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[PHOTO] Looking to the top, Manulife Centre

Looking to the top #toronto #manulifecentre #tower #skyscraper

The towers of the Manulife Centre are literal landmarks. How much longer will they be this, as taller towers rise around them?

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Written by Randy McDonald

October 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: 1 Bloor West, Google at Quayside, Parkdale culture, York art show

  • Alex Bozikovic looks at the plans for 1 Bloor Street West, The One. This tower may well become a national icon.
  • Will a Google company play a leading role in the construction of the east waterfront neighbourhood of Quayside? The Toronto Star reports.
  • The idea of the Parkdale library becoming the centre of a bigger cultural hub is provocative. NOW Toronto reports.
  • This art show at York featuring works by artists from the old internal suburbs of Toronto sounds great. The Globe and Mail reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: urban poverty, GO Transit subsidies, 1 Bloor West, environment

  • A new report suggests that, in Toronto, you need to learn at least twice minimum wage in order to thrive. The Toronto Star reports.
  • GO Transit users will apparently get half-price TTC fares. The Toronto Star reports.
  • From the former Stollery’s, at 1 Bloor Street West, will rise Toronto’s tallest condo tower. The Globe and Mail reports.
  • Torontoist shares an opinion piece looking at the infrastructure of environmental protection in the GTHA.

[PHOTO] Twenty photos of Yonge Street during Open Streets (#openstreetsto)

Sunday saw Open Streets Toronto come into play for the second time, closing off huge chunks of Yonge Street (and Bloor to the west and east of Yonge, too). Sunday afternoon was bright and blue, a perfect day for people to promenade down from Bloor to College, looking at the streetscape and taking in the day’s activities.

Open Streets (1) #toronto #yongeandbloor #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (2) #toronto #yongeandbloor #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (3) #toronto #yongeandbloor #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (4) #toronto #yongeandbloor #yongestreet #openstreetsto #brassrail

Open Streets (5) #toronto #yongeandbloor #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (6) #toronto #yongeandbloor #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (7) #toronto #yongeandbloor #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (8) #toronto #yongeandbloor #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (9) #toronto #yongeandbloor #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (10) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (11) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (12) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (13) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (14) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (15) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (16) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (17) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (18) #toronto #yongeandwellesley #yongestreet #openstreetsto

Open Streets (19) #toronto #yongeandcollege #yongestreet #openstreetsto #latergram

Open Streets (20) #toronto #yongeandcollege #yongestreet #openstreetsto #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

September 19, 2017 at 11:18 am

[PHOTO] Three views from the fifth floor, Toronto Reference Library, looking north, east and west

The location of the Toronto Reference Library north and east of Yonge and Bloor, directly east of Yorkville and directly south of Rosedale, means that well-positioned photographers can take advantage of some excellent views. The first two photos are of Rosedale, green with trees and dense with houses, while the third is a photo of a Yorkville well into its condoization.

North past Church Street #toronto #torontoreferencelibrary #rosedale #churchstreet #skyline

East along Church Street #toronto #torontoreferencelibrary #rosedale #churchstreet #skyline

Yorkville transforming, west of Yonge #toronto #torontoreferencelibrary #yorkville #yongestreet #condos #evening

Written by Randy McDonald

August 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

[PHOTO] One Bloor East at night, Toronto

One Bloor at night

Written by Randy McDonald

August 5, 2017 at 11:15 am

[PHOTO] Control room window gone transparent, Bloor-Yonge

Control room window gone transparent

I was quickly walking through Bloor-Yonge station Sunday evening, heading towards the southbound platform, when I looked over and saw that the control room’s window, normally set to an opaque mirror, was transparent. Why would I not pause to take a quick shot of the revealed interior?

Written by Randy McDonald

June 27, 2017 at 9:00 am

Posted in Photo, Toronto

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