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[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.

[PHOTO] Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday

Last Thursday after the first snow of fall, I took a walk down to Dufferin Grove Park. The snow, already beginning to melt in the relative warmth, dressed the park up nicely.

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (1) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (2) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (3) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (4) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (5) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (6) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (7) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (8) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Dufferin Grove after the first snow last Thursday (9) #toronto #dufferingrove #dufferingrovepark #snow #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm

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/

  • 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

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