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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: East Chinatown, Leslieville and east, Kirby GO, TTC, Eden Smith

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  • blogTO argues East Chinatown, at Broadview and Gerrard, is an up-and-coming neighbourhood.
  • East-end Toronto, from Leslieville to points east, definitely is up-and-coming. The Globe and Mail reports.
  • It looks like the Kirby GO Station was approved for political reasons, not because of actual local need. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Steve Munro notes that, on the 23rd, the TTC Overhead Shop will have an open house explaining the streetcars’ pantograph.
  • In July, Torontoist looked at Toronto architect Eden Smith, connected to the Arts and Crafts Movement in Canada.
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[PHOTO] Panorama, Woodbine Beach, Toronto

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Panorama, Woodbine Beach

My Nexus 5’s Photos app stitched together this panorama of Toronto’s Woodbine Beach out of individual photos I had taken during last week’s photo expedition to the Beaches. It did not do a bad job at all, I think, possible wonkiness in the west aside.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 2, 2017 at 7:00 am

[PHOTO] Sixteen photos of Kew and Woodbine beaches west from the Leuty Lifeguard Station, Toronto

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I had not been to the Beaches in evening before, but I wish I had. Starting my walk at the iconic Leuty Lifeguard Station and continuing west, I saw the Kew and Woodbine beaches emptied, clear sight-lines uninterrupted by crowds of beachgoers. The effects of flooding are noticeable, especially in the west of Woodbine Beach where the water has infiltrated to form a little bay, but not longer overpowering.

Leuty Lifeguard Station by evening #toronto #beaches #kewbeach #leutylifeguardstation #lakeontario #evening

Looking west #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening

Looking out #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

In time of flood #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

Stony shore #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

Looking east #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

Warning by rocks #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

Evening by the boardwalk #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #boardwalk #latergram

No lifeguard #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

Looking south #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #boardwalk #evening #latergram

Last ones #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #boardwalk #evening #latergram

Seagull #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #birds #seagull #evening #latergram

Low tide, high tide #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #birds #seagull #evening #latergram

Infiltration #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #birds #seagull #flooding #evening #latergram

Looking back #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #flooding #evening #latergram

Me #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #me #selfie #evening #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

September 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

[PHOTO] Six photos of Kew Gardens, Toronto

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Toronto’s Kew Gardens, in the Beaches with Queen Street East to the north and Lake Ontario to the south, is a lovely park in summer, dense with greenery and people.

Yoga in the park #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #parks #yoga #latergrams

Looking at the baseball diamond #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #parks #baseball #latergram

Back #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #parks #yoga #latergram

At play #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #parks #baseball #dog #latergram

Urban forest #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #parks #trees #latergram

Tennis greens #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #parks #tennis #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

[PHOTO] Four photos of Ivan Forrest Gardens, in the Beaches

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The Ivan Forrest Gardens, its southern boundary delimited by Queen Street East, is a lovely little garden made out of the southern end of the Glen Stewart Ravine. The pond with waterfall is a nice touch.

Into the Ivan Forrest Gardens #toronto #parks #ravine #beaches #ivanforrestgardens

Waterfall and pond #toronto #parks #ravine #beaches #ivanforrestgardens  #waterfall #pond

Winding path #toronto #parks #ravine #beaches #ivanforrestgardens  #waterfall #pond #path

Towards Queen #toronto #parks #ravine #beaches #ivanforrestgardens  #path #queenstreet #queenstreeteast

Written by Randy McDonald

August 30, 2017 at 10:15 am

[PHOTO] Four photos of Lake Ontario from Balmy Beach

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Strolling on the beach #toronto #lakeontario #beaches #balmybeach

Lone trees #toronto #lakeontario #beaches #balmybeach #trees #latergram

Well-positioned bench #toronto #lakeontario #beaches #balmybeach #bench

Into the water #toronto #lakeontario #beaches #balmybeach #concrete

Written by Randy McDonald

August 28, 2017 at 10:45 am

[PHOTO] Four beachfront homes by Balmy Beach, The Beaches

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On this trip to The Beaches, I had decided to not only look out at Lake Ontario. These stunning homes are gorgeous: I am sure that these houses, facing Balmy Beach and Lake Ontario just west of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, have prices well in excess of a million dollars. What can be said but that the views, and the location, would be worth it?

Beachfront (1) #toronto #beaches #kewbeach #beach #latergram

Beachfront (2) #toronto #beaches #kewbeach #beach #latergram

Beachfront (3) #toronto #beaches #kewbeach #beach #latergram

Beachfront (4) #toronto #beaches #kewbeach #beach #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 27, 2017 at 11:30 am