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[PHOTO] Empty 501 Queen streetcar westbound, The Beach

The 501 Queen streetcar was unnervingly empty Saturday night in the Beach.

Empty 501 Queen streetcar westbound, The Beach #toronto #thebeach #501queen #streetcar #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm

[PHOTO] Fifteen photos of my Tuesday commute from work (#toronto, #coronavirustoronto)

My commute from work began much earlier than I expected Tuesday evening, at 7. I got down from Eglinton station to Yonge and Wellesley to shop, just in time to catch the intense blues of the twilight sky on the Yonge corridor. The 94 Wellesley bus west to Ossington came in a timely manner, that done, putting me back in a neighbourhood made strange by the day.

Southbound train #toronto #ttc #subway #line1 #eglintonstation #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Looking up at the blue #toronto #yongeandwellesley #blue #sky #evening #skyline #latergram

Waiting #toronto #yongeandwellesley #evening #yongestreet #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Forgotten St. Patrick's Day #toronto #yongeandwellesley #dollarama #holidays #stpatricksday #green #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Towers against twilight blue (1) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #evening #twilight #blue #yongestreet #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Towers against twilight blue (2) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #evening #twilight #blue #yongestreet #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Towers against twilight blue (3) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #evening #twilight #blue #yongestreet #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Towers against twilight blue (4) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #evening #twilight #blue #yongestreet #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Towers against twilight blue (5) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #evening #twilight #blue #yongestreet #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Streetscape #toronto #yongeandwellesley #evening #streetscape #twilight #blue #yongestreet #coronavirustoronto #latergram

High demand for the water of life #toronto #yongeandwellesley #lcbo #alcohol #whiskey #whisky #uisgebeatha #uiscebeatha #latergram

Empty seats, 94 Wellesley #toronto #ttc #buses #94wellesley #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Passing by Krispy Kreme #toronto #ttc #buses #94wellesley #harbordstreet #krispykreme #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Bus platform, Ossington #toronto #ttc #ossington #ossingtonstation #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Downwards? #toronto #ttc #subway #ossingtonstation #ossington #line2 #coronavirustoronto #latergram

[PHOTO] Five photos of my Tuesday commute to work (#toronto, #coronavirustoronto)

My commute to work Tuesday, which turned out to be the last one I will make in some time, was a bit odd, with buses and subway cars half-empty and a strange ambient mood.

Riding southbound, Tuesday #toronto #ttc #buses #29dufferin #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Looking, Tuesday #toronto #ttc #subway #line2 #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Platform, Tuesday #toronto #ttc #subway #blooryonge #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Looking, Tuesday #toronto #ttc #subway #line1 #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Above, Tuesday #toronto #ttc #subway #eglinton #eglintonstation #coronavirustoronto #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 20, 2020 at 4:15 pm

[PHOTO] Empty information booth, Bloor-Yonge

Empty information booth, Bloor-Yonge #toronto #ttc #masstransit #blooryonge #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm

[PHOTO] 511 Bathurst, waiting

511 Bathurst, waiting #toronto #ttc #511bathurst #streetcar #bathurststreet #bathurststation #theannex #night

Written by Randy McDonald

January 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • Some of the apartments hit by the Gosford apartment fire have been repaired and opened to their tenants again. Global News reports.
  • Steve Munro maps the 70 O’Connor bus route in action as a case study, here.
  • Condo developers have created the new neighbourhood of “West St. Clair West” out of, among other established neighbourhoods, Carleton Village. blogTO reports.
  • The plans for the controversial new Pharrell Williams condo development at Yonge and Eglinton look interesting. blogTO shares.
  • Should Toronto have free public mass transit? NOW Toronto makes the case.
  • Brian Doucet at Spacing Toronto takes a look at the Toronto CLRV streetcars in their North American context, here.
  • The repeated flooding of the Toronto Islands, as NOW Toronto points out, surely demonstrates the reality of climate change for Toronto.

[BLOG] Fifteen Toronto links

  • blogTO reports that Toronto has been testing Eglinton Crosstown trains, here.
  • What TTC routes might be changed by the Eglinton Crosstown? A map illustrates, over at blogTO.
  • The new tower proposed for 888 Dupont, at Ossington, will even include a vertical farm. blogTO reports.
  • Venerable Agincourt Mall is going to be a new condo development. blogTO reports.
  • Is co-ownership actually the only way most people in Toronto will end up owning a home? blogTO considers.
  • Residential tenants in a Leslieville building who complained about their landlord may end up getting evicted from a building never zoned for residents. CBC reports.
  • The City of Toronto has taken over the deserted shopping arcade at Queen Street West and John. CBC reports.
  • Katrina Onstad at Toronto Life tells the story of Katharine Mulherin, the Queen Street West gallery owner who changed her neighbourhood but was broken by gentrification.
  • The bar Tequila Bookworm is closing, displaced by rising rents. NOW Toronto reports.
  • NOW Toronto interviews night mayor Michael Thompson, here.
  • Steve Munro considers the TTC’s express bus services, here.
  • Terra Lumina, the nighttime cultural event at the Toronto Zoo, looks fantastic in these photos over at Toronto Life.
  • Oh, what the map of Toronto subways could have been if only we planned! blogTO shares one.
  • Steve Munro examines the TTC’s plan for 2020-2024, here.
  • The TTC may not act to decrease overcrowding on some routes. blogTO reports on why.