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[PHOTO] Looking west along the tracks, Bartlett Avenue

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Looking west along the tracks #toronto #rail #tracks #bartlettavenue #Davenport #dovercourtvillage #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm

[PHOTO] Canadian Pacific train crossing west over Dovercourt

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‘center”Canadian Pacific train crossing west over Dovercourt #toronto #rail #canadianpacific #train #locomotive #dovercourtroad #dovercourtvillage #davenport

Written by Randy McDonald

August 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Guelph, Hamilton, Lethbridge, Moncton, Halifax

  • blogTO suggests some things people could do on a day trip to Guelph (and commenters come up with more suggestions).
  • The lack of explicitly queer spaces in Hamilton is one thing that has come up in a recent study. Global News reports.
  • The Alberta city of Lethbridge, third-largest in the province, now has a population of more than one hundred thousand people. Global News reports.
  • Will the city of Moncton get rainbow crosswalks? Global News reports.
  • Halifax has faced complications in trying to pursue a commuter rail option. Global News reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Kitchener-Waterloo, Bowmanville, Kingston, Laval, Québec City

  • Grand River Transit, in Kitchener-Waterloo, is running a contest giving a winner a chance to ride the first Ion train. Global News reports.
  • Can the eastern GTA city of Bowmanville get included in Metrolinx’s plans for GO Transit expansion? Global News reports.
  • Kingston, Ontario, is preparing for a new tourist season, capitalizing on its many museums and history sites. Global News reports.
  • Le Devoir reports a new REM train station in Laval might be in a flood risk area.
  • This year, Québec City is trying to balance the needs of tourists and residents in Vieux-Québec. CTV News reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: #DoorsOpenTO, Eglinton Crosstown, Lake Ontario, public art

  • Transit Toronto notes that both the Eglinton Crosstown yards and Lower Bay station were open this weekend past for Doors Open. I got to see both!
  • Urban Toronto looks at the newly revealed Eglinton Crosstown vehicles.
  • blogTO observes the rapid flooding faced not only by the Toronto Islands but by the waterfront generally.
  • blogTO reports on the exciting possibility of a ferry connecting Etobicoke, at Humber Bay Shores, to the downtown.
  • Building a linear park over the subway trench between Davisville and Eglinton stations in midtown Toronto is an idea that appeals to me. blogTO reports.
  • NOW Toronto reports on a slew of original coffee shops around Toronto, including a laundromat hybrid on Dufferin.
  • Urban Toronto celebrates the Ron Arad sculpture Safe Hands at One Bloor East.

[URBAN NOTE} Seven Toronto links: Lake Ontario, UP Express, Rail Deck Park, Google, TTC, Doors Open

  • Reddit’s r/toronto shares this photo of the level of Lake Ontario having risen above the level of the boardwalk at HTO Park. Are we in for another year of flooding, on the Toronto Islands particularly?
  • This CBC Toronto article from a week ago notes how Lake Ontario is getting close to 2017 levels.
  • Changes in the Presto system have left many people who use the Union-Pearson Express to commute in a financially costly situation. CBC Toronto reports.
  • This court case, besides setting boundaries on what planning boards can and cannot do, will also determine the fate of the Rail Deck Park. I hope it will survive. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Stefanie Marotta at the Toronto Star reports on a Jane’s Walk led by MP Adam Vaughan and Bianca Wylie of the waterfront, inspired by their criticism of the Sidewalk Labs plans.
  • Shazlin Rahman writes at Spacing about the prejudices that push Muslim women away from the TTC, and what can be done to protect these women.
  • Urban Toronto shares the news of Open Doors 2019 in Toronto on 25 and 26 May, with more than 150 buildings being opened to the public.

[PHOTO] Skyline looking east, Dufferin Loop

Skyline looking east, Dufferin Loop #toronto #dufferinloop #tracks #gardinerexpressway #skyline #spring

Written by Randy McDonald

May 6, 2019 at 10:15 am