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[URBAN NOTE] Ten Toronto links

  • blogTO looks at the Toronto of the 1950s, when Highway 2–Lake Shore and Kingston Road–was the way into the city.
  • Jamie Bradburn takes a look at a 1950 tourist guide to Ontario, specifically focusing on its descriptions of Toronto.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at how, in the post-war era, dining at the Coxwell Kresge in-house restaurant was a thing.
  • blogTO notes how many in Leslieville are unhappy with the idea of the Ontario Line being built above-ground.
  • Samantha Edwards at NOW Toronto notes that there is going to be a Pride rally outside of Palmerston library where Meghan Murphy will be speaking.
  • Spacing looks at the connections between Nuit Blanche and the Toronto Biennial, for Toronto as an artistic city.
  • NOW Toronto shares some photos of Honest Ed’s in its dying days.
  • Toronto Life tells the story of Peperonata Lane, a west-end laneway that took its name from a popular neighbourhood pepper-roasting event.
  • blogTO notes a new movie being filmed in Regent Park, here.
  • blogTO shares photos of the new Garrison Crossing pedestrian bridge, here.

[PHOTO] Three photos from Long Branch, evening

The quality of the skies above Long Branch last evening, soft colours glowing in the chill, was extraordinary. I was particularly taken by Lake Ontario, scarcely different from the sky above.

Looking west on Lake Shore, evening #toronto #etobicoke #longbranch #lakeshoreblvd #evening

Pastels over Lake Ontario, evening #toronto #etobicoke #longbranch #lakeontario #colonelsamuelsmithpark #pastel #evening

Chilly glow to the west,, evening #toronto #etobicoke #longbranch #lakeontario #pastel #evening

Written by Randy McDonald

March 30, 2019 at 11:45 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: #650Parliament, Leslieville, Bathurst, Sheppard, Scarborough

  • That the owners of 650 Parliament Street are charging displaced tenants rent, while they are away from their homes, is unconscionable. The Toronto Star reports.
  • This CBC Toronto story about light pollution leaking over from a commercial building in Leslieville to nearby condos highlights a new problem for mixed-use districts.
  • Urban Toronto takes a look at the latest version of a proposal for a mixed-used property at Lake Shore and Bathurst.
  • blogTO notes that at least some politicians want to extend the underused Sheppard line of the TTC east to Kennedy station.
  • Aparita Bhandavi at The Discourse notes how the recent elections confirmed the underrepresentation of non-white males in politics in Scarborough.

[PHOTO] Three photos of the condo towers of Lake Shore Boulevard

The condo towers along Lake Shore Boulevard, west of the Humber, really do stand out, for their density and for the eye-catching design of some.

Towers of Lake Shore Boulevard (1) #toronto #skyline #mimico #lakeshoreblvd #condos #towers #latergram

Towers of Lake Shore Boulevard (1) #toronto #skyline #mimico #lakeshoreblvd #condos #towers #latergram

Towers of Lake Shore Boulevard (1) #toronto #skyline #mimico #lakeshoreblvd #condos #towers #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 8, 2017 at 12:09 pm

[PHOTO] Towers of Mimico as seen from Humber Bay Park

Towers of Mimico #toronto #humberbaypark #skyline #mimico #lakeshoreblvd #condos #towers #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 7, 2017 at 8:15 am

[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

[PHOTO] Towers of Humber Bay Shores, Toronto

Towers of Humber Bay Shores #toronto #humberbayshores #lakeshoreblvd #condos #tower

Not too long ago, there would not have been nearly so many towers along this stretch of Lake Shore Boulevard above Humber Bay.

Written by Randy McDonald

October 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Three articles on cycling bike lanes in Toronto

  • NOW Toronto‘s Tammy Thorne looks at the reasons given for the lack of bike lanes on the Entertainment District’s John Street.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Ben Spurr reports on the success of bike lanes on Bloor Street.
  • The Star carries Liam Lacey’s Canadian Press article on Gregory Becarich, maker of ghost bike memorials in Toronto.

[NEWS] Four blogTO links on real estate in Toronto

  • Amy Grief noted that an east-end Toronto home, in Riverdale, was listed for sale at $C 1.
  • Located at 450 Pape Ave., this 25,000 square foot heritage property is in desperate need of a facelift – even in the listing photos, some of its walls are in pretty bad shape. According to Metro News, the current owners had plans to turn it into a 28-unit condominium, but are now looking to sell.

    Originally owned by William Harris, the property changed hands in the 1930s when the Salvation Army took it over and transformed it into a centre for single mothers.

    Back in 2010, the City of Toronto wanted to turn the 25,000 square foot property into affordable housing units for artists. This plan, however, never materialized.

  • Alana Charles profiled a sumptuous home in Wychwood Park, with photos, priced at just under $C 9 million.
  • Again with photos, Derek Flack noted how an old warehouse at Bathurst and Lake Shore is getting “upcycled”.
  • One of Toronto’s most interesting development projects is currently underway at Bathurst and Lake Shore as the former Loblaw Groceterias warehouse has been almost completely reduced to rubble to pave the way for a new grocery store and condo complex.

    To drive by heading south on Bathurst, it looks like many other projects of this type where an old building gives way to something new, but when you take a look at the south facade, you notice restoration work has been done on some sections of the old warehouse brick. It’s kind of piecemeal, but it hints at the next stages of this massive project.

    It’s surely an example of facadism, but the plan here is to tear down the existing building before reassembling the south and west faces of the structure brick by brick. An addition will then be placed on top and condos will rise above the north side of the former warehouse.

  • Finally, Derek Flack lists five up-and-coming neighbourhodos for artists: the Junction Triangle, Brockton Village, Regent Park, Carleton Village/Pelham Park, and my own Dovercourt Village.
  • [PHOTO] Looking at the Gardiner

    Compare this photo from yesterday.

    Looking at the Gardiner

    Written by Randy McDonald

    January 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm