A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

Posts Tagged ‘liberty village

[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.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: Y&E, shuttle, 1929 Labour Day, Liberty V, Port Lands, Chick-fil-A

  • Will a pedestrian death at Yonge and Eglinton lead to an easing of the nightmare for people faced with Eglinton Crosstown construction? blogTO ,a href=”https://www.blogto.com/city/2019/09/yonge-eglinton-construction-pedestrian-nightmare/”>reports.
  • An automated shuttle is set to pilot in 2020 in east-end Toronto. Global News reports.
  • Jamie Bradburn writes about the Labour Day celebrations in Toronto in 1929, here.
  • blogTO notes the construction of a much-needed pedestrian bridge in Liberty Village, here.
  • Guardian Cities notes official skepticism in Toronto over the Sidewalk Labs proposal in the Port Lands, here.
  • Andrew Wheeler, writing in the Toronto Star, notes that the appearance of institutionally homophobic Chick-fil-A just a few minutes walk from Church and Wellesley, poses a threat that needs to be fought.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Liberty Market Tower, Canada goose, raccoons, van attack, Minassian

  • Urban Toronto looks at the excavation site of Liberty Market Tower in Liberty Village.
  • blogTO notes that the Canada Goose has returned to Toronto, and that some geese have begun to defend their reclaimed territories.
  • This Heather Mallick column at the Toronto Star about her accidental (and unsuccessful) impromptu stabbing of an errant raccoon is just bizarre.
  • Many of the witnesses of the Yonge Street van attack last year are still struggling. Global News reports.
  • The Katherine Laidlaw profileat Toronto Life of Alek Minassian, perpetrator of last year’s van attack on Yonge Street, is timely. Still: How did he come to that point in his life where that atrocity made sense?

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Ordnance Triangle, Yonge and Dundas, Toronto Islands, Ontario Place


  • Urban Toronto has profiled another new tower rising in another new neighbourhood, Garrison Point in the Ordnance Triangle not far from Liberty Village.
  • Loryssa Quattrociocchi writes at NOW Toronto about how a property at Dundas East and Victoria, at Yonge-Dundas Square, has languished in official neglect for years.
  • Don Sampson, living in the old family home on the Toronto Islands last held by his brother, has been spared eviction for the time being. The Toronto Star reports.
  • David Rider at the Toronto Star notes that the selection of Ford ally James Ginou to the head of the Ontario Place board of directors, and the critical language that he has used about the development, is alarming to many.
  • John Lorinc at Spacing questions what Toronto city council will do to ease the housing crisis.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: John Tory, planetarium, condos, Liberty Village, Edward VIII

  • Toronto has been unified around John Tory, May Warren argues at the Toronto Star, largely because of Doug Ford.
  • Urban Toronto notes an exciting University of Toronto proposal for a new planetarium downtown. I would definitely go for that!
  • Urban Toronto notes</u. that excavation has begun for Panda Condominiums, at the former site of the World’s Biggest Book Store.
  • blgoTO notes a Liberty Village intersection with massive new projects on every corner.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at the scant traces of King Edward VIII in Toronto, at Yonge and Eglinton and at Exhibition Place.

[PHOTO] Cacti of West Elm, Liberty Village

Cacti of West Elm, Liberty Village

Written by Randy McDonald

February 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

[PHOTO] Old car on Mowat Avenue, Liberty Village

Old car on Mowat Avenue, Liberty Village

Written by Randy McDonald

February 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Photo, Toronto

Tagged with , , ,

[PHOTO] Red berries in winter, Liberty Village

Red berries in winter, Liberty Village

Written by Randy McDonald

February 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Posted in Photo, Toronto

Tagged with , , , ,

[PHOTO] At the edge, Mowat Avenue

At the edge, Mowat Avenue

Written by Randy McDonald

February 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

[PHOTO] Old factory of Liberty Village

Old factory of Liberty Village

Written by Randy McDonald

February 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm