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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Artscape, PoP Shoppe, Funhouse,

  • Tanya Mok at blogTO looks at Artscape Weston Common.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at the heyday of the PoP Shoppe, a late 1970s chain specializing in different kids of soda drinks.
  • Toronto Life reports on the Funhouse experience created inside an old Buddhist temple off Queen Street West.
  • blogTO notes that, at least so far as absolute numbers are concerned, Toronto is the fastest-growing city in the United States and Canada.
  • Toronto Life reports on a home in the Annex that was sold a decade and a half ago at three hundred thousand and just now went for 1.5 million.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: Hearn, laneway houses, Artscape, Coffee Time, Mmmuffins, Lilly Singh

  • blogTO reports that the Hearn Generating Station is set to become a public space again this summer with a party.
  • Laneway housing in Toronto, now legalized, is starting to take shape as an architectural form. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The new Artscape Weston Common project for artists at Weston Road and Lawrence will hopefully help a neighbourhood taking on a new form. The Toronto Star reports.
  • A redditor at r/Toronto confirms that the venerable Coffee Time outside of Jane station, supposedly closed for renovations, will not reopen.
  • The last Mmmuffins store in Toronto, somewhere in the PATH, is also set to close. blogTO reports.
  • The selection of Toronto-born Lilly Singh to be the next late-night host on NBC really breaks all sorts of boundaries. VICE reports.