night from the west, passing from Dundas West station and up over the rails over the Wallace pedestrian bridge and down onto Wallace Street on the far side. The soft rain, in the light of evening, lent itself to beauty.

Written by Randy McDonald

October 15, 2017 at 10:35 am

[URBAN NOTE] Not a public laneway, east of Queen’s Park

Not a public laneway #toronto #skyline #condos #tower #laneway #alley #downtown

Signs notwithstanding, this laneway separating all these condo towers does at least look like a real street.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 16, 2017 at 10:15 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: the Toronto Public Library, Hanlan’s, parks, and Montréal laneways

  • blogTO notes that the Toronto Reference Library will be holding a huge sale again next week.
  • Inside Toronto profiles Sephora Hussein, new collection head of the Merril Collection.
  • Michael Lyons writes about the importance of the newly-reopened Hanlan’s beach on the Toronto Islands.
  • Jake Tobin Garrett argues at Torontoist for the importance of the proposed Rail Deck Park.
  • Emily Macrae argues at Torontoist there is much Toronto can learn from the green–literally–laneways of Montréal.

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links, from marijuana laws to the AGO to Wattpad to laneway suites

  • What will happen to the legal records of those convicted of marijuana-related charges once legalization comes? The Toronto Star considers.
  • NOW Toronto reviews a new exhibit of First Nations-oriented work at the AGO.
  • NOW Toronto features an article showing how Toronto startup Wattpad is making celebrity fanfic (among other things) economically lucrative for writers.
  • Torontoist considers the idea of laneway suites as a way to deal with the city’s housing crisis.

[URBAN NOTE] Five links about cities, from failing subways to changing neighbourhoods to borders

  • The Globe and Mail‘s Joanna Slater talks about how the subway system of New York City is staggering from catastrophe to catastrophe.
  • The Globe and Mail’s Stephen Quinn argues it is much too late to save Vancouver’s Chinatown from radical redevelopment.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Tess Kalinowski writes about how young buyers are driving a push for laneway housing in Toronto.
  • Bryan Tucker, also in the Toronto Star, also makes the case for laneway housing.
  • The National Post shares a story about an affordable 18th century house on the Québec-Vermont border.