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[PHOTO] Three photos taken last night in Davenport, between Dufferin and Geary

Towards 1389 Dufferin Street, past the power lines #toronto #davenport #dufferinstreet #night #latergram

West towards Dufferin Street #toronto #davenport #dufferinstreet #night #lights #latergram

South towards Geary Avenue #toronto #davenport #gearyave #night #lights #alley #laneway #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 6, 2019 at 11:00 am

[PHOTO] Looking east across Dufferin at The Greater Good

Looking east across Dufferin #toronto #dufferinstreet #gearyave #davenport #greatergood #spring

Written by Randy McDonald

May 6, 2019 at 11:00 am

[PHOTO] The sky last evening from Geary Avenue

The sky that surrounded me walking home along Geary Avenue last night was sublime.

The sky last evening (1) #toronto #gearyave #davenport #evening #sky

The sky last evening (2) #toronto #gearyave #davenport #evening #sky #blue #moon

The sky last evening (3) #toronto #gearyave #davenport #evening #sky #blue #moon

Written by Randy McDonald

March 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

[PHOTO] Looking northeast at Bartlett Parkette, Geary and Bartlett

Looking northeast at Bartlett Parkette, Geary and Bartlett #toronto #davenport #bartlettparkette #gearyave #bartlettavenue #night #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 24, 2019 at 10:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Light Festival, film map, old factories, El Mocambo, suburb subway

  • I am very pleased to learn that the Toronto Light Festival will return this winter to the Distillery District. blogTO reports.
  • At NOW Toronto, Radheyan Simonpillai notes how a map showing film locations within Toronto also shows how some parts of the city–the most marginalized areas, generally–are almost entirely neglected.
  • Many of the old factories abandoned in the inner suburbs, The Globe and Mail reports, are being repurposed. That’s what has been happening on Dupont and Geary, to name two post-industrial streets particularly close to me.
  • CBC Hamilton took a look at the Hamilton architects involved in the rehabilitation of Toronto’s El Mocambo.
  • blogTO shares, via r/Toronto, a half-satirical map of a Toronto subway system extending deep into the suburbs. I like the coverage, granted.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: HQ2, Geary Avenue, Yonge and Eglinton, Port Lands, Pickering subway

  • Ben Fox Rubin at CNET reports on the perhaps surprisingly successful bid of Toronto to host Amazon’s HQ2.
  • blogTO reports on how Geary Avenue, just one street away from me, is becoming one of the most interesting streets in Toronto for nightclubbing and more.
  • Many residents of Yonge and Eglinton are unhappy with the pace of condo construction in the neighbourhood. Local resources–like utilities, and local schools–are coming under pressure. blogTO reports.
  • Part of Lake Ontario in the Port Lands, off Cherry Street, is being filled in for condo development. CityNews reports.
  • John Lorinc at Spacing looks at the many ways in which Premier Doug Ford’s proposal of extending the subway to Pickering simply does not work.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Geary Avenue, TTC, North York red oak, Gregg Lintern, Ford on TAVIS

  • blogTO notes how Geary Avenue, an old commercial street literally in my neighbourhood, is becoming a hot spot for culture and nightclubbing in Toronto.
  • Last Sunday, Transit Toronto’s Robert Mackenzie shared photos from the parade of TTC streetcars old and new in the Beaches Easter Parade.
  • Will the city of Toronto intervene to save a centuries-old red oak tree in North York? And at what cost? The Toronto Star reports.
  • Christopher Hume argues that the city’s new chief planner, Gregg Lintern, needs to actively communicate his vision of the city of Toronto, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Doug Ford was booed at a Somali-Canadian event when he stated his support there for TAVIS, a police program unpopular for carding mostly non-whites. CBC reports.