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[PHOTO] Electric blue to the west, Bloor at Dufferin

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Coming home yesterday evening, outside of Dufferin station, I was struck by the view to my west.

Electric blue to the west #toronto #bloorstreetwest #bloordale #dufferinstreet #blue #evening #twilight #electricblue


Written by Randy McDonald

March 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: incubators, Bloordale, real estate, migration, Rosedale

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  • The universities of Toronto–U of T, Ryerson, York–turn out to provide some of the best university-based incubators of high-tech business in the world. CBC reports.
  • blogTO notes that a new condo development at Bloor and Dufferin, in Bloordale just where it meets Bloorcourt, is being criticized for excessive density and a lack of community facilities.
  • Edward Keenan notes that Patrick Brown was right in talking about real estate affordability in Toronto as a problem. Why aren’t other people following him (in this, at least)? The Toronto Star has it.
  • Royson James reports on how a Seventh-Day Adventist church in western Toronto not only helped integrate immigrants from the Caribbean, but set a model for others. The Toronto Star has it.
  • Dave Leblanc writes about how Rosedale was introduced to the International Style by the 1944 Hobbs Sun House, over at The Globe and Mail.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: TTC, Sonja Bata, St. Lawrence Market, Yorkville, Bloor Street West

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  • blogTO shares, from r/Toronto, a fantastic map imagining a Toronto densely covered with all sorts of mass transit routes, from subways and streetcars down to ferries. Beautiful.
  • This city ombudsman’s inquiry as to why TTC fare inspectors seemingly assaulted a black teen is certainly needed. CBC reports.
  • The recent death of Sonja Bata, among other things founder of the excellent Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, has been noted locally. Global News reports.
  • Delayed by archeological work, the North Building at St. Lawrence Market is projected to cost in excess of 100 million dollars. The Toronto Star reports.
  • A proposed new condo tower on Yorkville’s Prince Arthur Avenue, projected to rise nearly two dozen stories in a definitely avant-garde style, is unpopular among future neighbours. CBC reports.
  • At Toronto Storeys, Christopher Hume considers facadism. When does it work? Where has it worked in Toronto?
  • At NOW Toronto, Samantha Edwards takes a look at six new housing developments along Bloor Street West, stretching from Jane through High Park North all the way to Dufferin.

[PHOTO] Waiting for the 329 Dufferin bus, at Dufferin station

Waiting #toronto #ttc #dufferin #329dufferin #buses #dufferinstreet #bloorcourt #bloordale #night

Written by Randy McDonald

February 18, 2018 at 10:01 am

[PHOTO] Parkdale towers over Dufferin, Queen and Dufferin

Yesterday evening, I was standing on Queen just west of Dufferin, waiting for the 501 bus, when I looked to my northeast. I remember when there were no substantial condo tower there, way back when I used to live in Parkdale behind the Drake.

Parkdale towers over Dufferin #toronto #evening #blue #parkdale #dufferinstreet #queenstreetwest

Written by Randy McDonald

February 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

[PHOTO] West towards the Galleria in fresh snow

All was white Sunday morning, from the sky down to the ground.

West towards the Galleria in fresh snow #toronto #galleriamall #wallaceemerson #dufferinstreet #white #winter #snow #dupontstreet

Written by Randy McDonald

February 6, 2018 at 8:31 am

[PHOTO] Window display, Yen Phuong Fashion, 1493 Dundas Street West

The window display at the new location of Yen Phuong Fashion, at 1493 Dundas Street West, caught my eye when I was coming back home last night.

Window display, Yen Phuong Fashion #toronto #night #dundasstreetwest #dufferinstreet #yenphuongfashion #wedding #window #mannequin

Written by Randy McDonald

January 23, 2018 at 12:15 pm