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[PHOTO] Six photos of moments at Dufferin on Queen, looking north

Last night at 11 o’clock, I found myself on Dufferin at Queen, waiting for the northbound 29 Dufferin to come. The quiet perfect of the intersection at night, marked only by the occasional car, spoke to me.

Moments at Dufferin on Queen, looking north (1) #toronto #parkdale #dufferinstreet #queenstreetwest #intersection #night #traffic

Moments at Dufferin on Queen, looking north (2) #toronto #parkdale #dufferinstreet #queenstreetwest #intersection #night #traffic

Moments at Dufferin on Queen, looking north (3) #toronto #parkdale #dufferinstreet #queenstreetwest #intersection #night #traffic

Moments at Dufferin on Queen, looking north (4) #toronto #parkdale #dufferinstreet #queenstreetwest #intersection #night #traffic

Moments at Dufferin on Queen, looking north (5) #toronto #parkdale #dufferinstreet #queenstreetwest #intersection #night #traffic

Moments at Dufferin on Queen, looking north (6) #toronto #parkdale #dufferinstreet #queenstreetwest #intersection #night #traffic

Written by Randy McDonald

May 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Ten Toronto links: politics, transit, pop culture, photos

  • CBC Toronto bids farewell, fittingly at TCAF time, to the iconic Jason Loo Toronto comic series The Pitiful Human-Lizard.
  • At blogTO, Tanya Mok reports on the resistance of tenants at 54-56 Kensington Avenue to an illegal eviction order by their landlord.
  • The Toronto Star reports</u. on a new matchmaking event intended to connect future roommates to each other.
  • Kevin Ritchie at NOW Toronto reports on how a new pricing scheme for the AGO, including a $35 annual pass for people over 25, reflects a push to try to get more people into museums.
  • Glenn Sumi writes at NOW Toronto about the increasingly steep price of ticket prices for live theatre in Toronto.
  • Toronto Life shares photos from an exhibit, by Patrick Cummins and Ivaan Kotulsky, of Queen Street West in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Richard Longley writes at NOW Toronto about the emptying of an old warehouse of collectibles and oddities on Wabush, part of the decline of old storied Toronto.
  • Toronto Life shares more photos from outdoor market Stackt, at Front and Bathurst.
  • Steve Munro starts to analyse traffic patterns on the 501 Queen streetcar, looking first at the Neville Loop end.
  • NOW Toronto is one of a few news sources to report on Scarborough writer Téa Mutonji and her new short story collection Shut Up, You’re Pretty.

[PHOTO] Tulips and daffodils and lilies by 900 Queen Street West

Tulips and daffodils and lilies by Queen Street West #toronto #queenstreetwest #frontyard #gardens #900queenstreetwest #red #tulips #yellow #daffodils #white #lilies

Written by Randy McDonald

May 9, 2019 at 8:45 am

[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

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Eglinton Avenue, Union Station, Highway 401, cookie dough, Meadoway

  • This imagining of what Eglinton Avenue West will look like after LRT construction is done is actually pretty compelling. blogTO has it.
  • Union Station renovations might actually be complete by the end of 2020. Global News reports.
  • Highway 401 is being widened in the GTA to allow for recent increases in traffic. blogTO reports.
  • Queen Street West is getting a cookie dough cafe. blogTO reports.
  • The Meadoway, a vast linear park connection downtown Toronto with Scarborough, looks fine in this imagining. CBC Toronto has it.

[PHOTO] Looking west, Queen at Yonge

Looking west #toronto #yongeandqueen #queenstreetwest #queenstreet #yongestreet #evening

Written by Randy McDonald

April 26, 2019 at 9:00 am

[NON BLOG] Me in the #Vogvault, 686 Queen Street West

I owe thanks to the woman who, when I visited the John Fluevog shoe shop at 686 Queen Street West, took three photos of me posing in the in-store trompe l’oeil Vogvault. A room tilted 90 degrees to the side can be uncomfortable, I’d think.

Defying (?) gravity in the #Vogvault (2) #toronto #queenstreetwest #fluevog #trompeloeil

Written by Randy McDonald

April 21, 2019 at 12:30 pm