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[URBAN NOTE] Ten Toronto links

  • The vicious homophobia exhibited by TCDSB trustee Mike Del Grande is, IMHO, another reason to defund public Catholic education in Ontario. Global News reports.
  • The CCLV streetcars of the TTC are set to be pulled by the end of November. Global News reports.
  • The Scarborough Bluffs are set to see some worthwhile investment. blogTO reports.
  • CBC notes growth in food bank usage in Toronto and Mississauga.
  • Presto users are being mischarged based on GPS mistakes. CBC reports.
  • Renovictions have spiked 300% over the past four years. blogTO reports.
  • The cost of rent continues to grow in Toronto. blogTO reports.
  • A new project hopes to make Yonge and Eglinton less congested. The Toronto Star reports.
  • New regulations about Airbnb should make the real estate market easier for renters. NOW Toronto reports.
  • Owing to family request, a new street in Etobicoke will not be named after former Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Global News reports.

[PHOTO] Four photos of the Kipling GO Station

The Kipling GO Station, attached by a short tunnel to the Kipling TTC station at the westernmost end of the Bloor-Danforth line, looks rather impressive late at night, illuminated in the middle of an Etobicoke that has not quite condensed into a high-rise neighbourhood. The long sight lines are impressive.

Kipling GO Station (1) #toronto #etobicoke #kiplingstation #kiplinggostation #gotransit #rail #wires #skyline

Kipling GO Station (2) #toronto #etobicoke #kiplingstation #kiplinggostation #gotransit #rail #wires #skyline

Kipling GO Station (3) #toronto #etobicoke #kiplingstation #kiplinggostation #gotransit #rail #wires #skyline

Kipling GO Station (4) #toronto #etobicoke #kiplingstation #kiplinggostation #gotransit #rail #wires #skyline

Written by Randy McDonald

October 18, 2019 at 10:15 am

Posted in Photo, Toronto

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[PHOTO] Surprise IKEA Shuttle Bus, Kipling Station

Surprise IKEA Shuttle Bus sign #toronto #ttc #kiplingstation #ikea #ikeaetobicoke #signs #bus

Written by Randy McDonald

October 18, 2019 at 9:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: EtobiCo, Sully’s, Don Mills Road, biking, landlord vs. tenant

  • blogTO notesa corner of Etobicoke, bounded by Bloor and Kipling and the Queensway and Islington, is now being banded as the neighbourhood of EtobiCo.
  • Sully’s Boxing Gym, once a neighbour of mine on Dupont, is now on Dundas Street West. blogTO reports.
  • Sean Marshall takes a look at the problems of Don Mills Road for people not in cars, here.
  • The Toronto Star explains a new study exploring why more people in the city do not bike to work, here.
  • The sort of landlord-tenant conflict and mistrust described here cannot contribute to a productive city. The Toronto Star reports.

[PHOTO] Three photos walking south past the GO Transit and VIA Rail yards, Islington Avenue

Sunday, I walked with the man I have been dating south on Islington Avenue, past first the GO Transit Willowbrook Yard then past the VIA Rail Toronto Maintenance Terminal. These are not working stations, not open to the public, but the view of these facilities looking down from the bridge under a perfect blue sky was stunning.

GO Transit Willowbrook Yard #toronto #etobicoke #islingtonave #rail #blue #sky #gotransit #willowbrookyard #latergram

Between the GO Transit Willowbrook Yard and the VIA Rail Toronto Maintenance Centre #toronto #etobicoke #islingtonave #rail #blue #sky #gotransit #willowbrookyard #viarail #torontomaintenancecentre #latergram

Looking north at the VIA Rail Toronto Maintenance Centre #toronto #etobicoke #islingtonave #rail #blue #sky #gotransit #willowbrookyard #viarail #torontomaintenancecentre #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

June 26, 2019 at 10:36 am

[PHOTO] Looking south down the Islington Avenue Bridge

Looking south down the Islington Avenue Bridge #toronto #etobicoke #islingtonave #islingtonavenuebridge #skyline #lakeontario #blue #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

June 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm

[PHOTO] Skyline east from the Islington Avenue Bridge

Skyline east from the Islington Avenue Bridge #toronto #etobicoke #skyline #towers #cntower #financialdistrict #humberbayshores #islingtonave #islingtonavenue #islingtonavenuebridge #blue #sky #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

June 24, 2019 at 10:15 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: raccoons, High Park sakura, dog parks, marijuana, Queen Video

  • Jamie Bradburn looks back at vintage coverage in the Toronto press from 1952 about some fortunate raccoons.
  • blogTO notes that this weekend will seek peak bloom in the cherry blossoms of High Park.
  • Edward Brown at Spacing writes about the decades-long struggle to get dog parks accepted in Toronto.
  • CBC Toronto notes controversy in Etobicoke surrounding a local brewery’s decision to process medical marijuana on site.
  • This National Post article by Sadaf Ahsan looks at how now-defunct Queen Video contributed hugely to pop culture in Toronto.

[PHOTO] Three photos from Long Branch, evening

The quality of the skies above Long Branch last evening, soft colours glowing in the chill, was extraordinary. I was particularly taken by Lake Ontario, scarcely different from the sky above.

Looking west on Lake Shore, evening #toronto #etobicoke #longbranch #lakeshoreblvd #evening

Pastels over Lake Ontario, evening #toronto #etobicoke #longbranch #lakeontario #colonelsamuelsmithpark #pastel #evening

Chilly glow to the west,, evening #toronto #etobicoke #longbranch #lakeontario #pastel #evening

Written by Randy McDonald

March 30, 2019 at 11:45 am

[URBAN NOTE] Nine Toronto links: TTC, Mount Duff, parks, Sully’s, Six Points, heritage, Port Lands

  • NOW Toronto shares a report from an anonymous TTC fare evader who argues for free transit for the poorer of Toronto.</LI.
  • blogTO notes that the famous wintertime snow pile of the Dufferin Mall parking lot, Mount Duff, is back!
  • I am very pleased to learn of the impending plans to make the Humber Bay Shores Park better than ever. blogTO reports.
  • Neighbourhood establishment, Sully’s Boxing Gym, is facing eviction from its Dupont Street home in the very near future. Will it figure out a new deal with its landlord? Will it survive to make it to a new location? blogTO reports.
  • Transit Toronto notes that the infamous Six Points intersection of Etobicoke is going to be involved in a transit schedule-confusing transformation for the foreseeable future.
  • A house in Wallace Emerson just sold for $C 1.4 million, after just two days on the market. Toronto Life reports.
  • This plan to replace the old University of Toronto planetarium with a new establishment, at 90 Queen’s Park Crescent, of a mixed-use centre is certainly visually appealing. blogTO <a href="https://www.blogto.com/real-estate-toronto/2019/02/90-queens-park-u-of-toronto/
  • Richard Longley writes at NOW Toronto about the need of the city to preserve its heritage in all of its richnesses.
  • John Lorinc writes at Spacing about the issues revealed in Toronto and Ontario politics by the Sidewalk Labs adventure in the Port Lands.