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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: fall, Danforth church, 51 Metcalfe, No Name, Toronto Zoo

  • blogTO notes that this fall in Toronto is likely to see erratic temperature swings.
  • This sign on the lawn of a church on the Danforth warning off trespassers might have a defensible rationale, but it still seems off to me. The Toronto Star reports.
  • This rental at 51 Metcalfe Street does seem sad to me. blogTO describes it.
  • I rather like this No Name mural. blogTO shows it.
  • As argued here at the Toronto Star, the Toronto Zoo probably should also be understood as one of the key elements of Scarborough.

[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.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: 1 Yorkville. Parkdale antiques, 501 Queen, Zoo maglev, York Pillars

  • Urban Toronto shares a photo of the rising 1 Yorkville tower.
  • Tanya Mok at blogTO takes a look at the fast-disappearing cluster of antique shops on westernmost Queen Street West in Parkdale, near Roncesvalles.
  • Steve Munro takes a look at the effect of the King Street pilot project on 501 Queen transit times.
  • Might the Toronto Zoo have its own maglev train? blogTO reports.
  • A petition has been launched to save the York Pillars from demolition. I, for one, will sign it. Can you, too? Global News reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: pandas, rail, transit funding, real estate, police

  • CBC, among others, bids goodbye to the pandas of the Toronto Zoo, here.
  • blogTO notes the extended hours of operation of the Union-Pearson Express and of the GO Transit rail network.
  • Steve Munro is not impressed by the extra funding given to Toronto transit for a few reasons.
  • May Warren notes that four thousand people applied for a lottery for 59 affordable units in Regent Park, over at the Toronto Star.
  • The Toronto Star notes that John Tory has called for a limited external review of police in the context of the Church-Wellesley disappearances.

[PHOTO] Seven photos of the primates of the Toronto Zoo (@thetorontozoo)

The primates of the Toronto Zoo—the olive baboons, the gorillas, the Sumatran orangutan—I found particularly haunting. These are creatures so like us.

Olive baboon (1) #toronto #torontozoo #baboon #olivebaboon #mammal #primate #latergram

Olive baboon (2) #toronto #torontozoo #baboon #olivebaboon #mammal #primate #latergram

Gorilla (1) #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #gorilla #primate #latergram

Gorilla (2) #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #gorilla #primate #latergram

Gorilla (3) #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #gorilla #primate #latergram

Gorilla (4) #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #gorilla #primate #latergram

Orangutan #toronto #torontozoo #orangutan #mammal #primate #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

January 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm

[PHOTO] Twenty-seven more photos of the Toronto Zoo (@thetorontozoo)

Otter #toronto #torontozoo #otter #latergram

Gila Monster #toronto #torontozoo #gilamonster #reptiles #latergram

Midland painted turtle #toronto #torontozoo #turtle #midlandpaintedturtle #reptiles #latergram

Path #toronto #torontozoo #path #winter #latergram

Ankole-Watusi cattle #toronto #torontozoo #cattle #cow #watusi #ankolewatusi #mammal #latergram

Hyena #toronto #torontozoo #hyena #mammal #latergram

South African created porcupine #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #porcupine #southafricancrestedporcupine #latergram

South African lion #toronto #torontozoo #cats #lion #latergram

Cheetah #toronto #torontozoo #cats #cheetah #latergram

Giraffe (1) #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #giraffe #latergram

Giraffe (2) #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #giraffe #latergram

Giraffe (3) #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #giraffe #latergram

Giraffe (4) #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #giraffe #latergram

Giraffe (5) #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #giraffe #latergram

Giraffe (6) #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #giraffe #latergram

Gaboon viper #toronto #torontozoo #snakes #gaboonviper #latergram

Royal python #toronto #torontozoo #snakes #royalpython #latergram

Nile softshell turtle #toronto #torontozoo #turtle #reptiles #nilesoftshellturtle #latergram

Egyptian goose #toronto #torontozoo #birds #goose #egyptiangoose #latergram

Cichlids of Lake Malawi #toronto #torontozoo #lakemalawi #fish #cichlids #latergram

Ngege #toronto #torontozoo #fish #ngefe #latergram

Red-lined torpedo barb #toronto #torontozoo #fish #redlinedtorpedobarb #latergram

Boelen's python #toronto #torontozoo #reptiles #snakes #boelenspython #latergram

Tiger #torontozoo #toronto #cats #tiger #latergram

Sheepshead wrasse (1) #toronto #torontozoo #fish #sheepsheadwrasse #latergram

Sheepshead wrasse (2) #toronto #torontozoo #fish #sheepsheadwrasse #latergram

Clouded leopard #toronto #torontozoo #cats #leopard #cloudedleopard #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

January 8, 2018 at 11:29 pm

[PHOTO] Twenty-six more photos of the Toronto Zoo (@thetorontozoo)

Frog #toronto #torontozoo #frog #amphibians #latergram

Reef #toronto #torontozoo #fish #coralreef #latergram

Seahorses #toronto #torontozoo #fish #seahorse #latergram

Lionfish #toronto #torontozoo #fish #lionfish #latergram

Reef (2) #toronto #torontozoo #fish #coralreef #latergram

Jellyfish #toronto #torontozoo #jellyfish #latergram

Polar bears #toronto #torontozoo #polarbear #bear #latergram

Jellyfish #toronto #torontozoo #jellyfish #latergram

Turtle Island memories #toronto #torontozoo #turtleisland #davidmgeneral #firstnations #latergram

Great horned owl #toronto #torontozoo #birds #owl #greathornedowl #latergram

Spectacled owl #toronto #torontozoo #birds #owl #spectacledowl #latergram

Boa constrictor #toronto #torontozoo #reptiles #snakes #boaconstrictor #latergram

Plush-crested jay #toronto #torontozoo #birds #plushcrestedjay #latergram

Jamaican boa #toronto #torontozoo #reptiles #snakes #jamaicanboa #latergram

Tamarins #toronto #torontozoo #tamarin #mammal #primate #latergram

Two-toed sloth #toronto #torontozoo #mammal #sloth #twotoedsloth #latergram

Green surf anemone #toronto #torontozoo #anemone #greensurfanemone #latergram

Strawberry anemone #toronto #torontozoo #anemone #strawberryanemone #latergram

Stingray #toronto #torontozoo #fish #stingray #latergram

Eastern loggerhead shrike #toronto #torontozoo #birds #shrike #easternloggerheadshrike #latergram

Golden frog #toronto #torontozoo #amphibians #frog #goldenfrog #latergram

Axolotl #toronto #torontozoo #amphibians #axolotl #latergram

Panamanian golden frog #toronto #torontozoo #amphibians #frog #panamaniangoldenfrog #latergram

American alligator #toronto #torontozoo #reptiles #alligator #americanalligator #latergram

American alligator (2) #toronto #torontozoo #reptiles #alligator #americanalligator #latergram

Spotted turtle #toronto #torontozoo #reptiles #turtle #spottedturtle #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

January 4, 2018 at 10:30 am

[PHOTO] Twenty-six photos of the Toronto Zoo (@thetorontozoo)

There are plenty of animals to see at the Toronto Zoo apart from pandas. There are red pandas, for instance, and dozens of other species of birds and mammals and reptiles and insects.

Red panda #toronto #torontozoo #redpanda #latergram

Dr. Schofield Memorial Garden (1) #toronto #torontozoo #redpanda #garden #statue #frankschofield #latergram

Dr. Schofield Memorial Garden (2) #toronto #torontozoo #redpanda #garden #statue #frankschofield #latergram

Geese in the zoo #toronto #torontozoo #geese #canadageese #birds #latergram

Camels (1) #toronto #torontozoo #camel #latergram

Camels (2) #toronto #torontozoo #camel #latergram

Yurt (interior) #toronto #torontozoo #yurt #latergram

Yurt (exterior) #toronto #torontozoo #yurt #latergram

Camels and geese #toronto #torontozoo #camel #geese #canadageese #birds #latergram

Pond in late fall #toronto #torontozoo #pond #autumn #fall #latergram

Poised (1) #toronto #torontozoo #birds #latergram

Poised (2) #toronto #torontozoo #birds #latergram

West Caucasian tur (1) #toronto #torontozoo #goats #ibex #westcaucasiantur #latergram

West Caucasian tur (2) #toronto #torontozoo #goats #ibex #westcaucasiantur #latergram

Matschie's tree kangaroo #toronto #torontozoo #kangaroo #matschiestreekangaroo #latergram

Turtles at swim #toronto #torontozoo #turtle #reptiles #latergram

Coiled green (1) #toronto #torontozoo #snakes #reptiles #latergram

Coiled green (2) #toronto #torontozoo #snakes #reptiles #latergram

Southern hairy-nosed wombat #toronto #torontozoo #wombat #mammal #latergram

Komodo dragon (1) #toronto #torontozoo #komododragon #reptiles #latergram

Komodo dragon (2) #toronto #torontozoo #komododragon #reptiles #latergram

Komodo dragon (3) #toronto #torontozoo #komododragon #reptiles #latergram

Red-clawed yabby #toronto #torontozoo #insects #redclawedyabby #latergram

Frilled lizard (1) #toronto #torontozoo #reptiles #lizard #frilledlizard #latergram

Frilled lizard (2) #toronto #torontozoo #reptiles #lizard #frilledlizard #latergram

Fly River turtle #toronto #torontozoo #reptiles #turtle #flyriverturtle #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

January 3, 2018 at 11:40 am

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[PHOTO] Sixteen photos of the pandas of the Toronto Zoo (@thetorontozoo)

The pandas in residence at the Toronto Zoo–adult male Da Mao, adult female Er Shun, and their cubs male child Jia Panpan and their female Jia Yueyue-are adorable. Mother and children in the main enclosure, enthusiastically eating vast amounts of bamboo or sleeping thoroughly, were wonderfully photogenic. Da Mao, off by himself in his own pen, seemed more intent on his own affairs.

Er Shun, Jia Panpan, Jia Yueyue (1) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #ershun #jiapanpan #jiayueyue #latergram

Er Shun, Jia Panpan, Jia Yueyue (2) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #ershun #jiapanpan #jiayueyue #latergram

Er Shun, Jia Panpan, Jia Yueyue (3) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #ershun #jiapanpan #jiayueyue #bamboo #latergram

Er Shun, Jia Panpan, Jia Yueyue (4) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #ershun #jiapanpan #jiayueyue #bamboo #latergram

Er Shun, Jia Panpan, Jia Yueyue (5) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #ershun #jiapanpan #jiayueyue #bamboo #latergram

Er Shun, Jia Panpan, Jia Yueyue (6) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #ershun #jiapanpan #jiayueyue #bamboo #latergram

Er Shun, Jia Panpan, Jia Yueyue (7) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #ershun #jiapanpan #jiayueyue #bamboo #latergram

Er Shun, Jia Panpan, Jia Yueyue (8) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #ershun #jiapanpan #jiayueyue #bamboo #latergram

Winter residence (1) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #latergram

Winter residence (2) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #latergram

Er Shun, Jia Panpan, Jia Yueyue (9) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #ershun #jiapanpan #jiayueyue #bamboo #latergram

Er Shun, Jia Panpan, Jia Yueyue (10) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #ershun #jiapanpan #jiayueyue #bamboo #latergram

Da Mao (1) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #damao #bamboo #latergram

Da Mao (2) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #damao #bamboo #latergram

Da Mao (3) #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #damao #bamboo #latergram

"I Saw The Giant Pandas Before They Left!" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #me #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

[PHOTO] Seventeen photos of the Great Panda Experience at the Toronto Zoo (@thetorontozoo)

The Giant Panda Experience at the Toronto Zoo</u< is certainly well-publicized, and well-organized. After passing through the gates of the zoo, you are directed to the panda exhibit nearby, through some gates to the temporary exhibit hall. There, visitors are directed past a series of displays about giant panda life—their food, their shrinking range, the tools and techniques used to save them, and their breeding—before being channelled towards the pandas’ display area.

Going to see the pandas of the Toronto Zoo #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #sign #latergram

Gift shop #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #plush #giftshop #latergram

To the Giant Panda Experience #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #gate #giantpandaexperience #latergram

The Giant Pandas #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #sign #chineselanguage #latergram

First Giant Panda Cubs #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #sign #gate #latergram

Chinese Animal Symbols #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #zodiac #zodiacsigns #china #astrology #chineselanguage #gate #latergram

Towards the exhibition hall #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #latergram

"Pandas Are What They Eat" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #sign #bamboo #chineselanguage #latergram

A daily ration of 42 to 64 kilograms #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #bamboo #chineselanguage #latergram

Vet gear #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #bamboo #chineselanguage #latergram

"Play, Eat, and Sleep Like A Panda" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #latergram

"The Panda Predicament" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #china #maps #extinction #latergram

Changing bamboo forest #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #china #bamboo #forest #latergram//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

"Breeding success story" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #latergram

"Playful panda cubs" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #latergram

"Giant Pandas this way" #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #gate #latergram

As if through bamboo #toronto #torontozoo #pandas #giantpandaexperience #gate #bamboo  #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

December 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm