Tomorrow is my first real day off since the last day of exams/critiques… and I don’t even know to do with it. I’ve been dying to get out on my bike all winter, so maybe I’ll do that. (Living in North York means you only really bike for recreational purposes…) I could also visit a gardening centre and pick up things for the yard. Or a library for some books to read....
The single most substantial thing I think I could do this summer is take more photographs. This is what I will do.
Could anyone recommend a book or two for me to read over the summer? I don’t want to spend the entire thing being anti-productive and mentally stagnant. Last summer all I read was some Jane Jacobs. If you know me then you probably know what I like and would enjoy.
Ryerson’s annual festival Maximum Exposure opens tonight, at the Gladstone and Gallery 1313. If anyone wishes to come, everyone here is cordially invited. I have a piece in the show (at 1313), as does many of my peers from all years and streams. Above is a bicycle tour from Ryerson to the Gladstone Hotel, along Queen West, and West Queen West. Maximum Exposure is the year end exhibition festival...
Toronto Councillor rallies support for... →
Centrist Toronto Councillor James Pasternak is rallying support for a double-edged relief plan for the city’s over-burdened transit system, with two new subway lines that would carry suburban commuters from the north and east ends of the city. The first-term councillor thinks he can sell his city hall colleagues on what he’s calling a North York Relief Line. But to get the support it needs,...
4 light rail lines expected to be running by 2020... →
The Newfie at 1:35 wants the subways. “PEOPLE UP HERE WANTS THE SUBWAYS” Oh I dies at her.
Road clear for Sheppard LRT - thestar.com →
It’s official: The board of Metrolinx has unanimously approved a plan that will see light rail running on its own right-of-way down the middle of Sheppard Ave. East by the end of 2018. It officially returns Toronto’s transit expansion to the light rail plan agreed to under former mayor David Miller and re-affirmed by City Council in February and March. The Wednesday Metrolinx vote...
Perfect ending to a less than perfecr semester! One day i will own this ciry, and everyone wil.be invited.
Winding down after a long day of critique and exam with ethiopian food and beer!
Walking to work at 6am through my late 1960s Toronto suburb; just stepped into a Gregory Crewdson photograph.
I’ve work at 6am, just got back from watching The Hunger Games. 3 hours of sleep seems good. 1 full pot of coffee at 5 sounds good too.
Someone bring me food. I’m in the Ryerson Library computer lab. I like everything.
Mayor Ford’s approval rating up: poll - The Globe... →
“He’s kind of on the comeback trail,” said Lorne Bozinoff, president of Forum Research. Mr. Bozinoff said that the mayor’s difficulties with council could actually help him in the next election, since they will allow Mr. Ford to present himself as an underdog to voters and lay blame on an intransigent council for stifling his reform plans. The poll suggests Toronto residents support several...
dgdgnl: But “I love you” (which is the unique utterance of love and which is, at bottom, it’s name: love’s name is not “love,” which would be a substance or a faculty, but it is this sentence, the “I love you,” just as one days “the cogito”)—The “I love you” is something else. It is a promise. The promise, by constitution, is an utterance that draws itself back before the law that lets it...
In the process of our socialization, the very first contact with a public...– Krzysztof Wodiczko
Since the 18th century at least, the city has operated as a grand aesthetic...– Krzysztof Wodiczko
What Sunnyside looked like before the Gardiner →
Going, Going, Gone: Dismantling the Progressive... →
If there is not much more to a country than the market, individual interests, and local communities, and the territory within which all that takes place, then citizenship and civil society lose much of their meaning. Little wonder that Margaret Thatcher proclaimed that there is no such thing as society. Little wonder that we ask so little of our citizens and provide less and less in return. But...
As a relatively recent transplant from New York, I am frequently asked whether I...– Jane Jacobs, 1969 (via nadeaushow)
I love mankind,” he said, “but I am amazed at myself: the more I love mankind in...– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, (via sunrec)
inlikewiththecity replied to your photo: I hung my Downsview images. I think I like the way… I seriously love your work. I would put it all over my apartment. Thank you, SO much. Really, it means a lot. I’m actually very self conscious about everything I produce, so knowing that someone across the country can enjoy it at all, is quite reassuring. paperfacesonparadeee replied to...
Cool sunny days like this are just perfect.
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