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[CAT] Cat sitting guard, vertical and horizontal, Seekers Books

Cat sitting guard (vertical) #toronto #theannex #bloorstreetwest #seekersbooks #publicart #graffiti #caturday #catstagram #catsofinstagram

Cat sitting guard (horizontal) #toronto #theannex #bloorstreetwest #seekersbooks #publicart #graffiti #caturday #catstagram #catsofinstagram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm

[PHOTO] Graffiti on a Bloorcourt alley

Graffiti on a Bloorcourt alley #toronto #blooranddufferin #bloorcourt #alley #laneway #graffiti

Written by Randy McDonald

November 6, 2019 at 11:15 am

[URBAN NOTE]Seven city links: Ottawa, Montréal, NYC, Calgary and Edmonton, Vancouver, Sao Paulo …

  • Ottawa mayor Jim Watson vows to vix the LRT Confederation Line. Global News reports.
  • Home-buyers in Montréal are having to buy outside of the city, in the West Island and even the mainland. The Montreal Gazette reports.
  • VICE looks at the legacy of Michael Stewart, a New York City graffiti artist famously killed in the 1980s, here.
  • The LRT projects in Calgary and Edmonton are currently facing terrible uncertainty thanks to new legislation. Global News reports.
  • New maps show the great damage that could be caused by sea level rise in Metro Vancouver. Global News reports.
  • Spacing reports on an amazing graphic novel biography of Sao Paulo.
  • Guardian Cities looks at the problematic gentrification of Soweto, here.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • blogTO shares photos from Yorkdale Mall during its power outage Saturday.
  • blogTO reports that Toronto hosts, by one measurement, one of the biggest housing bubbles in the world.
  • The story of how a neighbourhood project painted over the Ossington Laneway, vandalizing the graffiti there, is a sad one. blogTO has it.
  • Judging by his filmed confession, the only chance Alek Minassian has to avoid a very lengthy prison sentence is a perhaps-unlikely insanity plea. CBC reports.
  • NOW Toronto reports on the climate strike protests held Friday in Toronto.
  • The Toronto Star reports on the mass protests held on Sunday to keep homophobic Christians from marching into Church and Wellesley.
  • Steve Munro reports on the statistical sleight of hand apparently used to make the TTC Bombardier streetcars of the TTC look better.

[PHOTO] Four photos of murals in Kensington Market, and one old fruit cart

Mural (1) #toronto #kensingtonmarket #collegestreet #augustaave #mural #publicart #graffiti #latergram

Mural (2) #toronto #kensingtonmarket #oxfordstreet #augustaave #mural #publicart #graffiti #latergram

Mural (3) #toronto #kensingtonmarket #oxfordstreet #augustaave #mural #publicart #graffiti #latergram

Mural (4) #toronto #kensingtonmarket #oxfordstreet #augustaave #mural #publicart #graffiti #italy #canada #migration #latergram

Old fruit cart #toronto #kensingtonmarket #nassaustreet #augustaave #mural #publicart #graffiti #latergram #fruitcart

Written by Randy McDonald

August 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm

[URBAN NOTE} Five Toronto links: Corso Italia, Danforth, Davenport Diamond, books, Graffiti Alley

  • blogTO notes that Corso Italia is one of the hubs of Latin American food culture in Toronto.
  • The Danforth Music Hall recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, NOW Toronto notes.
  • The cancellation of a mural for a rail bridge in the Davenport Diamond is a shame. The Toronto Star has it.
  • This bookstore at Queen and Ossington looks particularly unique in conception. blogTO reports.
  • Melanie Zettler at Global News talks about the origins of Toronto’s Graffiti Alley.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Montréal, Hillsborough, Derry, Paris, Mecca

  • La Presse looks at the challenges facing changing Lachine-Est, here.
  • The small New Brunswick town of Hillsborough may lose its only grocery store. Global News reports.
  • Guardian Cities looks at the vexed question of how, or if, the Northern Ireland city of Derry should celebrate its political murals.
  • Guardian Cities notes that Paris will soon host a substantial rooftop farm.
  • Tom van Laer and Elif Izberk-Bilgin at The Conversation explain why reviews of facilities in holy cities, like Mecca, tend to be so inflated.