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[VIDEO] Falling sakura of Russell Street, University of Toronto

Written by Randy McDonald

May 28, 2019 at 10:15 am

[PHOTO] Double cherry sakura of Russell Street, University of Toronto

Double cherry sakura of Russell Street #toronto #universityoftoronto #russellstreet #cherryblossom #sakura #doublecherry #pink #latergram

Double cherry sakura of Russell Street in an arch #toronto #universityoftoronto #russellstreet #cherryblossom #sakura #doublecherry #pink #arch #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

May 28, 2019 at 9:45 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five #cherryblossomsTO links

  • blogTO notes that High Park subway station was very crowded Saturday with the crowds looking for the sakura.
  • CBC Toronto shares photos of the sakura of High Park.
  • blogTO shares photos of the sakura of High Park.
  • Toronto Life looks at the weekend sakura of High Park.
  • r/toronto shares this beautiful photo showing the cherry blossoms of Exhibition Place.

Written by Randy McDonald

May 13, 2019 at 9:30 pm

[CAT] Five #caturday links: adoption, sakura, Dwayne, Pouces, feline intelligence

  • blogTO reports that some of the 300 cats rescued from a hoarder’s apartment here in Toronto are now available for adoption.
  • This r/toronto photo of a cat who came out to enjoy the cherry blossoms at Robarts Library is adorable.
  • These images and videos of Dwayne, a cat capable even of riding the TTC, are adorable. blogTO has them.
  • CBC Montreal reports on Pouces, a cat who rides with his trucker human Sean Litwack across the country.
  • David Grimm at Science Magazine writes about the pioneering work of Kristin Vitale in studying feline cognition. It turns out cats are much smarter, and more attuned to humans, than we might think.

Written by Randy McDonald

May 11, 2019 at 11:30 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.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: High Park, rent, Sri Lanka, vertical farm, Zizek vs Peterson

  • The cherry blossoms of High Park are expected to start blooming earlier than expected, perhaps reaching peak bloom in a week’s time. blogTO reports.
  • blogTO notes that someone was trying to rent out a bed in an occupied apartment for a rent of $C 600 a month.
  • A Toronto Star investigation reveals the prominence of ghost hotels, enabled by Airbnb, in making the rental housing market that much more difficult.
  • At NOW Toronto, Liam Barrington-Bush considers what renters in Toronto can learn from their activist counterparts in Berlin and Barcelona.
  • Aparita Bhandari wrote at The Discourse about how Sri Lankans living in Scarborough responded to the recent terrible bombings.
  • blogTO writes about the new vertical farm set to be built at University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus.
  • The VICE account of the debate between Slavoj Zizek and Jordan Peterson reveals much.

[PHOTO] Six photos of the sakura of High Park, seen from the north

I headed over to High Park to catch the sakura last month, but forgot to bring an adequately charged camera. These six photos are the best of the ones I was able to take that day. For a full view of the sakura, I had to come back later, on a different evening.

Sakura from the north (1) #toronto #highpark #sakura #cherryblossom #latergram

Sakura from the north (2) #toronto #highpark #sakura #cherryblossom #latergram

Sakura from the north (3) #toronto #highpark #sakura #cherryblossom #latergram

Sakura from the north (4) #toronto #highpark #sakura #cherryblossom #latergram

Sakura from the north (5) #toronto #highpark #sakura #cherryblossom #latergram

Sakura from the north (6) #toronto #highpark #sakura #cherryblossom #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

June 8, 2018 at 12:26 pm