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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: politics, real estate, transit, rainbow tunnel

  • John Lorinc at Spacing looks at how the idea of municipal autonomy for Toronto should not be seen as a final solution.
  • blogTO notes the contracting number of neighbourhoods open for first-time buyers, here.
  • Airbnb, blogTO notes, is definitely impacting the wider real estate network.
  • King Street’s transit operations should be taken as a model for wider Toronto. Spacing has it.
  • The story of the rainbow tunnel visible on the northbound DVP is a sad one worth knowing. Global News has it.

[PHOTO] Four photos from an approach to the Cathedral Church of St. James

Tuesday night, I had approached the Cathedral Church of St. James from the south, through the mixed commercial/residential maze at Front and Church. City planners did well by making sure that it would still be possible to approach the cathedral from the south.

Cathedral Church of St. James (1) #toronto #churches #oldtoronto #kingstreeteast #cathedralchurchofstjames #stjames

Cathedral Church of St. James (2) #toronto #churches #oldtoronto #kingstreeteast #cathedralchurchofstjames #stjames

Cathedral Church of St. James (3) #toronto #churches #oldtoronto #kingstreeteast #cathedralchurchofstjames #stjames

Cathedral Church of St. James (4) #toronto #churches #oldtoronto #kingstreeteast #cathedralchurchofstjames #stjames

Written by Randy McDonald

April 25, 2019 at 11:03 am

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: transit, Christie Pits, Bathurst, Jollibee, King, Galleria Mall

  • At Spacing, John Lorinc notes that mayor John Tory is allowing waterfront transit plans to get delayed.
  • blogTO notes that there is apparently controversy over the correct spelling of Christie Pits.
  • CBC Toronto profiles the humble apartment at Bathurst and St. Clair that was home to Ernest Hemingway.
  • These photos of stackt, at Bathurst and Front, look amazing. Retail Insider has them.
  • blogTO notes that three new Jollibee locations are scheduled to open in 2020, including one downtown at Yonge and Gould.
  • Making the King Street pilot project permanent is at least a small victory for Toronto. CBC reports.
  • Urban Toronto shares the remarkable plans for the transformation of the Galleria Mall.

[PHOTO] Concrete barrier gone arty, Yonge and King

Concrete barrier gone arty, Yonge and King #toronto #yongestreet #kingstreet #concrete #barrier #publicart #streetcars #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 27, 2019 at 11:06 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: #AGOInfinity, 2 Queen Street East, TTC, ROM

  • The Art Gallery of Ontario has gotten its Infinity Room! Global News reports.
  • The rehabilitation and renovation of 2 Queen Street East will be a high-profile project. The Globe and Mail reports.
  • Steve Munro continues to examine the relative speeds of the 504 King and 501 Queen streetcars, here.
  • This warning from the TTC union that Presto cards are too failure-prone to be able to properly take over from the Metropass in January makes me, a TTC user, worry. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Toronto doctors can now issue their patients prescriptions to visit the ROM. blogTO reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: streetcars, the Well, TTC, noise, Quayside

  • Steve Munro contrasts and compares time on the King and Queen streetcar routes, here.
  • Urban Toronto shares a photo of the massive Well, a giant construction pit downtown.
  • John Tory certainly should, as mayor, be informed by the province of Ontario as to what it intends to do with the TTC. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Is a neighbourhood in southwest Scarborough the noisiest neighbourhood in Toronto? The Toronto Star investigates.
  • Sidewalk Labs’ plans for Quayside have gotten the attention of CityLab, here.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: fiscal, #topoli, King streetcar, Yonge Street Mall

  • Matt Elliott at CBC Toronto suggests that Toronto has a fiscal crunch ahead, needing to spend more than 30 billion years on various projects over the next decade without knowing where the money will come from. Why is this not more of an issue?
  • Enzo DiMatteo at NOW Toronto takes a look at election-related news in Toronto, among other things noting that the campaign of Jennifer Keesmaat does not seem to be taking off.
  • The 504 King streetcar route will be split into two, to allow for better traffic flows. CBC reports.
  • This 2017 Spacing article on the failure of the pedestrian movement in the Yonge Street Mall is enlightening.
  • Katherine Taylor at NOW Toronto writes about some remnants of the past of Toronto, in buildings and signs and neighbourhood memories.