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[PHOTO] A look at the #PianoTowns site, Dupont and Westmoreland, 2011 and 2017 and 2020

The Piano Towns development, on the southeast corner of Dupont and Westmoreland, is nearing completion, units selling at more than $C 1 million each.

Piano Towns (1) #toronto #condos #pianotowns #construction #architecture #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #westmorelandave

Piano Towns (2) #toronto #condos #pianotowns #construction #architecture #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #westmorelandave

Piano Towns (3) #toronto #condos #pianotowns #construction #architecture #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #westmorelandave

I photographed the site in 2011, just another empty lot left after a 2009 fire.

Empty lot, Dupont and Westmoreland//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

I also photographed the place in 2017.

Empty lot, Dupont at Westmoreland #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #westmorelandavenue #vacant//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Written by Randy McDonald

June 11, 2020 at 10:45 pm

[PHOTO] E Condos, vanishing into fog, Saturday afternoon

E Condos, vanishing into fog #toronto #yongeandeglinton #skyline #condos #econdos #winter #grey #fog

Written by Randy McDonald

January 26, 2020 at 8:45 am

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • Some of the apartments hit by the Gosford apartment fire have been repaired and opened to their tenants again. Global News reports.
  • Steve Munro maps the 70 O’Connor bus route in action as a case study, here.
  • Condo developers have created the new neighbourhood of “West St. Clair West” out of, among other established neighbourhoods, Carleton Village. blogTO reports.
  • The plans for the controversial new Pharrell Williams condo development at Yonge and Eglinton look interesting. blogTO shares.
  • Should Toronto have free public mass transit? NOW Toronto makes the case.
  • Brian Doucet at Spacing Toronto takes a look at the Toronto CLRV streetcars in their North American context, here.
  • The repeated flooding of the Toronto Islands, as NOW Toronto points out, surely demonstrates the reality of climate change for Toronto.

[BLOG] Fifteen Toronto links

  • blogTO reports that Toronto has been testing Eglinton Crosstown trains, here.
  • What TTC routes might be changed by the Eglinton Crosstown? A map illustrates, over at blogTO.
  • The new tower proposed for 888 Dupont, at Ossington, will even include a vertical farm. blogTO reports.
  • Venerable Agincourt Mall is going to be a new condo development. blogTO reports.
  • Is co-ownership actually the only way most people in Toronto will end up owning a home? blogTO considers.
  • Residential tenants in a Leslieville building who complained about their landlord may end up getting evicted from a building never zoned for residents. CBC reports.
  • The City of Toronto has taken over the deserted shopping arcade at Queen Street West and John. CBC reports.
  • Katrina Onstad at Toronto Life tells the story of Katharine Mulherin, the Queen Street West gallery owner who changed her neighbourhood but was broken by gentrification.
  • The bar Tequila Bookworm is closing, displaced by rising rents. NOW Toronto reports.
  • NOW Toronto interviews night mayor Michael Thompson, here.
  • Steve Munro considers the TTC’s express bus services, here.
  • Terra Lumina, the nighttime cultural event at the Toronto Zoo, looks fantastic in these photos over at Toronto Life.
  • Oh, what the map of Toronto subways could have been if only we planned! blogTO shares one.
  • Steve Munro examines the TTC’s plan for 2020-2024, here.
  • The TTC may not act to decrease overcrowding on some routes. blogTO reports on why.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links

  • The Pilot, in Yorkville, celebrates its 75th anniversary as a venue. Global News reports.
  • Some immigrant businesspeople recently bought an old Toronto Hydro building in the north of the city as a shelter for immigrants. Global News reports.
  • The backlash against the proposed condo tower at Yonge and Eglinton branded by Pharrell Williams has been swift. blogTO reports.
  • Urban Toronto notes that a 13-story mixed-use building has been proposed for 888 Dupont Street, at the corner of Dupont and Ossington.
  • A TV crew in North York last week cancelled its shoot in North York, near the site of last year’s ramming attack on Yonge Street. CTV News reports.
  • A poster on r/Toronto noted last week the six-year anniversary of the admission of then-mayor Rob Ford that he smoked crack.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links

  • blogTO notes the maps made by artist Peter Gorman showing the strange intersections of Toronto.
  • This imagining of a wholly pedestrianized lower Yonge Street looks attractive. blogTO has it.
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  • Jamie Bradburn tells how couples in Toronto during the Second World War expressed their love, here.
  • This condo at 701 Dovercourt Road looks amazing. blogTO reports.
  • Toronto Pearson Airport failed in its obligation to provide services for French-language travelers, the Official Languages Commissioner has ruled. CTV News reports.
  • So-called “unicorn poutine” is offered for sale at a north Toronto restaurant. Global News reports.

[PHOTO] 11 Wellesley West, from an angle

10 Wellesley West, from an angle #toronto #yongeandwellesley #10wellesleywest #skyscraper #condos #architecture

Written by Randy McDonald

October 21, 2019 at 8:45 pm

[PHOTO] Looking down at E Condos

Looking down at E Condos #toronto #yongeandeglinton #econdos #blue #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

October 11, 2019 at 10:45 am

[PHOTO] Looking up at E Condos, Yonge and Eglinton

Looking up #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongeeglintoncentre #econdos #skyscraper #blue #morning #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

October 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Toronto Monopoly, signs, public art, Portlands, Union Station

  • blogTO notes that there is, for a short while, a Toronto-themed version of Monopoly available for sale.
  • The iconic Toronto sign in front of City Hall is set to be replaced with a more cost-effective one. The Toronto Star reports.
  • I like the controversial statue of a man 25 feet tall placed in front of a new condo development on St. Clair Avenue West. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The National Post reports in depth of the plans of Google’s Sidewalk Labs to transform the Portlands.
  • Sean Marshall looks at how the concrete barriers put up in front of Union Station disrupt, particularly, non-car traffic there.