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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 28, 2014

Posted November 28, 2014 by Jack Landau

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John Tory paints ‘realistic picture’ of Toronto’s biggest challenges in ‘state of the city’ address; Doug Ford announces he will not be running for the leadership of the Ontario PCs; Toronto’s the ninth-best city in the world for students; and more news…

John Tory paints ‘realistic picture’ of Toronto’s biggest challenges in ‘state of the city’ address (National Post)

Toronto’s the ninth-best city in the world for students, says a London-based publisher (TorontoLife)

Doug Ford announces he will not be running for the leadership of the Ontario PCs (National Post)

John Tory seeks ‘immediate impact’ by restoring Ford-era bus service cuts (Globe and Mail)

Is Uber part of the Sharing Economy? (Spacing Toronto)

TTC rebrands yellow bar for ‘emergencies’ to curb subway delays (CityNews)

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Culture

Throwback Thursday: One Bloor East

Posted November 27, 2014 by Jack Landau

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The ongoing construction of Great Gulf Homes‘ landmark One Bloor East has already permanently transformed the Yonge and Bloor streetscape, having done away with the low-rise ‘Roy’s Square’ block, now being replaced with a modern skyscraper of concrete, glass and steel. Back in June of 2007, Roy’s Square’s days were numbered, but the small shops and pedestrian mews were still abuzz with activity as billboards loomed overhead, advertising the ill-fated Bazis proposal for the site—which was taken down by the Lehman Brothers collapse during the economic downturn—and eventually reborn with this new design after being purchased by Great Gulf.

Throwback Thursday, One Bloor East, Roy's Square, TorontoOne Bloor East site as it appeared in June 2007, image by Edward Skira

Viewed today, the same angle is barely recognizable thanks to One Bloor East’s massive podium. Once construction of the 75-storey condominium tower is complete, the building’s Bloor Street frontage, seen in the image below, will feature a dynamic 31-metre-tall sculpture called Safe Hands by artist Ron Arad.

Throwback Thursday, One Bloor East, Roy's Square, TorontoOne Bloor East’s podium, November 27 2014, image by Jack Landau

A wider view of the new development reveals that the tower is now approximately 40 storeys tall, just over halfway towards its final height.

Throwback Thursday, One Bloor East, Roy's Square, TorontoOne Bloor East, November 27 2014, image by Jack Landau

We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto!

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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 27, 2014

Posted November 27, 2014 by Jack Landau

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Hazel McCallion, in her own words, on her last day as Mississauga mayor after almost four decades; Doug Ford expected to announce provincial Tory leadership bid; Toronto Pan Am Games security expected to cost $247-million; and more news…

Presto launches on TTC streetcars this Sunday (Toronto Star)

Hazel McCallion, in her own words, on her last day as Mississauga mayor after almost four decades (National Post)

Inside Toronto’s Uber investigation (Globe and Mail)

Toronto Pan Am Games security expected to cost $247-million — double the original estimate (National Post)

Doug Ford expected to announce provincial Tory leadership bid (Globe and Mail)

TDSB votes to proceed with controversial Central Tech dome (Toronto Star)

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Culture

Like “The Bachelor,” But for Jesus: “The Sisterhood” Episode 1 Recap

Posted November 26, 2014 by Anonymous

If there were a Venn diagram showing the intersection of expertise of…

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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for November 26, 2014

Posted November 26, 2014 by Jack Landau

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Toronto looks to reduce lane widths in hopes of getting cars to slow down, using extra space for other things; Airport workers to get a discount on new Union Station-Pearson train; Province calls in expert to look at what’s going wrong at troubled Toronto District School Board; and more news…

Toronto looks to reduce lane widths in hopes of getting cars to slow down, using extra space for other things (National Post)

Shabby Toronto apartment was once home to Russia’s Grand Duchess Olga (Toronto Star)

Tory offers qualified support for narrower traffic lanes in Toronto (Globe and Mail)

Airport workers to get a discount on new Union Station-Pearson train (Toronto Star)

Province calls in expert to look at what’s going wrong at troubled Toronto District School Board (National Post)

In the race for Toronto mayor, he came in dead last (Globe and Mail)

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CBC

Canada: The Eternal Rebuilding Project

Posted November 19, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Personal relationships enrich us, work makes us feel useful, and goals give us purpose via Lecture 1 – Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio. Adrienne Clarkson speaks in this Massey Lecture about belonging. The first peoples were here first. They established a sense of this land. Europeans came […]

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Culture

Yes Means Yes: A Reading to Start Your Week

Posted November 16, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

If you read anything about Yes Means Yes, this week, read this paragraph, then click the link to read it all. We all need to be talking about this around the water cooler this week. We’ve come a long way in our acceptance of all manner of sexual relationships and habits, but the one I […]

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Books

What To See At INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair

Posted November 12, 2014 by Jennifer

Toronto-area book lovers are looking forward to a new and exciting event this weekend. INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair is Canada’s book exposition for all things print and digital, launching this weekend, November 13 to 16, 2014. From literature to […]

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Culture

CBC’s President, in 2013, dismissed all allegations of sexual harassment in Toronto

Posted November 2, 2014 by David Akin

On Friday, in the wake of all the allegations against former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, CBC President Hubert Lacroix issued a statement noting, among other things, that: “As I told a parliamentary committee last year, we have a robust system of training and policy in place to try to create a safe work environment, […]

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Exclusive photo’s of Jian Ghomeshi on a date!

Posted October 31, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Once again, ya saw it here first! After a great amount of trouble and expense, the Perspective Naked News staff , a branch of the Perspective Research Department, has managed to obtain this clip of Jian Ghomeshi on a recent date with one of the women now accusing him of assault. As you […]

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We got trouble in River City folks!

Posted August 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers; I should warn you from the get-go that this article will not be politically correct or even nice! It might even border on the racist and elitist according to some, but I am going to say things that need to be said! Ya see, these last few weeks is one of those periods […]

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Culture

Feudal System

Posted August 14, 2014 by Anonymous

Gjon Mhilli doesn’t leave his house out of fear he’ll be killed. Photo by the author

Gjon Mhilli peered out through his curtains at the countryside near Shkodër, in northwestern Albania. Outside it was sunny, warm—buc…

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