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[VIDEO] Walking across the last crossing at Yonge and Eglinton in the pouring rain

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Walking home from work an hour ago, I was drenched by the rain. Yonge and Eglinton saw the rain dancing off the pavement.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 13, 2019 at 11:50 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Toronto Coach Terminal, food banks, dogs, TTC, parties

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  • Tanya Mok at blogTO shares a vintage short film from 1970 at the Toronto Coach Terminal, “Depot.”
  • The shortages of food in Toronto food banks are terrible. CBC Toronto reports.
  • Dogs will be free to swim in select City of Toronto swimming pools this weekend. CBC Toronto reports.
  • I will have to look for these TTC floor stickers installed at St. George station. blogTO reports.
  • Richard Trapunski leads a roundtable discussion at NOW Toronto about the challenges facing party promoters in a gentrifying Toronto.

[VIDEO] Humber River flowing, north of the Humber Bay Arch Bridge

Written by Randy McDonald

July 31, 2019 at 5:41 pm

[VIDEO] Windmill turning, Exhibition Place

The Windshare Turbine at Exhibition Place turns relentlessly, continuing to generate clean power.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 31, 2019 at 5:17 pm

[VIDEO] Five clips of Toronto celebrating the Toronto Raptors victory on Yonge Street

I intentionally made my way down to Yonge Street after midnight in order to witness the city celebrating the Toronto Raptors’ victory over the Golden State Warriors. The crowds were huge, though well-behaved; everyone, it seemed, was united behind the goal of celebrating this sports victory.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 14, 2019 at 9:45 am

[CAT] Five #caturday links: maps, Grumpy Cat, Bangladesh, Swiss cat ladders, video

  • I have no idea how accurate this r/mapporn map charting the changing ratio of cats to dogs across the United States is, but I love it anyway.
  • This Wired obituary for Grumpy Cat, tracing in that feline’s death not only the death of a cute cat but the death of hope for the Internet as a source of fun, rings true to me.
  • Atlas Obscura notes how Bangladesh has successfully reduced the poaching of tigers.
  • Atlas Obscura takes a look at the many cat ladders of the Swiss city of Bern.
  • David Grimm at Science Magazine reports on an innovative research project that attached video cameras to cats to see what they actually did.

[VIDEO] “Operation Jane Walk”

Operation Jane Walk from Leonhard Müllner on Vimeo.

Via The Atlantic, I came across “Operation Jane Walk”, a 2018 video by Leonhard Müllner and Robin Klengel that uses the setting of an apocalyptic Manhattan in the 2016 video game Tom Clancy’s The Division to engage in a sort of Jane’s Walk in a virtual city. Their narration does a cool job of exploring the urban history of 20th century New York, its evolution and change in the globalized world.

Written by Randy McDonald

May 29, 2019 at 10:15 am