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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: HQ2, Geary Avenue, Yonge and Eglinton, Port Lands, Pickering subway

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  • Ben Fox Rubin at CNET reports on the perhaps surprisingly successful bid of Toronto to host Amazon’s HQ2.
  • blogTO reports on how Geary Avenue, just one street away from me, is becoming one of the most interesting streets in Toronto for nightclubbing and more.
  • Many residents of Yonge and Eglinton are unhappy with the pace of condo construction in the neighbourhood. Local resources–like utilities, and local schools–are coming under pressure. blogTO reports.
  • Part of Lake Ontario in the Port Lands, off Cherry Street, is being filled in for condo development. CityNews reports.
  • John Lorinc at Spacing looks at the many ways in which Premier Doug Ford’s proposal of extending the subway to Pickering simply does not work.
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Last night, I took a leisurely walk home on a warm summer evening, west on St. Clair from St. Clair West station and then south through Regal Heights, down to the northwesternmost corner of Dovercourt Village.

West towards Bathurst on St. Clair #toronto #stclairwest #stclairavenue

Empty lot, northeast corner of Bathurst and St. Clair #toronto #stclairwest #stclairavenue #bathurststreet #fields #skyline

Vaughan Road at St. Clair #toronto #stclairwest #stclairavenue #vaughanroad #intersection

512 St. Clair westbound at Christir #toronto #stclairavenue #stclairwest #christiestreet #ttc #streetcars #bracondalehill #512stclair

Balconies of yellow brick #toronto #stclairwest #stclairavenue #bracondalehill #yellow #brick #balcony

St. Clair West at Winona #toronto #stclairwest #stclairavenue #winonadrive #intersection #ttc #streetcars

For National Aboriginal History Month #toronto #firstnations #indigenoushistorymonth #stclairwest #stclairavenue #regalheights #books #bookstore #window #display #ayeregobooks

Into the green #toronto #regalheights #green #path #regalroad #glenholmeave

Down the stairs #toronto #stairs #escarpment #glaciallakeiroquois #davenport #regalheights #davenportroad #regalroad

Looking south down Bartlett Avenue North #toronto #davenport #bartlettavenue #davenportroad

[PHOTO] An election triptych, from Davenport ON (#onpoli, #elxn2018)

I’ve just cast my vote in this year’s Ontario general election. I literally went a half-black down the street in my west-end riding of Davenport to cast my vote for the NDP’s Marit Stiles, largely in the hope that I might bolster the NDP’s ranks enough to prevent the nightmare of a Conservative majority government under Doug Ford.

The choice in Davenport, seen on my way to vote #toronto #dovercourtvillage #bartlettavenue #davenport #onpoli #elxn2018 #ndp #maritstiles #liberal #cristinamartins

Vote/Votez ici #toronto #dovercourtvillage #bartlettavenue #davenport #onpoli #elxn2018 #dovercourtpublicschool

... and, out #toronto #dovercourtvillage #bartlettavenue #davenport #onpoli #elxn2018 #dovercourtpublicschool

I hope it will be enough.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 7, 2018 at 6:02 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Geary Avenue, TTC, North York red oak, Gregg Lintern, Ford on TAVIS

  • blogTO notes how Geary Avenue, an old commercial street literally in my neighbourhood, is becoming a hot spot for culture and nightclubbing in Toronto.
  • Last Sunday, Transit Toronto’s Robert Mackenzie shared photos from the parade of TTC streetcars old and new in the Beaches Easter Parade.
  • Will the city of Toronto intervene to save a centuries-old red oak tree in North York? And at what cost? The Toronto Star reports.
  • Christopher Hume argues that the city’s new chief planner, Gregg Lintern, needs to actively communicate his vision of the city of Toronto, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Doug Ford was booed at a Somali-Canadian event when he stated his support there for TAVIS, a police program unpopular for carding mostly non-whites. CBC reports.

[PHOTO] Red tulips and candle, The Greater Good

Red tulips and candle #toronto #greatergood #gearyave #davenport #red #tulips #flowers #candles #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 17, 2018 at 12:19 pm

[PHOTO] Looking north across the tracks, Bartlett above Dupont, with and without flash

Looking north across the tracks, Bartlett above Dupont with flash #toronto #bartlettavenue #night #yellow #lights #dovercourtvillage #davenport

Looking north across the tracks, Bartlett above Dupont without flash #toronto #bartlettavenue #night #yellow #lights #dovercourtvillage #davenport

Written by Randy McDonald

November 13, 2017 at 7:40 am

[PHOTO] East on Geary at Dufferin, Toronto

East on Geary at Dufferin #toronto #davenport #night #gearyave #dufferinstreet//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Standing on Geary Avenue just east of Dufferin Street, this one of Toronto’s newest hip streets looks perfectly ordinary and quietly miraculous under the line of street lights.

Written by Randy McDonald

August 10, 2017 at 7:00 am