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The mayor of Ottawa is suggesting freezing Confederation Line fare increases in light of the system’s problems. https://globalnews.ca/news/6146499/ottawa-mayor-transit-fare-freeze-lrt/

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  • The mayor of Ottawa is suggesting freezing Confederation Line fare increases in light of the system’s problems. Global News reports.
  • La Presse looks at the problems faced by the Marché Jean-Talon, here.
  • Greater Moncton, arguably the leading metropolis of New Brunswick, wants to double its intake of immigrants. Global News reports.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at Lafayette Park in Detroit, designed by Mies van der Rohe.
  • Will Vancouver be connected to Washington State by a high-speed train route? Global News reports.

[PHOTO] Twenty-five photos of the Humber River, from Old Mill up to Dundas Street West

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Yesterday, I had a nice walk north up the Humber River, from Old Mill station up through Étienne Brûlé Park all the way upstream to Dundas Street. It was a beautiful early evening walk, in parklands turning yellow and other colours.

Looking at the approaching eastbound train #toronto #ttc #subway #oldmill

North up the Humber at Old Mill #toronto #oldmill #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Looking south towards Humber Bay Shores #toronto #oldmill #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #humberbayshores #skyline

On Riverside Drive #toronto #oldmill #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #riversidedrive

Etienne Brûlé Park (1) #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Plane in blue sky #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #blue #sky #plane

Upstream the Humber #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Up the path #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #path

Water's edge #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Fierce yellow #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #leaves

Walking in yellow #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #leaves

Green and yellow #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #green #leaves

Two paths diverge #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #green #path

Waiting #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Three parts #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Curving path #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #path

Rapids #toronto #humberriver #magwoodpark #fall #autumn #yellow #path #water #rapids

Path ahead #toronto #humberriver #magwoodpark #fall #autumn #yellow #path

Red maple leaf #toronto #humberriver #magwoodpark #fall #autumn #red #maple #leaf #canada

Mallards (1) #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #birds #mallards #ducks

Mallards (2) #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #birds #mallards #ducks

Mallards (3) #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #birds #mallards #ducks

Carpet of red #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #red #leaves

Path above the river #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #path

Humber River below the Dundas Street Bridge #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #dundasstreetbridge

Written by Randy McDonald

October 29, 2019 at 11:15 am

[PHOTO] Flowers bound to a tree, George Hislop Park

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Flowers bound to a tree, George Hislop Park #toronto #georgehisloppark #bouquet #flowers #yellow #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 25, 2019 at 1:45 pm

[PHOTO] Garden in bright light, Paul Kane House Parkette

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Garden in bright light, Paul Kane House Parkette #toronto #fall #autumn #gardens #churchandwellesley #wellesleystreeteast

Written by Randy McDonald

October 20, 2019 at 12:45 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five notes about cities: parks, productivity, suburbs, borders, libraries

  • CityLab looks at a new study examining the relationship between gentrification and new city parks.
  • Guardian Cities looks at the hardest-working cities in the world, and wonders if that duration of work is a good idea.
  • The Conversation looks at how population growth in Canada is increasingly concentrated in car-dependent suburbs.
  • VICE looks at how arbitrary municipal borders in built-up areas can have nasty effects on the lives of people caught up by them.
  • Rabble reports on how Canadian libraries are handling the opioid crisis.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: fall, Danforth church, 51 Metcalfe, No Name, Toronto Zoo

  • blogTO notes that this fall in Toronto is likely to see erratic temperature swings.
  • This sign on the lawn of a church on the Danforth warning off trespassers might have a defensible rationale, but it still seems off to me. The Toronto Star reports.
  • This rental at 51 Metcalfe Street does seem sad to me. blogTO describes it.
  • I rather like this No Name mural. blogTO shows it.
  • As argued here at the Toronto Star, the Toronto Zoo probably should also be understood as one of the key elements of Scarborough.

[PHOTO] Looking into the Anne Johnston Courtyard, Yonge and Eglinton

Looking into the Anne Johnston Courtyard #toronto #yongeandeglinton #mintomidtown #annejohnstoncourtyard #parks

Written by Randy McDonald

September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am