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[PHOTO] Sixteen photos from Todmorden Mills (#todmordenmills)

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Yesterday afternoon I went over to the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, to catch an exhibition of drawings by Daniel Rotsztain there. I stayed to explore the lovely grounds, fresh and green in the rain.

Yesterday afternoon I went over to the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, to catch an exhibition of drawings by Daniel Rotsztain there. I stayed to explore the lovely grounds, fresh and green in the rain.

Looking down #toronto #todmordenmills #stairs #latergram

West across #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #stairs #latergram

Cottage amid green #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #cottage #latergram

House and leaves #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #house #latergram

House and leaves (2) #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #house #latergram

Back of a barn #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #brick #latergram

Dashing into the wedding tent #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #wedding #latergram

Table #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #table #latergram

"Welcome, Angel and Tomme" #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #wedding #latergram

Up the valley #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #towers #playterestates #rain #latergram

Umbrellas on the bridge #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #towers #playterestates #umbrellas #bridge #rain #latergram

Bridge north #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #bridge #rain #latergram

Looking at the Mills #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #bridge #rain #latergram

Fresh green in the rain #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #green #bridge #rain #latergram

Just short of the top #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #green #bike #rain #latergram

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Written by Randy McDonald

October 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Videoflicks, ghost service, Rob Ford football, parks, real estate

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  • blogTO notes that video rental store Videoflicks, on Avenue Road, is set to close down.
  • The TTC, blogTO notes, has begun “ghost service” on its half-dozen new subway stations.
  • Edward Keenan thinks that we may as well name a football stadium after Rob Ford. Why not? If it makes Ford Nation feel better …
  • Spacing Toronto features John Lorinc looking at how community parks organizations, like at Ramsden, can exclude outsiders.
  • VICE notes on recent study suggesting the real estate market of Toronto is the most overvalued of world cities.

[PHOTO] Déjeuner sur l’herbe: Canada geese feeding at Humber Bay Park East

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Déjeuner sur l'herbe

Written by Randy McDonald

September 29, 2017 at 10:31 am

[URBAN NOTE] Four Ontario links: minimum wage, Toronto, Petersborough, Prince Edward County

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  • A new TD report suggests the introduction of a $15 minimum wage could cost up to 90 thousand jobs by 2020, especially if the shift is too quick. Global News reports.
  • Torontoist notes the ongoing debate over what to do with the land suggested for Rail Deck Park. (I prefer the park.)
  • blogTO notes the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough is set to expand and move to a new location.
  • Opposition–ill-grounded opposition, I would say–to a new wind energy project in Prince Edward County is growing. Global News reports.

[PHOTO] Eight photos of HTO Park, Toronto

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On a sparklingly hot Sunday, I joined a crowd of other people enjoying the sun of HTO Park down by the water. It was glorious.

HTO Park (1) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (2) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (3) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (4) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (5) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (6) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn #cntower

HTO Park (7) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

HTO Park (8) #toronto #htopark #harbourfront #parks #beach #summer #fall #autumn

Written by Randy McDonald

September 26, 2017 at 8:45 am

[URBAN NOTE] Four blogTO links: Niagara Falls, Kensington Market, 450 Pape, Toronto Book Garden

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  • Having visited Friday, I liked the blogTO report on the early days of Toronto’s love affair with Niagara Falls.
  • blogTO shares photos of Kensington Market in the raw 1970s.
  • The exterior of 450 Pape Avenue was used for the movie It, and the place is seeing Stephen King pilgrims already.
  • The Toronto Book Garden, a lovely mini-park at Harbourfront keyed to literary Toronto, opened yesterday.

[PHOTO] Thirteen photos of Trillium Park and the William G. Davis Trail (#trilliumpark)

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The newly-opened Trillium Park and William G. David Trail, part of the ongoing redevelopment of Ontario Place, is superb. Though the landscaping is still raw, just three months after the parks opening, the bones are good ones. Walking along the trail on a beautiful warm evening, seeing the park full of people enjoying the grass or the concert or the views of the lake and the Toronto Islands, I knew this park is a success.

Entering Trillium Park

Looking east

Path ahead

Two routes

Trail tree

Gathered for the concert (1)

Gathered for the concert (2)

Looking at Hanlan's Point

Looking at Billy Bishop

Overlooking

Hough's Glade

Evening in the park

Walking by boats on the lake

Written by Randy McDonald

September 21, 2017 at 10:02 am