The newly-opened Trillium Park and William G. David Trail, part of the ongoing redevelopment of Ontario Place, is superb. Though the landscaping is still raw, just three months after the parks opening, the bones are good ones. Walking along the trail on a beautiful warm evening, seeing the park full of people enjoying the grass or the concert or the views of the lake and the Toronto Islands, I knew this park is a success.
Sep. 21st, 2017
The Cavendish Cemetery, on the southwest corner of the intersection of routes 6 and 13, is famous around the world as the place where Lucy Maud Montgomery rests in eternal peace. Alongside her are buried many of her relatives, including her mother and her maternal grandparents, MacNeills all. A sign at the entrance asks visits not to leave artificial flowers.
- Centauri Dreams considers the idea of dispatching a fleet of sail-equipped probes to map the asteroid belt.
- Crux considers the importance of the invention of zero for mathematics.
- D-Brief notes that Scotland's oldest snow patch is set to melt imminently.
- The Dragon's Gaze links to a paper looking at the stability of multiplanetary systems in star clusters.
- Imageo notes the modest recovery of icecaps in the Arctic this summer.
- Language Log notes the importance of Kazakhstan's shift to using the Latin script for the Kazakh language.
- The LRB Blog reports on a writer's visit to Helsinki.
- The Map Room Blog notes a giant relief map of Guatemala, built to reinforce claims to what is now Belize.
- The NYR Daily considers the continued salience of race in the fragile liberal-democratic world, in America and Europe.
- The Power and the Money's Noel Maurer wonders if the heavy-handed Spanish government is trying to trigger Catalonian independence.
- Roads and Kingdoms considers the palm wine of Senegal, and its vendors.
- Understanding Society considers the Holocaust, as an experience sociological and otherwise.
- The Volokh Conspiracy makes a libertarian case for open borders.
- Whatever's John Scalzi celebrates his meeting mutual fan Alison Moyet.
- Window on Eurasia notes how Belarus' cautious Belarusianization is met by Russia's pro-Soviet nostalgia.
- If the separatists of Catalonia are triggering a confrontation with the Spanish government to create a majority ... Open Democracy reports.
- Speaking as someone who could be classified as a settler himself, positioning myself and my arguments is key. MacLean's notes the importance of sensitivity to First Nations issues.
- The United Kingdom does seem likely to get the selective access to the EU's markets post-Brexit some want. Bloomberg reports.
- Expensive avocado exports are but some of the complications that could hit North America if NAFTA gets changed. Bloomberg reports.
- Iceland, again, is displaying particular caution towards potentially overwhelming Chinese investment projects. Bloomberg reports.
- In this unseasonably warm September, Toronto tenants need more air conditioning than some landlords provide. The Toronto Star reports.
- NOW Toronto notes the launch of a new Kent Monkman canvas, this one depicting a Dutch-Iroquois treaty signing.
- The bizarre story of an ISIS supporter who tried to attack people at a Canadian Tire store is getting more bizarre. The Toronto Star reports.
- There is a possibility the Ontario minimum wage increase could hurt employment outside of well-off Toronto. The Globe and Mail reports.