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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Church and Wellesley, Ontario Place, Junction, Airbnb, Kleinburg

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  • Jenna Moon talks about her experience living and loving in a Church and Wellesley that is starting to feel dangerous, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Toronto Life notes the lights of the Winter at Ontario Place festival, transforming the west island into a fantastical array of shapes at night. I must go see it.
  • Toronto Life profiles Nations Experience, an immense supermarket in the former Target Canada space in the Junction’s Stockyards that looks to be as much a tourist attraction as a store.
  • One Toronto condo owner is interviewed criticizing the new restrictions on Airbnb. (I wonder what his neighbours think.) The Toronto Star reports.
  • In Kleinburg, in Vaughan region, the definition of “detached home” has been rewritten to better enable development. The Toronto Star reports.
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[PHOTO] Four photos of the Anne Johnston Courtyard, December

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The Anne Johnston Courtyard, lush in winter, has a spare beauty in December even before the snows come.

Anne Johnston Courtyard, December (1) #toronto #yongeandeglinton #mintomidtown #annejohnstoncourtyard #parks #winter

Anne Johnston Courtyard, December (2) #toronto #yongeandeglinton #mintomidtown #annejohnstoncourtyard #parks #winter

Anne Johnston Courtyard, December (3) #toronto #yongeandeglinton #mintomidtown #annejohnstoncourtyard #parks #winter

Anne Johnston Courtyard, December (1) #toronto #yongeandeglinton #mintomidtown #annejohnstoncourtyard #parks #winter

Written by Randy McDonald

December 9, 2017 at 11:00 am

[PHOTO] Three photos of the condo towers of Lake Shore Boulevard

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The condo towers along Lake Shore Boulevard, west of the Humber, really do stand out, for their density and for the eye-catching design of some.

Towers of Lake Shore Boulevard (1) #toronto #skyline #mimico #lakeshoreblvd #condos #towers #latergram

Towers of Lake Shore Boulevard (1) #toronto #skyline #mimico #lakeshoreblvd #condos #towers #latergram

Towers of Lake Shore Boulevard (1) #toronto #skyline #mimico #lakeshoreblvd #condos #towers #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 8, 2017 at 12:09 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: condos, Church and Wellesley, biking, Eglinton LRT, Scarborough

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  • blogTO notes that a massive condo tower, 64 stories high, is slated for the northwest corner of Church and Wellesley.
  • VICE reports on how a string of suspicious disappearances, dead people, and outright murders is worrying people in Church and Wellesley.
  • Ben Spurr notes that the Ontario government has given Toronto more than $C 25 million to improve cycling infrastructure, over at the Toronto Star.
  • David Rider notes a push to investigate the idea of burying the western end of the Eglinton LRT line, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Oliver Moore notes the recommendation of outgoing TTC chief Andy Byford that the one-stop Scarborough subway extension be cancelled if the cost is projected to be more than $C 3 billion, over at The Globe and Mail.

[PHOTO] Towers of Mimico as seen from Humber Bay Park

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Towers of Mimico #toronto #humberbaypark #skyline #mimico #lakeshoreblvd #condos #towers #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 7, 2017 at 8:15 am

[PHOTO] Five photos of the Mimico Creek Bridge, Humber Bay Park

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This bridge over Mimico Creek, connecting the western and eastern segments of Humber Bay Park, is rather dramatic, what with its northern lip arcing out towards Mimico and the condo towers lining Lake Shore Boulevard.

Bridge over Mimico Creek (1) #toronto #humberbaypark #mimicocreek #mimico #bridge #latergram

Bridge over Mimico Creek (2) #toronto #humberbaypark #mimicocreek #mimico #bridge #latergram

Bridge over Mimico Creek (3) #toronto #humberbaypark #mimicocreek #mimico #bridge #latergram

Bridge over Mimico Creek (4) #toronto #humberbaypark #mimicocreek #mimico #bridge #latergram

Bridge over Mimico Creek (5) #toronto #humberbaypark #mimicocreek #mimico #bridge #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 5, 2017 at 9:01 am

[PHOTO] Paul Kane House among the condo towers

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With plans for a mixed-use condo tower more than forty stories high on the northwest corner of Church and Wellesley, Paul Kane House will be completely surrounded by high-rise towers. This space, with its grassy lawn, will become that much more important, as an exception to the high-density downtown.

Paul Kane House among the condo towers #toronto #paulkanehouse #churchandwellesley #wellesleystreet #condos #towers

Written by Randy McDonald

November 26, 2017 at 9:30 am