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[URBAN NOTE] Ten Toronto links: politics, transit, pop culture, photos

  • CBC Toronto bids farewell, fittingly at TCAF time, to the iconic Jason Loo Toronto comic series The Pitiful Human-Lizard.
  • At blogTO, Tanya Mok reports on the resistance of tenants at 54-56 Kensington Avenue to an illegal eviction order by their landlord.
  • The Toronto Star reports</u. on a new matchmaking event intended to connect future roommates to each other.
  • Kevin Ritchie at NOW Toronto reports on how a new pricing scheme for the AGO, including a $35 annual pass for people over 25, reflects a push to try to get more people into museums.
  • Glenn Sumi writes at NOW Toronto about the increasingly steep price of ticket prices for live theatre in Toronto.
  • Toronto Life shares photos from an exhibit, by Patrick Cummins and Ivaan Kotulsky, of Queen Street West in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Richard Longley writes at NOW Toronto about the emptying of an old warehouse of collectibles and oddities on Wabush, part of the decline of old storied Toronto.
  • Toronto Life shares more photos from outdoor market Stackt, at Front and Bathurst.
  • Steve Munro starts to analyse traffic patterns on the 501 Queen streetcar, looking first at the Neville Loop end.
  • NOW Toronto is one of a few news sources to report on Scarborough writer Téa Mutonji and her new short story collection Shut Up, You’re Pretty.

[PHOTO] Four photos looking south from the top of the Art Gallery of Ontario

Friday was a foggy and misty day in Toronto, cloud softening skylines. I thought the weather entirely appropriate for my outing to catch Impressionism in the Age of Industry, actually, what with how works in that genre so often featured fogs and mists.

Seen looking south over Grange Park (1) #toronto #artgalleryofontario #skyline #grangepark #fog #mist #grey

Seen looking south over Grange Park (2) #toronto #artgalleryofontario #ocad #skyline #grangepark #fog #mist #grey

Seen looking south over Grange Park (3) #toronto #artgalleryofontario #ocad #skyline #grangepark #fog #mist #grey #green

Seen looking south over Grange Park (4) #toronto #artgalleryofontario  #skyline #grangepark #fog #mist #grey #steel

Written by Randy McDonald

April 28, 2019 at 7:45 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: interstitial buildings, Neon, Drake, Pizza Pizza, Yayoi Kusama

  • The Toronto Star looks at how buildings destined for demolition for condos are, in the interim, enjoying some innovative alternative uses.
  • CBC Toronto takes a look at the efforts of photographer Jon Simo, owner of Neon Demon Studios, to preserve and promote neon signs. (I went to the pop-up museum this weekend; photos to come.)
  • Toronto Life shares old photos of the Drake Hotel predating its transformation into a west-end hub.
  • blogTO lists the best, and the worst, Pizza Pizza locations in Toronto.
  • blogTO shares photos of Let’s Survive Together, the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror room bought by the AGO for its permanent collection.

[PHOTO] Tower into the blue

Tower into the blue #toronto #artgalleryofontario #cntower #skyline #financialdistrict #grangepark #tower #blue

Written by Randy McDonald

December 31, 2018 at 11:30 am

[PHOTO] AGO Selfie

AGO Selfie #toronto #artgalleryofontario #me #selfie

Written by Randy McDonald

December 31, 2018 at 10:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: #AGOInfinity, 2 Queen Street East, TTC, ROM

  • The Art Gallery of Ontario has gotten its Infinity Room! Global News reports.
  • The rehabilitation and renovation of 2 Queen Street East will be a high-profile project. The Globe and Mail reports.
  • Steve Munro continues to examine the relative speeds of the 504 King and 501 Queen streetcars, here.
  • This warning from the TTC union that Presto cards are too failure-prone to be able to properly take over from the Metropass in January makes me, a TTC user, worry. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Toronto doctors can now issue their patients prescriptions to visit the ROM. blogTO reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: shadow, rent control, police at Pride, #InfinityAGO, Hearn

  • As the skyline of Toronto grows higher, an increasingly large number of people are finding themselves having to deal with being in permanent shadow. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Stefan Novakovic at Urban Toronto writes about how rent control makes sense for all classes of renters, here.
  • Tim McCaskell at NOW Toronto asks why the police is so insistent on getting into the Toronto Pride parade.
  • NOW Toronto reports on the state of the AGO’s fundraising for a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror room.
  • The Hearn, a precious public resource, was sold to a film company for a mere $C 16 million. blogTO reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: retro maps, Sherbourne, ward councils, Anthropocene, Faith Goldy

  • The Map Room Blog shares this fantastic 1950s-style travel map for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, created by Warren Davidson.
  • blogTO notes the installation of some new mural panels at Sherbourne Station.
  • Dylan Ward at Spacing Toronto considers how ward councils, elected or otherwise, might work in Toronto.
  • Fatima Syed at the National Observer takes a look at the stunning new exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Anthropocene, and its import for the human relationship to the environment.
  • This profile by Anna Silman at The Cut of Faith Goldy, her former schoolmate and friend, is compelling reading. What happened?

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Superlinx, Dean Lisowick, environment, Danforth, #infinityago

  • Steve Munro takes a critical look at the idea of an uploading of southern Ontario mass transit to a broader regional board, a Superlinx.
  • The Toronto Star reports on the funeral ceremony given to Dean Lisowick, victim of the Church and Wellesley serial killer.
  • Toronto’s ravine system and its inner harbor are on the verge of ecological collapse, with invading species of plant and animal life taking over. The Toronto Star reports.
  • blogTO shares photos of what Danforth Avenue looked like in Toronto, starting before its big 20th century boom.
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario already has a page up of its crowdfunding effort to buy one of the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror rooms, here.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Infinity Mirrors, TTC, tourism, Pete Forde, Shermans

  • blogTO notes that the Art Gallery of Canada has begun crowdfunding to purchase one of the famed Infinity Mirror rooms of Yayoi Kusama.
  • Ben Spurr notes at the Toronto Star that the TTC has begun shipping its new streetcars from Bombardier back to Québec for repairs.
  • Toronto has lost out significantly, CBC reports, due to the cancellation of a visitor’s rebate intended to drive international tourism more than a decade ago.
  • Katherine Laidlaw at Toronto Life has an extended feature on Pete Forde, a man who casually violated the privacy of his tenants–even friends–with modern surveillance tech. Why did he do it?
  • Matthew Campbell at Bloomberg writes about the strange circumstances surrounding the murder late last year of billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman, a crime that so far is unsolved.