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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Quayside, Woodbine Beach, Feed It Forward, comedy, Jollibee

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  • John Lorinc takes a look at the latest involved in the Quayside development, with turmoil at Sidewalk Labs. Spacing has it.
  • I am perplexed by this unsightly mooring of boats on a heavy trafficked beach like Woodbine. CBC reports.
  • Feed It Forward, a pay what you can grocery store in the Junction, is apparently still open. NOW Toronto reports.
  • Women on the Toronto comedy scene are organizing for the #metoo era. Buzzfeed has it.
  • Toronto’s only Jollibee restaurant is still attracting crowds. blogTO examines why, and how the restaurant manages the crush.
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[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Edmonton, Vancouver, St. George, Kanepi, Moscow

  • The City of Edmonton is considering the idea of intentionally creating a beach for sun-seekers on the North Saskatchewan River after last year’s happy accident. Global News reports.
  • There is controversy in Vancouver over the idea of investor immigrants gaining voting rights in the city. Global News reports</u..
  • The Utah conurbation of St. George faces real problems of water scarcity. CityLab reports.
  • The Estonian municipality of Kanepi has made the leaf of the cannabis plant its logo. CityLab reports.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at the symbolism behind the vast and impressive Moscow subway system, here.

[PHOTO] Twenty-one photos of Winter Stations on Woodbine Beach (#winterstations)

Winter Stations this year was glorious, and Sunday the 1st of April was a great day to see these seven artworks, stretching out on the wide beaches set against the distant horizons.

Make Some Noise!!! (1) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #makesomenoise #publicart #latergram

Make Some Noise!!! (2) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #makesomenoise #publicart #latergram

Make Some Noise!!! (3) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #makesomenoise #publicart #latergram

Wind Station (1) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #makesomenoise #publicart #latergram

Wind Station (2) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #windstation #publicart #latergram

Wind Station (3) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #windstation #publicart #latergram

Obstacle (1) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #obstacle #publicart #latergram

Obstacle (2) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #obstacle #publicart #latergram

Obstacle (3) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #obstacle #publicart #latergram

Nest (1) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #nest #publicart #latergram

Nest (2) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #nest #publicart #latergram

Nest (3) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #nest #publicart #latergram

Rising Up (1) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #risingup #publicart #latergram

Rising Up (2) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #risingup #publicart #latergram

Rising Up (3) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #risingup #publicart #latergram

Revolution (1) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #revolutiom #publicart #latergram

Revolution (3) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #revolutiom #publicart #latergram

Revolution (2) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #revolution #publicart #latergram

Pussy Hat (1) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #pussyhat #publicart #latergram

Pussy Hat (2) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #pussyhat #publicart #latergram

Pussy Hat (3) #toronto #winterstations #beaches #woodbinebeach #pussyhat #publicart #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

April 9, 2018 at 1:35 pm

[PHOTO] Towers to the west, Woodbine Beach

Towers to the west #toronto #beaches #woodbinebeach #evening #towers #cntower #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

April 5, 2018 at 12:15 pm

[PHOTO] Five photos of Woodbine Beach, Toronto (#woodbinebeach, #beaches)

Woodbine Beach, like the other Beaches in this neighbourhood east of the Don, stands out for me for the distance of its horizons. Unlike on the west end’s shores, here there is nothing to interrupt the line of sight of one’s eyes, no breakers and no far shores. Infinity is here, tangible.

At Woodbine (1) #toronto #beaches #woodbinebeach #spring #latergram

At Woodbine (2) #toronto #beaches #woodbinebeach #lakeontario #spring #latergram

At Woodbine (3) #toronto #beaches #woodbinebeach #lakeontario #spring #latergram

At Woodbine (4) #toronto #beaches #woodbinebeach #lakeontario #spring #latergram

At Woodbine (5) #toronto #beaches #woodbinebeach #lakeontario #spring #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

April 3, 2018 at 10:00 am

[PHOTO] Kite above Woodbine Beach

Woodbine Beach #toronto #beaches #woodbinebeach #blue #sky #kite #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

April 2, 2018 at 11:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: Come From Away, Toronto Tool Library, 401 Richmond, homeless, crime

  • Toronto Life interviews the creators of hit musical Come From Away, come back from New York City to play in Toronto.
  • blogTO notes that crowdfunding has saved the Toronto Tool Library.
  • Toronto city council backs a bigger tax break for culture hubs like 401 Richmond, the Toronto Star reports.
  • Paul Salvatori at NOW Toronto reports on one night–sad, fearful–that he spent in a Toronto shelter for the homeless. Surely the city can do better?
  • The Church of the Holy Trinity recently saw a memorial ceremony for the homeless of Toronto. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The iconic Leuty lifeguard station, down at Woodbine Beach, was recently tagged with racist graffiti. Police are investigating.