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[PHOTO] Waiting for the 329 Dufferin past 4 am

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Waiting for the 329 Dufferin past 4 am #toronto #parkdale #westqueenwest #dufferinstreet #queenstreetwest #dufferin

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Written by Randy McDonald

October 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Bloordale towers, St. Regis, Toronto design failures, North Market, books

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  • There will be huge changes at Bloor and Dufferin, including one proposed tower a few dozen stories high. blogTO reports.
  • The St. Regis, the former Trump Tower, is set to offer very high-end luxury condos in the Financial District. The Toronto Star reports.
  • In the aftermath of a string of pedestrian deaths, Shawn Micallef notes the design failures of Toronto leading to loss of life.
  • Spacing talks about what the North Market of Toronto can learn from the historic El Born of Barcelona.
  • blogTO notes that an abortive scandal over the placement of a Little Free Library came to nothing in the end.

[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

[URBAN NOTE] Three notes about Muslims, their haters and my neighbourhood and cats, in Toronto

  • Daily Xtra‘s Arshy Mann and Evan Balgord report on how the Jewish Defense League plans on marching in Toronto Pride. Grand.
  • Spacing’s Shazlin Rahman reports on the Jane’s Walk she organized around sites of significance to Muslims around Bloor and Dufferin.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Nicholas Keung and Raju Mudhar reported earlier this month on the happy reunification of a Syrian couple with their cat.

[PHOTO] Shrine among the flowers in late evening, St. Mary of the Angels, Dufferin and Davenport

Shrine among the flowers in late evening

I was walking south on Dufferin Street towards St. Mary of the Angels, a Roman Catholic Church on the southeast corner of Davenport Road and Dufferin in Davenport, when I saw this shrine and these flowers.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 16, 2017 at 6:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] “Toronto’s Dufferin Street named second worst road in province by CAA”

Oh, my Dufferin Street! From CP24:

The Canadian Automobile Association says Burlington Street East in Hamilton has won the dubious distinction of being voted Ontario’s worst road for 2017.

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Dufferin Street has made nine appearances on the provincial top 10 list since the campaign’s inception more than a decade ago.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 15, 2017 at 7:45 pm

[PHOTO] Wallace Emerson Community Centre in spring

Wallace Emerson Community Centre in spring

I love these arches, and will be sad to see them go with the impending condo development at Dupont and Dufferin.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 4, 2017 at 11:15 am