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[PHOTO] Three photos from parks north of Geary, with dandelions and socially distanced people

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Bartlett Parkette on a socially distanced evening #toronto #davenport #gearyave #bartlettparkette #parks #evening #socialdistancing

Evening among dandelions #toronto #davenport #gearyave #bristolavenueparkette #dandelion #parks #evening #socialdistancing

Empty playground #toronto #davenport #gearyave #bristolavenueparkette #playground #parks #evening #socialdistancing

Written by Randy McDonald

May 27, 2020 at 11:15 am

[PHOTO] Six photos from Trinity Bellwoods Park, on a COVID-19 Saturday evening (#trinitybellwoods)

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I got to Trinity Bellwoods Park yesterday evening after 7:30, after the peak crowd blanketing the lawn that had made social media earlier that day. I only dipped to the north side of the street to take the photos; the crowds were concentrated on the northern side of the park, but there were still crowds.

We are fucked. Toronto is going to have a second wave.

Into Trinity Bellwoods (1) #toronto #trinitybellwoods #queenstreetwest #parks #covid19 #coronavirustoronto

Into Trinity Bellwoods (2) #toronto #trinitybellwoods #queenstreetwest #parks #covid19 #coronavirustoronto

Into Trinity Bellwoods (3) #toronto #trinitybellwoods #queenstreetwest #parks #covid19 #coronavirustoronto

Into Trinity Bellwoods (4) #toronto #trinitybellwoods #queenstreetwest #parks #covid19 #coronavirustoronto

Into Trinity Bellwoods (5) #toronto #trinitybellwoods #queenstreetwest #parks #covid19 #coronavirustoronto

Into Trinity Bellwoods (6) #toronto #trinitybellwoods #queenstreetwest #parks #covid19 #coronavirustoronto

Written by Randy McDonald

May 24, 2020 at 11:06 pm

[PHOTO] Three photos of Dovercourt Park Friday evening, looking east and up (#dovercourtvillage)

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The Dovercourt Park that anchors my neighbourhood looked fine Friday evening, as I was walking south along Bartlett Avenue.

Looking east and up at Dovercourt Park, Friday evening (1) #toronto #dovercourtpark #dovercourtvillage #parks #blue #evening #sky #latergram

Looking east and up at Dovercourt Park, Friday evening (2) #toronto #dovercourtpark #dovercourtvillage #parks #blue #evening #sky #latergram

Looking east and up at Dovercourt Park, Friday evening (3) #toronto #dovercourtpark #dovercourtvillage #parks #blue #evening #sky #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

May 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm

[PHOTO] Three photos from Yonge and Eglinton, Sunday morning

Anne Johnston Courtyard, Sunday morning #toronto #yongeandeglinton #mintomidtown #annejohnstoncourtyard #blue #lights #morning #latergram

South down Yonge, Sunday morning #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongestreet #lights #morning #latergram

East down Eglinton, Sunday morning #toronto #yongeandeglinton #eglintonavenue #lights #morning #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 23, 2019 at 9:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Ten Montréal links

  • MTL Blog shares this map of the Greater Montréal mass transit network, with a uniform design for all its networks, here.
  • Exo commuters in Montréal are decidedly unhappy with the Exo chairperson for the unhelpful tips they gave. CTV News reports.
  • Montréal has bought 140 acres of land in the West Island for its planned great park there. CTV News reports.
  • Notre Dame East is set to be revamped as an urban boulevard. CTV News reports.
  • Controversy over the Royalmount shopping complex grows. CBC reports.
  • Montréal is reckoned by a Google team to be a major centre for game development. CTV News reports.
  • A new fund seeks to increase the diversity of artists whose works are displayed in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. CTV News reports.
  • Montréal mayor Valérie Plante promises to help out record stores fined for being opened past 5 on a weekend. CTV News reports.
  • Royal LePage suggests that home values in Montréal will grow sharply in 2020, more than in any other major Canadian city. CTV News reports.

[PHOTO] West across Sherbourne Common

West across Sherbourne Common #toronto #parks #sherbournecommon #grey #winter #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 3, 2019 at 10:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Ten Toronto links

  • The vicious homophobia exhibited by TCDSB trustee Mike Del Grande is, IMHO, another reason to defund public Catholic education in Ontario. Global News reports.
  • The CCLV streetcars of the TTC are set to be pulled by the end of November. Global News reports.
  • The Scarborough Bluffs are set to see some worthwhile investment. blogTO reports.
  • CBC notes growth in food bank usage in Toronto and Mississauga.
  • Presto users are being mischarged based on GPS mistakes. CBC reports.
  • Renovictions have spiked 300% over the past four years. blogTO reports.
  • The cost of rent continues to grow in Toronto. blogTO reports.
  • A new project hopes to make Yonge and Eglinton less congested. The Toronto Star reports.
  • New regulations about Airbnb should make the real estate market easier for renters. NOW Toronto reports.
  • Owing to family request, a new street in Etobicoke will not be named after former Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Global News reports.