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[PHOTO] Thirteen photos of Ossington between Queen and Dundas

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The Jane’s Walk tour of the Ossington strip north from Queen to Dundas took us past many sites, from street art to trendy bars to hip charchuteries to, even, intersections I once lived near, with the Portuguese and Vietnamese legacies of this neighbourhood still apparent at places.

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Written by Randy McDonald

May 18, 2017 at 8:45 am

[PHOTO] Green leaves turned golden, Dundas West

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Green leaves turned golden #toronto #dundaswest #dundasstreetwest #trees #leaves #green #golden

I took the long way home last evening, taking the subway west of my stop as far as Dundas West and then walking east to home. On my way, still on Dundas West, I came across this tree, with fresh green leaves turned golden by the ambient light. Taking a photograph of this was an obligation for me.

Written by Randy McDonald

May 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

[URBAN NOTE] “Protesters outside Masjid Toronto call for ban on Islam as Muslims pray inside”

Torontoist’s Andrea Houston and the Ryersonian’s post were just two links noting a protest Thursday by anti-Muslim activists outside of a mosque downtown on Dundas Street West. One thing that the social media coverage of the event highlighted, which was nice, was that random passersby confronted the activists on the street.

More than a dozen people gathered outside a mosque in the heart of downtown Toronto with loudspeakers and banners in hand, shouting slogans about banning Islam as Muslims gathered to pray inside.

The protest happened Friday outside Masjid Toronto on Dundas Street West near University Avenue.

The shouting was so loud that Tera Goldblatt, who works on the 21st floor in a nearby building, said she could hear it from inside her office.

When she came down to see what was going on, she said, she saw some 15 people screaming, some blocking the path of those trying to enter the mosque.

“The response from the people who were trying to get inside was very sort of ‘Oh well, they’re entitled to their opinion’ and ‘Oh well, I guess that’s just part of life,'” Goldblatt said.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

[URBAN NOTE] “Fanfare for Hugh’s Room fundraiser upsets unpaid staff”

CBC News’ Stephanie Matteis reports on the employees of beleaguered Toronto music venue Hugh’s Room, upset that while their employers will benefit from a fundraiser their back wages are likely to be left unpaid. Surely they, too, deserve something from the music community?

The fanfare about a potential reopening of Hugh’s pub and entertainment lounge, better known as “Hugh’s Room” has many music lovers excited. But it’s upsetting some former staff members, who are still owed wages from the music venue.

The bar closed at the beginning of January, with owner Richard Carson facing insurmountable but undisclosed debt. Supporters have since stepped in to rebrand it as a not-for-profit entity through fundraising.

A GoFundMe campaign started Jan. 27 and has already raised more than $55,000 — more than a third of its goal.

Meanwhile, many who made about $12 an hour are left without compensation they’re owed.

Lisa Fullerton called Hugh’s Room “family,” which is partly why it felt like such a blow to her and others to feel “strung along” about being paid outstanding wages.

The single mom was a cook at the Dundas Street West establishment. She worked there on and off starting in 2010 and had cheques bounce twice in the last half year.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm

[PHOTO] BMO, 2895 Dundas Street West

BMO, 2895 Dundas Street West

Written by Randy McDonald

January 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm

[PHOTO] Stairway behind fence with berries, Annette and Dundas West

Stairway behind fence with berries, Annette and Dundas West #toronto #junctionto #annettestreet #dundasstreetwest #dupontstreet #stairs #staircase

Written by Randy McDonald

January 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

[PHOTO] Ten photos from the Wallace Avenue Footbridge

“Wallace Avenue Footbridge” seems to be the most common name on the Internet for the large steel truss bridge that stretches over the rail lines north of Bloor at Dundas West, connecting Dundas Street West on the west side of the rail line with Wallace Avenue and the Junction Triangle on the east side. The views offered from the platform are wonderful, unmatched in the city, whether looking south towards Bloor Street and the GO Station and the towers of Crossways, north towards the Junction, or west (or east) towards the streets below.

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Written by Randy McDonald

January 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm