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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links

  • A new project hopes to revitalize the Golden Mile of Scarborough, along Eglinton Avenue. The Toronto Star reports.
  • blogTO looks at how IKEA is going to be opening a new smaller store in downtown Toronto in the next two years, here.
  • blogTO looks at a plan to make 80 Bloor Street West, in Yorkville, into a golden skyscraper 79 stories tall.
  • Sadly, Chick-Fil-A at Yonge and Bloor still has long lines. blogTO reports.
  • Radheyan Simonpillai reviews the new Kevin Donovan book The Billionaire Murders, looking at the unsolved killings of the Shermans in 2017.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: Y&E, shuttle, 1929 Labour Day, Liberty V, Port Lands, Chick-fil-A

  • Will a pedestrian death at Yonge and Eglinton lead to an easing of the nightmare for people faced with Eglinton Crosstown construction? blogTO ,a href=”https://www.blogto.com/city/2019/09/yonge-eglinton-construction-pedestrian-nightmare/”>reports.
  • An automated shuttle is set to pilot in 2020 in east-end Toronto. Global News reports.
  • Jamie Bradburn writes about the Labour Day celebrations in Toronto in 1929, here.
  • blogTO notes the construction of a much-needed pedestrian bridge in Liberty Village, here.
  • Guardian Cities notes official skepticism in Toronto over the Sidewalk Labs proposal in the Port Lands, here.
  • Andrew Wheeler, writing in the Toronto Star, notes that the appearance of institutionally homophobic Chick-fil-A just a few minutes walk from Church and Wellesley, poses a threat that needs to be fought.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Jennifer Keesmaat, David Miller, Presto, Toronto Sun, Chick-Fil-A

  • The entry of Jennifer Keesmaat into the Toronto mayoral race, Matt Elliott notes at CBC Toronto, is already disrupting the contest in ways of interest to progressives. CBC reports.
  • I certainly agree with the suggestion of former mayor David Miller that Toronto should take Ford to court on the city council issue, not only because this is an important issue but because a line needs to be drawn. The Toronto Star reports.
  • If, as Ben Spurr notes at the Toronto Star, malfunctioning Presto cards and readers enabled 1.4 million free riders, all I can say is that I am surprised there were not more. I, for one, am going to keep buying the Metropass for as long as I can.
  • Jamie Bradburn has reposted an old 2009 Torontoist column of his looking at the role played by the Toronto Sun and its media personalities in city politics.
  • Natalia Manzocco at NOW Toronto reports on how institutionally homophobic American chicken sandwich chain Chick-Fil-A is hoping to set up a restaurant in Canada.