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[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: Yonge Street, Scarborough Bluffs, It, Yayoi Kusama

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  • I agree almost entirely with the argument of Alex Bozikovic that the time to revamp Yonge Street in North York for the future is now. The Globe and Mail has it.
  • While I have never minded the fifteen minutes’ walk through Scarborough suburbia to the Scarborough Bluffs, a dedicated TTC route to the cliffs will be nice. blogTO reports.
  • Torontoist does a nice job listing the various city locations where the recent It was filmed.
  • blogTO makes me wonder if I will ever see the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors show at the AGO. Certainly I won’t if I don’t buy the tickets …
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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: #winterstations, Toronto Islands, King Street, 401 Richmond, coffee

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  • Muriel Draaisma talks at CBC about the art installations selected for this year’s iteration of Winter Stations, including a “Pussy Hut”.
  • The City of Toronto has, unaccountably, decided not to allocate all the money needed to repair the Toronto Islands after last year’s flooding. CBC reports.
  • Mayor John Tory talks about the various plans–some new, some I think old–to bring more people to King Street during the transit experiment, over at the Toronto Star.
  • This Toronto Star article about changes to taxation that will let downtown arts centres, like 401 Richmond, not get priced out of their homes is older but still quite important.
  • blogTO notes local upset in Corso Italia that the local Starbucks, at Dufferin and St. Clair (not far from me!) is set to close. (I’ve never been there, which I suppose helps clear up any mystery around the closing.)

[PHOTO] Eleven photos from the beach, Humber Bay Park East

It was a fine thing to walk along the shores of Humber Bay Park East, on this warm September afternoon as it turned into evening. This park, more than others, exists at something of a remove from the rest of Toronto, surrounded by ocean and with the downtown barely visible in the distance. It was a perfect place for people to visit and relax and take in the last of the warm sun in a summer short on both.

Looking east #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #skyline #latergram

Ship in the harbour #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #boats #latergram

Shore #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #pebbles #stone #latergram

Couple on the shore #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #trees #couple #pebbles #stone #latergram

On the beach #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #trees  #latergram

Towards Toronto #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #skyline #trees  #latergram

Shore #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #trees #latergram

Picknicking #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #trees #latergram

Stream #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #trees #stream #latergram

Posed by the shore #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #trees #stream #latergram

Distant ship #toronto #humberbayparkeast #humberbay #lakeontario #beaches #trees #boats #stream #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

[PHOTO] Five photos of the “Toronto” sign in Humber Bay Shores Park

The “Toronto” sign built this July out of stray driftwood by Toronto artists Thelia Sanders-Shelton and Julie Ryan out of driftwood on a breakwater in Humber Bay Shores Park got a significant amount of press coverage. It even went viral. I was sadened to learn that storms and the hostile weather of fall generally has torn the sign down to almost nothing. At least we have our photos and memories–I certainly have mine.

"Toronto" (1) #toronto #torontodriftwoodsign #driftwood #humberbay #humberbayshorespark #beaches #lakeontario #shorelandarts #skyline #flags #latergram

"Toronto" (2) #toronto #torontodriftwoodsign #driftwood #humberbay #humberbayshorespark #beaches #lakeontario #shorelandarts #skyline #flags #latergram

"Toronto" (3) #toronto #torontodriftwoodsign #driftwood #humberbay #humberbayshorespark #beaches #lakeontario #shorelandarts #skyline #flags #latergram

"Toronto" (4) #toronto #torontodriftwoodsign #driftwood #humberbay #humberbayshorespark #beaches #lakeontario #shorelandarts #skyline #flags #latergram>

"Toronto" (5) #toronto #torontodriftwoodsign #driftwood #humberbay #humberbayshorespark #beaches #lakeontario #shorelandarts #skyline #flags #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 1, 2017 at 8:53 pm

[PHOTO] Looking out, Sheldon Lookout

This photo was taken looking directly away from the massive stretch of high-rise condos, part of the wave of development that is transforming North Mimico from a low-rise district southwest of High Park to a thriving district in its own right. City planners have done well to preserve this strip of the wild.

Looking out #toronto #sheldonlookout #lakeontario #fall #autumn #trees #northmimico #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 30, 2017 at 12:21 pm

[PHOTO] Kabechenong, at Sheldon Lookout by the Humber

Kabechenong #toronto #humberriver #kabechenong #mississauga #plaque #english #french #fran├žais #anishinaabe #latergram

This trilingual plaque, bearing the same text first in the Anishinaabe language of the Mississaugas who once lived here, then in English, and finally in French, is located at Sheldon Lookout on the southernmost tip of the western shore of the Humber River. (Kabechenong, the Anishinaabe name for the river, still has its old name.) Just metres away from this plaque, the Humber flows ceaselessly into Lake Ontario. On account of the river’s historical importance as a trade route for portagers, the Humber was inducted into the Canadian Heritage Rivers System in 1999, hence the plaque.

Written by Randy McDonald

November 29, 2017 at 1:50 pm

[PHOTO] Four photos of, and from, the Humber Bay Arch Bridge

The Humber Bay Arch Bridge,
a pedestrian and bicycling bridge crossing the Humber, connecting what was once the old city of Toronto with Etobicoke, is a worthy subject of photos. Its position also lends itself to the taking of photos.

Looking west #toronto #humberbayarchbridge #architecture #bridge #latergram

Looking north #toronto #humberbayarchbridge #architecture #bridge #gardinerexpressway #lakeshoreblvd #latergram

Looking south #toronto #humberbayarchbridge #architecture #bridge #humberbay #lakeontario #latergram

Skyline #toronto #humberbayarchbridge #architecture #bridge #humberbay #lakeontario #skyline #cntower #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 25, 2017 at 9:15 am