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[PHOTO] Three front windows of three West Queen West fashion stores

Toronto’s West Queen West, along Queen Street West to the west of Bathurst, is home to many small indie fashion stores. Late at night, the front windows of stores like Mericani (630A Queen Street West), WTFash (632 Queen Street West), and The Store on Queen (662 Queen Street West), look almost like art gallery displays.

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Written by Randy McDonald

July 16, 2017 at 7:00 am

[PHOTO] Picasso on Richmond, 318 Richmond Street West, horizontal and vertical

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Picasso on Richmond is an eye-catching tower in the heart of the Entertainment District, a 39-story condo tower with what Urban Toronto is right to note is a “decidedly edgy silhouette”, all different colours and shapes.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 14, 2017 at 8:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five links in Toronto, from Andrew Kinsman to West Queen West to Egerton Ryerson

  • With news that Toronto police is now treating the disappearance of Andrew Kinsman from his Cabbagetown a week ago as suspicious, the search for Kinsman is taking on new importance. Please, if you can help in any way, let Toronto police or his friends–anybody–know.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Hina Alam reports on the huge crush over the Canada Day weekend to see the World’s Largest Rubber Duck.
  • The Parkdale Villager‘s Hilary Caton reports on the push to make West Queen West a protected district.
  • The National Post shares the Canadian Press’ poll reporting on general anxiety, including among the well-off, on affordable housing in Canada.
  • The Globe and Mail‘s Kenny Sharpe writes about controversy at Ryerson University over the legacy of founder Egerton Ryerson.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Apostrophen’s ‘Nathan Smith talks about “cis”, “trans”, and the non-obvious meaning of this classification.
  • The Big Picture shares photos of a recent sailing festival in Boston.
  • blogTO reports on the trendy charcoal-black ice cream of a store across from Trinity Bellwoods.
  • Centauri Dreams considers the idea of a “runaway fusion” drive.</li.
  • Crooked Timber wonders how a bad Brexit agreement could possibly be worse than no Brexit agreement for the United Kingdom.
  • D-Brief warns of the possibility of sustained life-threatening heat waves in the tropics with global warming.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog considers how sociology majors are prepared, or not, for the workforce.
  • Language Hat links to a wonderful examination of the textual complexities of James Joyce’s Ulysses.
  • The LRB Blog looks at how British big business is indebted to the Conservatives.
  • Marginal Revolution reports on China’s emergent pop music machine.
  • Steve Munro reports on the latest on noise from the 514 Cherry streetcar.
  • The NYRB Daily has a fascinating exchange on consciousness and free will and where it all lies.
  • The Planetary Society Blog reports on a successful expedition to Argentina to examine Kuiper Belt object MU69 via occultation.
  • Peter Rukavina celebrates Charlottetown school crossing guard Dana Doyle.

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links, from streetcar costs to food trucks to sidewalks to Lake Ontario

  • Steve Munro looks at the complex issue of pricing the Queen streetcar. What are its competitors, for starters?
  • Laura Howells reports in the Toronto Star on how Toronto is starting to become packed with food trucks.
  • Alina Bykova reports how Queen West businesses are complaining of, in a novelty, protracted sidewalk construction.
  • Kenny Sharpe and Eric Atkins report in The Globe and Mail on the ongoing accelerated release of Lake Ontario water down the St. Lawrence. How is it going, I wonder?

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links, from Lake Ontario flooding to Queen Street transit

  • The Globe and Mail describes how the flooding of Lake Ontario is starting to impact buildings built near the waterfront on the mainland, like some of Toronto’s new condos.
  • All of Toronto’s beaches will be, CBC reports, at least partly closed on account of the flooding until July.
  • Lucas Powers’ photo essay at CBC depicts the impact of flooding on the Toronto Islands.
  • Steve Munro continues his study of buses on Queen Street, noting that the frequency of buses needs to be increased to keep pace with streetcars.
  • Edward Keenan argues in the Toronto Star that Michael Ford’s call for a study for Queen Street transit will reveal that streetcars are the better way.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links, from gay Yonge and Dundas to transit woes to High Park high-rises

  • Daily Xtra notes that, in the 1930s, the shops of Yonge and Dundas supported a queer community. The tours described sound interesting.
  • Torontoist’s Tricia Wood arguesthat the proposed high speed rail route in southern Ontario is wasteful spending, reflecting a two-tier transit network.
  • Steve Munro crunches data on the Queen Street route to find that buses have an advantage over streetcars.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Ben Spurr notes that the TTC is planning to noticeably expand its express bus network.
  • NOW Toronto‘s Lisa Ferguson writes about potential NIMBYism in the opposition to new high-rises in High Park.