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Posts Tagged ‘kensington market

[URBAN NOTE] Eight Toronto links: neighbourhoods, housing, mass transit, Great Lakes

  • I do agree with the argument of Emma Teitel in the Toronto Star that, between the east and the west of Toronto, the west is the more snobbish. (West-ender, here.)
  • blogTO notes that home prices in Toronto are ridiculously out of the reach of average millennials.
  • Is multi-generational housing the solution to the housing shortage in Toronto? The Toronto Star reports.
  • Toronto Life profiles</u. the photos taken by Jesse Colin Jackson of the now-demolished Regent Park building of 14 Blevins Place.
  • The story of the terrible, expensive architectural problems with the TTC’s Pioneer Village station is appalling. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Steve Munro notes how the TTC is decidedly unhappy with the failings of Presto.
  • Christian Mittelstaedt writes at NOW Toronto about how the flooding of the Toronto Islands this year can be traced, in part, to problems with how Canada and the United States jointly manage the Great Lakes.

[URBAN NOTE] Ten Toronto links: politics, transit, pop culture, photos

  • CBC Toronto bids farewell, fittingly at TCAF time, to the iconic Jason Loo Toronto comic series The Pitiful Human-Lizard.
  • At blogTO, Tanya Mok reports on the resistance of tenants at 54-56 Kensington Avenue to an illegal eviction order by their landlord.
  • The Toronto Star reports</u. on a new matchmaking event intended to connect future roommates to each other.
  • Kevin Ritchie at NOW Toronto reports on how a new pricing scheme for the AGO, including a $35 annual pass for people over 25, reflects a push to try to get more people into museums.
  • Glenn Sumi writes at NOW Toronto about the increasingly steep price of ticket prices for live theatre in Toronto.
  • Toronto Life shares photos from an exhibit, by Patrick Cummins and Ivaan Kotulsky, of Queen Street West in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Richard Longley writes at NOW Toronto about the emptying of an old warehouse of collectibles and oddities on Wabush, part of the decline of old storied Toronto.
  • Toronto Life shares more photos from outdoor market Stackt, at Front and Bathurst.
  • Steve Munro starts to analyse traffic patterns on the 501 Queen streetcar, looking first at the Neville Loop end.
  • NOW Toronto is one of a few news sources to report on Scarborough writer Téa Mutonji and her new short story collection Shut Up, You’re Pretty.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Presto, Kensington Market, KING, Beaches, Ontario Place

  • Jarek Piórkowski writes about how he can use his Presto card records to reconstruct, to varying degrees of fidelity, his commutes across the Greater Toronto Area.
  • blogTO notes that the streetside bins of nuts and fruits of Salamanca Dry Foods Store in Kensington Market are no more, thanks to a new charge by the city.
  • This paid section at the Toronto Star does a good job explaining the new planned Bjarke Ingels KING condominium complex on King Street West.
  • CBC Toronto notes a new push by residents of the Beaches to encourage visitors (and locals) not to litter, on Woodbine or any other of the east-end’s iconic strands.
  • The Toronto Star reports on a community meeting regarding the redevelopment of Ontario Place, the different proposals all being united by a desire to keep this place a high-quality destination open to all Torontonians.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: extreme weather, Jodi Emery, Little Jamaica, public art, Mnandi pie

  • Matt Elliott at CBC Toronto asks what, exactly, the City of Toronto is doing to prepare for the increasingly erratic and dangerous weather hitting the city.
  • NOW Toronto reports on how Jodie Emery plans to start expanding her marijuana empire, and her wider influence, after opening a new café in Kensington Market.
  • This NOW Toronto article reporting on some of the restaurants of Little Jamaica, along Eglinton Avenue West, is informative.
  • I honestly have to say that I have taken note of Three Points Make Two Lines, down at Vaughan Road and St. Clair Avenue West. I will. Murray Whyte at the Toronto Star makes the case.
  • Suresh Doss describes the Mnandi pies sold by Evis Chirowamhangu at Wychwood Barns.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Danforth, #MeTooandthearts, Kensington Market, Yorkville, HomeShare

  • The murder of two young people and wounding of more than a dozen in a shooting on the Danforth is shocking. CBC reports.
  • CBC reports on a timely new exhibition at the ROM, #MeToo & The Arts.
  • Samantha Edwards at NOW Toronto notes how plans to transform the old Fairland grocery store on Augusta into a big nightclub threatens the nature of Kensington Market.
  • blogTO notes that the mist gardens of the Four Seasons Toronto on Yorkville Avenue are open to the public and free.
  • The new City of Toronto program HomeShare, getting older residents to rent out unused rooms to younger tenants (often students), is one creative response to the crises of affordable housing and aging. The Toronto Star reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: CNE photos, bike lanes, ward boundaries, Kent Monkman, skyline

  • Olivia Bednar at NOW Toronto reports on a new photo exhibit examining the history of the CNE, and examines five photos particularly.
  • The Toronto bike lane strategy is falling behind schedule, activists report over at the Toronto Star.
  • Shawn Micallef notes the new political alliances being forged in Toronto by the shift in ward boundaries, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Olivia Bednar at NOW Toronto reports on an upcoming exhibit of the art of Kent Monkman, this September at the Project Gallery.
  • Urban Toronto contrasts two photos of the downtown Toronto skyline from Kensington Market, taken from the same point in 2013 and 2018, here.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Scarborough subway, Jimmy’s Coffee, Fairland Funhouse, and more

  • The final cost of the Scarborough subway remains unknown, on account of the many design changes. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Steve Benjamins reports on Toronto’s Jimmy’s Coffee.
  • The old Fairland Grocery in Kensington Market on Augusta Avenue is being made over into a funhouse. (Tickets still available at print time.) NOW Toronto reports.
  • The Malta Bake Shop in the Junction is trying to resist gentrification as best as it can. The National Post reports.
  • The New York Times reports on a remarkably multilingual kindergarten in Thorncliffe Park.