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[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Richmond and Vancouver, San Jose, New York City, London, Bristol

  • Vancouver and its neighbor, Richmond, have each opted to adopt very different policies towards marijuana sale and use. The National Post reports.
  • CityLab notes the efforts of San Jose to build affordable housing for its teachers, and the opposition of many residents to this seemingly sensible move.
  • Guardian Cities shares a beautiful series of photos looking at the New York City skyline over time.
  • Metro reports that the opening of the first restaurant in London of Filipino fast food chain Jollibee’s saw huge lines.
  • Open Democracy features a fascinating interview on the subject of the English city of Bristol, as a place of creative resistance.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Mississauga, Buffalo, Surrey, Helsinki

  • CBC reports on a terrible hate crime committed against a Mississauga man.
  • The second Jollibee in the GTA, this one in Mississauga, is slated to open tomorrow. blogTO reports.
  • Making an old elementary school in Buffalo into a platform for solar panels and community activities is ingenious. Curbed reports.
  • MacLean’s reports on how a growing community of feral peacocks is complicating life for people in the British Columbia city of Surrey, here.
  • This description in Guardian Cities of the new central library in Helsinki makes this place, and Finland’s thriving library culture, sound very attractive.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Quayside, Woodbine Beach, Feed It Forward, comedy, Jollibee

  • John Lorinc takes a look at the latest involved in the Quayside development, with turmoil at Sidewalk Labs. Spacing has it.
  • I am perplexed by this unsightly mooring of boats on a heavy trafficked beach like Woodbine. CBC reports.
  • Feed It Forward, a pay what you can grocery store in the Junction, is apparently still open. NOW Toronto reports.
  • Women on the Toronto comedy scene are organizing for the #metoo era. Buzzfeed has it.
  • Toronto’s only Jollibee restaurant is still attracting crowds. blogTO examines why, and how the restaurant manages the crush.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: Meadoway Park, terracotta home, Ontario Place, Jollibee, Maple Leafs

  • CBC reports on the impending creation of the Meadoway Park, a substantial corridor stretching from the Don Valley northeast to the Rouge River.
  • Samantha Edwards at NOW Toronto shares some more cool facts about the Meadoway Park, with 40% of its projected cost of $C 85 million already funded.
  • I am quite interested in seeing this west-end Toronto home with terracotta tiles for myself. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Toronto Guardian has shared some lovely vintage photographs of Ontario Place back at its height, here.
  • This NOW Toronto guide to the offerings of Jollibee makes me interested, and perhaps a bit hungry.
  • Edward Keenan writes movingly about how he and his deal with being a Toronto Maple Leafs Fan at playoff time. (As someone not born in Toronto, I think this city deserves better of its teams. Just saying.) The Toronto Star has it.

[DM] On Jollibee, the Philippines, and diaspora economics

I have a brief post up at Demography Matters ruminating on the expansion of Jollibee internationally as a marker of the growth of Filipino diaspora populations.

Written by Randy McDonald

March 26, 2015 at 3:56 am