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[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: Yorkville, Burning Man, Rol San, 29 Dufferin, Cherry Street

  • The Toronto Star looks back at its coverage of Yorkville in the 1960s, back when it was a hangout spot for hippies.
  • Toronto Life shares photos of some Toronto-originated artworks put up at Burning Man this year, here.
  • blogTO notes that Rol San, a leading dim sum place in Chinatown, might be erased by a 13-story tower.
  • The crowding on the 29 Dufferin bus produced by the CNE is something I notice regularly. blogTO reports.
  • The Cherry Street Bridge, after a month, is finally going to be fixed. blogTO reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: #650Parliament, CNE, Cabbagetown, migration, TTC

  • It has been one year since the disaster at 650 Parliament. Global News reports.
  • The Star looks at how, after the 650 Parliament disaster, St. James Town is coping with the loss of a tenth of its population, right here.
  • A community group opposed the idea of the Ontario Line running vehicles through their neighbourhood every 90 seconds. The Star reports.
  • For one man, Wayne Malley, being lost at the CNE as a child was an unforgettable adventure. The Star reports.
  • Toronto Life interviews people in Cabbagetown to see what they think about their neighbourhood’s safe injection site, here.
  • NOW Toronto interviews six Torontonian musicians who left their city in search of affordable homes elsewhere, here.
  • Global News reports on the strange story of a retired TTC streetcar found in the middle of the forest.

[URBAN NOTE} Seven Toronto links: CNE, 29 Dufferin, Rogers Road, Ontario Line, Green Line, renters

  • blogTO reports on some new features at this year’s iteration of the CNE.
  • blogTO notes the terrible overcrowding and other dysfunctions of the 29 Dufferin bus.
  • Sean Marshall reports on the last runs of the Rogers Road streetcar, ancestor of the 161 Rogers Road bus.
  • Happily, weird pronunciations of “Avenue” are no longer heard on TTC buses. Global News reports.
  • Transit Toronto shares the Metrolinx report on the economics of the proposed Ontario Line.
  • blogTO reports on the good news that the Green Line park system, trailing south and east of Earlscourt Park, is going to be built.
  • This Toronto Life photo essay examining five recently evicted renters is quietly horrifying.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: real estate, CNE, Metrolinx, #650Parliament, transit politics

  • Urban Toronto notes that the Toronto real estate market is getting even tighter, with higher prices too.
  • blogTO notes that the CNE is offering for Christmas discounted tickets for the 2019 show, perhaps to try to recoup from this year’s strike-related losses.
  • Ontario’s auditor-general is very critical of Metrolinx’s behavior with regards to the Eglinton Crosstown line, as noted in The Globe and Mail. Ontario’s auditor-general has also ruled that the locations of two GO stations by Metrolinx were selected on the basis of political pressure, as the Toronto Star noted.
  • One of the tenants of 650 Parliament Street was being charged just short of a thousand dollars by Bell for not retrieving his inaccessible Bell gear, before the CBC got involved.
  • Tricia Wood at Spacing takes a look at the idea that mass transit in this city is politicized. Of course it is; it needs to be done better.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: flooding, bioswale, CNE strike, real estate data, St. Basil’s

  • Heavy rainfall puts serious strains on the sewer system of Toronto. (I’m just grateful for my good drainage, the historic proximity of Garrison Creek notwithstanding.) Global News reports.
  • Christopher Hume reports on the flood-minimizing bioswale installed at Downsview Park, over at the Toronto Star.
  • The CNE projects losses of 1.5 million dollars on account of the strike by workers. CityNews reports.
  • I entirely approve of this lawsuit requiring the publication of real estate sales data. Toronto needs to be able to know itself. CBC reports.
  • Katie Daubs writes about the heart of John Elmsley, a convert whose heart was buried in the wall of St. Basil’s Church, over at the Toronto Star.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: #letsgototheex, Yonge and Eglinton, rents, Toronto vs Ontario

  • Toronto Guardian recommends three activities that erstwhile CNE visitors can engage in to support the workers’ strike.
  • Urban Toronto highlights some of the new features being added to E Condos at Yonge and Eglinton as construction there finishes.
  • NOW Toronto notes the extension of bike share programs up to Yonge and Eglinton, further north from the downtown.
  • Nowhere in Toronto, May Warren reports at the Toronto Star, are rents particularly affordable, not even in the suburbs.
  • CBC Toronto reports that, according to the secret city solicitor’s report, there are only a limited number of ways Toronto can fight the Ontario government in court over the reduction in city council’s size, with little hope of an easy victory.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: term limits, TTC and the Ex, downtown vs suburbs, pothole, King St

  • At Spacing, John Lorinc argues that the poor record of Giorgio Mammoliti in dealing with the needs of his voters in Ward 7 is a good argument for term limits municipally.
  • Transit Toronto takes a look at the routes used by Torontonians to visit the Ex, the CNE, and the history of these routes.
  • May Warren suggests that the oversimplified “Three Torontos” paradigm, dividing the city cleanly between a well-off downtown elite and marginalized inner suburbs, is an oversimplification, over at the Toronto Star.
  • CBC’s As It Happens reports on the fact that, in a pothole at Rathnelly and Poplar Plains in South Hill, someone has planted tomatoes. Will the repair crews wait until they ripen?
  • Ilya BaƱares notes that data from May and June from the King Street pilot project suggest ridership is up and transit times down.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Quayside, CNE strike, City Council, soil, The Discourse

  • Sidewalk Labs is unveiling impressive plans for the design of Quayside, but not offering much details on data collection in this smart neighbourhood. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Apparently the CNE is making use of out-of-province workers faced with a strike for its long-time staff. If this is true, I will not be going to the Ex this year, I’m afraid. Global News reports.
  • A court date has been set to hear a challenge against Doug Ford’s unilateral reduction in the size of Toronto City Council, Jennifer Pagliaro reports at the Toronto Star.
  • The illegal dumping of soil excavated from Toronto construction sites, deposited in rural areas without regard to environmental never mind legal concerns, is a growing plague in the Toronto hinterland. CBC reports.
  • The Discourse has announced that they are searching for a journalist well-versed in Scarborough, extending their coverage into central Canada.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: CNE photos, bike lanes, ward boundaries, Kent Monkman, skyline

  • Olivia Bednar at NOW Toronto reports on a new photo exhibit examining the history of the CNE, and examines five photos particularly.
  • The Toronto bike lane strategy is falling behind schedule, activists report over at the Toronto Star.
  • Shawn Micallef notes the new political alliances being forged in Toronto by the shift in ward boundaries, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Olivia Bednar at NOW Toronto reports on an upcoming exhibit of the art of Kent Monkman, this September at the Project Gallery.
  • Urban Toronto contrasts two photos of the downtown Toronto skyline from Kensington Market, taken from the same point in 2013 and 2018, here.