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[PHOTO] Looking west, St. Clair at Silverthorn

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Looking west, St. Clair at Silverthorn #toronto #stclairavewest #silverthornave #wires #grey #evening #clouds #512stclair

Written by Randy McDonald

August 3, 2020 at 11:57 pm

[PHOTO] Empty 501 Queen streetcar westbound, The Beach

The 501 Queen streetcar was unnervingly empty Saturday night in the Beach.

Empty 501 Queen streetcar westbound, The Beach #toronto #thebeach #501queen #streetcar #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm

[PHOTO] 511 Bathurst, waiting

511 Bathurst, waiting #toronto #ttc #511bathurst #streetcar #bathurststreet #bathurststation #theannex #night

Written by Randy McDonald

January 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • Some of the apartments hit by the Gosford apartment fire have been repaired and opened to their tenants again. Global News reports.
  • Steve Munro maps the 70 O’Connor bus route in action as a case study, here.
  • Condo developers have created the new neighbourhood of “West St. Clair West” out of, among other established neighbourhoods, Carleton Village. blogTO reports.
  • The plans for the controversial new Pharrell Williams condo development at Yonge and Eglinton look interesting. blogTO shares.
  • Should Toronto have free public mass transit? NOW Toronto makes the case.
  • Brian Doucet at Spacing Toronto takes a look at the Toronto CLRV streetcars in their North American context, here.
  • The repeated flooding of the Toronto Islands, as NOW Toronto points out, surely demonstrates the reality of climate change for Toronto.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • blogTO shares photos from Yorkdale Mall during its power outage Saturday.
  • blogTO reports that Toronto hosts, by one measurement, one of the biggest housing bubbles in the world.
  • The story of how a neighbourhood project painted over the Ossington Laneway, vandalizing the graffiti there, is a sad one. blogTO has it.
  • Judging by his filmed confession, the only chance Alek Minassian has to avoid a very lengthy prison sentence is a perhaps-unlikely insanity plea. CBC reports.
  • NOW Toronto reports on the climate strike protests held Friday in Toronto.
  • The Toronto Star reports on the mass protests held on Sunday to keep homophobic Christians from marching into Church and Wellesley.
  • Steve Munro reports on the statistical sleight of hand apparently used to make the TTC Bombardier streetcars of the TTC look better.

[PHOTO] 504 King crossing at York Street

504 King crossing at York #toronto #financialdistrict #kingstreet #yorkstreet #504king #ttc #streetcar #evening

Written by Randy McDonald

October 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: housing, highways, Toronto Zoo, Dufferin Grove Park, 501 Queen

  • Jennifer Pagliaro and Emily Mathieu at the Toronto Star look at how 1400 subsidized housing units remain empty despite the housing crisis, and why.
  • Does Toronto need another 400-series highway to handle traffic? blogTO considers.
  • How can the Toronto Zoo move forward? The Toronto Star examines.
  • Dufferin Grove Park is scheduled to face an interesting redevelopment. blogTO reports.
  • Steve Munro looks at the factors behind longer travel times on the 501 Queen streetcar.

[PHOTO] Walking towards the 509 Harbourfront streetcar, eastbound at Exhibition Loop

Walking towards the 509 Harbourfront streetcar, eastbound #toronto #exhibitionloop #509harbourfront #streetcars #morning #cntower #skyline

Written by Randy McDonald

April 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Justin Haynes, TTC streetcars, bike lanes, Scarborough, students

  • At NOW Toronto, Rebecca Campbell pays tribute to her friend, and collaborator, the activist Justin Haynes.
  • Transit Toronto notes the four generations of TTC streetcars on display in the Beaches Easter Parade tomorrow.
  • NOW Toronto criticizes the politics of bike lanes in Toronto.
  • NOW Toronto noted how badly Scarborough will be served by the Doug Ford subway plans.
  • Happily, Toronto is one of the top cities for students in the world. blogTO reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Montréal links: Biosphere, streetcars, Mirabel, Mount Royal Park, churches

  • The National Observer notes the challenges facing the iconic Biosphere of Montréal.
  • La Presse reports on the last surviving traces of the old streetcar system of Montréal.
  • HuffPostQuébec reports that, more than a half-century after the construction of the failed Mirabel airport, expropriated lands are being returned.
  • CityLab reports on the reasons why a trial ban on road traffic through Mount Royal Park did not work out.
  • How well-protected are the churches of Montréal against fire? CTV considers.