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[URBAN NOTE] Eight Toronto links

  • blogTO notes the strange house, a fantasia inspired by Greece, at 1016 Shaw Street.
  • blogTO shares photos from inside Paradise Theatre on Bloor, reopened after 13 years.
  • blogTO notes that GO Transit will now be offering customers unlimited rides on Sundays for just $C 10.
  • Photos of infamous Toronto chair girl Marcella Zoia celebrating her 20th birthday are up at blogTO, here.
  • Many residents displaced by the Gosford fire in North York have been moved to hotels. Global News reports.
  • A TTC worker has launched a court case against the TTC and city of Toronto over issues of air quality. Global News reports.
  • Jamie Bradburn reports on how the Toronto press covered the opening of the Suez Canal, here.
  • Transit Toronto explains what, exactly, workers are building at Eglinton station and Yonge and Eglinton more generally.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links

  • The Pilot, in Yorkville, celebrates its 75th anniversary as a venue. Global News reports.
  • Some immigrant businesspeople recently bought an old Toronto Hydro building in the north of the city as a shelter for immigrants. Global News reports.
  • The backlash against the proposed condo tower at Yonge and Eglinton branded by Pharrell Williams has been swift. blogTO reports.
  • Urban Toronto notes that a 13-story mixed-use building has been proposed for 888 Dupont Street, at the corner of Dupont and Ossington.
  • A TV crew in North York last week cancelled its shoot in North York, near the site of last year’s ramming attack on Yonge Street. CTV News reports.
  • A poster on r/Toronto noted last week the six-year anniversary of the admission of then-mayor Rob Ford that he smoked crack.

[PHOTO] Six photos of Seaton Village on a cold fall day

I visited Seaton Village this afternoon to see a friend, and walked around the neighbourhood even as the first snow of the season had begun melting. The leaves, dislodged by earlier storms, were everywhere.

South on Palmerston #toronto #seatonvillage #palmerstonave #fall #autumn #yellow

North on Palmerston #toronto #seatonvillage #palmerstonave #fall #autumn

Art outside #toronto #seatonvillage #palmerstonave #abandoned #canvas #snow

West down Vermont #toronto #seatonvillage #vermontave #fall #autumn

Front yard filled #toronto #seatonvillage #manningave #frontyard #fall #autumn #yellow #leaves

Swept, Christie south of Dupont #toronto #seatonvillage #christiestreet #dupontstreet #frontyard #abandoned

Written by Randy McDonald

November 7, 2019 at 6:35 pm

[PHOTO] Sixteen photos wandering down Ossington from Dupont to Bloor

intersection, Dupont at Ossington

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

#toronto #ossingtonavenue #dovercourtvillage

Written by Randy McDonald

September 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

[PHOTO] Ossington just north of Dupont, under perfect blue

Ossington just north of Dupont, under perfect blue #toronto #dovercourtvillage #seatonvillage #ossingtonave #dupontstreet #summer #blue #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

June 9, 2019 at 9:30 am

[PHOTO] Looking west, Vermont Square

It might be perhaps disturbingly warm for mid-February, temperatures inching up above freezing, but yesterday it at least looked like a classic Canadian winter outside.

Looking west, Vermont Square #toronto #seatonvillage #vermontsquare #parks #winter #snow

Written by Randy McDonald

February 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

[META] Eight new news sources

It’s time to add new links and news sources to my blogroll, ones reflecting my interests.

  • CityLab is a great news source looking at different urban phenomena within individual cities and uniting cities. CityLab hosts Sam Weber’s article looking at the many problems facing North Korean defectors as they try to assimilate into ultra-sophisticated Seoul.
  • The Conversation CA hosts Stephen Scherer’s article explaining the importance of sequencing the genomes of Canadian animals.
  • The Discourse is a new Canadian media start-up promising in-depth coverage on Canadian issues. Before the recent Ontario election, they started a hashtag, #GTADiscourse, to see what people in the GTA underserved by the media were concerned about.
  • The Guardian Cities takes a look at urban issues around the world. I liked this Mireille Silcoff article explaining the import of 1 July to the inhabitants of Montréal: It’s moving day!
  • Steve Benjamins hosts Village, a new subscriber-only newsletter focusing on Toronto. I liked this article about a Seaton Village beekeeper, here.
  • The venerable hard-left Canadian news site Rabble has plenty of thought-provoking articles, like Barâa Arar’s essay explaining their fear of what a Doug Ford government in Ontario might do.
  • American queer magazine Them has plenty of great articles. I liked this one confirming that Tessa Thompson, Valkyrie in Thor and Janelle Monáe’s rumoured girlfriend, is out as bi.
  • Toronto website and discussion forum Urban Toronto reports on a massive mural set to grace the Parkside Student Residences at Jarvis and Carlton.