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[PHOTO] Thirteen photos of Trillium Park and the William G. Davis Trail (#trilliumpark)

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The newly-opened Trillium Park and William G. David Trail, part of the ongoing redevelopment of Ontario Place, is superb. Though the landscaping is still raw, just three months after the parks opening, the bones are good ones. Walking along the trail on a beautiful warm evening, seeing the park full of people enjoying the grass or the concert or the views of the lake and the Toronto Islands, I knew this park is a success.

Entering Trillium Park

Looking east

Path ahead

Two routes

Trail tree

Gathered for the concert (1)

Gathered for the concert (2)

Looking at Hanlan's Point

Looking at Billy Bishop

Overlooking

Hough's Glade

Evening in the park

Walking by boats on the lake

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Written by Randy McDonald

September 21, 2017 at 10:02 am

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto notes: Gibraltar Point, Centreville carousel, condo designss, Estonians

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  • NOW Toronto notes how Gibraltar Point marks the Toronto Islands’ point most vulnerable to erosion.
  • It seems, as Fatima Syed notes, that the Centreville carousel will not be bought by its intended buyer.
  • VICE reports on a young Toronto architect who suggests condos could be more affordable if they were more modular.
  • A highly disproportionate number of Toronto’s innovative post-war architects were Estonian refugees. Stunning works. The Globe and Mail reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five links: Toronto affordable housing, public art, Montréal flag, co-housing, Islands

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  • Building two thousand affordable housing units in Toronto is a nice step forward. Will there be more steps? The Toronto Star reports.
  • This charming bit of improvised art down at Humber Bay Park reminds me that I really need to head down there. From the Toronto Star.
  • Montréal has stopped representing genocidal General Amherst on its flag, replacing it with a native pine tree. The National Post reports.
  • Emily Macrae at Torontoist suggests co-housing, drawn from a Québec model, is something Toronto might want to look into.
  • Richard Longley at NOW Toronto explores the Toronto Islands. Do they have a future? What will they need?

[PHOTO] Fifteen photos taken along Humber Bay in evening, Marilyn Bell Park and points west

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I had intended last night to walk down to the new Trillium Park, but I had forgotten it would be inaccessible on account of the Exhibition. Instead, I found myself walking west on the Humber Bay shores, through Marilyn Bell Park and up to Vimy Ridge Parkette as evening descended. I was a bit cool–I really should have worn a light jacket–but the light outside was superb and the calm sky above awesome.

Looking out #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening

Skyline #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening #skyline

Breakers of tide #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening #skyline

Looking east to Ontario Place #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening #ontarioplace

Sky above #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening #sky

Calm under the moon #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening #sky #moon

Hook and ladder #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening #sky #hook #ladder

Light pole and skyline #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening #sky #skyline #lights

Landward #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening #sky #skyline #lights

Skyline #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening #sky #skyline #lights

Birds under the moon #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #marilynbellpark #evening #sky #blue #birds #moon

Towards Jameson #toronto #lakeshoreblvd #parkdale #skyline #jamesonave

Harbour at night #toronto #lakeontario #humberbay #canada #flag

Looking west on the beach #toronto #lakeontario #skyline #humberbay #night #lighys #beach #vimyridgeparkette

Fade to dark blue #toronto #humberbay #skyline #lakeontario #blue #night #lights

Written by Randy McDonald

September 2, 2017 at 10:00 am

[PHOTO] Panorama, Woodbine Beach, Toronto

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Panorama, Woodbine Beach

My Nexus 5’s Photos app stitched together this panorama of Toronto’s Woodbine Beach out of individual photos I had taken during last week’s photo expedition to the Beaches. It did not do a bad job at all, I think, possible wonkiness in the west aside.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 2, 2017 at 7:00 am

[PHOTO] Sixteen photos of Kew and Woodbine beaches west from the Leuty Lifeguard Station, Toronto

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I had not been to the Beaches in evening before, but I wish I had. Starting my walk at the iconic Leuty Lifeguard Station and continuing west, I saw the Kew and Woodbine beaches emptied, clear sight-lines uninterrupted by crowds of beachgoers. The effects of flooding are noticeable, especially in the west of Woodbine Beach where the water has infiltrated to form a little bay, but not longer overpowering.

Leuty Lifeguard Station by evening #toronto #beaches #kewbeach #leutylifeguardstation #lakeontario #evening

Looking west #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening

Looking out #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

In time of flood #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

Stony shore #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

Looking east #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

Warning by rocks #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

Evening by the boardwalk #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #boardwalk #latergram

No lifeguard #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram

Looking south #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #boardwalk #evening #latergram

Last ones #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #boardwalk #evening #latergram

Seagull #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #birds #seagull #evening #latergram

Low tide, high tide #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #birds #seagull #evening #latergram

Infiltration #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #birds #seagull #flooding #evening #latergram

Looking back #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #flooding #evening #latergram

Me #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #me #selfie #evening #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

September 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

[PHOTO] Four photos of Lake Ontario from Balmy Beach

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Strolling on the beach #toronto #lakeontario #beaches #balmybeach

Lone trees #toronto #lakeontario #beaches #balmybeach #trees #latergram

Well-positioned bench #toronto #lakeontario #beaches #balmybeach #bench

Into the water #toronto #lakeontario #beaches #balmybeach #concrete

Written by Randy McDonald

August 28, 2017 at 10:45 am