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Posts Tagged ‘Eglinton Crosstown

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: #DoorsOpenTO, Eglinton Crosstown, Lake Ontario, public art

  • Transit Toronto notes that both the Eglinton Crosstown yards and Lower Bay station were open this weekend past for Doors Open. I got to see both!
  • Urban Toronto looks at the newly revealed Eglinton Crosstown vehicles.
  • blogTO observes the rapid flooding faced not only by the Toronto Islands but by the waterfront generally.
  • blogTO reports on the exciting possibility of a ferry connecting Etobicoke, at Humber Bay Shores, to the downtown.
  • Building a linear park over the subway trench between Davisville and Eglinton stations in midtown Toronto is an idea that appeals to me. blogTO reports.
  • NOW Toronto reports on a slew of original coffee shops around Toronto, including a laundromat hybrid on Dufferin.
  • Urban Toronto celebrates the Ron Arad sculpture Safe Hands at One Bloor East.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Eglinton Avenue, Union Station, Highway 401, cookie dough, Meadoway

  • This imagining of what Eglinton Avenue West will look like after LRT construction is done is actually pretty compelling. blogTO has it.
  • Union Station renovations might actually be complete by the end of 2020. Global News reports.
  • Highway 401 is being widened in the GTA to allow for recent increases in traffic. blogTO reports.
  • Queen Street West is getting a cookie dough cafe. blogTO reports.
  • The Meadoway, a vast linear park connection downtown Toronto with Scarborough, looks fine in this imagining. CBC Toronto has it.

[PHOTO] “No Crossing,” Yonge and Eglinton

Construction of the Eglinton Crosstown continues to wreak havoc with, among other places, the crosswalks at Yonge and Eglinton.

"No Crossing" #toronto #yongeandeglinton #eglintonavenue #eglintoncrosstown #yongestreet #construction #nocrossing

Written by Randy McDonald

April 12, 2019 at 10:45 pm

[PHOTO] Four photos of Toronto as seen from the patio of the Yonge-Eglinton Centre

Toronto had several centimetres of spring snow fall today, a last gasp of winter at the start of spring. The city below did look nice from the rooftop patio of the Yonge-Eglinton Centre, the snow lightly covering the changing city beyond. Construction on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line was visible below, as is the Eglinton station itself as it undergoes work, preparing to become an interchange station come the Crosstown’s completion in 2021.

Late snow seen on the Yonge-Eglinton Centre patio #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongeeglintoncentre #patio #spring #snow

Seen looking south from the Yonge-Eglinton Centre patio #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongeeglintoncentre #patio #spring #snow #eglintonavenue #eglintoncrosstown #cranes #skyline

Looking down on Eglinton Station #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongeeglintoncentre #spring #snow #eglintonavenue #eglintoncrosstown #eglintonstation #cranes

Seen looking east from the Yonge-Eglinton Centre patio #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongeeglintoncentre #patio #spring #snow #eglintonavenue #eglintoncrosstown #cranes #skyline #glass

Written by Randy McDonald

March 31, 2019 at 9:15 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Yonge and Eglinton, TD Centre, TTC, budget, Cantonese opera

  • Urban Toronto notes that Yonge and Eglinton is now being torn apart, again, for Eglinton Crosstown construction.
  • Chris Bateman writes at CityLab about the singular achievement of Mies Van der Rohe in designing the TD Centre.
  • blogTO reports that the TTC has abandoned the policy of collecting personal information from passengers accused of misconduct, an echo of police carding.
  • John Lorinc writes at Spacing about ways to reframe the language used in debating the budget of the City of Toronto.
  • Arlene Chan at Spacing tells the century-long history of Cantonese opera in Toronto.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: housing & ODSP, Crystal Papineau, Y&E Brooke Lynn Hites, loneliness

  • Justin Haynes writes at NOW Toronto about the exceptional difficulty of finding affordable housing in Toronto for people on ODSP.
  • CBC Toronto reports on the life of Crystal Papineau, a homeless woman who died in a tragic accident in Bloorcourt.
  • Transit Toronto notes that Yonge and Eglinton is going to be disrupted for the next two months by Eglinton Crosstown construction.
  • Toronto Life looks at Brooke Lynn Hites, the first Canadian contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
  • Samantha Edwards writes at NOW Toronto about the concern that our city’s boom in condo construction might also lead to loneliness. What is to be done?

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: TTC, Port Lands, homelessness, Wilfrid Laurier, affordable housing

  • The upload of the TTC from Toronto to Ontario may well prove which level of government can do a better job of building transit, the city or the province, Ben Spurr notes at the Toronto Star.
  • Businesses in Toronto’s Port Lands welcome increased development, for understandable reasons. The Toronto Star reports.
  • NOW Toronto notes that John Tory neglects mental health as not a cause but a consequence of homelessness, given the extraordinary stresses that imposes on people.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at how Toronto responded to the death of former prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier back in 1919.
  • Cheryll Case at the Broadbent Blog notes the negative effect that the Finch and Eglinton LRTs can have on affordable housing in northwestern Toronto, where Toronto’s black populations are most concentrated.