Articles tagged with: neighbourhoods
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Title: Tr_ns_tC_ty – Toronto Missing Urban Strategy
Starts at: Sunday, 3 p.m.
Meeting Place: Finch Bus Terminal, northeast corner of Bishop Avenue and Yonge Street
Rob Ford’s first action as mayor was to tell someone that he planned on killing Transit City in favour of building subways. While Ford’s position has caused considerable furor, the debate over transit in Toronto has been raging for decades, encompassing issues like the role of bike lanes and choosing between subways and streetcars. This hour-and-a-half-long walk promises to analyze the current political questions regarding Toronto’s transit system, and will also provide contextual background about public transit in Toronto dating back to the 19th century.
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By Derek Flack, blogTO
Founded in 2007, Jane’s Walk, the annual celebration of urban theorist and advocate Jane Jacobs, has grown into an international event that takes place in 68 cities across the world and involves over 400 guided walking tours. As the city where it all started, Toronto thankfully leads the way with over a 100 walks scheduled for the weekend of May 7 and 8th. Needless to say, there’s a lot to choose from. With that in mind, I’ve put together some of …
tags »Amy Lavender Harris • Arts Funding • BlogTO • Cabbagetown • City Planners • Dylan Reid • galleries • GRAFFITI • Hanlan's Point • HiMY SYeD • hipsters • iPhone app • Jane Farrow • jane jacobs • Jane's Walk • Jason Kucherawy • Jeff Melanson • John Lorinc • Ken Greenberg • KPMB • Kristyn Wong-Tam • Mark Jull • Nathan Phillips Square • neighbourhoods • Ossington • parkdale • Paula Fletcher • Pho • public space • Regent Park • Riverside • Rob Ford • Shawn Micallef • Spadina Expressway • Steve Fry • Tim McCaskell • Toronto Islands • Tours • Vintage Stores • Yonge Street • Yonge Street Planning Framework
By Lance Gleich, Way Out In The Margin
TORONTO, ONTARIO – This week’s update to my photo site features the second day of Jane’s Walk weekend, Sunday, 2 May 2010.
Walks I participated in were the “Skyscrapers of the Financial District” with Kristine Williamson, “The Laneways of Runnymede” with Madeleine McDowell, and “Dark Age Ahead–The Wizard of Ossington” with HiMY SYeD.
Law and Government, Torontopreneur »
By Brodie Fenlon, The Globe and Mail
It’s a provocative Twitter post, even for a union local that shut down curbside garbage collection across Toronto.
“Helping to ruin YOUR child’s summer by expanding designated dumps to neighbourhood playgrounds,” said the tweet, posted yesterday by “local416,” whose Twitter page links to the official site of the Canadian Union of Public Employees local representing 6,200 striking outdoor municipal workers.
Inflammatory? You bet. Real? Not a chance.
CUPE has filed complaints with Twitter and Facebook, and the union scrambled over the weekend to get online comments …
tags »Canadian Union of Public Employees Local • Christopher Walken • CUPE • CUPE Local 416 • Dalai Lama • Facebook • Fair Trade Jewellery Co. • Garbage • Garbage Strike • Lakeshore Boulevard • Mark Ferguson • neighbourhoods • Online • outdoor municipal workers • Parks are Not Dumps • Parody • Pat Daley • Playgrounds • Pride parade • Protest • Robert De Niro • Ryan Taylor • Shaquille O'Neal • Steve Buscemi • Summer • Temporary Dump Site • Torontopedia • TorontoWiki • TOStrike • Twitter • Union • War Child Canada
By Carrie Brunet, InsideToronto
The Internet may be the last refuge of anonymity for many, but two local Toronto-boosters are hoping to make their site a place where neighbours meet and neighbourhoods grow.
Annex residents Himy Syed and Karen Sun have created Torontopedia.ca. The site, using similar technology to Wikipedia, allows users to add to or edit existing content online. The content is, of course, Toronto-centric.
“We ask that people use their real names,” said Syed. “You wouldn’t introduce yourself to a neighbour by saying ‘Hi, I’m CoolDude123.’”
Instead, Syed would like to see …
Torontopedia makes page 2 of the June edition of The Annex Gleaner community newspaper.
This is a shorter version which first appeared in The Liberty Gleaner.
Torontopreneur, Video »
By The Mississauga Muse
This week in the Blog entry, “Who Runs this Town?” Announcement –City Idol documentary World Premiere” I shared a press release from the good folks at Who Runs this Town?
“For anyone who is interested in city politics, civic engagement, social exclusion and creative activism, this film is for you!
“City Idol” will have its world premiere at Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival…
and later stated:
“World Premiere: Thursday April 26th, 9:30pm. Royal Cinema”
Well, my husband and I decided to go see it. I went because some of the …
tags »City Hall • City Idol • city politics • Civic Engagement • creative activism • Desmond Cole • Documentary Film • funny • Hot Docs • incumbents • Mississauga and Peel Regional Council • Mississauga Council • Mississauga Muse • Municipal Election • neighbourhoods • passionate • Royal Cinema • smart • social exclusion • Toronto City Council • Toronto Youth Cabinet • Who Runs This Town • Youth
By Danu Mandlsohn, Torontoist
Hopefully the success of the Dupont-Spadina message board that Torontoist previously reported on will spur some other neighbourhoods to have a go. In the meantime, with the original board filled to the brim, it’s kindly been replaced by a fresh canvas. That’s right—part deux is up and running, and it’s another good medley of confessionals, illustrations, and generally happy springtime thoughts, save for the poor soul who was, shall we say, rooster-checked out of a potential late night tryst. You’ll have to follow-up on that one in person. Also …
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From CHIN Radio, October 28 , 8:45 am
HiMY SYeD – Radio Interview — CHIN Radio October 28 , 8:45 am