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Posts Tagged ‘bloor street west

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: D-Day, pot shops, YouTube, Toronto Dance Theatre, Crossways

  • Jamie Bradburn looks at how, 75 years ago, the media of Toronto responded to D-Day.
  • Illegal marijuana shops in Toronto are being literally closed to the public, by the city putting large concrete blocks in their front doorways. blogTO reports.
  • YouTube shutting down its space for creators in Toronto is not good news for aspiring local video stars. blogTO reports.
  • Christopher House, long-time director of the Toronto Dance Theatre, is leaving his position. NOW Toronto reports.
  • Amy Carlberg writes at blogTO about how the Crossways, the giant brutalist apartment towers at Dundas and Bloor, are becoming trendy, with a line of merchandise and the hashtag #crosswayswednesdays on Instagram.

[PHOTO] Sunset behind tree at Christie Pits

Sunset behind tree at Christie Pits #toronto #vestalunch #bloorstreetwest #christiepits #tree #sunset #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

June 2, 2019 at 10:15 am

[PHOTO] Crane against twilight sky over the Honest Ed’s site

Crane against twilight sky over the Honest Ed's site #toronto #honesteds #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition #construction #cranes #twilight #blue #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

June 2, 2019 at 8:45 am

[PHOTO] Peacock of Bloorcourt, Bloor east of Dufferin

Peacock of Bloorcourt #toronto #bloorcourt #bloorstreeteast #blooranddufferin #publicart #mural #rainbow #birds #peacock #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

May 15, 2019 at 9:49 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: raccoons, High Park sakura, dog parks, marijuana, Queen Video

  • Jamie Bradburn looks back at vintage coverage in the Toronto press from 1952 about some fortunate raccoons.
  • blogTO notes that this weekend will seek peak bloom in the cherry blossoms of High Park.
  • Edward Brown at Spacing writes about the decades-long struggle to get dog parks accepted in Toronto.
  • CBC Toronto notes controversy in Etobicoke surrounding a local brewery’s decision to process medical marijuana on site.
  • This National Post article by Sadaf Ahsan looks at how now-defunct Queen Video contributed hugely to pop culture in Toronto.

[PHOTO] Special, Gold Leaf Fruit Market

Special #toronto #koreatown #bloorstreetwest #goldleaffruitmarket #fruit #mandarins #mandarinoranges #orange #plum

Written by Randy McDonald

April 14, 2019 at 9:30 am

[PHOTO] Posters on abandoned corner store, Bloor at Concord

Posters on abandoned corner store, Bloor at Concord #toronto #bloorcourt #bloorstreetwest #concordave #abandoned #cornerstore #posters #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

April 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm