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[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links

  • The Pilot, in Yorkville, celebrates its 75th anniversary as a venue. Global News reports.
  • Some immigrant businesspeople recently bought an old Toronto Hydro building in the north of the city as a shelter for immigrants. Global News reports.
  • The backlash against the proposed condo tower at Yonge and Eglinton branded by Pharrell Williams has been swift. blogTO reports.
  • Urban Toronto notes that a 13-story mixed-use building has been proposed for 888 Dupont Street, at the corner of Dupont and Ossington.
  • A TV crew in North York last week cancelled its shoot in North York, near the site of last year’s ramming attack on Yonge Street. CTV News reports.
  • A poster on r/Toronto noted last week the six-year anniversary of the admission of then-mayor Rob Ford that he smoked crack.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links

  • blogTO notes the maps made by artist Peter Gorman showing the strange intersections of Toronto.
  • This imagining of a wholly pedestrianized lower Yonge Street looks attractive. blogTO has it.
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  • Jamie Bradburn tells how couples in Toronto during the Second World War expressed their love, here.
  • This condo at 701 Dovercourt Road looks amazing. blogTO reports.
  • Toronto Pearson Airport failed in its obligation to provide services for French-language travelers, the Official Languages Commissioner has ruled. CTV News reports.
  • So-called “unicorn poutine” is offered for sale at a north Toronto restaurant. Global News reports.

[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] Blue twilight, Yonge and Eglinton

Looking south, Yonge at Eglinton #toronto #yongestreet #yongeandeglinton #blue #twilight #latergram

Looking west, Eglinton at Yonge #toronto #eglintonavenue #yongeandeglinton #blue #twilight #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 5, 2019 at 8:45 am

[PHOTO] Two photos of Yonge and Eglinton as a four-way pedestrian crossing again

Yonge and Eglinton is a four-way crossing again! #toronto #yongeandeglinton #crosswalk #construction #intersection #eglintonavenue #yongestreet #eglintoncrosstown

Yonge and Eglinton from the northeast #toronto #yongeandeglinton #crosswalk #construction #intersection #eglintonavenue #yongestreet #eglintoncrosstown

Written by Randy McDonald

October 20, 2019 at 11:16 am

[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • blogTO shares photos from Yorkdale Mall during its power outage Saturday.
  • blogTO reports that Toronto hosts, by one measurement, one of the biggest housing bubbles in the world.
  • The story of how a neighbourhood project painted over the Ossington Laneway, vandalizing the graffiti there, is a sad one. blogTO has it.
  • Judging by his filmed confession, the only chance Alek Minassian has to avoid a very lengthy prison sentence is a perhaps-unlikely insanity plea. CBC reports.
  • NOW Toronto reports on the climate strike protests held Friday in Toronto.
  • The Toronto Star reports on the mass protests held on Sunday to keep homophobic Christians from marching into Church and Wellesley.
  • Steve Munro reports on the statistical sleight of hand apparently used to make the TTC Bombardier streetcars of the TTC look better.

[PHOTO] Looking northwest, Yonge and King

Looking northwest, Yonge and King #toronto #skyline #financialdistrict #yongeandking #yongestreet #kingstreet

Written by Randy McDonald

October 1, 2019 at 10:15 am

[PHOTO] Looking north, Yonge at Front

Looking north, Yonge at Front #toronto #yongestreet #frontstreet #rain #afternoon #grey

Written by Randy McDonald

September 16, 2019 at 9:00 am

[PHOTO] Yonge above Eglinton at a time of construction

Yonge above Eglinton at a time of construction #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongestreet #evening #skyline #intersection #blue #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

September 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Zanzibar, Chinatown, Golden Mile, beer, ravines

  • The story of Toronto nightclub Zanzibar is, indeed, a fascinating one. (Soon to go, with the rest of Yonge Street.) The Toronto Star has it.
  • Will gentrification undermine Chinatown, downtown on Spadina Avenue? Global News reports.
  • The Golden Mile of Scarborough, along Eglinton Avenue, is set to be radically transformed by development. blogTO reports.
  • Oh, why not allow for the sale of beer at some convenience stores in TTC stops? blogTO has it.
  • Alireza Nareghi looks in MacLean’s at the threat posed to the ravine environments of Toronto by invasive species, and at what is being done to save them.