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[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • Transit Toronto celebrates the life of photographer John Bromney, here.
  • blogTO explains, with photos, the cause of the subway shutdown on Line 1 Wednesday night.
  • blogTO notes that the TTC wants to create five transit corridor for buses, including one on Dufferin Street.
  • Toronto is apparently the top tech city in Canada. blogTO reports.
  • John Lorinc at Spacing considers what affordable housing actually is, especially in the context of real-world constraints less generous than often imagined.
  • The displaced residents of Gosford have seen nothing from their apartment block’s owners about housing options. Global News reports.
  • The TTC plans to have even more subway closures in 2020 than in 2019. Global News reports.

[PHOTO] Nine photos of Robert Mapplethorpe’s The Outsiders and the Olga Korper Gallery

I went this afternoon to the Olga Korper Gallery, in a long-converted industrial space on Morrow Avenue in Roncesvalles just off Dundas Street West, to catch “The Outsiders”, an exhibit of several dozen photographic works of Robert Mapplethorpe selected from the perspective of exploring Mapplethorpe’s take on gender. The selection was acute; my friend and I had a great time talking about the perspectives Mapplethorpe represented in his works, the gazes that were exchanged or not and the items selected. The space, too, is gorgeous, a wonderful sort of post-industrial temple to the arts. I definitely recommend going to see this show while it is running, up to the 2nd of June.

Olga Korper Gallery (1) #toronto #roncesvalles #olgakorpergallery #robertmapplethorpe #theoutsiders #architecture #loft

Detail, Patti Smith (1868), 1988 #toronto #roncesvalles #olgakorpergallery #robertmapplethorpe #theoutsiders #pattismith//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Olga Korper Gallery (2) #toronto #roncesvalles #olgakorpergallery #robertmapplethorpe #theoutsiders #architecture #loft

Olga Korper Gallery (3) #toronto #roncesvalles #olgakorpergallery #robertmapplethorpe #theoutsiders #architecture #loft

Detail, Terry Beans (412), 1980 #toronto #roncesvalles #olgakorpergallery #robertmapplethorpe #theoutsiders #terrybeans

Detail, Cookie Mueller (63), 1978 #toronto #roncesvalles #olgakorpergallery #robertmapplethorpe #theoutsiders #cookiemueller

Detail, Lisa Lyon (479), 1980 #toronto #roncesvalles #olgakorpergallery #robertmapplethorpe #theoutsiders #lisalyon

Detail, Claudia Sommers (402), 1980 #toronto #roncesvalles #olgakorpergallery #robertmapplethorpe #theoutsiders #claudiasommers

Olga Korper Gallery (4) #toronto #roncesvalles #olgakorpergallery #robertmapplethorpe #theoutsiders #architecture

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Montréal, New York City, Seattle, Amsterdam, Istanbul

  • A statue of Queen Victoria has been vandalized in Montréal, the act claimed by an anti-colonialist coalition. Global News reports.
  • Guardian Cities profiled an Instagram account, thedoorsofnyc, concentrating on the unique doors of New York City.
  • Billionaire urbanism is identified by this article at The Stranger as the downfall of the waterfront of Seattle.
  • CityLab notes that the government of Amsterdam is now requiring owners of new homes to live in their property, limiting the ability to rent them out.
  • The Atlantic notes the criticisms of many urbanists in Istanbul that restorations of the city’s ancient heritage are actually destroying them, at least as survivals from the past.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Antipope’s Charlie Stross wonders if the politics of Trump might mean an end to the British nuclear deterrent.
  • Centauri Dreams shares Andrew LePage’s evaluation of the TRAPPIST-1 system, where he concludes that there are in fact three plausible candidates for habitable status there.
  • Dangerous Minds shares the gender-bending photographs of Norwegian photographers Marie Høeg and Bolette Berg.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog takes a look at the 1980s HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.
  • The Extremo Files looks at the human microbiome.
  • Language Hat links to an article on Dakhani, a south Indian Urdu dialect.
  • The LRB Blog looks at policing in London.
  • The Map Room Blog notes that 90% of the hundred thousand lakes of Manitoba are officially unnamed.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at the remarkable Akshardham Temple of New Delhi.
  • The Planetary Society Blog notes how citizen scientists detected changes in Rosetta’s comet.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer provides a visual guide for New Yorkers at the size of the proposed border wall.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog links to a paper taking a look at the history of abortion in 20th century France.
  • Torontoist looks at the 1840s influx of Irish refugees to Toronto.
  • Understanding Society takes a look at the research that went into the discovery of the nucleus of the atom.
  • Window on Eurasia reports on Belarus.
  • Arnold Zwicky shares photos and commentary on the stars and plot of Oscar-winning film Midnight.

[META] What photos would you like to see?

What the subject line says. What kinds of images do you want to see appearing in your Facebook or RSS feed?

Written by Randy McDonald

March 9, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Posted in Meta, Photo

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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Antipope Charlie Stross u>makes his case for Scottish independence.
  • blogTO visits the new HMV Underground venue.
  • The Cranky Sociologists examine the militarization of the American university campus.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper analyzing the temperature of chilly nearby brown dwarf WISE 0855-0714.
  • The Dragon’s Tales looks at the very confusing KIC 2856960 system.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog applies sociological theory to on-campus sexual assaults.
  • The Frailest Thing looks at some rather remarkable upcoming technologies.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money as well as The Dragon’s Tales notes that the population of blue whales off of the California coast has recovered to its previous level of 2200 individuals, a small population as the first blog notes.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at the run against Scottish stocks and the like in the week before the referendum.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer would still bet against Scottish independence.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog notes the amusing mistake made by mappers who gave Sakhalin island to Japan.
  • The Search features a post made by a web archivist.
  • Strange Maps looks at the changing geographical concentrations of genius in Europe.
  • Towleroad shares some of the Provincetown photographs of Emil Cohen.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy considers the ethics and the legal practicalities of Scottish separatism.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the emergent Iranian-Russian alliance, observes that the Dalai Lama’s attack on Putin has placed his followers in Russia’s Kalmykia in a different place, and wonders if Tuva provides precedents for Russia’s satellites.
  • The Financial Times‘ The World notes how very different is public opinion and public policy in France and Germany.

[PHOTO] Three Victoria Day Tulips

When I passed by the St. Alban’s Boys’ and Girls’ Club (843 Palmerston Avenue) on Victoria Day, inspired by larkvi‘s advice I decided to photograph some tulips. At the time, the tulips were just starting to die, but there were still some nice examples.


Red Tulip, 843 Palmerston Avenue
Originally uploaded by rfmcdpei

Yellow Tulip, 843 Palmerston Avenue
Originally uploaded by rfmcdpei

Pink Tulip, 843 Palmerston Avenue
Originally uploaded by
rfmcdpei

Written by Randy McDonald

June 4, 2009 at 10:38 am