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[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.

[PHOTO] Looking west on Eglinton, twilight

Looking west on Eglinton, twilight #toronto #yongeandeglinton #eglintonavenue #twilight #eglintoncrosstown

Written by Randy McDonald

February 17, 2019 at 9:15 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Google and the Portlands, TTC, Westside Mall, Sahil Jagil

  • Steve Munro examines the complexity of the issues raised by Google’s leaked plans for the Port Lands, and the possibility that it overplayed its hand.
  • The Toronto Star, incidentally, notes that the Ontario government has reacted strongly and negatively to the Google proposal re: the Port Lands.
  • Urban Toronto considers the language of “terms of reference” used in the discussion of uploading the TTC from Toronto to Ontario. What does it all mean?
  • Urban Toronto reports on plans to redevelop the Westside Mall driven by the nearby Caledonia Station on the Eglinton Crosstown line.
  • Toronto Life tells the story of Sahil Jagil, a man who came to Ontario as a student at Wilfrid Laurier University at 18 and in the next decade and a half managed to create a small property empire in Toronto.

[PHOTO] Looking along Eglinton Avenue East, Yonge-Eglinton Centre

The rooftop patio at the Yonge-Eglinton Centre offers fantastic views of the entire neighbourhood of Yonge and Eglinton as it continues its transformation.

Looking along Eglinton Avenue East, Yonge-Eglinton Centre #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongeeglintoncentre #eglintonavenue #skyline #eglintoncrosstown #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: TTC, London, maps, Eglinton and Dufferin, Ontario Place

  • The Toronto Star reports on the framework agreement for uploading the TTC to Ontario, noting the three different scenarios imagined.
  • Tricia Wood at Spacing warns that the uploading of the TTC might well end badly, as shown by the similar takeover of London mass transit by the British government under Margaret Thatcher.
  • blogTO shares an example of the new maps on TTC subways, these usefully showing the streetcar network alongside the subway routes.
  • Urban Toronto profiles a proposal for an eight-storey rental unit proposed for Eglinton and Dufferin, taking advantage of location come the Eglinton Crosstown.
  • The suggestion of John Michael McGrath that Ontario Place is in need of radical transformation, perhaps more than we might like, does merit some consideration.