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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] Five Toronto links

  • A new project hopes to revitalize the Golden Mile of Scarborough, along Eglinton Avenue. The Toronto Star reports.
  • blogTO looks at how IKEA is going to be opening a new smaller store in downtown Toronto in the next two years, here.
  • blogTO looks at a plan to make 80 Bloor Street West, in Yorkville, into a golden skyscraper 79 stories tall.
  • Sadly, Chick-Fil-A at Yonge and Bloor still has long lines. blogTO reports.
  • Radheyan Simonpillai reviews the new Kevin Donovan book The Billionaire Murders, looking at the unsolved killings of the Shermans in 2017.

[PHOTO] Towers of Yorkville (1), Google Photos’ take

My Google Photos app yesterday offered up an interesting edit of the first photo in my Yorkville series, intensifying the blue sky into surreality and bringing out the sunlight that much more.

Towers of Yorkville (1), Google Photos' take #toronto #yorkville #oneyorkville #condos #construction #skyscraper #googlephotos//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Written by Randy McDonald

September 20, 2019 at 9:15 am

[PHOTO] Towers of Yorkville, noontime

The light yesterday at noontime, in the Yorkville that is now a burgeoning high-rise district, was gorgeous.

Towers of Yorkville (1) #toronto #yorkville #oneyorkville #condos #construction #skyscraper

Towers of Yorkville (2) #toronto #yorkville #oneyorkville #yongeandbloor #condos #construction #skyscraper

Towers of Yorkville (3) #toronto #yorkville #oneyorkville #tenyorkville #condos #construction #skyscraper

Written by Randy McDonald

September 20, 2019 at 8:45 am

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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Yorkville, Burning Man, Rol San, 29 Dufferin, Cherry Street

  • The Toronto Star looks back at its coverage of Yorkville in the 1960s, back when it was a hangout spot for hippies.
  • Toronto Life shares photos of some Toronto-originated artworks put up at Burning Man this year, here.
  • blogTO notes that Rol San, a leading dim sum place in Chinatown, might be erased by a 13-story tower.
  • The crowding on the 29 Dufferin bus produced by the CNE is something I notice regularly. blogTO reports.
  • The Cherry Street Bridge, after a month, is finally going to be fixed. blogTO reports.

[PHOTO] Four photos from midtown Yonge Street in the mist

Yesterday evening was rather cooler and wetter than I would have wanted, below 20 degrees and rainy. The clouds, it was pointed out to me, were so low as to touch towers in Yorkville just a couple dozen stories above the ground. Still, it was walkable, and the clouds and the wet did produce interesting effects.

Grey skies, red lights #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongestreet #intersection #construction #crosswalk #eglintoncrosstown #grey #sky #rain #red #lights

Looking south on the platform at Rosedale #toronto #rosedale #ttc #subway #green #yellow #grey #sky #rain

Looking north at the northbound train at Rosedale #toronto #rosedale #ttc #subway #train #green #yellow #grey #sky #rain

1 Yorkville into the clouds #toronto #yorkville #1yorkville #condos #architecture #grey #sky #clouds #fog

Written by Randy McDonald

June 6, 2019 at 9:45 am

[PHOTO] Towers of Yorkville, seen from Yonge and Bloor

Towers of Yorkville #toronto #yorkville #yongestreet #condos #towers #skyline #blue #sky #clouds

Written by Randy McDonald

May 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm