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[NEWS] Five links about ethnic conflict: language in Canada, wilderness, Catalonia, Czechs on Tibet

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  • CBC notes that major First Nations languages in Canada like Cree and Ojibwe may soon be supported by translators in the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.
  • Julian Brave NoiseCat at VICE argues against an imagining of wilderness that imagines territories without indigenous peoples. Such too readily can enable abuse of the natural world.
  • Bloomberg notes how the Spanish authorities in Catalonia have overriden local governments and populations by transferring dispute art objects to a different Spanish region. This won’t end well.
  • Transitions Online notes how traditionally strong Czech support for Tibet and Tibetan exiles has been fading in recent years, with China becoming a bigger player.
  • Paul Wells at MacLean’s takes a look at what might be the latest round of the language debate in Montréal. How important are greetings? (I think, for the record, they might be more important than Wells argues.)
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[PHOTO] Four photos of the Anne Johnston Courtyard, December

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The Anne Johnston Courtyard, lush in winter, has a spare beauty in December even before the snows come.

Anne Johnston Courtyard, December (1) #toronto #yongeandeglinton #mintomidtown #annejohnstoncourtyard #parks #winter

Anne Johnston Courtyard, December (2) #toronto #yongeandeglinton #mintomidtown #annejohnstoncourtyard #parks #winter

Anne Johnston Courtyard, December (3) #toronto #yongeandeglinton #mintomidtown #annejohnstoncourtyard #parks #winter

Anne Johnston Courtyard, December (1) #toronto #yongeandeglinton #mintomidtown #annejohnstoncourtyard #parks #winter

Written by Randy McDonald

December 9, 2017 at 11:00 am

[PHOTO] Towers of Mimico as seen from Humber Bay Park

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Towers of Mimico #toronto #humberbaypark #skyline #mimico #lakeshoreblvd #condos #towers #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 7, 2017 at 8:15 am

[PHOTO] Five photos of the Mimico Creek Bridge, Humber Bay Park

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This bridge over Mimico Creek, connecting the western and eastern segments of Humber Bay Park, is rather dramatic, what with its northern lip arcing out towards Mimico and the condo towers lining Lake Shore Boulevard.

Bridge over Mimico Creek (1) #toronto #humberbaypark #mimicocreek #mimico #bridge #latergram

Bridge over Mimico Creek (2) #toronto #humberbaypark #mimicocreek #mimico #bridge #latergram

Bridge over Mimico Creek (3) #toronto #humberbaypark #mimicocreek #mimico #bridge #latergram

Bridge over Mimico Creek (4) #toronto #humberbaypark #mimicocreek #mimico #bridge #latergram

Bridge over Mimico Creek (5) #toronto #humberbaypark #mimicocreek #mimico #bridge #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 5, 2017 at 9:01 am

[PHOTO] Five photos of the “Toronto” sign in Humber Bay Shores Park

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The “Toronto” sign built this July out of stray driftwood by Toronto artists Thelia Sanders-Shelton and Julie Ryan out of driftwood on a breakwater in Humber Bay Shores Park got a significant amount of press coverage. It even went viral. I was sadened to learn that storms and the hostile weather of fall generally has torn the sign down to almost nothing. At least we have our photos and memories–I certainly have mine.

"Toronto" (1) #toronto #torontodriftwoodsign #driftwood #humberbay #humberbayshorespark #beaches #lakeontario #shorelandarts #skyline #flags #latergram

"Toronto" (2) #toronto #torontodriftwoodsign #driftwood #humberbay #humberbayshorespark #beaches #lakeontario #shorelandarts #skyline #flags #latergram

"Toronto" (3) #toronto #torontodriftwoodsign #driftwood #humberbay #humberbayshorespark #beaches #lakeontario #shorelandarts #skyline #flags #latergram

"Toronto" (4) #toronto #torontodriftwoodsign #driftwood #humberbay #humberbayshorespark #beaches #lakeontario #shorelandarts #skyline #flags #latergram>

"Toronto" (5) #toronto #torontodriftwoodsign #driftwood #humberbay #humberbayshorespark #beaches #lakeontario #shorelandarts #skyline #flags #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 1, 2017 at 8:53 pm

[PHOTO] Looking out, Sheldon Lookout

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This photo was taken looking directly away from the massive stretch of high-rise condos, part of the wave of development that is transforming North Mimico from a low-rise district southwest of High Park to a thriving district in its own right. City planners have done well to preserve this strip of the wild.

Looking out #toronto #sheldonlookout #lakeontario #fall #autumn #trees #northmimico #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 30, 2017 at 12:21 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five links on GTA infrastructure: Rail Deck Park, King Street, bike lanes, mass transit

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  • At Torontoist, Jake Tobin Garrett suggests how condo construction can be made to pay for a Rail Deck Park.
  • Christopher Hume notes how the King Street transit pilot represents a huge shift in thinking in Toronto, over at the Toronto Star.
  • At NOW Toronto, Hamish Wilson suggests that the bike lanes on Bloor are but a fragment of the network that could have been built city-wide.
  • Rob Ferguson notes plans at the level of the Ontario provincial government to do better planning for GTA transit, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Should, as the Toronto Region Board of Trade suggests, the province take over GTA transit? Certainly the province is capable of greater scope than any one city can provide, but is it responsive enough? The Toronto Star reports.