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  • Le Devoir wonders if excessive tourism will make Vieux-Québec unlivable for locals.

  • Sam Sklar at CityLab, native of the New Jersey community of Fort Lee, wonders when it will burst out from the shadow of New York City.

  • The question of how Vancouver in the era of legalization will celebrate 4/20 remains actively contested. The National Post reports.

  • CityLab reports on how the 2024 Paris Olympics may help regenerate Saint-Denis.

  • The story about how resettled refugees helped revive the Italian town of Sutera, on the island of Sicily, needs to be better-known. VICE reports.

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  • At NOW Toronto, Rebecca Campbell pays tribute to her friend, and collaborator, the activist Justin Haynes.

  • Transit Toronto notes the four generations of TTC streetcars on display in the Beaches Easter Parade tomorrow.

  • NOW Toronto criticizes the politics of bike lanes in Toronto.

  • NOW Toronto noted how badly Scarborough will be served by the Doug Ford subway plans.

  • Happily, Toronto is one of the top cities for students in the world. blogTO reports.

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  • Two British tourists were kicked out of their Niagara Falls hotel for supporting striking workers at an attached restaurant. CBC reports.

  • Members of different Christian minorities from the Middle East living in London, Ontario, have united to create a new community church. CBC reports.

  • Le Devoir looks at how Québec City is torn by a debate: Should it build a streetcar or a subway?

  • The British Columbia city of surrey is currently rounding up its rogue peacocks. Global News reports.

  • Guardian Cities reports on how the Japanese city of Onagawa, hit by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, is trying to rebuild without sprawl.

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  • Jamie Bradburn was decidedly unimpressed by the Neon Museum at Junction House.

  • Renovictions are a real concern for many renters in Toronto, already living on the edges of their budgets. CBC reports.

  • Urban Toronto notes an interesting consolidation of two development plans into one at Yonge and Eglinton, here.

  • blogTO notes how the Royal Ontario Museum is now going to offer free admission every third Monday of the month.

  • Natalia Manzocco writes at NOW Toronto about how the Room With A View pop-up restaurant underneath the Gardiner Expressway ended up triggering city concerns over housing.

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  • Urban Toronto shares a detailed plan for the Galleria Mall redevelopment.

  • Jennifer Pagliaro at the Toronto Star shows how the Ontario government keeps undermining decisions made in Toronto, here.

  • Actually building the Ontario Line, beneath Fort York and the Don River, will be a very tricky affair. The Toronto Star reports.

  • This Toronto Star article describing how four young adults in their early 20s have to cram into a single apartment in order to live in Toronto is a terrible indictment of our housing policies.

  • Rick Salutin at Rabble celebrates the achievements of Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille.

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  • La Presse interviews one owner of a calèche, an iconic horse-and-carriage from Montréal, who claims that an impending ban will be devastating.

  • blogTO notes the possibility, in the early 2020s, of a new passenger rail route connecting Toronto to Detroit.

  • CityLab takes a look at The Shed, the performing arts centre in the controversial Manhattan development of Hudson Yards.

  • Bloomberg makes the argument for India to create a purpose-built financial centre for Mumbai.

  • Stu Neatby at The Guardian looks at the shortage of rental housing in the growing Charlottetown PE suburb of Stratford.

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  • Helen Armstrong at NOW Toronto writes against the crude repression, well short of constructive regulation, facing sex workers in Toronto.

  • Donovan Vincent at the Toronto Star notes the Toronto controversy around the idea of having houses with two front doors, including one for a basement unit. Why must that unit's residents be hidden?

  • blogTO notes the utter absence of the Eglinton East LRT in the new Toronto transit plan.

  • Steve Munro considers the poor state of planning, and funding, for Line 1 of the subway.

  • Toronto Life goes back more than a century to take a look at the many discarded plans for subways. Is it comfort, at least, that the lack of good planning is a trait apparently inherent to Torontonians?

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  • JSTOR Daily looks at how, in the 19th century, many cities made their cemeteries into parks.

  • Guardian Cities considers which city in the world is the hardest-drinking one.

  • CityLab notes that building cities is not going to be the answer to global warming.

  • The Conversation looks at the demographics of the homeless of North America.

  • The threat of Donald Trump to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities in the United States has widely noted. Maybe this actually might be a good solution? Global News reports.

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  • The Toronto Star looks at how buildings destined for demolition for condos are, in the interim, enjoying some innovative alternative uses.

  • CBC Toronto takes a look at the efforts of photographer Jon Simo, owner of Neon Demon Studios, to preserve and promote neon signs. (I went to the pop-up museum this weekend; photos to come.)

  • Toronto Life shares old photos of the Drake Hotel predating its transformation into a west-end hub.

  • blogTO lists the best, and the worst, Pizza Pizza locations in Toronto.

  • blogTO shares photos of Let's Survive Together, the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror room bought by the AGO for its permanent collection.

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  • La Presse notes that the Bixi bike-sharing service in Montréal is celebrating its 11th anniversary.

  • Marginal Revolution notes how better policing cut into crime in Camden, New Jersey.

  • The NYR Daily looks at how Brexit and a hardened border will hit the Northern Ireland city of Derry.

  • Guardian Cities reports on the gang that goes around Rome at night making illegal repairs to crumbling infrastructure.

  • CityLab reports on how Cape Town is coping, one year after it nearly ran out of water.

  • Roads and Kingdoms shares tips for travellers visiting Hong Kong.

  • Guardian Cities reports on the families made refugees by Partition who tried to swap homes in Dhaka and Calcutta.

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  • At Spacing, John Lorinc notes that mayor John Tory is allowing waterfront transit plans to get delayed.

  • blogTO notes that there is apparently controversy over the correct spelling of Christie Pits.

  • CBC Toronto profiles the humble apartment at Bathurst and St. Clair that was home to Ernest Hemingway.

  • These photos of stackt, at Bathurst and Front, look amazing. Retail Insider has them.

  • blogTO notes that three new Jollibee locations are scheduled to open in 2020, including one downtown at Yonge and Gould.

  • Making the King Street pilot project permanent is at least a small victory for Toronto. CBC reports.

  • Urban Toronto shares the remarkable plans for the transformation of the Galleria Mall.

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  • Urban Toronto notes the remarkable new plan proposed by Ontario for Toronto subways, including a line running from Ontario Place on the water up through to the Ontario Science Centre on Eglinton.

  • blogTO shares some of the criticism the new Ontario plans for the subway have gotten.

  • Steve Munro reacts to the new Ontario plan for Toronto subways, here.

  • blogTO notes the new proposed names for stations on the Finch LRT line.

  • The Discourse notes a community meeting in Scarborough where locals express concern for the fate of the Eglinton East LRT.

  • The conversion of the TTC entirely from tokens towards Presto has been delayed, blogTO notes.

  • The modernization of signals on existing subway lines has been delayed and is becoming much more expensive, the Toronto Star notes.

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  • MTL Blog shares photos from the interior of a Habitat 67 apartment on the market at $C 1.3 million dollars.

  • Guardian Cities reports on more London housing estates where the ability of children to play in common spaces is determined by their parents' income.

  • CityLab notes how Amsterdam is making it clear that it is cutting down on car traffic in its downtown, by removing car-related infrastructure.

  • Open Democracy reports on how community activists in Odesa are responding to unrestrained property development.

  • Guardian Cities reports on the background to mass evictions and demolitions of people in Tashkent.

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  • blogTO shows what the Park Wyatt, at Bloor and Avenue Road, will look like after renovations.

  • Toronto Life takes a look inside the Hunny Pot, the first legal marijuana shop in Toronto.

  • blogTO notes preliminary plans for a new community centre on the waterfront at Queens Quay.

  • Transit Toronto notes that geophysical surveying will be ongoing for the Yonge Line extension.

  • Samantha Edwards writes at NOW Toronto about Stackt, an innovative new market made of shipping containers at Fort York and Bathurst.

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  • Police in Hamilton explain why unauthorized marijuana shops are not easy to shut down. Theirs is a city of laws. Global News reports.

  • The small Nova Scotia community of Blacks Harbour has lost its only grocery store, presaging perhaps a future of decline. Global News reports.

  • New York City is getting congestions pricing for traffic setting a precedent for other cities. VICE reports.

  • Roads and Kingdoms is providing some tips to the Australian surfing resort of Byron Bay.

  • Bloomberg notes the plight of British immigrant workers in Luxembourg faced with Brexit.

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  • blogTO shares a new map depicting prices for new homes at different stations on the GO Transit network, here.

  • This real-estate ad offering an actively used office as someone's home for a mere $C 1695 a month is ridiculous on so many levels. The Toronto Star reports.

  • Transit Toronto notes that GO Transit has dropped fares on trips shorter than 10 kilometres while raising them for longer trips.

  • 98% of the material used in these modern houses worth $C 1.7 million is made of recycled materials. The Toronto Star reports.

  • The irony of a posh pop-up restaurant being created underneath the Gardiner Expressway while, just a bit to the east, homeless people living under the highway were driven from their shelter, is shocking. CBC reports.

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  • Saying that costs for the Scarborough subway extension would be contained within an order of magnitude was telling. The Toronto Star reports.

  • NOW Toronto shares the warning of former mayor David Miller that the plans to upload the TTC will cost everyone involved dearly.

  • Chris Bateman at blogTO reports on some of the aerial walkways of Toronto.

  • The Toronto Star reports on six people in west-end Toronto who are dealing with high real estate prices by sharing a mortgage on a single home.

  • blogTO notes a proposal for Ontario Place that would include a large waterpark.

  • The first part of this Transit Toronto history of the TTC, looking back 65 years, is compelling, as is the second part.

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  • Edward Keenan notes at the Toronto Star, drawing from an analysis of TTC budgets by Steve Munro, that things are not likely to get better for riders on the Bloor-Danforth line for at least another decade.

  • blogTO notes a protest of vegans outside of Queen Street West butcher shop Cumbrae's, the protesters pretending to sell dog meat.

  • Gilbert Ngabo writes at the Toronto Star about the mystery regarding the ownership of two Parkdale restaurants which loudly claim not to be part of the unpopular Vegandale.

  • Priyanka Vittal writes at NOW Toronto about how it might make sense for Toronto to sue oil companies for the costs of global warming-related environmental disasters.

  • Toronto Life notes the hyperrealistic city scenes of oil painter Peter Harris.

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  • CTV News reports the exceptional popularity of a Toronto Blue Jays away game in Montréal.

  • A library n Thunder Bay is playing a critical role in helping treat the ills of that city. Tanya Talaga writes at the Toronto Star.

  • Guardian Cities reports on how poor children in mixed-use housing in London are being kept from using public playgrounds.

  • The Financial Times reports on the rapid growth of the French immigrant community in Hong Kong, now numbering tens of thousands of people.

  • Céline von Engelhardt writes at MacLean's about how Sobey's has secured for itself, in the new north-central Edmonton neighbourhood of Griesbach, restrictive covenants that exclude any possible retail competition elsewhere in the neighbourhood.

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  • Sean Marshall reports on the long history of Toronto in coming up with new transit plans and failing to follow through.

  • The failings of the one-stop Scarborough subway extension go back to the concept's very conception. The Toronto Star reports.

  • The new plans of the province of Ontario for taking over the TTC are, rightfully, causing alarm at Toronto City Hall. CBC reports.

  • blogTO notes the proposal for Union Centre, a new skyscraper in downtown Toronto designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group that will feature a treed roof.

  • blogTO notes a new report making it clear that housing affordability has become a major issue for Torontonians, with costs of ownership and rental having reached new highs relative to income.

  • Alok Mukherjee makes the point at NOW Toronto that any inquiry into Toronto Police conduct in the McArthur killings has to be part of a general inquiry into how the police conducts itself internally.


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