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[PHOTO] Six photos from a weekend evening walk in midtown Toronto

ABC Lumber #toronto #abclumber #abandoned #westonroad #thejunction #latergram

Looking south down the tracks towards the Crossways #toronto #rogersroad #rail #skyline #thecrossways #latergram

Two Canada geese, returned #toronto #rogersroad #birds #spring #canadagoose #latergram

1600 Keele Street #toronto #silverthorn #1600keelestreet #solaracondo #patio #red #blue #yellow #latergram

East into Sadra Park #toronto #earlscourt #sadrapark #evening #parks #latergram

Looking west, St. Clair at Dufferin #toronto #stclairave #stclairwest #dufferinstreet #intersection #evening #sky #latergram

[NEWS] Fourteen links

  • By at least one metric, New Brunswick now lags economically behind a more dynamic Prince Edward Island. CBC reports.
  • NOW Toronto looks at toxic fandoms. (“Stanning” sounds really creepy to me.)
  • This CityLab article looks at how the particular characteristics of Japan, including its high population density, helps keep alive there retail chains that have failed in the US.
  • MacLean’s looks at Kent Monkman, enjoying a new level of success with his diptych Mistikôsiwak at the Met in NYC.
  • Can there be something that can be said for the idea of an Internet more strongly pillarized? Wired argues.
  • I reject utterly the idea of meaningful similarities between Drake and Leonard Cohen. CBC did it.
  • Toronto Life looks at the life of a Hamilton woman hurt badly by the cancellation of the basic income pilot, here.
  • Inspired by the death of Gord Downie, Ontario now has the office of poet-laureate. CBC reports.
  • Is Canada at risk, like Ireland, of experiencing two-tier health care? CBC considers.
  • A French immigrant couple has brought the art of artisanal vinegar to ile d’Orléans. CBC reports.
  • Shore erosion is complicating the lives of people along Lake Erie. CBC reports.
  • MacLean’s notes how Via Rail making it difficult for people without credit cards to buy anything on their trains, hurting many.
  • Michelle Legro notes at Gen that the 2010s is the decade where conspiracy culture became mainstream.
  • This essay by Robert Greene at his blog talking about what history, and historians, can do in our era is thought-provoking.

[BLOG] Fifteen Toronto links

  • blogTO reports that Toronto has been testing Eglinton Crosstown trains, here.
  • What TTC routes might be changed by the Eglinton Crosstown? A map illustrates, over at blogTO.
  • The new tower proposed for 888 Dupont, at Ossington, will even include a vertical farm. blogTO reports.
  • Venerable Agincourt Mall is going to be a new condo development. blogTO reports.
  • Is co-ownership actually the only way most people in Toronto will end up owning a home? blogTO considers.
  • Residential tenants in a Leslieville building who complained about their landlord may end up getting evicted from a building never zoned for residents. CBC reports.
  • The City of Toronto has taken over the deserted shopping arcade at Queen Street West and John. CBC reports.
  • Katrina Onstad at Toronto Life tells the story of Katharine Mulherin, the Queen Street West gallery owner who changed her neighbourhood but was broken by gentrification.
  • The bar Tequila Bookworm is closing, displaced by rising rents. NOW Toronto reports.
  • NOW Toronto interviews night mayor Michael Thompson, here.
  • Steve Munro considers the TTC’s express bus services, here.
  • Terra Lumina, the nighttime cultural event at the Toronto Zoo, looks fantastic in these photos over at Toronto Life.
  • Oh, what the map of Toronto subways could have been if only we planned! blogTO shares one.
  • Steve Munro examines the TTC’s plan for 2020-2024, here.
  • The TTC may not act to decrease overcrowding on some routes. blogTO reports on why.

[URBAN NOTE] Fifteen Niagara Falls, Ontario links (#niagarafalls, #niagarafallscanada)

  • A new storyboard in Niagara Falls displays the importance of railways to the city. The Niagara Falls Review reports.
  • Niagara Falls city council is considering the idea of linking casinos by aerial car. The Niagara Falls Review reports.
  • Global News reports on a drug bust that saw two people arrested in Niagara Falls.
  • The Niagara Falls Review reports the number of reported homicides in Niagara Region tripled in 2019, to six.
  • The immersive live nativity hosted by a Niagara Falls church sounds interesting. More is here.
  • A recent discussion at Niagara Falls city council was dominated by discussion of housing issues and of homelessness. The Niagara Falls Review reports.
  • Most revenues from the casinos of Niagara Falls have been directed to the infrastructure of the city. The Niagara Falls Review reports.
  • City council in Niagara Falls has approved the construction of a 72-storey hotel. Construct Connect reports.
  • In November, the mayor announced the old city hall and courthouse in the downtown of Niagara Falls was scheduled to be demolished. The Niagara Falls Review reports.
  • The Bath House Hotel once was intended to be a centrepiece of local tourism. The Niagara Falls Review reports.
  • Carrie Bosco writes about the experience of a customer service associate working at the Niagara Falls Public Library, over at the Niagara Falls Review.
  • The Niagara Falls Public Library in winter is a happening place for locals. The Niagara Falls Review reports.
  • A Chinese developer hopes that a proposed $C 1.5 billion dollar project in south Niagara Falls will still go forward. The Niagara Falls Review reports.
  • Niagara Falls is going to have a hard time replacing city historian Sherman Zavitz. The Niagaa Falls Review reports.
  • Niagara News reports on the Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls.

[PHOTO] Five photos taken on an early morning trip to Gate 20, Union Station

"Love Me Till I'm Me Again", from the east, 5:36 am #toronto #wallaceemerson #galleria #thrushholmes #lovemetillimmeagain #pylon #neon #black #sign #night

Looking north up the aisle of the stationary southbound train, St. George, 5:56 am #toronto #ttc #subway #stgeorge #stgeorgestation #train #aisle #morning

Train departing, 6:05 am #toronto #ttc #subway #platform #unionstation

Gift card #toronto #unionstation #viarail #giftcard

Gate/Porte 20 #toronto #unionstation #viarail #gate20 #train50 #guildwood #oshawa #cobourg #belleville #kingstonon #smithsfalls #fallowfield #ottawa #sign

Written by Randy McDonald

November 29, 2019 at 8:45 am

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • A beautiful Toronto would be nice, but this goal will take planning. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Sean Marshall writes about the sad ironies of suburban neighbourhoods in Toronto unsafe for pedestrians.
  • Jamie Bradburn takes a look at Davenport Road in the past, here.
  • Transit Toronto notes the arrival tomorrow in the GTA of the Holiday Trains of the CPR, part of a fundraising campaign for food banks.
  • Spacing shares an essay considering the idea of a map of Toronto according to runnability.
  • Sidekick West, a new comic shop in the Junction Triangle, has unfortunately closed down. blogTO reports.
  • Toronto Life breaks down the references in the massive 10-story mural painted by BirdO at Yonge and St. Clair.

[PHOTO] Model railroad, Mint Dentistry, 3084 Dundas Street West

The outpost of Mint Dentistry on 3084 Dundas Street West in The Junction had–has still, I hope–a lovely model railroad on display in its front window.

Miniature railroad (1) #toronto #thejunction #dundasstreetwest #mintdentistry #modelrailroad #miniaturerailway #model #village #latergram

Miniature railroad (2) #toronto #thejunction #dundasstreetwest #mintdentistry #modelrailroad #miniaturerailway #model #village #latergram

Miniature railroad (3) #toronto #thejunction #dundasstreetwest #mintdentistry #modelrailroad #miniaturerailway #model #village #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 26, 2019 at 1:45 pm