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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Zellers, Dufferin Mall, Toronto Islands, Japan, Guild Park

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  • Narcity notes the sad news that the last Zellers stores in Canada, including the one in Etobicoke, will be closed by January 2020.
  • Tanya Mok at blogTO looks at the successes of the Dufferin Mall.
  • blogTO looks at the William Meany Maze on the Toronto Islands.
  • Jamie Bradburn writes of the early history of Japanese restaurants in Toronto.
  • Melanie Zettler at Global News writes about the history of the Guild Park and Gardens, in Scarborough.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: Port Lands, Ontario Place, churches, mass transit, Scarborough

  • Guardian Cities takes a look from afar at the controversy over Google in the Port Lands of Toronto.
  • CityLab looks at the debate over the future of Ontario Place in the Doug Ford era.
  • Richard Longley at NOW Toronto looks at how six churches in downtown Toronto have survived the condo boom.
  • The City of Toronto has blamed the Ontario government for the delayed transition to Presto. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Matt Gurney writes at TVO about how Toronto, having coasted by on surplus capacity, is now facing a transit crisis.
  • Osobe Waberi writes at The Discourse about the transit desert that dominates much of Scarborough.
  • A fourth subway stop has been proposed for the already expensive Scarborough subway extension. The Toronto Star reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: grocery games, real estate, housing, Shermans, Goldy

  • blogTO notes that grocery chain No Frills has come out with a side-scrolling video game.
  • blogTO notes that Lakeshore Apparel is making shirts and other garments representing often-overlooked Toronto neighbourhoods.
  • Famed Little Italy nightclub The Matador has been sold to condo developers. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The East Side Motel, a Scarborough motel once used by the City of Toronto to house homeless people, has been demolished. The Toronto Star U>reports.
  • Front-line housing workers are finding themselves faced with problems impossible to solve thanks to the housing crisis. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Anne Kingston at MacLean’s notes that estate documents belonging to Barry and Honey Sherman will be unsealed in a couple of months, attracting interest from people interested in the billionaire couple’s murder.
  • This PressProgress report on the many well-off businesspeople in Toronto who supported the Faith Goldy run for mayor of Toronto is eye-opening.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: McDonald’s, Faith Goldy, school lunches, Yonge/College, Scarborough

  • This blogTO ranking of the best and the worst McDonald’s restaurants in Toronto makes sense to me.
  • I look forward to what an audit of the campaign finances of alt-right poster child Faith Goldy’s mayoral campaign will reveal. The Toronto Star reports.
  • This article at TVO notes that cuts in school lunches for needy children in Toronto should not necessarily be blamed on the Ford government.
  • Urban Toronto looks back at Yonge and College before yet another of the intersection’s transformations.
  • This initiative by a Scarborough church to rebuild itself in such a way as to create affordable housing for its neighbourhood is certainly innovative. The Toronto Star reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: Galleria, Gerrard Square, real estate, Don, Scarborough, #onpoli

  • CBC Toronto notes the latest stage in the documentation, by Toronto artist Shari Kasman, of the now-disappearing Galleria Mall.
  • The Gerrard Square Mall, blogTO suggests, is actually doing quite nicely these days.
  • Airbnb listings in Toronto, taking up 1% of the rental market of Toronto, are causing significant harm to renters despite this seemingly small percentage. CBC reports.
  • John Lorinc is quite right to note at Spacing that the City of Toronto is not helping the housing crisis by selling off vacant land.
  • The Don River can now be celebrated, noting its rather improved status from its mid-20th century nadir. CBC Toronto reports.
  • The Scarborough RT line faced near-critical shortages of usable vehicles recently. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Steve Munro takes</a. a look at the details of the law uploading new Toronto transit services to the province of Ontario.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Eglinton Avenue, Union Station, Highway 401, cookie dough, Meadoway

  • This imagining of what Eglinton Avenue West will look like after LRT construction is done is actually pretty compelling. blogTO has it.
  • Union Station renovations might actually be complete by the end of 2020. Global News reports.
  • Highway 401 is being widened in the GTA to allow for recent increases in traffic. blogTO reports.
  • Queen Street West is getting a cookie dough cafe. blogTO reports.
  • The Meadoway, a vast linear park connection downtown Toronto with Scarborough, looks fine in this imagining. CBC Toronto has it.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: High Park, rent, Sri Lanka, vertical farm, Zizek vs Peterson

  • The cherry blossoms of High Park are expected to start blooming earlier than expected, perhaps reaching peak bloom in a week’s time. blogTO reports.
  • blogTO notes that someone was trying to rent out a bed in an occupied apartment for a rent of $C 600 a month.
  • A Toronto Star investigation reveals the prominence of ghost hotels, enabled by Airbnb, in making the rental housing market that much more difficult.
  • At NOW Toronto, Liam Barrington-Bush considers what renters in Toronto can learn from their activist counterparts in Berlin and Barcelona.
  • Aparita Bhandari wrote at The Discourse about how Sri Lankans living in Scarborough responded to the recent terrible bombings.
  • blogTO writes about the new vertical farm set to be built at University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus.
  • The VICE account of the debate between Slavoj Zizek and Jordan Peterson reveals much.