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[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

[PHOTO] Ten photos of Queen Street West, Yonge west to Dufferin

Early Thursday afternoon, I took an extended walk west along ‘a href=Èhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Street_(Toronto)#Yonge_to_University”>Queen Street from Yonge towards Dufferin. Spring is here, but it is not here just yet; the grass is green but the trees have not yet sprouted new leaves. Can it really be only two weeks until the first cherry blossoms appear?

Looking up #toronto #oldcityhall #queenstreet #queenstreetwest #sky #clouds #clocktower

Toronto City Hall from the immediate west #toronto #torontocityhall #cityhall #queenstreetwest

Looking north, Spadina at Queen #toronto #spadinaavenue #spadina #queenstreetwest #streetscape

"This Is Paradise" #toronto #queenstreetwest #cameronhouse #cameronstreet #mural #blue #yellow

We _do_ live on a fallen world far from the love of God ... And yet #toronto #queenstreetwest #tacobell #cheetos #restaurant #food #tacos

501 Queen mural #toronto #queenstreetwest #denisonstreet #mural #501queen #streetcars #ttc

$C 1 coffee and blocks #toronto #queenstreetwest #cafenuna #restaurant #coffee #wood #blocks

Towards Trinity-Bellwoods #toronto #queenstreetwest #trinitybellwoods #parks #gorevaleavenue #spring

Condo under construction, Queen and Ossington #toronto #queenstreetwest #ossingtonave #condos #construction #blue

Looking south on Sudbury Street #toronto #queenstreetwest #parkdale #sudburystreet #curve

Written by Randy McDonald

April 21, 2019 at 11:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: interstitial buildings, Neon, Drake, Pizza Pizza, Yayoi Kusama

  • The Toronto Star looks at how buildings destined for demolition for condos are, in the interim, enjoying some innovative alternative uses.
  • CBC Toronto takes a look at the efforts of photographer Jon Simo, owner of Neon Demon Studios, to preserve and promote neon signs. (I went to the pop-up museum this weekend; photos to come.)
  • Toronto Life shares old photos of the Drake Hotel predating its transformation into a west-end hub.
  • blogTO lists the best, and the worst, Pizza Pizza locations in Toronto.
  • blogTO shares photos of Let’s Survive Together, the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror room bought by the AGO for its permanent collection.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: 300 Bloor West, Great Hall, Coffin Factory, workers, homelessness

  • Urban Toronto looks at the new proposal for a condo tower at 300 Bloor Street West, at Bloor and Huron.
  • Toronto’s Great Hall, on Queen Street West, is up for sale. blogTO reports.
  • Residents and tenants of the Coffin Factory at staging a funeral for this location as it is on the verge of being made into a condo development. blogTO reports.
  • A new exhibit in North York is profiling the history of immigrant construction workers in Toronto. CBC reports.
  • Could a tax on multi-million dollar homes in Toronto be used to generate funds for the homeless? The Toronto Star reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Bruce McArthur, global warming, homelessness, Dufferin Street, TTC

  • CBC reports on what is going on one year after the arrest of Bruce McArthur.
  • r/Toronto shares this image showing how recorded temperatures in the Toronto area have been rising for well over a decade. This is surely not only the heat island effect, here.
  • Tanya Mok at blogTO notes how an abandoned food court on Queen West has been taken over by homeless people seeking shelter.
  • Donovan Vincent at the Toronto Star does a good job exploring how Dufferin Street, from the waterfront to points far north, is becoming a hub for densification. Is infrastructure–like transit–ready?
  • Steve Munro takes a detailed look at the $C 33 billion the Toronto Transit Commission will need over the next 15 years. What will it need to do? Where will the money come from?