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[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • Transit Toronto celebrates the life of photographer John Bromney, here.
  • blogTO explains, with photos, the cause of the subway shutdown on Line 1 Wednesday night.
  • blogTO notes that the TTC wants to create five transit corridor for buses, including one on Dufferin Street.
  • Toronto is apparently the top tech city in Canada. blogTO reports.
  • John Lorinc at Spacing considers what affordable housing actually is, especially in the context of real-world constraints less generous than often imagined.
  • The displaced residents of Gosford have seen nothing from their apartment block’s owners about housing options. Global News reports.
  • The TTC plans to have even more subway closures in 2020 than in 2019. Global News reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five links on cities: housing, public space, Millennialks, mass transit, beauty

  • Increasing the housing supply will not necessarily decrease inequality. CityLab reports.
  • American cities need more public spaces, for the health and well-being of all. The Atlantic reports.
  • Having large populations of educated Millennials is a good problem for cities. Bloomberg reports.
  • Atlas Obscura profiles some cool systems of mass transit from around the world.
  • CityLab observes how beauty in a city can boost its growth.

[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.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • At the Cranky Sociologists, SocProf notes the militarization of policing in the United States.
  • The Dragon’s Tales updates us on fighting in the east of Ukraine.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog’s Jonathan Wynn notes the quiet potential for controversy over representations of non-traditional gender and sexual orientation.
  • Far Outliers discovers the first American official graves in Japan (dating from the mid-19th century, in Hakodate) and the first Japanese official graves in the United States (dating from the late 19th century, in Hawaii).
  • At Lawyers, Guns and Money, Robert Farley links to his analysis of what a war between China and the United States would look like. It would be costly for both, though perhaps more for the Americans.
  • Marginal Revolution’s Tyler Cowen observes the extreme dependence of the economy of Afghanistan on war-related subsidies.
  • Torontoist’s Desmond Cole makes the case that affordable housing is a major but unexplored issue in this election.
  • Towleroad notes the racism expressed by the “Mr. Gay May” selected by TĂȘtu magazine in France.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy notes the latest developments in the libel case brought by global warming scientist Michael Mann against Mark Steyn.