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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: TTC, Robarts, construction, subletting

  • Steve Munro looks at the latest TTC quarterly report on crowding.
  • Urban Toronto looks at the new expansion to Robarts Library.
  • Urban Toronto looks at 2221 Yonge Street, latest tower to rise at Yonge and Eglinton.
  • Urban Toronto looks at a new condo development taking advantage of the Line 1 extension into Vaughan.
  • The subletting of apartments has become key for Toronto renters who want to keep their affordable housing while also being mobile. The Toronto Star reports.

[VIDEO] Falling sakura of Russell Street, University of Toronto

Written by Randy McDonald

May 28, 2019 at 10:15 am

[PHOTO] Double cherry sakura of Russell Street, University of Toronto

Double cherry sakura of Russell Street #toronto #universityoftoronto #russellstreet #cherryblossom #sakura #doublecherry #pink #latergram

Double cherry sakura of Russell Street in an arch #toronto #universityoftoronto #russellstreet #cherryblossom #sakura #doublecherry #pink #arch #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

May 28, 2019 at 9:45 am

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: High Park, rent, Sri Lanka, vertical farm, Zizek vs Peterson

  • The cherry blossoms of High Park are expected to start blooming earlier than expected, perhaps reaching peak bloom in a week’s time. blogTO reports.
  • blogTO notes that someone was trying to rent out a bed in an occupied apartment for a rent of $C 600 a month.
  • A Toronto Star investigation reveals the prominence of ghost hotels, enabled by Airbnb, in making the rental housing market that much more difficult.
  • At NOW Toronto, Liam Barrington-Bush considers what renters in Toronto can learn from their activist counterparts in Berlin and Barcelona.
  • Aparita Bhandari wrote at The Discourse about how Sri Lankans living in Scarborough responded to the recent terrible bombings.
  • blogTO writes about the new vertical farm set to be built at University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus.
  • The VICE account of the debate between Slavoj Zizek and Jordan Peterson reveals much.

[PHOTO] Varsity Stadium during rain, CN Tower obscured by cloud

Varsity Stadium during rain, CN Tower obscured by cloud #toronto #skyline #universityoftoronto #varsitystadium #cntower #clouds #rain #fog #grey

Written by Randy McDonald

April 20, 2019 at 9:15 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: anti-racist protest, AI at U of T, naloxone, TTC, Airbnb

  • National Observer notes how, in Toronto, hundreds of anti-racist protesters blocked a far-right group.
  • A $C 100 million donation has recently been made to the University of Toronto, to fund artificial intelligence research. CBC reports.
  • Harm reduction activists want TTC operators to be trained in the usage of naloxone kits, to aid overdose victims. CBC reports.
  • Transit Toronto notes its new Family of Services concept, intended to help Wheel-Trans users access wider city transit.
  • Samantha Edwards writes at NOW Toronto about how Airbnb is worsening the living experiences of permanent residents in condo developments, by encouraging a more transient crowd less invested in local communities.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: HMV dispensary, U of T suicide, GoT, real estate, Scarborough

  • r/toronto notes, via blogTO, that the old HMV at Yonge and Dundas is set to become a cannabis dispensary.
  • The University of Toronto is being criticized by students for its handling of recent suicides and its mental health policies generally. CBC reports.
  • blogTO notes that the Ralph Thornton Community Centre in Riverside will be throwing a Game of Thrones-themed festival in May.
  • New changes to the regulation of secondary suites may make things easier in the Toronto rental market. CBC reports.
  • Urban Toronto reports on two ambitious plans to densify Scarborough Centre.