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[NEWS] Fourteen links

  • By at least one metric, New Brunswick now lags economically behind a more dynamic Prince Edward Island. CBC reports.
  • NOW Toronto looks at toxic fandoms. (“Stanning” sounds really creepy to me.)
  • This CityLab article looks at how the particular characteristics of Japan, including its high population density, helps keep alive there retail chains that have failed in the US.
  • MacLean’s looks at Kent Monkman, enjoying a new level of success with his diptych Mistikôsiwak at the Met in NYC.
  • Can there be something that can be said for the idea of an Internet more strongly pillarized? Wired argues.
  • I reject utterly the idea of meaningful similarities between Drake and Leonard Cohen. CBC did it.
  • Toronto Life looks at the life of a Hamilton woman hurt badly by the cancellation of the basic income pilot, here.
  • Inspired by the death of Gord Downie, Ontario now has the office of poet-laureate. CBC reports.
  • Is Canada at risk, like Ireland, of experiencing two-tier health care? CBC considers.
  • A French immigrant couple has brought the art of artisanal vinegar to ile d’Orléans. CBC reports.
  • Shore erosion is complicating the lives of people along Lake Erie. CBC reports.
  • MacLean’s notes how Via Rail making it difficult for people without credit cards to buy anything on their trains, hurting many.
  • Michelle Legro notes at Gen that the 2010s is the decade where conspiracy culture became mainstream.
  • This essay by Robert Greene at his blog talking about what history, and historians, can do in our era is thought-provoking.

[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] Four notes from Canadian cities: Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Kingston

  • Global News reports that The Atlantic Trap & Grill, a restaurant in Edmonton that caters to a particularly Atlantic Canadian demographic, is set to close down on account of the slowing provincial economy.
  • Old shopping malls and grocery stores, like Calgary Co-op, are seeing the value in taking the vast amounts of real estate locked up in their parking lots and freeing them for denser neighbourhood development. CBC reports.
  • Got Bannock?, a Winnipeg group that provides free meals to that city’s homeless including supplies of that bread, has celebrated its fifth anniversary. Global News reports.
  • The Kent Monkman art exhibition, Shame & Prejudice, is currently taking up residents in the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery in Kingston’s Queen University. Kingstonians are lucky–trust me, it’s a great exhibit. (I saw it at U of T.) Global News reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto notes: air conditioning, Kent Monkman, ISIS at Canadian Tire, minimum wage

  • In this unseasonably warm September, Toronto tenants need more air conditioning than some landlords provide. The Toronto Star reports.
  • NOW Toronto notes the launch of a new Kent Monkman canvas, this one depicting a Dutch-Iroquois treaty signing.
  • The bizarre story of an ISIS supporter who tried to attack people at a Canadian Tire store is getting more bizarre. The Toronto Star reports.
  • There is a possibility the Ontario minimum wage increase could hurt employment outside of well-off Toronto. The Globe and Mail reports.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm