Monthly Archives: February 2010

Gentrification

[note: I’m back from some travels, and blog postings will resume on a near daily basis] The gods of planning wars have unleased their dogs in Little Italy, Chinatown, and West Wellington, key areas in the west side action beat. … Continue reading

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A matter of Choice …

Shown below is the Queensway, typical autumn mid-afternoon volume. Shown below, the transitway. I gather that the transitway carries the same volume of passengers each year as does the Qway. Which one would you rather have cutting through your neighborhood? … Continue reading

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Hickory-Champagne Condo Site

Mastercraft-Starwood acquired the Aquerello site on Champagne Avenue at Hickory some months ago. This site is immediately north of the Arnon proposed office towers at 853 Carling, and immediately south of the current and soon to be redeveloped humane society … Continue reading

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Making Infill Work – details

Recall the previous post showing the very trendy mod front and rear exterior shots of the new infill project proposed for Elm Street west. What looks from the front and the rear like two houses on the double wide lot … Continue reading

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Making Infill Work

About two years ago a developer bought the lot directly behind my house. The lot faces Elm Street. It is a double lot, about 56′ wide x 100′. The current tiny house on the lot is shown in theĀ  photo, … Continue reading

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Care for birds

You’ll have to double click to zoom in on this photo. Look at the ledge and arch near the top. It is so nice to see that the City cares for its pigeon population.

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Images of Summerlude at Winterlude

Winterlude is on. But while walking through Commissioners’ Park at Dow’s Lake, I could only recall the glorious gardens there during the past summer. Here are some reminders of the riotous colours that are now gone.

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