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[PHOTO] Blue tree, rainbow crosswalk, Church and Maitland

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Blue tree, rainbow crosswalk, Church and Maitland #toronto #churchstreet #churchandwellesley #maitlandstreet #intersection #rainbow #crosswalk #blue #lights #tree #night

Written by Randy McDonald

January 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm

[PHOTO] Looking north up Church under a pale blue sky, Sunday afternoon

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Looking north up Church under a pale blue sky, Sunday afternoon #toronto #churchstreet #churchandwellesley #skyline #skyscrapers #blue #sky #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Nine Toronto links

  • Metrolinx using paid influencers to promote the Ontario Line is certainly a choice. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Union Station retiring an old mechanical system 90 years old used to control TTC vehicles is a landmark event. The Metrolinx blog reports.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at the birth of the Gardiner Expressway, here.
  • Alok Mukherjee at Spacing questions why police in Toronto have stopped enforcing traffic regulations.
  • Protesters charged with blocking the Bloor Viaduct during the Extinction Rebellion have had the charges dropped. Global News reports.
  • Sean Marshall shared his account of his address to the Toronto Police Services board, here.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at the history behind the mid-20th century expansion of Church Street.
  • NOW Toronto notes that workers at the Broadview Hotel have become unionized.
  • Samantha Lui writes at NOW Toronto against the false negative stereotypes applied by so many–even briefly by Google–to Scarborough.
  • CBC notes that a lawsuit surrounding benefits fraud by TTC employees has been settled, expensively.

[PHOTO] Nine photos from Halloween in Church and Wellesley

Halloween in the Village (1) #toronto #churchandwellesley #halloween #orange #pumpkins #neon #jackolanterns

Halloween in the Village (2) #toronto #churchandwellesley #halloween

Halloween in the Village (3) #toronto #churchandwellesley #halloween #lights

Halloween in the Village (4) #toronto #churchandwellesley #halloween #chile #renunciapiñera

Halloween in the Village (5) #toronto #churchandwellesley #halloween #rainbow

Halloween in the Village (6) #toronto #churchandwellesley #halloween #chile #renunciapiñera #dinosaurs

Halloween in the Village (7) #toronto #churchandwellesley #halloween #rainbow #churchstreet #maitlandstreet

Halloween in the Village (8) #toronto #churchandwellesley #halloween #publicart #mural #churchstreet #wellesleystreeteast

Halloween in the Village (9) #toronto #churchandwellesley #wellesleystation #owlette #beanieboos #tybeanieboos #plush

[PHOTO] Storm Crow Manor, after the tentacle eruption

Storm Crow Manor, after the tentacle eruption #toronto #churchstreet #churchandwellesley #stormcrowmanor #nightclubbing #purple #tentacle #cthulhu

Written by Randy McDonald

October 18, 2019 at 8:45 am

[PHOTO] South face, northwest corner of Church and Wellesley

South face, northwest corner of Church and Wellesley #toronto #churchandwellesley #churchstreet #wellesleystreet #mural #rainbow

Written by Randy McDonald

October 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • blogTO shares photos from Yorkdale Mall during its power outage Saturday.
  • blogTO reports that Toronto hosts, by one measurement, one of the biggest housing bubbles in the world.
  • The story of how a neighbourhood project painted over the Ossington Laneway, vandalizing the graffiti there, is a sad one. blogTO has it.
  • Judging by his filmed confession, the only chance Alek Minassian has to avoid a very lengthy prison sentence is a perhaps-unlikely insanity plea. CBC reports.
  • NOW Toronto reports on the climate strike protests held Friday in Toronto.
  • The Toronto Star reports on the mass protests held on Sunday to keep homophobic Christians from marching into Church and Wellesley.
  • Steve Munro reports on the statistical sleight of hand apparently used to make the TTC Bombardier streetcars of the TTC look better.