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[PHOTO] First snowfall, Yonge and Eglinton

First snowfall #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongestreet #eglintonavenue #ttc #buses #white #snow #34eglintoneast

Written by Randy McDonald

November 12, 2019 at 11:15 am

[PHOTO] Backyard on the day after the first snowfall, Dovercourt Village

Backyard on the day after the first snowfall #toronto #dovercourtvillage #backyard #fall #autumn #snow

Written by Randy McDonald

November 7, 2019 at 12:15 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: fall, Danforth church, 51 Metcalfe, No Name, Toronto Zoo

  • blogTO notes that this fall in Toronto is likely to see erratic temperature swings.
  • This sign on the lawn of a church on the Danforth warning off trespassers might have a defensible rationale, but it still seems off to me. The Toronto Star reports.
  • This rental at 51 Metcalfe Street does seem sad to me. blogTO describes it.
  • I rather like this No Name mural. blogTO shows it.
  • As argued here at the Toronto Star, the Toronto Zoo probably should also be understood as one of the key elements of Scarborough.

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

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

[PHOTO] Onset of torrential rain in thunderstorm, Queen Street West

Onset of torrential rain in thunderstorm, Queen Street West #toronto #queenstreetwest #rain #grey #weather #thunderstorm #dlws

Written by Randy McDonald

June 15, 2019 at 10:15 am

Posted in Photo, Toronto

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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait looks at Abell 30, a star that has been reborn in the long process of dying.
  • Centauri Dreams uses the impending launch of LightSail 2 to discuss solar sails in science fiction.
  • John Quiggin at Crooked Timber, as part of a series of the fragility of globalization, considers if migration flows can be reversed. (He concludes it unlikely.)
  • The Crux considers if the record rain in the Midwest (Ontario, too, I would add) is a consequence of climate change.
  • D-Brief notes that the failure of people around the world to eat enough fruits and vegetables may be responsible for millions of premature dead.
  • Dangerous Minds introduces readers to gender-bending Italian music superstar Renato Zero.
  • Dead Things notes how genetic examinations have revealed the antiquity of many grapevines still used for wine.
  • Gizmodo notes that the ocean beneath the icy crust of Europa may contain simple salt.
  • io9 tries to determine the nature of the many twisted timelines of the X-Men movie universe of Fox.
  • JSTOR Daily observes that the Stonewall Riots were hardly the beginning of the gay rights movement in the US.
  • Language Log looks at the mixed scripts on a bookstore sign in Beijing.
  • Dave Brockington at Lawyers, Guns, and Money argues that Jeremy Corbyn has a very strong hold on his loyal followers, perhaps even to the point of irrationality.
  • Marginal Revolution observes that people who create public genetic profiles for themselves also undo privacy for their entire biological family.
  • Sean Marshall at Marshall’s Musings shares a photo of a very high-numbered street address, 986039 Oxford-Perth Road in Punkeydoodle’s Corners.
  • The NYR Daily examines the origins of the wealth of Lehman Brothers in the exploitation of slavery.
  • The Planetary Society Blog shares a panorama-style photo of the Apollo 11 Little West Crater on the Moon.
  • Drew Rowsome notes that classic documentary Paris Is Burning has gotten a makeover and is now playing at TIFF.
  • Peter Rukavina, writing from a trip to Halifax, notes the convenience of the Eduroam procedures allowing users of one Maritime university computer network to log onto another member university’s network.
  • Dylan Reid at Spacing considers how municipal self-government might be best embedded in the constitution of Canada.
  • The Speed River Journal’s Van Waffle pays tribute to the wildflower Speedwell, a name he remembers from Watership Down.
  • Strange Maps shares a crowdsourced map depicting which areas of Europe are best (and worst) for hitchhikers.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the distribution of native speakers of Russian, with Israel emerging as more Russophone than some post-Soviet states.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links: flooding, weather, towers, plants

  • Rising water levels on the eastern beaches of Toronto are a growing concern. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Earlier this month, a poster at r/toronto shared photos of Toronto Islands flooding, here.
  • The City of Toronto is warning of flood risks near the Lake Ontario shoreline. CBC reports.
  • blogTO notes the unusually cold weather this May.
  • Urban Toronto looks at the Grenadier Square tower near High Park.
  • Toronto Life shares photos of the Tokyo Smokes cannabis shop, in the old HMV at Yonge and Dundas.
  • James Burt at Spacing identifies some invasive plants in the Toronto area.