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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Sidewalk in Toronto, Alok Mukherjee, Yonge Street, King Street, HQ2

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  • Toronto Life has a Q&A feature with Dan Doctoroff, the main behind the Sidewalk Labs’ plan for Quayside, here.
  • Alok Mukherjee shares an extract from a book on Toronto policing in the Toronto Star, noting how the police treatment of the G20 protests upset him.
  • Yonge Street beyond the downtown, up in North York, desperately needs to be tended to and made better. New urbanism can work there, too. NOW Toronto makes the case.
  • The Toronto Police Service has not been doing a very good job at all of ticketing drivers ignoring the changes on King Street. Why is that? Global News reports.
  • In the era of Trump, the location of Toronto outside of the United States may well be a trump card for Amazon as it preps for HQ2. CBC reports.

[PHOTO] Looking east through the window at Roehampton

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Looking east through the window at Roehampton #toronto #yongeandeglinton #roehamptonavenue #condos #skyline

Written by Randy McDonald

March 23, 2018 at 10:46 am

[PHOTO] Four drawings by Aba Bayefsky of Yonge subway construction, 1949 (#tdgallery)

The TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library downtown has a nice little show on, Toronto Revealed, featuring artworks depicting the Toronto streetscape from the mid-20th century up to the present. Most of the works are paintings–good paintings, I might add–but my attention was particularly caught by a set of four drawings, in pen and ink, done in 1949 by Aba Bayefsky, depicting the construction of the Yonge line.

Yonge Street Subway, Shuter Street Stop, 1949 #toronto #torontorevealed #tdgallery #ababayefsky #torontoreferencelibrary #yongestreet #subway #latergram

Yonge Street Subway, Front Street, Breaking out Hydro Cables, 1949 #toronto #torontorevealed #tdgallery #ababayefsky #torontoreferencelibrary #yongestreet #subway #latergram

Yonge Street Subway, Working Underground, 1949 #toronto #torontorevealed #tdgallery #ababayefsky #torontoreferencelibrary #yongestreet #subway #latergram

Yonge Street Subway, Excavation by Shovel, 1949 #toronto #torontorevealed #tdgallery #ababayefsky #torontoreferencelibrary #yongestreet #subway #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 20, 2018 at 9:16 am

[PHOTO] Looking south on Yonge Street at Wellesley

Looking south on Yonge Street at Wellesley #toronto #night #yongestreet #yongeandwellesley #skyline

Written by Randy McDonald

March 14, 2018 at 8:46 am

[PHOTO] “Yonge & Eglinton Pedestrian Routes”

This is how we will have to cross the street for the foreseeable future as Eglinton Crosstown construction proceeds.

"Yonge & Eglinton Pedestrian Routes" #toronto #yongeandeglinton #maps #eglintoncrosstown #yongestreet #eglintonavenue #construction #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 7, 2018 at 11:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Metrolinx, police and Pride, Freeman Formalwear,, BMO, Bentway

  • Steve Munro reports on the latest report about upcoming Metrolinx stations.
  • Understandably, the Church and Wellesley serial killer investigation is making the efforts of Toronto police to march in Pride problematic. (As it should.) The Globe and Mail reports.
  • blogTO notes that the old Freeman Formalwear building on 556 Yonge, just below Wellesley, has been demolished following a fire.
  • The Bank of Montreal is going to transform a huge chunk of the old Sears store in the Eaton Centre, southwest of Yonge and Dundas, into an urban campus employing thousands. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The Bentway, underneath the Gardiner, is set to become a public art space. The Globe and Mail reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: crowding on the TTC, Downtown Relief Line, Eglinton, Ontario Place

  • At Spacing, John Lorinc wonders what will happen when someone gets killed in an accident related to crowding on the TTC.
  • Edward Keenan considers crowding on the TTC to be a crisis, one justifying the Downtown Relief Line, over at the Toronto Star.
  • blogTO notes how temporary closures of Eglinton station will make Yonge and Eglinton commuting even more nightmarish.
  • Torontoist calls for the King Street transit experiment to be applied elsewhere, to midtown, even.
  • blogTO shares some impressive photos of the abandoned Wilderness Adventure Ride at Ontario Place.