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[URBAN NOTE} Five Toronto links: Corso Italia, Danforth, Davenport Diamond, books, Graffiti Alley

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  • blogTO notes that Corso Italia is one of the hubs of Latin American food culture in Toronto.
  • The Danforth Music Hall recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, NOW Toronto notes.
  • The cancellation of a mural for a rail bridge in the Davenport Diamond is a shame. The Toronto Star has it.
  • This bookstore at Queen and Ossington looks particularly unique in conception. blogTO reports.
  • Melanie Zettler at Global News talks about the origins of Toronto’s Graffiti Alley.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

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  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait notes the Elon Musk proposal to terraform Mars by dropping nuclear weapons on the planet’s ice caps is a bad idea.
  • James Bow writes about how the introduction of faeries saved his novel The Night Girl.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at the storms of Jupiter.
  • The Crux explains the mystery of a village in Poland that has not seen the birth of a baby boy for nearly a decade.
  • D-Brief looks at the exoplanets of nearby red dwarf Gliese 1061.
  • Cody Delisraty talks of Renaissance painter Fra Angelico.
  • Drew Ex Machina commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune.
  • The Dragon’s Tales shares links to some papers about the Paleolithic.
  • JSTOR Daily hosts an essay by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger suggesting that Internet rot might be good since it could let people start to forget the past and so move on.
  • Language Hat questions whether the phrase “free to all” has really fallen out of use.
  • Language Log takes a look about immigration to the United States and Emma Lazarus’ famous poem.
  • Dan Nexon at Lawyers, Guns and Money takes issue with the suggestion of, among other, Henry Farrell, that we are headed away from globalization towards fortress economies. Redundancy, he suggests, will be more important.
  • Marginal Revolution links to a disturbing paper suggesting users of opioids use them in part for social reasons.
  • The NYR Daily features an exchange on a new law in Singapore seeking to govern fake news.
  • The Power and the Money features a guest post from Leticia Arroyo Abad looking at Argentina before the elections.
  • Drew Rowsome takes a look at a new play by Raymond Helkio examining the life of out boxer Mark Leduc.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel considers if we can test gravitational waves for wave-particle duality.
  • Arnold Zwicky shares photos of the many flowers of Gamble Garden, in Palo Alto.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Montréal, Hillsborough, Derry, Paris, Mecca

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  • La Presse looks at the challenges facing changing Lachine-Est, here.
  • The small New Brunswick town of Hillsborough may lose its only grocery store. Global News reports.
  • Guardian Cities looks at the vexed question of how, or if, the Northern Ireland city of Derry should celebrate its political murals.
  • Guardian Cities notes that Paris will soon host a substantial rooftop farm.
  • Tom van Laer and Elif Izberk-Bilgin at The Conversation explain why reviews of facilities in holy cities, like Mecca, tend to be so inflated.

[PHOTO] Seven photos of the underside of the Spadina Road bridge, and more

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Passing underneath the Spadina Road bridge over the Nordheimer Ravine reveals, on the concrete underpinnings, surfaces dense with graffiti dating back perhaps two years. The ending of the trail to the southeast of this location, in Royston Park, is much more sedate and green in the foreground.

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Written by Randy McDonald

August 14, 2019 at 8:45 am

[PHOTO] Twelve photos from a walk down from Dupont to Queen

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Friday afternoon, I took myself on a leisurely walk south, down Dovercourt Road and then–above Bloor–down Ossington Avenue to Queen Street. It was a fine summer walk, taking me through an ever-changing string of neighbourhoods that is still familiar, ending with the Antikka coffee shop on Queen. The final photo was taken to the west of this, at the Lumber Loop where Queen streetcar passengers need to transfer to get to Long Branch, the towers of Humber Bay Shores always visible just beyond.

Wires in the sky, Dupont east at Dovercourt #toronto #summer #dovercourtvillage #blue #summer #sky #wires #dupontstreet #dovercourtroad

Silver sneakers #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dovercourtroad #silver #shoes #sneakers

Good Fun by syzad

Half of "College Promenade" #toronto #littleitaly #ossingtonave #collegestreet #publicart

Apartments of Ossington at Harrison #toronto #littleitaly #ossingtonave #harrisonstreet #apartments #architecture

OSS ING TON #toronto #ossingtonave #ossingtonstrip #street #pavement #sign #publicart

"United Drug Mart", by kuyaspirit #toronto #ossingtonave #ossingtonstrip #uniteddrugmart #foxleystreet #kuyaspirit #red

Lilies like fire #toronto #ossingtonave #ossingtonstrip #flowers #lilies #red #yellow

Postered wall #toronto #ossingtonave #ossingtonstrip #queenwestselfstorage #posters #white #wall

Armenian coffee in clay mug #toronto #queenwest #antikka #coffee #armeniancoffee #clay

Glass vessels of Rob Raeside #toronto #craftontario #queenwest #hamont #glass #robraeside #robraesideglass

Disembarking #toronto #ttc #streetcars #humberloop #501queen #humberbayshores #skyline #queensway #lakeshoreblvd

Written by Randy McDonald

August 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm

[PHOTO] Sixteen photos from a stroll west of Lake Ontario from Dufferin Street to Palace Pier

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Walking west one evening last week along the Lake Ontario shoreline, from the Dufferin Loop all the way to the Palace Pier on just the far side of the Humber River, was enjoyable. It was a glorious summer night.

Looking east #toronto #skyline #gardinerexpressway #dufferinstreet #dufferinloop

Looking south #toronto #lakeontario #marilynbellpark #blue #evening

Looking west #toronto #skyline #lakeontario #humberbayshores #marilynbellpark #evening

Chairs, flowers, towers #toronto #marilynbellpark #lakeontario #evening #chairs #flowers #towers #skyline

Geese on the lawn #toronto #marilynbellpark #green #grass #lawn #birds #canadagoose

Poppy #toronto #red #poppy #sculpture #publicart #royalcanadianlegion #royalcanadianlegion344 #lakeshoreblvd

Boats anchored #toronto #lakeontario #beach #boats #evening

Ducks by the beach #toronto #sunnysidebeach #beach #birds #ducks #evening

Gathered by the beach #toronto #sunnysidebeach #beach #lakeontario #humberbayshores #skyline #evening #birds #canadagoose #seagull #swan

High waters #toronto #sunnysidebeach #beach #flooding #lakeontario #tree #blue

Towards Humber Bay shores #toronto #lakeontario #humberbayshores #skyline #towers #evening #blue #clouds

Starting to shine #toronto #sunnysidebeach #lakeontario #humberbayshores #skyline #towers #evening

Starting to glitter #toronto #humberbayshores #skyline #evening #lights #towers #beach #lakeontario #humberbay

Blue over blue #toronto #humberbay #blue #evening #twilight #sky #lakeontario

Under the arch #toronto #humberbayarchbridge #architecture #bridge #twilight #blue

Looking east #toronto #skyline #cntower #twilight #night #palacepier

[PHOTO] Rainbow stripes of Pride, Eaton Centre

Rainbow stripes of Pride #toronto #eatoncentre #rainbow #publicart #pride #lgbtq

Written by Randy McDonald

June 21, 2019 at 6:00 am