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[URBAN NOTE] Ten Toronto links

  • blogTO looks at the Toronto of the 1950s, when Highway 2–Lake Shore and Kingston Road–was the way into the city.
  • Jamie Bradburn takes a look at a 1950 tourist guide to Ontario, specifically focusing on its descriptions of Toronto.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at how, in the post-war era, dining at the Coxwell Kresge in-house restaurant was a thing.
  • blogTO notes how many in Leslieville are unhappy with the idea of the Ontario Line being built above-ground.
  • Samantha Edwards at NOW Toronto notes that there is going to be a Pride rally outside of Palmerston library where Meghan Murphy will be speaking.
  • Spacing looks at the connections between Nuit Blanche and the Toronto Biennial, for Toronto as an artistic city.
  • NOW Toronto shares some photos of Honest Ed’s in its dying days.
  • Toronto Life tells the story of Peperonata Lane, a west-end laneway that took its name from a popular neighbourhood pepper-roasting event.
  • blogTO notes a new movie being filmed in Regent Park, here.
  • blogTO shares photos of the new Garrison Crossing pedestrian bridge, here.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Galleria Mall, Ontario vs Toronto, Ontario Line, housing, theatre

  • Urban Toronto shares a detailed plan for the Galleria Mall redevelopment.
  • Jennifer Pagliaro at the Toronto Star shows how the Ontario government keeps undermining decisions made in Toronto, here.
  • Actually building the Ontario Line, beneath Fort York and the Don River, will be a very tricky affair. The Toronto Star reports.
  • This Toronto Star article describing how four young adults in their early 20s have to cram into a single apartment in order to live in Toronto is a terrible indictment of our housing policies.
  • Rick Salutin at Rabble celebrates the achievements of Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Park Wyatt, Hunny Pot, Queens Quay, Yonge survey, Stackt

  • blogTO shows what the Park Wyatt, at Bloor and Avenue Road, will look like after renovations.
  • Toronto Life takes a look inside the Hunny Pot, the first legal marijuana shop in Toronto.
  • blogTO notes preliminary plans for a new community centre on the waterfront at Queens Quay.
  • Transit Toronto notes that geophysical surveying will be ongoing for the Yonge Line extension.
  • Samantha Edwards writes at NOW Toronto about Stackt, an innovative new market made of shipping containers at Fort York and Bathurst.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: #650Parliament, Leslieville, Bathurst, Sheppard, Scarborough

  • That the owners of 650 Parliament Street are charging displaced tenants rent, while they are away from their homes, is unconscionable. The Toronto Star reports.
  • This CBC Toronto story about light pollution leaking over from a commercial building in Leslieville to nearby condos highlights a new problem for mixed-use districts.
  • Urban Toronto takes a look at the latest version of a proposal for a mixed-used property at Lake Shore and Bathurst.
  • blogTO notes that at least some politicians want to extend the underused Sheppard line of the TTC east to Kennedy station.
  • Aparita Bhandavi at The Discourse notes how the recent elections confirmed the underrepresentation of non-white males in politics in Scarborough.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Stackd, Parkdale, paradise Theatre, Bloor/Symington, Hadrian

  • Urban Toronto notes that Stackd, a container-based community market, is taking form near Fort York.
  • A Parkdale community group is seeking assurances of affordable housing from local developers. The Toronto Star reports.</li
  • The restoration of the Paradise Theatre on Bloor, in Bloorcourt, is proceeding apace. blogTO reports.
  • The intersection of Bloor and Symington is getting better. (I imagine that the growth of Sterling Road is one trigger.) blogTO reports.
  • This NOW Toronto review of the Rufus Wainwright opera Hadrian suggests promise. Perhaps a remount?

[PHOTO] Three photos taken underneath the Gardiner Expressway at Fort York

Wandering late Saturday night underneath the Gardiner Expressway, west of Bathurst Street in the high-rise condo neighbourhood of Fort York, I was decidedly impressed by the concrete immensity of the highway above and around me.

Under the Gardiner (1) #toronto #gardinerexpressway #night #fortyork #latergram

Under the Gardiner (2) #toronto #gardinerexpressway #night #fortyork #latergram

Under the Gardiner (3) #toronto #gardinerexpressway #night #fortyork #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 16, 2018 at 8:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: gay Toronto, reverse commuters, TTC, Presto, Bentway

  • I find quite accurate this Hornet Stories guide to gay Toronto.
  • This May Warren article in the Toronto Star looking at so-called “reverse commuters” in the GTA, people who live in the city an commute outwards, is fascinating.
  • It goes without saying that an uploading of the TTC from the City of Toronto to the provincial government would threaten municipal-level transit planning. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The two-hour transfer program being created for Presto users is a good sign of the push to get that card up and running. (Me, I still use the Metropass; I trust it.) CBC reports.
  • The block party held Saturday at the Bentway to celebrate the conversion of that patch under the Gardiner Expressway by Fort York into a public space would have been fun, I think. The Toronto Star reports.