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[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto notes

  • Matt Gurney wonders if the losses of votes for the Conservatives in the Greater Toronto Area will doom Andrew Scheer, over at the National Post.
  • Jamie Bradburn took a look at the opening of the Ontario Science Centre, here.
  • Spacing shares an argument for density transition zones in Toronto, here.
  • The Village Idiot Pub in Toronto, across Dundas from the AGO, will rebrand itself the Village Genius. Global News reports.
  • Queen and Coxwell will soon host some new affordable housing. Global News reports.
  • The closure of a flea market on Old Weston road, a year after a tragic shooting, is a shame. The Toronto Star
  • I am going to see at least some of the works in this year’s Toronto Biennial. NOW Toronto reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: wealth, east-end, marijuana, 1930, ride-hailing

  • blogTO notes that Toronto is getting richer even as the rest of Canada is getting poorer, though growth in Toronto is driven by debt.
  • Steve Munro looks at the ongoing reconstruction of the intersection of Kingston Road and Queen.
  • blogTO looks at the reopening of an illegal cannabis store.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at the different ways mass media in 1930 Toronto shared election results.
  • Nicholas Sanderson writes at Spacing about what other cities can learn from the experience of Toronto with ride-hailing apps.

[PHOTO] Nine photos from in and around Kew Gardens, The Beaches

As part of a campaign by the Beach Village BIA to attract pedestrian traffic to The Beaches, outdoor screenings of different movies have been scheduled every Wednesday night in Kew Gardens. I’ve gone to the past two, certainly appreciating the chance to explore.

Green Kew Gardens under blue sky #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #park #green #tree #blue #sky #evening

Back garden, Book City #toronto #beaches #gardens #bookcity #bookstores #evening

Wires overhead #toronto #beaches #queenstreeteast #queenstreet #wires #blue #sky

"In Honor Of Those Who Served" #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #cenotaph #war

Blue sky to the west #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #blue #sky #evening

Waiting for the show #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #evening #gazebo #screen

Gazebo by night #toronto #beaches #kewgardens #gazebo #night #lights

Gazebo and credits #toronto #kewgardens #beaches #gazebo #night #movie

Baseball by night #toronto #kewgardens #beaches #night #lights #baseball

Written by Randy McDonald

August 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

[PHOTO] Three evening shots, looking west and east and south, at Queen and Victoria

Looking east yesterday evening, Queen at Victoria #toronto #queenstreet #queenstreeteast #yongeandqueen #evening #latergram

Looking west yesterday evening, Queen at Victoria #toronto #queenstreet #yongeandqueen #evening #latergram

Looking south yesterday evening, Victoria at Queen #toronto #queenstreet #victoriastreet #yongeandqueen #evening #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

May 6, 2019 at 9:30 am

[PHOTO] Metropolitan United Church at twilight

Metropolitan United Church at twilight #toronto #churchstreet #metropolitanunitedchurch #churcjes #lights #twilight #night

Written by Randy McDonald

November 14, 2018 at 8:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Dencan Books, 1 Yonge Street, Beaches, Soulpepper, Bricks & Glitter

  • Edward Keenan bids farewell to the Junction’s Dencan Books, a community institution set to close this Saturday, over at the Toronto Star.
  • One Yonge Street is set to house a high-rise condo tower 95 stories and over 300 metres in height. The Toronto Star notes.
  • One only hopes that the repeal of a tax rebate that had the effect of encouraging owners of commercial properties in the Beaches to keep storefronts empty will increase business along Queen Street East. CBC reports.
  • This extended profile in Toronto Life takes a look at the events and accusations leading to the fall of Soulpepper Theatre Company founder Albert Schultz.
  • Chris Rattan at NOW Toronto writes about Bricks & Glitter, a new indie queer cultural festival in the west end with events starting today.

[PHOTO] Sixteen photos of art from Toronto Revealed, at the TD Gallery (#tdgallery)

As I promised yesterday, here is some more of the art that I saw at the TD Gallery’s Toronto Revealed exhibition. Although some of the works (paintings, today, mostly painted in oils) depicted scenes predating my arrival in Toronto or even my existence, like that showing the excavation of the Eaton Centre, most of the others were scenes that I recognized with delight from my daily life. One, of a nondescript gas station, was based on a location at most a lazy ten minutes’ walk from my home.

More details on the individual works–their names, their painters, their dates–can be found by clicking through to my Flickr page.

Crosswalk, Queen Street East, 2012 #toronto #tdgallery #davidmarshak #queenstreeteast #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Weston Bakery, Eastern Avenue, 2017 #toronto #tdgallery #brianharvey #easternavenue #westonbakery #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Parkdale, Queen Street West 2010 #toronto #tdgallery #brianharvey #queenstreetwest #parkdale #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Keele Street and Dundas Street West, 2011 #toronto #tdgallery #brianharvey #keelestreet #dundasstreetwest #junction #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Eaton Centre Excavation, 1975 #toronto #tdgallery #walterjcoucill  #eatoncentre #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

November Rain, Bay and Dundas Streets, 2011 #toronto #tdgallery #catherinejeffrey #baystreet #dundasstreetwest #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Brushstrokes on Dundas Street, 1979 #toronto #tdgallery #michaelbinette #baystreet #dundasstreet #dundasstreetwest #dundasstreeteast #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Honest Ed's, 2015 #toronto #tdgallery #brentarlitt #honesteds #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Waiting for a Bargain, 1983 #toronto #tdgallery #rajkakupesic #honesteds #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Nassau Street, Looking Southeast Across Augusta #toronto #tdgallery #williamsherman #kensingtonmarket #nassaustreet #augustaave #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Cherry Street Hotel, 1978 #toronto #tdgallery #gerardlazare #cherrystreethotel #frontstreet #cherrystreet #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Bloor Street West, 1976 #toronto #tdgallery #carlosmarchiori #bloorstreet #bloorstreetwest  #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Queen Street West, near Simcoe Street, 1974 #toronto #tdgallery #leslietait #queenstreetwest #simcoestreet #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

77.5 cents, 2011#toronto #tdgallery #jerrycampbell #ossingtonave #dupontstreet #gasstation #seatonvillage #dovercourtvillage #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Nassau Street and Spadina Avenue 2011#toronto #tdgallery #rajeevsinghal #nassaustreet #spadinaavenue #chinatown #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Skyline from Riverdale Park, March 1977 #toronto #tdgallery #walterjacksoncoucill #skyline #riverdalepark #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram