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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Anatolia, Massey Hall, T.J. Atwood, Inside Out, wooden tower

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  • I believe I have been to this Turkish-Canadian restaurant in the west end of Toronto. CBC reports on Anatolia Restaurant.
  • The missing Bach and Beethoven windows of Massey Hall have been recovered, safely boxed away in a basement. The Toronto Star reports.
  • I quite liked this article about this athlete, T.J. Atwood, practising his surfing off of the Scarborough Bluffs. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Drew Rowsome reports on the upcoming Inside Out LGBT film festival here in Toronto, here.
  • A 14-story wooden tower at the University of Toronto would certainly be an eye-catching addition to the downtown skyline. The Toronto Star reports.
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[PHOTO] Thirteen photos of the sakura of Robarts Library by twilight

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Yeesterday evening just before sunset I dashed down to the University of Toronto campus to see the sakura sheltered to the west of Robarts Library, on the University of Toronto campus. I wanted to see what they would look like under different light. I was pleasantly surprised by the effect of the late hour, pale pink blossoms in front of a periwinkle sky.

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (1) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (2) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (3) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (4) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (5) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (6) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (7) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (8) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (9) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (10) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (11) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (12) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Sakura of Robarts in twilight (13) #toronto #sakura #cherryblossom #universityoftoronto #robartslibrary #harbordstreet #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

May 9, 2018 at 1:45 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: police, Downsview Park, Harbourfront, U-Pass at U of T, Jollibee

  • The Toronto Police Service was claiming as recently as four months ago that, contrary to community concern, there was no serial killer at work in the Village. How are they to believed, especially when police chief Saunders lies about people not approaching the police with their concerns? Why should it be marching during Pride this year? The Ottawa Citizen preserves the truth.
  • Tess Kalinowski suggests that the impending departure of Bombardier from Downsview Park might lead to the regeneration of that neighbourhood, over at the Toronto Star.
  • That the Harbourfront Centre, despite its prominence, is apparently unable to pay $C 1.4 million in rent and back taxes to the City of Toronto is alarming. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The rejection by University of Toronto students, in a very recent vote, of a subsidized U-Pass for the TTC surprises me. I suppose if they live downtown and don’t want access to the rest of the city that might be a partial explanation, but still. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Justine Torres writes at NOW Toronto about the importance of the Jollibee opening for her, as someone of Filipino background.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: TTC, parliament, Queens Quay, Jordan Peterson

  • Christopher Hume’s sarcastic “praise” of the TTC as the better way since it gives people plenty of time to sit and do nothing, over at the Toronto Star, is notable.
  • Steve Munro takes a look at service on the 501L bus route on Queen west to Long Branch.
  • John Lorinc writes at the Toronto Star about the discovery of Ontario’s first parliament beneath a car lot at Front and Parliament, and what people are doing to publicize knowledge of this site.
  • The TTC will be putting up a gate at the Queens Quay subway tunnel after yet another driver drove their vehicle into the streetcar route.
  • Vinay Menon’s extended take in the Toronto Star on Jordan Peterson is weirdly compelling. What will Peterson do next?

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: incubators, Bloordale, real estate, migration, Rosedale

  • The universities of Toronto–U of T, Ryerson, York–turn out to provide some of the best university-based incubators of high-tech business in the world. CBC reports.
  • blogTO notes that a new condo development at Bloor and Dufferin, in Bloordale just where it meets Bloorcourt, is being criticized for excessive density and a lack of community facilities.
  • Edward Keenan notes that Patrick Brown was right in talking about real estate affordability in Toronto as a problem. Why aren’t other people following him (in this, at least)? The Toronto Star has it.
  • Royson James reports on how a Seventh-Day Adventist church in western Toronto not only helped integrate immigrants from the Caribbean, but set a model for others. The Toronto Star has it.
  • Dave Leblanc writes about how Rosedale was introduced to the International Style by the 1944 Hobbs Sun House, over at The Globe and Mail.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: Metrolinx, Yonge and Bloor, transitions, Fort York, U of T, churches

  • Steve Munro finds much wrong with the idea of transit fare integration across the GTA through Metrolinx, over at his blog.
  • blogTO notes the possibility of a new Apple store, this one at Yonge and Bloor.
  • Christopher Hume notes that 2018 is going to be a year of many transitions for Toronto, over at the Toronto Star.
  • An ancient First Nations arrowhead found at Fort York eighty years ago has been turned over to the city by the woman who found it. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Alex Bozikovic quite likes the architecture of the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, over at The Globe and Mail.
  • I have been talking about the trend of converting old church buildings in downtown Toronto into condominiums for years, even sharing photos of conversions. Why not do this? The Globe and Mail describes this trend.

[PHOTO] My best nine of 2017 (#2017bestnine)

My best nine of 2017 #2017bestnine #instagram #photos #toronto #montreal #montréal #shakespeare #cats

Written by Randy McDonald

December 31, 2017 at 5:00 am