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[PHOTO] Two photos of St. Nicholas of Bari Catholic Church

St. Nicholas of Bari Catholic Church, at 1277 St. Clair Avenue West in the heart of Corso Italia, is a bit of an unusual church, built to fit into the streetscape of this traditionally Italian-Canadian neighbourhood. Still, the stained glass windows stand out, even from across the street at twilight.

St. Nicholas of Bari Catholic Church (1) #toronto #stclairwest #stclairave #corsoitalia #stnicholasofbari #catholic #church #stainedglass #latergram

St. Nicholas of Bari Catholic Church (2) #toronto #stclairwest #stclairave #corsoitalia #stnicholasofbari #catholic #church #stainedglass #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

April 19, 2020 at 11:55 pm

[PHOTO] Six photos from a weekend evening walk in midtown Toronto

ABC Lumber #toronto #abclumber #abandoned #westonroad #thejunction #latergram

Looking south down the tracks towards the Crossways #toronto #rogersroad #rail #skyline #thecrossways #latergram

Two Canada geese, returned #toronto #rogersroad #birds #spring #canadagoose #latergram

1600 Keele Street #toronto #silverthorn #1600keelestreet #solaracondo #patio #red #blue #yellow #latergram

East into Sadra Park #toronto #earlscourt #sadrapark #evening #parks #latergram

Looking west, St. Clair at Dufferin #toronto #stclairave #stclairwest #dufferinstreet #intersection #evening #sky #latergram

[PHOTO] Thirteen photos taken walking down Yonge Street, Friday evening (#toronto, #yongestreet)

I took a walk Friday evening down Yonge Street Friday evening, starting at a quarter to 7 at the Toronto Reference Library just above Bloor and finishing a couple dozen minutes later at Yonge-Dundas Square. The city was tense, but still alive.

Looking southwest, Yonge and Bloor #toronto #yongeandbloor #yongestreet #skyline #crane #latergram

New Shoppers #toronto #charlesstreet #yongestreet #red #brick #architecture #shoppersdrugmart #latergram

Church of Scientology International, abandoned #toronto #yongestreet #scientology #churchofscientology #tower #abandoned #latergram

Looking south, north of Yonge and Wellesley #toronto #yongestreet #skyline #yongeandwellesley #latergram

Looking east on Gloucester at Yonge #toronto #yongestreet #gloucesterstreet #construction #latergram

Looking south, south of Yonge and Wellesley #toronto #yongestreet #yongeandwellesley #skyline #latergram

Old firehall tower, St. Charles Tavern #toronto #yongestreet #stcharlestavern #firehall #tower #heritage #gay #lgbtq

Looking east on Wood at Yonge #toronto #yongestreet #woodstreet #latergram

506 Carlton crossing #toronto #yongeandcollege #yongeandcarlton #506carlton #ttc #streetcar #yongestreet #latergram

East through illuminated trees at McGill Street #toronto #yongestreet #mcgillstreet #lights #trees #mcgillstreetarch #latergram

South past Zanzibar #toronto #yongestreet #zanzibartavern #latergram

Yonge Street Market under lights #toronto #yongestreet #yongestreetmarket #restaurants #food #lights #latergram

Sign in transition #toronto #yongestreet #yongedundassquare #dundasstreet #sign #billboard #skyline #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm

[PHOTO] Future Popeyes, Bloor at Runnymede, SW corner

Future Popeyes, Bloor at Runnymede, SW corner #toronto #bloorwestvillage #bloorstreet #bloorstreetwest #runnymederoad #popeyes #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm

[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • Architectuul looks back at some highlights from 2019.
  • Bad Astronomy looks at the gas cloud, red and green, of RCW 120.
  • Crooked Timber looks at the dynamics of identity politics, here.
  • Bruce Dorminey notes a NASA statement about the importance of understanding dust dynamics in other solar systems to find Earth analogues.
  • Far Outliers looks at the problems pacifying the Chesapeake Bay area in 1813, here.
  • Gizmodo looks at the most popular Wikipedia articles for the year 2019.
  • io9 shares a video of images from a 1995 Akira cyberpunk computer game that never got finished.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how the United States tried to “civilize” the Inupiat of Alaska by giving them reindeer herds.
  • Language Hat links to an online atlas of Scots dialects.
  • Language Log reports on a 12th century Sanskrit inscription that testifies to the presence of Muslims in Bengal at that point.
  • Marginal Revolution notes how much Tuvalu depends on revenue from its .tv Internet domain.
  • Drew Rowsome looks at the Duncan Ralston horror novel Salvage, set in small-town Canada.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog looks at the strong relationship between wealth and life expectancy in France.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel notes that, in a hypothetical supernova, all life on an Earth-like planet would be boiled alive by neutrinos.
  • Strange Maps links to a graphic interface that translates a word into all the languages of Europe.
  • Understanding Society looks at the structures of high-reliability organizations.
  • Window on Eurasia shares a suggestion that Homer Simpson is actually the US’ version of Russia’s Ivan the Fool.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven city links: Mississauga, Oshawa, Hamilton, London, Kingston, Montréal, Québec

  • A historic bridge over the Credit River in Mississauga, happily, will not be demolished but instead will be repaired. CBC reports.
  • Now that automobile production has stopped at the Oshawa General Motors plant, what will become of that city? CBC reports.
  • The auditor-general of Ontario will investigate the claimed costs that led to the cancellation of the Hamilton LRT. Global News reports.
  • A new bus route now connects London, Ontario, to Sarnia. Global News reports.
  • Kingstonist reports that filming for the season finale of Star Trek: Discovery has just finished up in Kingston, at the pen.
  • Joe Buongiorno writes at CBC Montreal at his, specifically Italian Canadian, experiences with the Jean Talon Market in Montréal.
  • Le Devoir notes that many radio stations in Québec City are leading opposition to the proposed streetcar system.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • Some of the apartments hit by the Gosford apartment fire have been repaired and opened to their tenants again. Global News reports.
  • Steve Munro maps the 70 O’Connor bus route in action as a case study, here.
  • Condo developers have created the new neighbourhood of “West St. Clair West” out of, among other established neighbourhoods, Carleton Village. blogTO reports.
  • The plans for the controversial new Pharrell Williams condo development at Yonge and Eglinton look interesting. blogTO shares.
  • Should Toronto have free public mass transit? NOW Toronto makes the case.
  • Brian Doucet at Spacing Toronto takes a look at the Toronto CLRV streetcars in their North American context, here.
  • The repeated flooding of the Toronto Islands, as NOW Toronto points out, surely demonstrates the reality of climate change for Toronto.