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[URBAN NOTE] Five links on GTA infrastructure: Rail Deck Park, King Street, bike lanes, mass transit

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  • At Torontoist, Jake Tobin Garrett suggests how condo construction can be made to pay for a Rail Deck Park.
  • Christopher Hume notes how the King Street transit pilot represents a huge shift in thinking in Toronto, over at the Toronto Star.
  • At NOW Toronto, Hamish Wilson suggests that the bike lanes on Bloor are but a fragment of the network that could have been built city-wide.
  • Rob Ferguson notes plans at the level of the Ontario provincial government to do better planning for GTA transit, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Should, as the Toronto Region Board of Trade suggests, the province take over GTA transit? Certainly the province is capable of greater scope than any one city can provide, but is it responsive enough? The Toronto Star reports.

[PHOTO] Five photos of Honest Ed’s at a time of demolition

Honest Ed's in a time of demolition (1) #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition

Honest Ed's in a time of demolition (1) #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition

Honest Ed's in a time of demolition (1) #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition

Honest Ed's in a time of demolition (4) #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #thealley #demolition

Honest Ed's in a time of demolition (5) #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition

Written by Randy McDonald

November 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto notes: transit fares, Scarborough subway, Bloor bikes, alt-right, Junction

  • blogTO notes that some would like a single fare for transit in Toronto.
  • News of the internal Metrolinx report concluding a one-stop Scarborough subway extension would not be viable should not be controversial. But then, that’s Toronto transit. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Chris Selley hopes that the approval of permanent bike lanes along Bloor means that the cyclist/driver war will come to an end, over at the National Post.
  • Torontoist reports on the identities of some of the white supremacists putting up alt-right posters around Toronto, with photos.
  • Toronto Life notes that someone in the Junction has put up an unfinished basement apartment for $500 a month. (The tenant would be expected to finish the job.)

[PHOTO] Looking to the top, Manulife Centre

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?

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

  • 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

  • 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