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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Rob Ford, decolonizing art, Humber Bay bus, Don Valley art, crime

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  • The National Post notes that Toronto city council voted against naming a stadium after the late Rob Ford.
  • blogTO notes that Humber Bay Shores wants to run a private neighbourhood bus service, for want of a TTC presence.
  • Andrew Hunter, former Canadian curator at the AGO, calls for a decolonization of art galleries across Canada.
  • Joanna Lavoie describes the concrete sculptures of Duane Linklater newly installed across the Don valley.
  • At Torontoist, Dennis Duffy reports on the 19th century criminal gangs once populating the Don Valley. Seriously.
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[PHOTO] Waiting for the 329 Dufferin past 4 am

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Waiting for the 329 Dufferin past 4 am #toronto #parkdale #westqueenwest #dufferinstreet #queenstreetwest #dufferin

Written by Randy McDonald

October 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: urban poverty, GO Transit subsidies, 1 Bloor West, environment

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  • A new report suggests that, in Toronto, you need to learn at least twice minimum wage in order to thrive. The Toronto Star reports.
  • GO Transit users will apparently get half-price TTC fares. The Toronto Star reports.
  • From the former Stollery’s, at 1 Bloor Street West, will rise Toronto’s tallest condo tower. The Globe and Mail reports.
  • Torontoist shares an opinion piece looking at the infrastructure of environmental protection in the GTHA.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Videoflicks, ghost service, Rob Ford football, parks, real estate

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  • blogTO notes that video rental store Videoflicks, on Avenue Road, is set to close down.
  • The TTC, blogTO notes, has begun “ghost service” on its half-dozen new subway stations.
  • Edward Keenan thinks that we may as well name a football stadium after Rob Ford. Why not? If it makes Ford Nation feel better …
  • Spacing Toronto features John Lorinc looking at how community parks organizations, like at Ramsden, can exclude outsiders.
  • VICE notes on recent study suggesting the real estate market of Toronto is the most overvalued of world cities.

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto notes: High Park Avenue, Union Station to Queens Quay, new condos

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  • The mixture of high- and low-end real estate on High Park Avenue might be a model for Toronto. Tess Kalinowski reports.
  • There are quite a few different proposals for replacements of the streetcar linking Union Station to Queens Quay.
  • Edward Keenan argues that, however Union Station or Queens Quay are linked, the link should be funded adequately.
  • The Globe and Mail reports on how the arrival of rent control is leading to the early conversion of rental units to condos.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: street art, journalism, police, Cheri DiNovo, transit at Dundas West

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  • CBC notes that the Yonge and Dundas street artist scene is closing down under city regulations, including permits.
  • Emily Mathieu talks about how she conducts her journalism with some of Toronto’s most marginalized as subjects.
  • The Globe and Mail notes the local controversy over having police officers permanently stationed in schools.
  • The idea that police who actively undermine the Special Investigations Unit should be seriously punished seems obvious.
  • Veteran NDP politican and LGBTQ rights advocate Cheri DiNovo is leaving politics to become a minister in church.
  • Finally, the Dundas West TTC station will be connected to the GO Transit hub less than 300 metres away!

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: TTC promotion, condo intersections, Bombardier, Centreville

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  • While I get why the TTC would promote its top ranking on its vehicles, the optics of significant cost for this promotion are terrible.
  • Bay and Bloor, Avenue Road and Bloor, Bay and King–these are the top intersections for condo resellers.
  • I get why Bombardier workers would want to support their employer versus Bombardier with a brief strike, and be justified in doing so. Just–well, optics.
  • Can the Centreville carousel be kept in Toronto? I suppose it would be nice if they could get the funding.