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Posts Tagged ‘graffiti

[URBAN NOTE] Four city links: New York City, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Saskatoon and Regina

  • The landlord who destroyed the 5Pointz warehouse in New York City, for real estate development, despite the importance of its graffiti, has been ordered to compensate the art’s creators almost seven million dollars. VICE reports.
  • Pittsburgh’s model of urban renaissance, based on heavy investment in high-tech and education, is still used as a model for cities everywhere. Bloomberg View has it.
  • Vancouver has announced plans to remove viaducts and to replace them with towers and park space. Global News reports.
  • Saskatoon and Regina, the two leading cities of Saskatchewan, are leading Canada in terms of growth. Global News reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: Come From Away, Toronto Tool Library, 401 Richmond, homeless, crime

  • Toronto Life interviews the creators of hit musical Come From Away, come back from New York City to play in Toronto.
  • blogTO notes that crowdfunding has saved the Toronto Tool Library.
  • Toronto city council backs a bigger tax break for culture hubs like 401 Richmond, the Toronto Star reports.
  • Paul Salvatori at NOW Toronto reports on one night–sad, fearful–that he spent in a Toronto shelter for the homeless. Surely the city can do better?
  • The Church of the Holy Trinity recently saw a memorial ceremony for the homeless of Toronto. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The iconic Leuty lifeguard station, down at Woodbine Beach, was recently tagged with racist graffiti. Police are investigating.

[PHOTO] Watching, Dupont at Gladstone

Watching #toronto #securitycamera #graffiti #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #gladstoneave #white #brick #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 4, 2018 at 10:38 am

[PHOTO] Graffiti for a queer future (#haikuforyouto)

I saw this graffiti in a Church Street establishment’s washroom stall and liked it enough to want to preserve it. Having options, choice, is grand.

For a queer future #toronto #gay #lgbtq #future #graffiti #churchstreet #haikuforyouto

Written by Randy McDonald

January 22, 2018 at 8:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto blog links, from feminist street art to the changing retail scene

  • Steve Munro shares photos of the ongoing reconstruction of Dundas and Victoria, on the 505 Dundas streetcar route.
  • blogTO notes that the steady increase in rental prices in Toronto came to a halt this month.
  • John Lorinc at Spacing starts a series speculating on the safety of Toronto hi-rises for seniors.
  • Torontoist reports on the achievements and the controversy of a feminist street art event in Parkdale.

[PHOTO] Three photos of Three Star Variety, 621 Bathurst Street

Three Star Variety (1)

Three Star Variety (2)

Three Star Variety (3)

Three Star Variety (621 Bathurst Street) caught my eye as I was passing by with the building’s colourful graffiti-style painted walls.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 8, 2017 at 9:45 am

[PHOTO] Alley by 95 Wolseley Street

Alley by 95 Wolseley Street

This graffiti painted on the white brick wall of the east side of 95 Wolseley Street caught my eye.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 6, 2017 at 11:10 am

Posted in Photo, Toronto

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