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[PHOTO] Six photos of the Toronto skyline at evening

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A friend’s balcony offers unforgettable views of the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario beyond, so I naturally took advantage of it.

Three photos in this set–the first one here, and the last two–are panoramas kindly stitched together by Google Photos. (One must acknowledge one’s collaborators.) Click on them to see their full breadth.

Panorama #toronto #skyline #highparknorth #lakeontario #sky #blue

Skyline, west to east (1) #toronto #mississauga #skyline #highparknorth #lakeontario #sky #blue

Skyline, west to east (2) #toronto #mississauga #skyline #highparknorth #lakeontario #sky #blue

Skyline, west to east (3) #toronto #mississauga #skyline #highparknorth #lakeontario #sky #blue

Skyline panorama #toronto #mississauga #skyline #highparknorth #lakeontario #sky #blue

Skyline panorama (2) #toronto #mississauga #skyline #highparknorth #lakeontario #sky #blue

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Written by Randy McDonald

July 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] TTC Line 1, Dufferin Street, Bloordale, #TheManWhoSoldParkdale, PR voting

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  • blogTO notes a closure this weekend of Line 1 between St. Clair and Lawrence for Metrolinx construction. Still, at least their post uses my photo!
  • Urban Toronto notes that, the studios at 390 through 444 Dufferin Street being demolished, new construction is begin. I remember those studios from when I first moved to Toronto.
  • Urban Toronto looks at the latest revision to plans to redevelop the southwest corner of Bloor and Dufferin, one intended to install a more human scale to the streetscape and skyline.
  • NOW Toronto takes an extended look at the #TheManWhoSoldParkdale campaign against gentrification in Parkdale.
  • CBC shares the argument in favour of giving permanent residents voting rights in municipal elections in the City of Toronto.

[CAT] Shakespeare, at nearly 2 am

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Shakespeare, at nearly 2 am #toronto #shakespeare #dovercourtvillage #caturday #catstagram #catsofinstagram

Written by Randy McDonald

July 14, 2018 at 10:45 am

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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Parkdale, Eglinton Avenue, police, Festival of Failure, South Core

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  • CBC reports on a campaign by Parkdale tenants against a real estate broker, Nick Brewerton, who they claim is responsible for the decline of rooming houses there.
  • Merchants in the area of Eglinton Avenue hit by Metrolinx construction respond with a mixture of incredulity and anger to news of the lawsuit lodged against Metrolinx by contractors. CBC reports.
  • Toronto police have returned to a normal posture after yesterday’s security alert. CBC reports.
  • The “Festival of Failure” ongoing for most of this month at Harbourfront Centre sounds very interesting. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Urban Toronto shares a stunning pair of photos, contrasting the South Core as seen form the CN Tower in 2010 and then in 2018. The difference between the two photos is remarkable.
  • [BLOG] Some Friday links

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    • Architectuul has an extended long interview with architect Dragoljub Bakić, talking about the innovative architecture of Tito’s Yugoslavia and his experiences abroad.
    • Centauri Dreams remarks on how the new maps of Pluto can evoke the worlds of Ray Bradbury.
    • The Crux answers an interesting question: What, exactly, is a blazar?
    • D-Brief links to a study suggesting that conditions on Ross 128 b, the second-nearest potentially habitable planet, are potentially (very broadly) Earth-like.
    • Dangerous Minds shows how John Mellencamp was, in the 1970s, once a glam rocker.
    • The Finger Post shares photos from a recent visit to Naypyidaw, the very new capital of Myanmar.
    • Gizmodo explains how the detection of an energetic neutrino led to the detection of a distant blazar, marking yet another step forward for multi-messenger astronomy.
    • JSTOR Daily reports on the now-overlooked writer of supernatural fiction Vernon Lee.
    • Language Log makes an argument that acquiring fluency in Chinese language, including Chinese writing, is difficult, so difficult perhaps as to displace other cultures. Thoughts?
    • Lawyers, Guns and Money suggests that the decline of the neo-liberal world order is needed. My main concern is that neo-liberalism may well be the least bad of the potential world orders out there.
    • Lingua Franca takes a look at how Hindi and Urdu, technically separate languages, actually form two poles of a Hindustani language continuum.
    • The Map Room Blog links to a unique map of the London Underground that shows the elevation of each station.
    • Rocky Planet notes that the continuing eruption of Kilauea is going to permanently shape the lives of the people of the Big Island of Hawai’i.
    • Window on Eurasia notes that the Buddhists of Kalmykia want the Russian government to permit a visit by the Dalai Lama to their republic.
    • Writing at Worthwhile Canadian Initiative, Livio Di Matteo notes that the Trump demand NATO governments spend 4% of their GDP on defense would involve unprecedented levels of spending in Canada.

    [PHOTO] Two views, looking east from the Scotiabank Theatre

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    The great eastern window of the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, downtown in the middle of the Entertainment District and elevated several stories from street level, offers remarkable views of the Toronto skyline. I was there yesterday, taking one photo in the early evening, and one in the late evening as twilight blue settled down.

    Looking east from the Scotiabank Theatre #toronto #skyline #towers #architecture #scotiabanktheatre

    Looking east from the Scotiabank Theatre, late evening #toronto #skyline #towers #architecture #scotiabanktheatre #evening

    Written by Randy McDonald

    July 13, 2018 at 10:01 am

    [PHOTO] Twenty-two photos of Caledonia Road, Eglinton south to Davenport

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    This evening after work, I took a walk south down Caledonia Road, from Eglinton Avenue West south to the street’s terminus with Davenport Road. This stretch of Caledonia Road has multiple neighbourhood allegiances: It is recognized as a standalone neighbourhood of Caledonia, wedged between the rail lines to the west and Prospect Cemetery to the east, but the city of Toronto recognizes it as Caledonia-Fairbanks, and it fits within the broader neighbourhood of Fairbank at least as far south as St. Clair Avenue. South of St. Clair, Caledonia Road might also fit into Earlscourt, but I’m unclear about that.

    Whatever this neighbourhood is called, it is a generally non-descript area of western Toronto, part of the old city of York and heavily low-rise residential. It shades lightly into commercial at major intersections and tending towards the post-industrial around Caledonia’s intersection with St. Clair Avenue. It is a heavily Portuguese neighbourhood, with Portuguese and Azorean flags adorning many front stoops, but it is not unique in this. It is a neighbourhood become increasingly popular with homebuyers, many signs advertising sales and advertisements. It will certainly be transformed in coming years: Densification must surely hit here too, especially with the Eglinton Crosstown coming. It was lovely walking even the ever-darkening clear blue sky.

    Looking south, Caledonia at Eglinton #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank

    Looking south, Caledonia between Eglinton and Keith #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank

    Looking east, Keith at Caledonia #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank #keithave

    Looking west, Keith at Caledonia #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank #keithave

    Looking south at Caledonia towards Kitchener #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #kitcheneravenue #intersection

    Flag of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Caledonia at Kitchener #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #kitcheneravenue #flags #uruguay

    Alley, Caledonia by Summit #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #summitave #alley #laneway

    Looking south, towards Caledonia and Corby #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #corbyave

    F.H. Miller Junior Public School #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #school #fhmiller

    Looking south, Caledonia and Rogers #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #rogersroad #intersection

    Looking south at the sale signs, Caledonia at Innes #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #innesavenue #realestate

    Looking south at the sale sign, Caledonia below Innes #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #innesavenue #realestate

    Front garden, 117 Caledonia Road #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #gardens #flags #azores #portugal #canada

    Case dad Beiras Cultural Community Centre #toronto #caledoniafairbamk #caledoniaroad #portuguesecanadian #casadasbeiras

    Looking south, Caledonia at St. Clair  #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #stclairavenue #stclairwest #intersection

    Looking west, Caledonia at St. Clair  #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #stclairavenue #stclairwest #intersection #512stclair #ttc #streetcar

    Looking west, Caledonia at St. Clair (2) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #stclairavenue #stclairwest #intersection #512stclair #ttc #streetcar

    Below the curve (1) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

    Below the curve (2) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

    Below the curve (3) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

    Looking south, Caledonia at Davenport (1) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #davenportroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

    Looking west, Davenport at Caledonia #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #davenportroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

    Written by Randy McDonald

    July 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm