Eliot's Bookshop, located the intersection of Yonge and Wellesley at 584 Yonge Street. Since my first visit to Toronto in 2002, and long before then for others, Eliot's has been a centrepiece of Toronto's used book market, the three stories of the building being packed with used books of all kinds spilling off their shelves. How sad, then, that rising property taxes on Yonge mean that Eliot's will have to close up shop, the owner of the building and the bookstore hoping to find a more profitable business to take over his lease.
Sep. 18th, 2017
The centrepiece of Cavendish's Green Gables Heritage Place is, of course, Green Gables House itself. Owned by the MacNeills, cousins of the young Lucy Maud Montgomery, this house inspired the setting of Anne of Green Gables. The interior is that of a well-appointed prosperous farmhouse from the late 19th century, narrow stairwells and beds for the hired help and all.
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- Hornet Stories notes that Serbia's out lesbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic, marched in Belgrade's pride parade.
- Joe. My. God. notes a statement by the Pentagon that transgender troops can still re-enlist for the next few months.
- Lawyers, Guns and Money notes a fundamentally ill-thought defense of colonialism by Bruce Gilley.
- Marginal Revolutions notes that Swedish support for the far right is linked to perceptions of foreign threats to employment.
- Out There looks at the last days of Cassini at Saturn.
- Personal Reflections' Jim Belshaw notes real estate shenanigans in greater Sydney.
- Drew Rowsome has a critical, but positive, review of closeted gay author Frank M. Robinson's autobiography.
- The Volokh Conspiracy sums up the outcome of the controversial monkey selfie copyright case.
- Window on Eurasia suggests that Russian challenges to language legislation in Tatarstan hint at future challenges.
- blogTO argues East Chinatown, at Broadview and Gerrard, is an up-and-coming neighbourhood.
- East-end Toronto, from Leslieville to points east, definitely is up-and-coming. The Globe and Mail reports.
- It looks like the Kirby GO Station was approved for political reasons, not because of actual local need. The Toronto Star reports.
- Steve Munro notes that, on the 23rd, the TTC Overhead Shop will have an open house explaining the streetcars' pantograph.
- In July, Torontoist looked at Toronto architect Eden Smith, connected to the Arts and Crafts Movement in Canada.
- MacLean's argues that, in Canada and arguably the West generally, it is much too soon to rehabilitate the swastika.
- Global News reports on a proposal to rename Nova Scotia's Cornwallis River.
- This effort to engage in a minimalist, non-misleading restoration of a Spanish castle is controversial.
- The argument that human history goes back millions of years, and encompass a huger area than thought, is compelling.