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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links, from Lego TTC to private nude beaches to University Avenue

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  • Global News reports on Jackson’s Burger, driven from Yonge Street by high rent.
  • blogTO shares this man’s collection of TTC vehicles done in Lego. It is truly impressive.
  • Steve Munro reports on the cost of renovating the Bloor-Danforth subway.
  • The Toronto Star reports on the private nudist swimming resorts in the GTA. There are no legal public nude beaches without Hanlan’s.
  • The Globe and Mail‘s Dave Leblanc reports on the embattled traffic islands of University Avenue.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly talks about her vacation in Croatia’s Istria.
  • Centauri Dreams highlights the work of citizen scientists who are producing stunning images of Jupiter through Juno data.
  • Cody Delistraty examines the unique history of Paris’ Maison de Verre, a house made entirely of glass.
  • Bruce Dorminey notes a recent study suggesting red dwarfs tend to produce stellar winds stripping exo-Earths of their atmospheres.
  • The LRB Blog looks at the mechanics of press censorship in a changing Burma.
  • Language Log’s Geoff Nunberg points out that the phrase “… in the woodpile” is indelibly marked with racism.
  • The NYR Daily remembers the life and notes the death of Xiu Liaobo.
  • Pamela MacNaughtan at Roads and Kingdoms tells the story of how she found the perfect lobster roll on the Iles-de-la-Madeleine.
  • The Signal shares a provocative discussion on the potential role and future decipherability of the emoji in language.
  • Towleroad shares a comforting legal analysis suggesting that marriage equality is not yet threatened in the United States.
  • Transit Toronto notes another weekend subway shutdown, this time on the Bloor line west from Ossington.
  • Window on Eurasia argues that this year will be critical for Russia’s future relationship with Tatarstan.
  • Unicorn Booty largely approves, as do I, of the controversial recent Teen Vogue guide to anal sex. Safe sex is informed sex.
  • Arnold Zwicky shares photos of the purple-heavy gardens of his neighbourhood in California.

[PHOTO] Northbound incoming to Eglinton station, as seen from the Manor Road bridge

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Northbound incoming to Eglinton station

On Tuesday, I took this photo of one of the new subway trains making its way north to Eglinton station.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 29, 2017 at 9:00 am

[PHOTO] Control room window gone transparent, Bloor-Yonge

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Control room window gone transparent

I was quickly walking through Bloor-Yonge station Sunday evening, heading towards the southbound platform, when I looked over and saw that the control room’s window, normally set to an opaque mirror, was transparent. Why would I not pause to take a quick shot of the revealed interior?

Written by Randy McDonald

June 27, 2017 at 9:00 am

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[URBAN NOTE] Five links about cities, from failing subways to changing neighbourhoods to borders

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  • The Globe and Mail‘s Joanna Slater talks about how the subway system of New York City is staggering from catastrophe to catastrophe.
  • The Globe and Mail’s Stephen Quinn argues it is much too late to save Vancouver’s Chinatown from radical redevelopment.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Tess Kalinowski writes about how young buyers are driving a push for laneway housing in Toronto.
  • Bryan Tucker, also in the Toronto Star, also makes the case for laneway housing.
  • The National Post shares a story about an affordable 18th century house on the Québec-Vermont border.

[PHOTO] Looking north as the southbound train comes in, Rosedale station

Looking north as the southbound train comes in

Written by Randy McDonald

June 22, 2017 at 9:00 am

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[PHOTO] Maintenance crew on the Dufferin platform, walking west

Maintenance crew on the platform, walking west

I was waiting for the eastbound train at Dufferin station when I saw these maintenance workers emerge from the tunnel walk past us all.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

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