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[PHOTO] Looking to the top, Manulife Centre

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Looking to the top #toronto #manulifecentre #tower #skyscraper

The towers of the Manulife Centre are literal landmarks. How much longer will they be this, as taller towers rise around them?

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Written by Randy McDonald

October 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Bloordale towers, St. Regis, Toronto design failures, North Market, books

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  • There will be huge changes at Bloor and Dufferin, including one proposed tower a few dozen stories high. blogTO reports.
  • The St. Regis, the former Trump Tower, is set to offer very high-end luxury condos in the Financial District. The Toronto Star reports.
  • In the aftermath of a string of pedestrian deaths, Shawn Micallef notes the design failures of Toronto leading to loss of life.
  • Spacing talks about what the North Market of Toronto can learn from the historic El Born of Barcelona.
  • blogTO notes that an abortive scandal over the placement of a Little Free Library came to nothing in the end.

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: TTC promotion, condo intersections, Bombardier, Centreville

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  • While I get why the TTC would promote its top ranking on its vehicles, the optics of significant cost for this promotion are terrible.
  • Bay and Bloor, Avenue Road and Bloor, Bay and King–these are the top intersections for condo resellers.
  • I get why Bombardier workers would want to support their employer versus Bombardier with a brief strike, and be justified in doing so. Just–well, optics.
  • Can the Centreville carousel be kept in Toronto? I suppose it would be nice if they could get the funding.

[PHOTO] Ice cream truck, Bloor at Russett

Ice cream truck, Bloor at Russett #toronto #bloordale #bloorstreetwest #truck #icecreamtruck

I did not cross the street to buy anything from this truck parked on Bloor just one street west of Dufferin. Perhaps I should have.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 21, 2017 at 7:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Three notes about Muslims, their haters and my neighbourhood and cats, in Toronto

  • Daily Xtra‘s Arshy Mann and Evan Balgord report on how the Jewish Defense League plans on marching in Toronto Pride. Grand.
  • Spacing’s Shazlin Rahman reports on the Jane’s Walk she organized around sites of significance to Muslims around Bloor and Dufferin.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Nicholas Keung and Raju Mudhar reported earlier this month on the happy reunification of a Syrian couple with their cat.

[URBAN NOTE] Three articles on cycling bike lanes in Toronto

  • NOW Toronto‘s Tammy Thorne looks at the reasons given for the lack of bike lanes on the Entertainment District’s John Street.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Ben Spurr reports on the success of bike lanes on Bloor Street.
  • The Star carries Liam Lacey’s Canadian Press article on Gregory Becarich, maker of ghost bike memorials in Toronto.

[URBAN NOTE] Four articles about changing Toronto neighbourhoods, and Hamilton as Brooklyn

  • NOW Toronto recently had a cover article looking at the history of the Annex’s Brunswick House, now converted to a Rexall. Could it have been the Bloor’s equivalent to the Drake?
  • The Toronto Star reports on growing tensions in Parkdale over the Metcap rent strike.
  • NOW Toronto looks at how artists are starting to take over the Galleria Mall, to imagine what could be.
  • NOW Toronto suggests that Hamilton could, maybe, be about to evolve into the GTA’s equivalent of Brooklyn.