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[PHOTO] Five photos of Spadina Avenue at night

Spadina below College (1) #toronto #spadinaavenue #spadina #chinatown #night #latergram

Spadina below College (2) #toronto #spadinaavenue #spadina #chinatown #night #sidewalk #latergram

El Mocambo #toronto #spadinaavenue #spadina #chinatown #night #elmocambo #neon #signs #latergram

Spadina and College #toronto #spadinaavenue #spadina #collegestreet #night #intersection #latergram

Looking north at 1 Spadina Crescent #toronto #spadinaavenue #1spadinacrescent #ttc #streetcars #night #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 3, 2019 at 9:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: food, McDonald’s, cell phones, cricket, renoviction

  • NOW Toronto notes that poor and racialized people in Toronto find it difficult to access healthy food.
  • blogTO observes that the McDonald’s at King and Dufferin has installed blue lights in washrooms to try to discourage the shooting up there of heroin.
  • The TTC is set to offer cell phone service in some downtown tunnels. blogTO reports.
  • Perry King at Spacing reports on how Toronto needs to expand its facilities for the growing number of players of cricket.
  • Samantha Edwards at NOW Toronto reports that the owner of 795 College has been fined $C 135 000 for the renoviction of prior tenants.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: grocery games, real estate, housing, Shermans, Goldy

  • blogTO notes that grocery chain No Frills has come out with a side-scrolling video game.
  • blogTO notes that Lakeshore Apparel is making shirts and other garments representing often-overlooked Toronto neighbourhoods.
  • Famed Little Italy nightclub The Matador has been sold to condo developers. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The East Side Motel, a Scarborough motel once used by the City of Toronto to house homeless people, has been demolished. The Toronto Star U>reports.
  • Front-line housing workers are finding themselves faced with problems impossible to solve thanks to the housing crisis. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Anne Kingston at MacLean’s notes that estate documents belonging to Barry and Honey Sherman will be unsealed in a couple of months, attracting interest from people interested in the billionaire couple’s murder.
  • This PressProgress report on the many well-off businesspeople in Toronto who supported the Faith Goldy run for mayor of Toronto is eye-opening.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: McDonald’s, Faith Goldy, school lunches, Yonge/College, Scarborough

  • This blogTO ranking of the best and the worst McDonald’s restaurants in Toronto makes sense to me.
  • I look forward to what an audit of the campaign finances of alt-right poster child Faith Goldy’s mayoral campaign will reveal. The Toronto Star reports.
  • This article at TVO notes that cuts in school lunches for needy children in Toronto should not necessarily be blamed on the Ford government.
  • Urban Toronto looks back at Yonge and College before yet another of the intersection’s transformations.
  • This initiative by a Scarborough church to rebuild itself in such a way as to create affordable housing for its neighbourhood is certainly innovative. The Toronto Star reports.

[PHOTO] Little Italy, College Street, @sumartist

Little Italy, College Street, @sumartist #toronto #collegestreet #crawfordstreet #littleitaly #publicart #mural #parkinglot #sumartist

Written by Randy McDonald

May 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

[PHOTO] Looking west at blues, Yonge and College

Looking west at blues #toronto #yongeandcollege #collegestreet #evening #blue #clouds

Written by Randy McDonald

April 22, 2019 at 8:00 am

[PHOTO] Stardust Convenience, 9 pm

The evocatively-named Stardust Convenience has been on the northwestern corner of Dufferin and College for as long as I’ve been in Toronto, but I only noticed the mural painted on the building to its west last night.

Stardust Convenience, 9 pm #toronto #brocktonvillage #dufferinstreet #collegestreet #stardustconvenience #mural #night #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 25, 2019 at 11:05 am