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Scarborough Subway Escapes Scrutiny Despite Mistakes and Missteps

What an embarrassment

People City prompts a journey down memory lane

Transit now rules the road as King Street pilot project launches

Surprisingly, it seems like a success so far? I hope enforcement keeps up

Toronto condo prices reach new heights

$1,000 per square foot. Scary thought re future affordability:

“An average 800 square foot condo is going to have to rent for around $4,000 a month just for that investor to break even.”

Here’s the finished film.

Something Ed and I have been working on

‘You can’t silence me’: Parking officer’s Twitter account suspended by Toronto Police

Terrible. The only police account I followed.

Call it grody, call it grungy but The Green Room has been a back-alley oasis: Keenan

I have fond memories of this place

A majority of Torontonians now identify themselves as visible minorities, census shows

Back to the future: Google’s vision for Toronto is straight out of the 19th century

Even if the negotiations fall apart thanks to Google’s demands or the city’s recalcitrance, there’s still good news: the most important parts of Sidewalk’s plans, the parts that would most determine whether the city’s eastern waterfront becomes a livable, green place that could accommodate Toronto’s burgeoning growth, don’t require Google’s impressive piles of money at all. The city could do it on its own — if it actually wants to.

There’s also this article from John Lorinc. The conclusion I’m coming to is that the plans aren’t bad – it’s Google’s involvement that makes them dodgy.

Toronto’s ‘city of the future’ is being built next to a relic of our past

In search of the elusive Lawren Harris “Toronto House”

I had no idea Harris painted city life.

Want Amazon’s new HQ in your town? Must have bike lanes, says Amazon

Awesome.

Ontario introducing $50,000 fines for careless drivers causing death

That’s great, but I hate how the Liberals don’t do anything unless there’s an election on the horizon. They could have saved lives by doing this years ago.

How chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat tried to stop the Scarborough subway

As the top bureaucrat announces her departure from city hall, the untold story of how she tried but failed to prevent what’s been called the city’s biggest transit “boondoggle” can be found in her email inbox

Toronto’s outspoken chief planner quits

How an urban farming collective is planting seeds of change


This is great: 70 new stations to Bike Share TO in August.

Pizza Pizza fight began with complaint that order took too long, witness says

Canadians being polite as usual

King Street pilot project wins city council approval

Good… I think? The plan is a little confusing. Simpler to just make it transit / bike / pedestrian only.

Interesting half-hour doc featuring Christopher Hume talking about streets, cars, bikes, downtown and suburbs. Article here.

Toronto’s ambitious bike plan, one year later

As you might expect, a little disappointing

We Bought a Crack House

Everyone’s favourite hate read this week, in which a yuppie couple evict a bunch of poor people so they can renovate their third property and blow $1-million through a series of poor decisions