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

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"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

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  • 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

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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

[URBAN NOTE] Nine Toronto links

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  • Metrolinx using paid influencers to promote the Ontario Line is certainly a choice. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Union Station retiring an old mechanical system 90 years old used to control TTC vehicles is a landmark event. The Metrolinx blog reports.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at the birth of the Gardiner Expressway, here.
  • Alok Mukherjee at Spacing questions why police in Toronto have stopped enforcing traffic regulations.
  • Protesters charged with blocking the Bloor Viaduct during the Extinction Rebellion have had the charges dropped. Global News reports.
  • Sean Marshall shared his account of his address to the Toronto Police Services board, here.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at the history behind the mid-20th century expansion of Church Street.
  • NOW Toronto notes that workers at the Broadview Hotel have become unionized.
  • Samantha Lui writes at NOW Toronto against the false negative stereotypes applied by so many–even briefly by Google–to Scarborough.
  • CBC notes that a lawsuit surrounding benefits fraud by TTC employees has been settled, expensively.

[PHOTO] Back, Union Station

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Back #toronto #unionstation #rail #train #viarail #platform #night #yellow #stripes

Written by Randy McDonald

November 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

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[URBAN NOTE] Fifteen Kitchener-Waterloo items (#waterlooregion)

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  • Work on the second stage of Ion expansion, south into Cambridge, will not even start until 2028, and is expected to cost at least $C 1.36 billion. Global News reports.
  • This proposal for regular two-way GO Transit rail connections between Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, frankly, is desperately needed. The Record reports.
  • A cyclist faces charges for careless driving leading to a collision with a LRT in Kitchener. CBC reports.
  • A GoFundMe campaign for a woman hit by a train in Kitchener has raised more than $C14 thousand. The Record reports.
  • A school bus driver has been charged for stopping his vehicle dangerously close to a rail crossing in Cambridge. The Record reports.
  • Waterloo Region is a successful testbed for virtual doctor visits. The Record reports.
  • The Charles Street bus terminal in downtown Kitchener is not going to be redeveloped for at least a couple of years. The Record reports.
  • Waterloo Region hopes to create more than 600 affordable new homes, in five developments, over the next decade. CBC reports.
  • The number of single food bank users in Kitchener-Waterloo has doubled over the past five years. CBC reports.
  • Waterloo is spending $C 3 million to renovate and modernize a handsome old Carnegie Library. CBC reports.
  • A pop-up in Kitchener, Vivid Dreams, is charging customers up to $C 20 to use one of a dozen backgrounds for their Instagram photos. CBC reports.</li
  • A Kitchener woman, Heidi Bechtold, has a thriving new dog-related business, Complete K9. The Record reports.
  • The new digital lab at the Kitchener Public Library sounds great! The Record reports.
  • Andrew Coppolino at CBC Kitchener-Waterloo takes a look at some of the different cuisines and restaurants in Waterloo Region featuring noodles, here.
  • Andrew Coppolino at CBC Kitchener-Waterloo looks at the pastel de nata, the Portuguese egg custard, as an emerging commercial snack in Waterloo Region.

The mayor of Ottawa is suggesting freezing Confederation Line fare increases in light of the system’s problems. https://globalnews.ca/news/6146499/ottawa-mayor-transit-fare-freeze-lrt/

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  • The mayor of Ottawa is suggesting freezing Confederation Line fare increases in light of the system’s problems. Global News reports.
  • La Presse looks at the problems faced by the Marché Jean-Talon, here.
  • Greater Moncton, arguably the leading metropolis of New Brunswick, wants to double its intake of immigrants. Global News reports.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at Lafayette Park in Detroit, designed by Mies van der Rohe.
  • Will Vancouver be connected to Washington State by a high-speed train route? Global News reports.