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[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • A beautiful Toronto would be nice, but this goal will take planning. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Sean Marshall writes about the sad ironies of suburban neighbourhoods in Toronto unsafe for pedestrians.
  • Jamie Bradburn takes a look at Davenport Road in the past, here.
  • Transit Toronto notes the arrival tomorrow in the GTA of the Holiday Trains of the CPR, part of a fundraising campaign for food banks.
  • Spacing shares an essay considering the idea of a map of Toronto according to runnability.
  • Sidekick West, a new comic shop in the Junction Triangle, has unfortunately closed down. blogTO reports.
  • Toronto Life breaks down the references in the massive 10-story mural painted by BirdO at Yonge and St. Clair.

[PHOTO] Looking west, Yonge and St. Clair, 6 pm

Looking west, Yonge and St. Clair, 6 pm #toronto #yongeandstclair #yongestreet #stclairavenue #evening #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 22, 2019 at 7:45 am

[PHOTO] Looking west, Yonge south of St. Clair

Looking west, Yonge south of St. Clair #toronto #yongeandstclair #yongestreet #blue #evening #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

February 22, 2019 at 7:00 am

[PHOTO] Eleven photos of the Tunnel of Glam, Yonge and St. Clair (#tunnelofglam)

Last night, I went with a friend down to Yonge and St. Clair to take a look at the Tunnel of Glam. An eighty-foot tunnel lined with 14 million reversible sequins at 1503 Yonge Street, the Tunnel of Glam us certainly eye-catching. It was still reasonably full of visitors at 8 o’clock, taking in the spectacle in the warm winter air.

Into the Tunnel of Glam #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #reflection #me

Into the Tunnel of Glam #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #tunnel #sequin #red #blue

Into the Tunnel of Glam (2) #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #tunnel #sequin #red #blue

Lights (1) #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #tunnel #sequin #red #blue #lights

Patterns (1) #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #tunnel #sequin #red

Patterns (2) #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #tunnel #sequin #red

Patterns (3) #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #tunnel #sequin #blue

Out of the Tunnel of Glam (1) #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #tunnel #sequin #blue #red

Back into the Tunnel of Glam (1) #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #tunnel #sequin #blue #red

Back into the Tunnel of Glam (2) #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #tunnel #sequin #blue #red

Lights (2) #toronto #tunnelofglam #yongeandstclair #tunnel #sequin #blue #red #lights

Written by Randy McDonald

December 10, 2018 at 11:03 am

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links, from condo conversions to a cat park to unsafe beaches

  • John Michael McGrath argues at TVO that leaving Toronto for Ontario cities with cheaper housing misses the issue of jobs. For starters.
  • Michelle McQuigge looks at how the CNIB is helping make Yonge and St. Clair accessible to the blind.
  • In The Globe and Mail, Erik Heinrich looks at how a mid-rise office tower at 1133 Yonge Street is being transformed into condos.
  • The Toronto Star reports that the condo/hotel tower at 325 Bay Street no longer bears the name of Trump. Toronto is free!
  • The end of the Palace Arms rooming house at King and Strachan, Christian Controneo notes at Torontoist, must be seen as terrible for the people who live there.
  • blogTO notes that E. Coli levels on mainland Toronto beaches make them unsafe for swimmers. No lake water this year!
  • blogTO notes that Montréal architect Claude Cormier, designer of HTO and Berczy, will next do a cat-themed park.

[URBAN NOTE] “Massive fire at Toronto racquet club closes down midtown intersection”

The Globe and Mail‘s Dakshana Bascaramurty reports about a devastating fire at the Badminton and Racquet Club here in Toronto, just west of Yonge and St. Clair. The pillars of smoke are rising, and transit links at St. Clair station have been cut off.

A massive six-alarm fire has caused serious damage to a 93-year-old members-only racquet club in midtown Toronto and has now spread to an adjacent building to the north.

Toronto Fire says The Badminton and Racquet Club at 25 St. Clair Ave. West and neighbouring buildings have been evacuated and there are no reported injuries. Of the approximately 160 firefighters on the scene, one captain was separated from his team and injured on site but has since been rescued and was treated by paramedics, said Capt. David Eckerman.

Capt. Eckerman says they received a call for a fire from occupants fleeing the club around 9:20 a.m.

By the time firefighters arrived, fire had ripped through the roof, the south part of which has since collapsed. The intersection of Yonge and St. Clair has been closed. The St. Clair subway station has been evacuated and subway trains, streetcars and buses that pass through the intersection have been diverted, according to the TTC.

Capt. Eckerman said the south and east walls have partly caved in and could collapse. The north wall is also “spongey,” he said.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm