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[PHOTO] Media wall, Toronto Reference Library

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Media wall #toronto #torontoreferencelibrary #television #massmedia #media #library

Written by Randy McDonald

March 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm

[PHOTO] Panorama shot, Toronto Reference Library interior

Panorama shot, Toronto Reference Library interior #toronto #torontoreferencelibrary #library #architecture #raymondmoriyama #googlephotos #panorama

Written by Randy McDonald

November 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links

  • Steve Munro looks at a recent examination by the Toronto auditor-general about the problems of Presto, here.
  • blogTO notes that, on the weekend of the 22nd, the Toronto Reference Library will host another book sale.
  • Spacing lets someone evicted for putting his apartment up for Airbnb tell his story.
  • Global News tells the story of Charlie’s Friend Art CafĂ© in Bloordale, here.
  • This Toronto Life account of the life and crimes of Alek Minassian remains authentically disturbing to me.
  • The idea of a Toronto city charter, a constitution to protect the city’s prerogatives, does sound pretty good to me. CBC reports.

[NEWS] Seven #Halloween links: Toronto, Fisher Rare Book Library, haunted houses, 1978, fear

  • NOW Toronto shares photos from a Hallowe’en dress party held this weekend at the Toronto Reference Library.
  • CBC Toronto highlights an exhibit at the Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto looking at monsters, De Monstris.
  • The Crux takes a look at different Hallowe’en traditions around the world.
  • Dangerous Minds reports on Hallowe’en back in 1978, when the Ramones were dressed up for a show in Virginia.
  • JSTOR Daily takes a look at whether or not homeowners looking to sell their property have to inform buyers if the house is haunted.
  • Jamie Bradburn takes a look back in time, at Toronto’s Hallowe’en in 1978 as reported in the papers.
  • Gerald Walton at The Conversation writes about fear, and about constructive ways to harness fear to engender positive change.

[PHOTO] Sixteen photos of art from Toronto Revealed, at the TD Gallery (#tdgallery)

As I promised yesterday, here is some more of the art that I saw at the TD Gallery’s Toronto Revealed exhibition. Although some of the works (paintings, today, mostly painted in oils) depicted scenes predating my arrival in Toronto or even my existence, like that showing the excavation of the Eaton Centre, most of the others were scenes that I recognized with delight from my daily life. One, of a nondescript gas station, was based on a location at most a lazy ten minutes’ walk from my home.

More details on the individual works–their names, their painters, their dates–can be found by clicking through to my Flickr page.

Crosswalk, Queen Street East, 2012 #toronto #tdgallery #davidmarshak #queenstreeteast #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Weston Bakery, Eastern Avenue, 2017 #toronto #tdgallery #brianharvey #easternavenue #westonbakery #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Parkdale, Queen Street West 2010 #toronto #tdgallery #brianharvey #queenstreetwest #parkdale #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Keele Street and Dundas Street West, 2011 #toronto #tdgallery #brianharvey #keelestreet #dundasstreetwest #junction #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Eaton Centre Excavation, 1975 #toronto #tdgallery #walterjcoucill  #eatoncentre #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

November Rain, Bay and Dundas Streets, 2011 #toronto #tdgallery #catherinejeffrey #baystreet #dundasstreetwest #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Brushstrokes on Dundas Street, 1979 #toronto #tdgallery #michaelbinette #baystreet #dundasstreet #dundasstreetwest #dundasstreeteast #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Honest Ed's, 2015 #toronto #tdgallery #brentarlitt #honesteds #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Waiting for a Bargain, 1983 #toronto #tdgallery #rajkakupesic #honesteds #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Nassau Street, Looking Southeast Across Augusta #toronto #tdgallery #williamsherman #kensingtonmarket #nassaustreet #augustaave #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Cherry Street Hotel, 1978 #toronto #tdgallery #gerardlazare #cherrystreethotel #frontstreet #cherrystreet #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Bloor Street West, 1976 #toronto #tdgallery #carlosmarchiori #bloorstreet #bloorstreetwest  #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Queen Street West, near Simcoe Street, 1974 #toronto #tdgallery #leslietait #queenstreetwest #simcoestreet #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

77.5 cents, 2011#toronto #tdgallery #jerrycampbell #ossingtonave #dupontstreet #gasstation #seatonvillage #dovercourtvillage #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Nassau Street and Spadina Avenue 2011#toronto #tdgallery #rajeevsinghal #nassaustreet #spadinaavenue #chinatown #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

Skyline from Riverdale Park, March 1977 #toronto #tdgallery #walterjacksoncoucill #skyline #riverdalepark #painting #torontorevealed #torontoreferencelibrary #latergram

[PHOTO] Four drawings by Aba Bayefsky of Yonge subway construction, 1949 (#tdgallery)

The TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library downtown has a nice little show on, Toronto Revealed, featuring artworks depicting the Toronto streetscape from the mid-20th century up to the present. Most of the works are paintings–good paintings, I might add–but my attention was particularly caught by a set of four drawings, in pen and ink, done in 1949 by Aba Bayefsky, depicting the construction of the Yonge line.

Yonge Street Subway, Shuter Street Stop, 1949 #toronto #torontorevealed #tdgallery #ababayefsky #torontoreferencelibrary #yongestreet #subway #latergram

Yonge Street Subway, Front Street, Breaking out Hydro Cables, 1949 #toronto #torontorevealed #tdgallery #ababayefsky #torontoreferencelibrary #yongestreet #subway #latergram

Yonge Street Subway, Working Underground, 1949 #toronto #torontorevealed #tdgallery #ababayefsky #torontoreferencelibrary #yongestreet #subway #latergram

Yonge Street Subway, Excavation by Shovel, 1949 #toronto #torontorevealed #tdgallery #ababayefsky #torontoreferencelibrary #yongestreet #subway #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 20, 2018 at 9:16 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Yonge-Dundas Square, mass transit, book sales

  • Some criticism of Yonge-Dundas Square may be merited, but I think it might be a bit too harsh. What we need is more seating on the square itself. Metronews carries it.
  • Humber Bay Shores is a lovely booming neighbourhood, but it really does need much better public transit options. For starters. The Toronto Star examines the neighbourhood.
  • Steve Munro has some more questions about Metrolinx planning in the GTA.
  • The Smarttrack solution proposed by Mayor John Tory may not be popular among some people in Scarborough. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The upcoming massive book sale at the Toronto Reference Library is one I will be paying attention to. blogTO reports.