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[URBAN NOTE] Four notes about urban change: Hamilton, Victoria, the Legion, St. James Park

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  • A Hamilton church is digging up hundreds of dead for an old cemetery turned parking lot to make room for condos.
  • A RV fire that left an elderly couple in Victoria homeless highlights the affordable housing crisis there.
  • MacLean’s notes how the Royal Canadian Legion is starting to make a new fortune, in eateries and real estate even.
  • Why is the St. Lawrence BIA using security guards to kick homeless people out of a park? (Rhetorical, I know.) NOW Toronto looks.
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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait notes how the media made a simulation of a third planet at Gliese 832 a discovery of a new Earth-like world.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly calls on a consideration of why schoolchildren are labelled troublemakers.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes that 51 Eridani b has been discovered to be a cloudy world, and how.
  • Far Outliers notes how the decline of Temasek (the future Singapore) was followed by the rise of Melaka.
  • Hornet Stories tells of an Orthodox Christian priest in Australia, who, at the funeral of a lesbian, called for gays to be shot.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that Catalonia’s parliament approved a referendum on secession.
  • The LRB Blog considers the import of Monte Testaccio, a man-made hill of rubble and waste dating from Roman times.
  • The NYR Daily considers the engaging and engaged pop art of Grayson Perry.
  • Roads and Kingdoms tells of a lazy afternoon spent drinking New Zealand beer in a Moscow pub.
  • Towleroad notes an upcoming revealing documentary about Grace Jones.
  • Window on Eurasia notes how, in the Donbas wars, mercenaries are becoming a major, potentially destabilizing force.
  • Yorkshire Ranter Alex Harrowell looks at the conflict between quantitative data and qualitative stories in politics.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • Centauri Dreams notes the latest on fast radio burst FRB 121102.
  • D-Brief makes a good case for the human diet to expand to include insects. I’d like to try an insect burger myself.
  • Dangerous Minds shares some wonderful photos of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper suggesting up to 1% of stars could capture, at least temporarily, rogue planets.
  • Hornet Stories–the new name for Unicorn Booty–notes the latest shake-up in German-language LGBTQ media.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money shares a thoughtful essay by Christa Blackmon, drawing from her experiences as a survivor of Hurricane Andrew. How do you best take care of child survivors?
  • The Map Room Blog links to a fascinating-sounding book, Alastair Bonnett’s new Beyond the Map.
  • The NYR Daily reviews a documentary about the Venerable W, a Buddhist monk in Burma who has led anti-Muslim violence.
  • The Planetary Society Blog considers the way forward for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program.
  • Roads and Kingdoms reports on the search for Texas barbecue in Mexico City.

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: first Jewish deli, first Modern apartments, Junction, real estate

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  • At Torontoist, Ellen Scheinberg tells the story of the Harris Delicatessen, first Jewish deli of Toronto.
  • Spacing’s Chris Bateman describes how the City Park tower complex in Church and Wellesley were the first Modern apartment high-rises in Toronto.
  • At the Toronto Star, Scott Wheeler notes the complaints of some Junction residents that gentrification is driving out the poor.
  • Is the recent drop in housing prices giving buyers too much power over sellers? The Toronto Star reports.

[NEWS] Four links, on Lebanese and Lebanese food on the Island and mass media in rural areas

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  • At VICE, Mike Miksche writes about how being Lebanese in North America became much more complicated, after 9/11 and with Islamophobia.
  • The story of how Cedar’s Eatery helped Lebanese food become entrenched on Prince Edward Island is fascinating. VICE reports.
  • CBC reports on how The Globe and Mail is going to stop print distribution in the Maritimes.
  • Bloomberg notes that rural areas need high-speed internet, too.

[PHOTO] Golden Wok Restaurant, 51 Grafton Street, Charlottetown PE

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Charlottetown’s Golden Wok Restaurant on 51 Grafton Street, just a couple of blocks west of the downtown, is typical of the Chinese-Canadian restaurants of smalltown Canada.

Written by Randy McDonald

August 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links, from rising CityPlace, to queer issues, to Tibetan food in Parkdale

  • In The Globe and Mail, Marcus Gee looks at how the new high-rise CityPlace district, on the waterfront, is becoming a neighbourhood.
  • Steve Munro celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Spadina streetcar, here and here.
  • Justin Ling at Vice reports on the new disappearances of queer men in Toronto that have left the community on edge.
  • At the Toronto Star, Ben Spurr notes that the bike route at Bathurst and Adelaide, overcrowded, is going to be improved.
  • Aeryn Pfaff describes at Torontoist the historic and continuing important of Hanlan’s beach for the queer community of Toronto.
  • Tenzin Nawang Tekan describes the importance of the mono for Tibetans and Tibetan-Canadians, starting in Parkdale.