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[PHOTO] Thirteen photos of Ossington between Queen and Dundas

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The Jane’s Walk tour of the Ossington strip north from Queen to Dundas took us past many sites, from street art to trendy bars to hip charchuteries to, even, intersections I once lived near, with the Portuguese and Vietnamese legacies of this neighbourhood still apparent at places.














Written by Randy McDonald

May 18, 2017 at 8:45 am

[PHOTO] Looking east in the tunnels at Ossington

Looking east in the tunnels at Ossington #toronto #ttc #subway #ossington

Written by Randy McDonald

January 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

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[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • blogTO notes the growing concentration of chain stores on lower Ossington.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly describes her luck in interviewing a New York City firefighter.
  • Citizen Science Salon reports on a citizen science game intended to fight against Alzheimer’s.
  • Language Hat starts from a report about unsold Welsh-language Scrabble games to talk about the wider position of the Welsh language.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money shares the astounding news leaked about Donald Trump’s billion-dollar losses.
  • Marginal Revolution links to a psychology paper examining the perception of atheists as narcissistic.
  • Towleroad reports on the informative reality television series of the United States’ gay ambassador to Denmark.
  • Window on Eurasia notes how Russia’s war in Aleppo echoes past conflicts in Chechnya and Afghanistan, and examines the position of Russia’s border regions.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Centauri Dreams considers, among other things, studies of Alpha Centauri.
  • D-Brief talks about the unexpected chill of Venus’ poles.
  • The Dragon’s Tales shares a photo of the San Francisco shoreline.
  • Far Outliers notes the rare achievements of Michael the Brave.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the recent finding by an American court that transgendered students are protected.
  • The LRB Blog reports on the nuitards.
  • Marginal Revolution notes some of the singular failure of the Brazilian economy over the past century.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer wonders why some people apparently call Russia and North Korea the 51st states.
  • pollotenchegg maps election results onto declared language in Ukraine.
  • Savage Minds starts a series on decolonizing anthropology.
  • Torontoist celebrates the tenth anniversary of Type Books.
  • Transit Toronto notes upcoming repairs to Ossington.
  • Window on Eurasia reports on Russian fears that the Russian economy might be doomed to stagnate.

[PHOTO] Looking west down the subway tunnel at Ossington Station, Toronto

Looking west, tunnel at Ossington #toronto #ossington #ttc #subway #tunnel

Written by Randy McDonald

February 5, 2016 at 3:16 pm

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[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Crooked Timber is skeptical of the idea that technology has a relationship with secular stagnation.
  • D-Brief notes research suggesting that human brains cannot be sorted into distinct categories of male and female.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to speculation on embedding American marines in Filipino units, the better to deter China.
  • Far Outliers notes the complexities of ethnic identity in Azerbaijan.
  • Marginal Revolution starts a–alas!–not enlightening discussion on Muslim integration in Christian-majority societies.
  • Steve Munro notes unimpressive ridership statistics for the Union-Pearson Express.
  • Towleroad links to a profile of ex-SEAL MTF Kristin Beck.
  • Transit Toronto notes that, finally, the repairs to the bus area of Ossington station are complete.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy notes the legal complexities of the Iranian-American nuclear deal.
  • Window on Eurasia warns of consequences for Ukraine of Belarusian support for Russia.
  • Yorkshire Ranter Alex Harrowell is critical of British arguments for war, generally.

[PHOTO] The steps at Ossington

The steps at Ossington #toronto #ttc #subways #ossington #ossingtonavenue #stairs

Written by Randy McDonald

February 10, 2015 at 8:21 pm