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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links; transit, Jane-Finch, Rob Ford, Riverdale Park East, beaches

  • The federal government will provide a billion dollars in funding to Toronto transit, including to Bloor-Yonge station and GO Transit. CBC reports.
  • The Jane-Finch anti-violence barbecue has celebrated its tenth anniversary. CBC reports.
  • blogTO notes that people in Toronto can vote for–or against–naming a new street in Etobicoke’s Six Points after Rob Ford.
  • blogTO reports on the joys of Riverdale Park East.
  • Shawn Micallef writes at the Toronto Star about what the city can do to make it easier for Torontonians to get to their city’s beaches.

[URBAN NOTE] Nine Toronto links: TTC, Mount Duff, parks, Sully’s, Six Points, heritage, Port Lands

  • NOW Toronto shares a report from an anonymous TTC fare evader who argues for free transit for the poorer of Toronto.</LI.
  • blogTO notes that the famous wintertime snow pile of the Dufferin Mall parking lot, Mount Duff, is back!
  • I am very pleased to learn of the impending plans to make the Humber Bay Shores Park better than ever. blogTO reports.
  • Neighbourhood establishment, Sully’s Boxing Gym, is facing eviction from its Dupont Street home in the very near future. Will it figure out a new deal with its landlord? Will it survive to make it to a new location? blogTO reports.
  • Transit Toronto notes that the infamous Six Points intersection of Etobicoke is going to be involved in a transit schedule-confusing transformation for the foreseeable future.
  • A house in Wallace Emerson just sold for $C 1.4 million, after just two days on the market. Toronto Life reports.
  • This plan to replace the old University of Toronto planetarium with a new establishment, at 90 Queen’s Park Crescent, of a mixed-use centre is certainly visually appealing. blogTO <a href="https://www.blogto.com/real-estate-toronto/2019/02/90-queens-park-u-of-toronto/
  • Richard Longley writes at NOW Toronto about the need of the city to preserve its heritage in all of its richnesses.
  • John Lorinc writes at Spacing about the issues revealed in Toronto and Ontario politics by the Sidewalk Labs adventure in the Port Lands.

[PHOTO] Looking at Six Points intersection, Etobicoke: south, east, west, north

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The famously complex Six Points intersection, where Bloor Street West meets with Dundas Street West as that artery arcs down from the north and the two intersection with Kipling Avenue, is set for a thorough redevelopment. It’s about time, development issues aside. How can drivers even navigate this intersection? Self-driving cars should be tested here.

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Looking east at Six Points #toronto #etobicoke #islingtoncitycentrewest #sixpoints #skyline #bloorstreetwest #dundasstreetwest #latergram

Looking west at Six Points #toronto #etobicoke #islingtoncitycentrewest #sixpoints #skyline #dundasstreetwest #latergram

Looking north at Six Points #toronto #etobicoke #islingtoncitycentrewest #sixpoints #skyline #bloorstreetwest #dundasstreetwest #kiplingave #latergram

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: budget, 401 Richmond, Scarborough, Torstar, Six Points

  • Edward Keenan is critical of a Toronto city budget that does not have a particular clear focus, over at the Toronto Star.
  • The new tax subclass for culture centres like 401 Richmond, Edward Keenan writes, is but the first step toward Toronto becoming the sort of city we might want it to be. The Toronto Star has it.
  • It should be obvious, right, that people deserve to know the cost of the Scarborough subway extension before the election, particularly voters? Edward Keenan, again writes at the Toronto Star.
  • The idea that Torstar needs government funding to survive–that it should receive such funding, as a purveyor of news for the masses–is sad but makes sense. Why not government support for media, to help them stay alive? The Globe and Mail shares the idea.
  • The Six Points intersection in Etobicoke is going to see a partial closure for the next couple of days, Transit Toronto notes. You know, I’ve always wanted to see this place …