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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: mass transit, Glad Day, Sam the Record Man, housing, Moss Park

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  • CBC reports on how Toronto city council has just voted in favour of harmonizing TTC and Metrolinx fares.
  • On the eve of the Naked Heart Festival, Peter Knegt celebrates the role of Glad Day Bookshop in the Toronto queer community, over at CBC.
  • blogTO notes that the old Sam the Record Man sign is starting to get installed at Yonge and Dundas.
  • Will Google’s Sidewalk Labs project in Toronto worsen the affordable housing crisis? VICE reports.
  • NOW Toronto takes a look at some of the problems with the new Moss Park safe injection site, starting with official neglect.
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[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: Bloor and Dundas, Green Room, archeology park, Hearn

  • The scale of the changes impending for Bloor and Dundas is, literally, immense. blogTO reports.
  • Alas, the venerable Green Room hidden behind Bloor and Brunswick is set to leave its abode. blogTO reports.
  • I love this proposal at Spacing by Michael McClelland for an archeology park in storied downtown Toronto.
  • I agree with Simon Bredin at Torontoist that it would be a shame for Torontonians to losing public access to the Hearn Generating Station.

[NEWS] Four links about LGBTQ culture: Pansy Craze, drag in Toronto, Michael Sharkey, Matt Cain

  • This article looks at the amazing queer parties that were major nightlife features in the 1930s US. The Guardian reports.
  • City News looks at how drag queens are becoming high-demand performers in RuPaul-era Toronto.
  • Ruth La Ferla shares a stunning contemporary photo exhibit by Michael Sharkey of the fashion of out queer youths. The New York Times reports.
  • A new gay-themed novel by Matt Cain is going to get crowdfunded after being rejected by traditional publisher as “too gay”. The Guardian reports.

Written by Randy McDonald

October 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links, from mistaken city fears to Brunswick House to the Islands’ tents

  • In the National Post, John Hauer reports</ on how biases have led Canadians to name big cities like Toronto as the least safe in Canada.
  • In the Toronto Star, Scott Wheeler notes how friends of Andrew Kinsman have continued the search for the missing man in the Don Valley.
  • Also in the Star, Francine Kopun notes how, despite long hours, workers at Uniqlo in the Eaton Centre have voted against a union.
  • In The Globe and Mail, Susan Lightstone reflects on the legacy of the Annex’s Brunswick House, critical in her life. What will follow it?
  • Kathleen McDonnell at Torontoist notes how settlement on Ward’s Island began in a tent city a century ago.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • Anthropology.net notes on how a fossil tooth led eventually to the identification of the fourth Denisovan individual known.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly writes about reasons for people to travel solo.
  • The Dragon’s Tales’ Will Baird notes that the INF Treaty is on the verge of collapse.
  • Mathew Ingram uses a recent GIF of Trump with the Polish president’s wife to show how these lie and mislead.
  • Joe. My. God. notes a sharp collapse in London’s LGBT venues–more than half in the past decade!
  • Marginal Revolution reports on British actors who take up tutoring as a second job to support their careers.
  • The NYR Daily takes a look at the latest concerns of South Koreans regarding their northern neighbour.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw takes issue with proposed Australian government surveillance of the local Internet.
  • Progressive Download’s John Farrell dissects the origins of the false claim that Copernicus was a Catholic priest.
  • Unicorn Booty has a fantastic interview with a scholar, Jamie Bernthal, who makes a case for queer content in Agatha Christie.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that methane bubble explosions in Siberia could wreck Russian pipelines.

[MUSIC] Four pop music links

  • Vice‘s Noisey celebrates the life and music of Israel Kamakawiwo╩╗ole, whose medley of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” outlived him.
  • The AP describes how Britain’s pop music charts have changed to stop future bouts of Ed Sheeran-style domination.
  • Hannah Ellis-Peterson reports for The Guardian about how (and why) Sony has opened a new vinyl pressing plant in Japan.
  • Carla Gillis reported in May for NOW Toronto about David McPherson’s forthcoming book on the famed Horseshoe Tavern.

[URBAN NOTE] Four articles about changing Toronto neighbourhoods, and Hamilton as Brooklyn

  • NOW Toronto recently had a cover article looking at the history of the Annex’s Brunswick House, now converted to a Rexall. Could it have been the Bloor’s equivalent to the Drake?
  • The Toronto Star reports on growing tensions in Parkdale over the Metcap rent strike.
  • NOW Toronto looks at how artists are starting to take over the Galleria Mall, to imagine what could be.
  • NOW Toronto suggests that Hamilton could, maybe, be about to evolve into the GTA’s equivalent of Brooklyn.