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[PHOTO] Model railroad, Mint Dentistry, 3084 Dundas Street West

The outpost of Mint Dentistry on 3084 Dundas Street West in The Junction had–has still, I hope–a lovely model railroad on display in its front window.

Miniature railroad (1) #toronto #thejunction #dundasstreetwest #mintdentistry #modelrailroad #miniaturerailway #model #village #latergram

Miniature railroad (2) #toronto #thejunction #dundasstreetwest #mintdentistry #modelrailroad #miniaturerailway #model #village #latergram

Miniature railroad (3) #toronto #thejunction #dundasstreetwest #mintdentistry #modelrailroad #miniaturerailway #model #village #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 26, 2019 at 1:45 pm

[PHOTO] Five photos of vintage calculators and Commodores, Z&Z Accounting (#thejunction)

I was passing by with Jim through the Junction on Dundas West one recent night when we came across the storefront location of Z & Z Accounting and Income Tax Services, at 3102 Dundas Street West. There, they had on display vintage machines of the sort that earlier generations of accountants would have used, including mechanical calculators and some vintage Commodore computers. (The C64 was not there, but the PET and VIC-20 were.)

Old Commodores #toronto #dundasstreetwest #thejunction #commodore #commodorepet #commodorevic20 #latergram

Old accounting machines #toronto #dundasstreetwest #thejunction #accounting #calculators #latergram

Old accounting machines (2) #toronto #dundasstreetwest #thejunction #accounting #calculators #latergram

Old Commodore PET #toronto #dundasstreetwest #thejunction #commodore #commodorepet #personalcomputer #latergram

Old Commodore VIC-20 #toronto #dundasstreetwest #thejunction #commodore #commodorevic20 #personalcomputer #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Toronto Queer Theatre Festival, Junction, Shevchenko, 1926, suicide

  • Drew Rowsome reviews the offerings at the Toronto Queer Theatre Festival, here.
  • blogTO notes the displeasure of the Junction at the removal of a wooden train platform, become a community hub, for condo construction.
  • Bloor West Village, blogTO notes, hosts a museum–newly reopened in a new location–devoted to the poetry of Taras Shevchenko.
  • Jamie Bradburn looks at vintage Toronto ads, these from the parties contending 1926 federal election.
  • In this long-form CBC feature, Ioanna Roumeliotis writes about the new things the TTC is doing to try to prevent suicides on the subway tracks.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: terra cotta, racism, Grand Gerrard, CityPlace, Vision Zero, coffee

  • I should have gone to see that house in the Junction with the terra cotta tiles before it was no longer. blogTO reports.
  • White nationalists are putting up posters around the city. blogTO reports.
  • The Grand Gerrard Theatre is set to re-open, continuing a century-long tradition. blogTO reports.
  • Urban Toronto notes how construction continues for Canoe Landing Centre, at CityPlace down on the waterfront.
  • Can the Vision Zero plan help protect public spaces in Toronto from terrorist attacks? CBC Toronto considers.
  • Why, exactly, did a Starbucks in Cabbagetown close down? blogTO reports on the local confusion.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Neon Museum, renovictions, Y&E, ROM, Room With A View

  • Jamie Bradburn was decidedly unimpressed by the Neon Museum at Junction House.
  • Renovictions are a real concern for many renters in Toronto, already living on the edges of their budgets. CBC reports.
  • Urban Toronto notes an interesting consolidation of two development plans into one at Yonge and Eglinton, here.
  • blogTO notes how the Royal Ontario Museum is now going to offer free admission every third Monday of the month.
  • Natalia Manzocco writes at NOW Toronto about how the Room With A View pop-up restaurant underneath the Gardiner Expressway ended up triggering city concerns over housing.

[PHOTO] Looking west, Dundas West at Keele

Looking west, Dundas West at Keele #toronto #thejunction #night #rain #streetscape #dundasstreetwest #keelestreet

Written by Randy McDonald

April 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

[PHOTO] Looking east on Annette at Pacific

Looking east on Annette at Pacific #toronto #highparknorth #annettestreet #pacificave #evening

Written by Randy McDonald

April 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

[PHOTO] Clouds above wires, Annette at Keele

Clouds above wires, Annette at Keele #toronto #thejunction #annettestreet #keelestreet #clouds #wires #blue #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

March 30, 2019 at 11:15 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Moss Park, The Junction, McArthur, TTC future, homelessness

  • Tanya Mok writes at blogTO about the evolution of the Moss Park neighbourhood.
  • Emily Mathieu at the Toronto Star notes that some tenants in a fire-damaged home in the Junction have returned, despite terrible living conditions, for fear of being priced out of the Toronto rental market.
  • The family of McArthur victim Selim Esen has called for an inquiry into police conduct in this case. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Francine Kopun and Ben Spurr at the Toronto Star note that the recent breakdown of the Scarborough RT line during last week’s storm might hint at worse to come for transit users.
  • Justin Haynes at NOW Toronto writes about the horrors of three nights spent in Toronto’s Seaton House shelter. What of the people who, unlike him, could not escape?

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: rent, homelessness, TTC

  • blogTO takes a look at a Dupont Street two-bedroom apartment with the astonishingly cheap monthly rent of just $902.
  • CBC Toronto notes a new shelter for homeless women at Dupont and Davenport.
  • Gilbert Ngabo at the Toronto Star looks at the desperate state of emergency housing for the homeless in Toronto.
  • Transit Toronto looks at new TTC proposals for revised transit routes and schedules in The Junction.
  • TTC parking lots, facing pressures for residential redevelopment, may become major political issues. CBC reports.