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[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links, from condo conversions to a cat park to unsafe beaches

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  • John Michael McGrath argues at TVO that leaving Toronto for Ontario cities with cheaper housing misses the issue of jobs. For starters.
  • Michelle McQuigge looks at how the CNIB is helping make Yonge and St. Clair accessible to the blind.
  • In The Globe and Mail, Erik Heinrich looks at how a mid-rise office tower at 1133 Yonge Street is being transformed into condos.
  • The Toronto Star reports that the condo/hotel tower at 325 Bay Street no longer bears the name of Trump. Toronto is free!
  • The end of the Palace Arms rooming house at King and Strachan, Christian Controneo notes at Torontoist, must be seen as terrible for the people who live there.
  • blogTO notes that E. Coli levels on mainland Toronto beaches make them unsafe for swimmers. No lake water this year!
  • blogTO notes that MontrĂ©al architect Claude Cormier, designer of HTO and Berczy, will next do a cat-themed park.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links, from Lego TTC to private nude beaches to University Avenue

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  • Global News reports on Jackson’s Burger, driven from Yonge Street by high rent.
  • blogTO shares this man’s collection of TTC vehicles done in Lego. It is truly impressive.
  • Steve Munro reports on the cost of renovating the Bloor-Danforth subway.
  • The Toronto Star reports on the private nudist swimming resorts in the GTA. There are no legal public nude beaches without Hanlan’s.
  • The Globe and Mail‘s Dave Leblanc reports on the embattled traffic islands of University Avenue.

[NEWS] Five links, from Iceland’s skyr to Glasgow’s Tim Hortons to surfing and wine to space probes

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  • Roads and Kingdoms shares Dave Hazzan’s reflections on the yougurt-type (but non-yogurt) Icelandic foodstuff skyr.
  • VICE reports on the scene from Glasgow after the launch of the city Tim Horton’s in Scotland.
  • Bloomberg features Javiera Quiroga’s take on the migration of Chilean vintners south ahead of climate change.
  • VICE notes that climate change will wreck the favourite coastline locations of surfers.
  • Dave Rothery describes at The Conversation how protecting against space probes’ environmental contamination challenges exploration.

[PHOTO] Six photos of HTO Park at a time of flood

Toronto’s HTO Park looks welcoming from a distance, and indeed it must be comfortable to be perched under the park’s umbrellas on the sand. Get too close to the water, though, and you will find that Lake Ontario’s flood has reached this beach, too. The seagulls seemed happy, granted.

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Written by Randy McDonald

June 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links, from Lake Ontario flooding to Queen Street transit

  • The Globe and Mail describes how the flooding of Lake Ontario is starting to impact buildings built near the waterfront on the mainland, like some of Toronto’s new condos.
  • All of Toronto’s beaches will be, CBC reports, at least partly closed on account of the flooding until July.
  • Lucas Powers’ photo essay at CBC depicts the impact of flooding on the Toronto Islands.
  • Steve Munro continues his study of buses on Queen Street, noting that the frequency of buses needs to be increased to keep pace with streetcars.
  • Edward Keenan argues in the Toronto Star that Michael Ford’s call for a study for Queen Street transit will reveal that streetcars are the better way.

[NEWS] Five links on the flooding of Lake Ontario and its consequences

  • USA Today provides an American perspective on the increased risk of flooding from Lake Ontario, in upstate New York.
  • Global News notes that the Toronto Islands are now effectively off-limits to visitors until the end of July.
  • Toronto Life shared Daniel Williams’ stunning photos of the flooded Toronto Islands.
  • Inside Toronto notes that many people are still going far too close to the unstable Scarborough Bluffs.
  • The Toronto Star noted that the marina at Bluffers’ Park is facing flooding.

[PHOTO] Green Lawn, Kew Gardens Tennis Club

Green Lawn, Kew Gardens Tennis Club

Just metres from the cold waters of Lake Ontario, the fields of the Kew Gardens Tennis Club were greening already on the 24th of February.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 27, 2017 at 10:45 am