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[PHOTO] Panorama photo, forest of cranes, southwest at Bathurst and Bloor

Panorama photo, forest of cranes, southwest at Bathurst and Bloor #toronto #honesteds #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #cranes #construction #demolition #grey #googlephotos

Written by Randy McDonald

November 18, 2019 at 11:49 pm

[PHOTO] Forest of cranes, southwest at Bathurst and Bloor

Forest of cranes, southwest at Bathurst and Bloor #toronto #honesteds #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #cranes #construction #demolition #grey

Written by Randy McDonald

November 18, 2019 at 11:34 pm

[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.

[PHOTO] Crane against twilight sky over the Honest Ed’s site

Crane against twilight sky over the Honest Ed's site #toronto #honesteds #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition #construction #cranes #twilight #blue #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

June 2, 2019 at 8:45 am

[PHOTO] Gazing southwest through snow and lights, Bloor and Bathurst

Gazing southwest through snow and lights #toronto #honesteds #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #night #lights

Written by Randy McDonald

February 13, 2019 at 9:45 am

[PHOTO] Three photos from #SnowMageddon2019 in Toronto

I had yesterday off, and slept in late, so I only ended up getting out of my apartment and onto my street by 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The white-out conditions surprised me: I could barely see to the end of the block.

Visibility of less than one block #toronto #dlws #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #white #winter #snow #snowstorm

Still, I was up, I was dressed, and I was already out. I took first the 29 Dufferin bus south and then the subway east over to Bathurst and Bloor to do some errands.

Looking southwest, Bloor and Bathurst #toronto #dlws #intersection #white #winter #snow #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet

(The site of the old Honest Ed’s, currently a construction site, struck me as very photo-worthy with its warm bright colours.)

Pink and orange under white #toronto #dlws #intersection #white #winter #snow #bloorstreetwest #honesteds #pink #orange

I ended up afterwards taking a little trip and headed west to Jane station, there to board the 26 Dupont bus and be dropped off practically at my warm home at 5 o’clock, with my cats and with my storm chips.

I just hope I will not have to dig out too much snow tomorrow morning.

Written by Randy McDonald

January 29, 2019 at 10:10 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Chinatown, Alternative Thinking, Bloor West, Black Toronto,Quayside

  • Toronto’s Chinatown on Spadina Avenue is facing pressures from gentrification, including architectural ones, the Toronto Star observes.
  • blogTO notes that the building housing shop Alternative Thinking is the only survivor of the old Honest Ed’s-anchored Mirvish Village.
  • Urban Toronto shares revised plans for 2452 Bloor Street West, in Bloor West Village near Jane.
  • Black people in Toronto tend to live in “segregated” neighbourhoods, census and other data suggest, according to this article in the Toronto Star.
  • Global News notes the demand of privacy commissioner Anne Cavoukian for the data being gathered by Waterfront Toronto in the Quayside project.

[PHOTO] Looking into the pit at Honest Ed, Bathurst Street

Looking into the pit at Honest Ed's #toronto #honesteds #mirvishvillage #pit #construction

Written by Randy McDonald

October 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE} Five Toronto links: Honest Ed’s, 411 Church, cormorants, Scarborough cycling, swimming

  • Urban Toronto looks at Honest Ed’s one year ago and at the site now.
  • Urban Toronto looks at how the exterior of 411 Church, at Church and Carlton, is fast approaching completion.
  • A highly contagious disease called Newcastle disease is killing cormorants along the Toronto waterfront. CBC reports.
  • Tammy Thorne at NOW Toronto looks at the factors behind the spread of cycling in Scarborough, here.
  • Jamie Bradburn shares some old articles offering advice to the Water Nymphs women’s swimming club of the 1920s.

[PHOTO] West past where Honest Ed’s was

I was walking west on Bloor past Bathurst Street last night when I took at the space where Honest Ed’s used to be. There’s still nothing there, only a wire fence separating the space of the former Honest Ed’s from Bathurst to the east and a more robust and lit pathway solidly blocked off to the north.

West past where Honest Ed's was #toronto #honesteds #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition #intersection

Written by Randy McDonald

April 20, 2018 at 10:35 am