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[PHOTO] Empty 501 Queen streetcar westbound, The Beach

The 501 Queen streetcar was unnervingly empty Saturday night in the Beach.

Empty 501 Queen streetcar westbound, The Beach #toronto #thebeach #501queen #streetcar #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Eight Toronto links

[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

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: housing, highways, Toronto Zoo, Dufferin Grove Park, 501 Queen

  • Jennifer Pagliaro and Emily Mathieu at the Toronto Star look at how 1400 subsidized housing units remain empty despite the housing crisis, and why.
  • Does Toronto need another 400-series highway to handle traffic? blogTO considers.
  • How can the Toronto Zoo move forward? The Toronto Star examines.
  • Dufferin Grove Park is scheduled to face an interesting redevelopment. blogTO reports.
  • Steve Munro looks at the factors behind longer travel times on the 501 Queen streetcar.

[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] 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