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Posts Tagged ‘Eglinton Crosstown

[PHOTO] Yonge above Eglinton at a time of construction

Yonge above Eglinton at a time of construction #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongestreet #evening #skyline #intersection #blue #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

September 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Zanzibar, Chinatown, Golden Mile, beer, ravines

  • The story of Toronto nightclub Zanzibar is, indeed, a fascinating one. (Soon to go, with the rest of Yonge Street.) The Toronto Star has it.
  • Will gentrification undermine Chinatown, downtown on Spadina Avenue? Global News reports.
  • The Golden Mile of Scarborough, along Eglinton Avenue, is set to be radically transformed by development. blogTO reports.
  • Oh, why not allow for the sale of beer at some convenience stores in TTC stops? blogTO has it.
  • Alireza Nareghi looks in MacLean’s at the threat posed to the ravine environments of Toronto by invasive species, and at what is being done to save them.

[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.