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[PHOTO] “60 Years: The Art of Soup”

Written by Randy McDonald

May 4, 2020 at 9:30 pm

[PHOTO] Looking up from the Walmart line-up at the Dufferin Mall on a blue Monday in spring

Today is a lovely blue-skied spring day.

Blue Monday (1) #toronto #dufferinmall #brocktonvillage #blue #spring #afternoon #sky #skyline

Blue Monday (2) #toronto #dufferinmall #brocktonvillage #blue #spring #afternoon #sky #skyline

Blue Monday (3) #toronto #dufferinmall #brocktonvillage #blue #spring #afternoon #sky #skyline

Written by Randy McDonald

May 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm

[PHOTO] Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday

Last Thursday after the first snow of fall, I took a walk down to Dufferin Grove Park. The snow, already beginning to melt in the relative warmth, dressed the park up nicely.

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (1) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (2) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (3) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (4) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (5) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (6) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (7) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (8) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (9) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Zellers, Dufferin Mall, Toronto Islands, Japan, Guild Park

  • Narcity notes the sad news that the last Zellers stores in Canada, including the one in Etobicoke, will be closed by January 2020.
  • Tanya Mok at blogTO looks at the successes of the Dufferin Mall.
  • blogTO looks at the William Meany Maze on the Toronto Islands.
  • Jamie Bradburn writes of the early history of Japanese restaurants in Toronto.
  • Melanie Zettler at Global News writes about the history of the Guild Park and Gardens, in Scarborough.

[URBAN NOTE] Nine Toronto links: TTC, Mount Duff, parks, Sully’s, Six Points, heritage, Port Lands

  • NOW Toronto shares a report from an anonymous TTC fare evader who argues for free transit for the poorer of Toronto.</LI.
  • blogTO notes that the famous wintertime snow pile of the Dufferin Mall parking lot, Mount Duff, is back!
  • I am very pleased to learn of the impending plans to make the Humber Bay Shores Park better than ever. blogTO reports.
  • Neighbourhood establishment, Sully’s Boxing Gym, is facing eviction from its Dupont Street home in the very near future. Will it figure out a new deal with its landlord? Will it survive to make it to a new location? blogTO reports.
  • Transit Toronto notes that the infamous Six Points intersection of Etobicoke is going to be involved in a transit schedule-confusing transformation for the foreseeable future.
  • A house in Wallace Emerson just sold for $C 1.4 million, after just two days on the market. Toronto Life reports.
  • This plan to replace the old University of Toronto planetarium with a new establishment, at 90 Queen’s Park Crescent, of a mixed-use centre is certainly visually appealing. blogTO <a href="https://www.blogto.com/real-estate-toronto/2019/02/90-queens-park-u-of-toronto/
  • Richard Longley writes at NOW Toronto about the need of the city to preserve its heritage in all of its richnesses.
  • John Lorinc writes at Spacing about the issues revealed in Toronto and Ontario politics by the Sidewalk Labs adventure in the Port Lands.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: Light tunnels, waterfront, Ossington graffiti, Dufferin Mall, police

  • blogTO notes a few of the holiday light tunnels up, from Yonge and St. Clair south to the waterfront.
  • Rabble asks a useful question: How much does the Toronto public know about plans for the waterfront?
  • John Lorinc at Spacing fears much may go wrong in the development of the Toronto waterfront, between a flawed auditor-general’s report and the new Ford government of Ontario.
  • I must go to this graffiti-lined alley paralleling Ossington starting north of Queen. blogTO reports.
  • There may yet emerge a substantial condo development on what is now the parking lot of the Dufferin Mall, to the northeast of the mall proper. blogTO reports.
  • Happily, the Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal by the former policeman convicted of killing Sammy Yatim. VICE reports.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

  • blogTO notes that the old HMV store in the Dufferin Mall is now a fidget spinner store. This has gone viral.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly talks about her week in Paris.
  • Centauri Dreams notes one paper examining the complex formation of the dense TRAPPIST-1 system.
  • Far Outliers reports from early 20th century Albania, about how tribal and language and ethnic identities overlap, and not.
  • Language Log notes efforts to promote Cantonese in the face of Mandarin.
  • The LRB Blog wonders if May’s electoral defeat might lead to the United Kingdom changing its Brexit trajectory.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that cars have more complex computer programming these days than fighter jets.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes that the counter-cyclical Brazilian fiscal cap still makes no sense.
  • Window on Eurasia argues that Russia is edging towards an acknowledgement of its involvement in the Ukrainian war.

[PHOTO] Hanging pansies at Miceli’s

Hanging pansies at Miceli's #toronto #dufferinmall #flowers #pansies #janeswalk

Miceli’s garden centre, in the parking lot of the Dufferin Mall, had some wonderful hanging pansies on display.

Written by Randy McDonald

May 5, 2015 at 4:22 pm

[PHOTO] “Dufferin Mall, really”

The catchphrase “Dufferin Mall, really” belongs to the west-end Dufferin Mall, a shopping complex that–contrary to stereotypes, and expectations–has actually done a pretty good job of connecting with its local community and of attracting a good mix of stores. (They have a Dollarama and a H&M!)

"Dufferin Mall, really"

Written by Randy McDonald

May 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm