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[PHOTO] Back alley thanks, Anarres Apothecary

Back alley thanks #toronto #bloorstreetwest #bloorcourt #alley #laneway #anarresapothecary #form

Written by Randy McDonald

November 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm

[PHOTO] SUV backing up in front of Bloor/Gladstone Library

SUV backing up in front of Bloor/Gladstone Library #toronto #bloorstreetwest #bloorcourt #bloorgladstonelibrary #suv #evening

Written by Randy McDonald

November 6, 2019 at 11:45 am

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links

  • Steve Munro looks at a recent examination by the Toronto auditor-general about the problems of Presto, here.
  • blogTO notes that, on the weekend of the 22nd, the Toronto Reference Library will host another book sale.
  • Spacing lets someone evicted for putting his apartment up for Airbnb tell his story.
  • Global News tells the story of Charlie’s Friend Art CafĂ© in Bloordale, here.
  • This Toronto Life account of the life and crimes of Alek Minassian remains authentically disturbing to me.
  • The idea of a Toronto city charter, a constitution to protect the city’s prerogatives, does sound pretty good to me. CBC reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • I do hope Toronto does something with the abandoned foot court on Queen West and John. blogTO reports.
  • blogTO looks at the new Villiers Island set to occupy the mouth of the Don River in the Port Lands.
  • An Ossington laneway is going to be repainted after a botched improvement project destroyed its public art. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Steve Munro fisks a defense by the Toronto Board of Trade of the proposed Ontario Line, here.
  • Andrew Cash, sadly not elected in my riding of Davenport, writes in the Toronto Star about the importance of Toronto having active local MPs.
  • National Observer looks at how the City of Toronto is encouraging residents grow gardens for pollinators.
  • Samantha Edwards writes at NOW Toronto about how the long-closed Paradise on Bloor theatre is set to reopen in December.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Toronto Queer Theatre Festival, Junction, Shevchenko, 1926, suicide

  • Drew Rowsome reviews the offerings at the Toronto Queer Theatre Festival, here.
  • blogTO notes the displeasure of the Junction at the removal of a wooden train platform, become a community hub, for condo construction.
  • Bloor West Village, blogTO notes, hosts a museum–newly reopened in a new location–devoted to the poetry of Taras Shevchenko.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at vintage Toronto ads, these from the parties contending 1926 federal election.
  • In this long-form CBC feature, Ioanna Roumeliotis writes about the new things the TTC is doing to try to prevent suicides on the subway tracks.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: EtobiCo, Sully’s, Don Mills Road, biking, landlord vs. tenant

  • blogTO notesa corner of Etobicoke, bounded by Bloor and Kipling and the Queensway and Islington, is now being banded as the neighbourhood of EtobiCo.
  • Sully’s Boxing Gym, once a neighbour of mine on Dupont, is now on Dundas Street West. blogTO reports.
  • Sean Marshall takes a look at the problems of Don Mills Road for people not in cars, here.
  • The Toronto Star explains a new study exploring why more people in the city do not bike to work, here.
  • The sort of landlord-tenant conflict and mistrust described here cannot contribute to a productive city. The Toronto Star reports.

[PHOTO] Sixteen photos wandering down Ossington from Dupont to Bloor

intersection, Dupont at Ossington

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Written by Randy McDonald

September 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Wallace Emerson, Dosa Mahal, Popeyes, Sam McBride, #nuitblanche

  • Toronto Life reports on the successful conversion of a corner store in Wallace Emerson into a $C1.3 million home, here.
  • Bloordale’s Dosa Mahal restaurant, sadly, is facing closure in the face of landlord pressures. blogTO reports.
  • Popeyes in Canada lacks the chicken sandwiches that have gone viral in the US, and many in Toronto are unhappy. blogTO reports.
  • Jamie Bradburn reports on how, in 1936, mayor Sam McBride lay in state at Old City Hall.
  • NOW Toronto reports on the plans for Nuit Blanche 2019, here.

[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