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Pam McConnell 1946-2017: A true public servant
JULY 10, 2017 | Spacing Toronto | BY JOHN LORINC

Pam McConnell was a former teacher turned school trustee who had moved from the Toronto Board of Education to council in 1994, representing Ward 7 following a narrow victory. In office, she made it her mission to correct some of the failures of social planning that had rendered St. James Town such a challenging place to live. As she’d point out in interviews, families living high up in those apartment blocks had no backyards and needed local amenities, especially a fully equipped community centre......her stick-with-it-ness was legendary. McConnell’s fingerprints are all over the east half of the Toronto Centre riding, from the demolition of the eastern tail of the Gardiner Expressway to the waterfront projects that have sprouted between Yonge and Cherry.
Former mayor David Miller asked her to chair the Toronto Police Services Board, a job that has produced many perils for the women who’ve served previously in that post......McConnell was absolutely the best person for that position, not least because she knew, from her constituents, all about the social geography of low-income communities.
Indeed, I’d say her signature accomplishment was pushing the City and Toronto Community Housing to produce a “social development plan” (SDP) for the redeveloped Regent Park. ..... McConnell is most visibly associated with her advocacy of the new Regent Park pool and central park. But I’d say the plan may well be her signature achievement. It forced City officials to fully confront the reality that the low-income communities which stand in the path of speculative redevelopment pressure are so much more than two-dimensional collections of crime and socio-economic statistics housed in deteriorating buildings.

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redevelopments  public_servants  city_councillors  women  Toronto  obituaries  tributes  John_Lorinc  St._James_Town  sticktoitiveness  Regent_Park  revitalization  social_geography  Corktown  Distillery_District  social_justice  city_builders  Yonge_Street 
july 2017 by jerryking
Toronto’s Yonge Street evolving from sleazy ‘strip’ into a global landmark - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Yonge is about to go through big changes, becoming not just a renowned national street but a world street, with a level of density and activity that will make it feel more like Tokyo or Shanghai than the jumbled, still shabby downtown stretch that visitors see today.

More than 30 building projects, many of them soaring towers, are in the works. At one intersection alone, Yonge and Gerrard, six towers are coming, and that is on top of the immense glass skyscraper that already stands on the northwest corner.
Marcus_Gee  Toronto  landmarks  public_spaces  Yonge_Street  revitalization  property_development  urban_planning  quality_of_life 
november 2015 by jerryking
The Chase: Moneyed Toronto’s hottest reservation earns the 3-star buzz -
Oct. 04 2013 | The Globe and Mail | CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH.

Name: The Chase
Location: 10 Temperance Street (at Yonge Street)
Phone: 647-348-7000
Cuisine Canadiana, American
Atmosphere Fine Dining: An elegant, comfortable and energetic penthouse room with a killer view. Superb service.
Drinks on Offer Full Bar,: A long, decent, fairly priced wine list with a few good picks for wine geeks and just enough whale-bait Burgs and Cabs. A basic martini will cost you $18.
Additional Info Best bets: Mozzarella, crab and gnocchi, pearl platter, whole chicken, veal and shrimp, scallops, peas and corn, angel cake. Menu changes frequently.
restaurants  restaurant_reviews  Toronto  Chris_Nuttall-Smith  Bay_Street  Yonge_Street 
october 2013 by jerryking
Chalau Dim Sum Restaurant in Toronto - Home
(647) 344-6578

476 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1B4
Toronto  Dim_Sum  Yonge_Street 
may 2013 by jerryking
5 top spots for ramen in Toronto -
Feb. 02 2013 | The Globe and Mail | CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH

(5) A-OK Foods - 930 Queen St. W (at Shaw)647.352.2243
(4) Ramen Raijin - 3 Gerrard St. E. (at Yonge) 647.748.1500
(3) Kinton Ramen - 51 Baldwin St. (at Beverly St.) 647.748.8900
(2) Sansotei - 179 Dundas St. W. (at Chestnut St.) 647.476.3833
(1) Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - 91 Dundas St. E. (at Church St.) 647.748.1717
restaurants  Japanese  Toronto  Chris_Nuttall-Smith  Yonge_Street 
february 2013 by jerryking
Find Parking in Toronto with Green | Green P Parking's For you. | Toronto Parking Authority
Day /Month/Year
Distance from 6 Lyon Heights to:
CP1 (20 Charles Street, Toronto, ON) - 21.9 Km
CP 12(30 Alvin Avenue, Toronto, ON)St.Clair E./Yonge - 16.9 Km
CP21 (72 Amroth Avenue, Toronto, ON)Danforth/Woodbine - 10.8 Km
CP26(37 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON) Queen/Victoria - 20.2 Km
CP 29 (75 Holly Street, Toronto, ON) Yonge/Eglinton 14.4 Km
CP36(110 Queen St. W,Toronto, ON)Nathan Phillips Sq - 20.7 Km
CP43 (2 Church Street, Toronto, ON) Esplande - 21.6 Km
CP51B (365 Lippincott St., Toronto, ON) Annex Green P - 19.9 Km
CP52 (40 York Street, Toronto, ON) - 21.9 Km
CP78 (35 Erindale Avenue, Toronto, ON) - 17.4 Km
CP79 (405 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON) - 17.8 Km
CP84 (9 Salem Avenue, Toronto, ON) Dovercourt/Salsa- 21.8 Km
CP 91B (265 Armadale Avenue, Toronto, ON)Jane/Bloor - 31.7 km
CP111 (74 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON) Little Italy - 26.2 Km
CP 141 (141 Greenlaw Avenue, Toronto, ON) St. Clair/Dufferin 27.6 Km.
CP 150 (40 Larch Street, Toronto, ON) Chinatown - 24.2 Km
CP157 (709 Millwood Road, Toronto, ON)@ Bayview Ave. - 13.5 Km
CP158 (1325 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON)- 26.9 Km
CP 171 (730 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON) - 14 Km
CP181B (1155 King Street West, Toronto, ON) - 27.3 Km
CP410 (180 Beecroft Road, Toronto, ON)- 16.9 Km
CP700B (101 Grangeway Avenue, Toronto, ON) - 3.3 Km
CP818 (2444 Lawrence Avenue, Toronto, ON) - 1.7 Km
CP819 (2445 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto,ON) - 4.1 Km
CP826A (2446 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON)- 4.1 KM

Metro Hall (200 Wellington St. West #130, Toronto) - 23.8 km
Simcoe Place (207 Wellington St. West, Toronto) - 23.7 Km
Staples Business Depot (3434 Lawrence Avenue East) - 2.8 Km
Staples Business Depot (1980 Eglinton Avenue East) - 5.2 Km
uToronto (130 St. George Street, Tor., ON)Robarts 19.4 Km
UTSC (1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON)- 8.3 Km
3231 Eglinton Ave. East to:

Kennedy Station: 5.2 Km one way
parking  Toronto  search  Green_P  King_Street  Yonge_Street 
december 2012 by jerryking
Restaurant review: Milagro
Oct. 17, 2009 | The Globe & Mail | Joanne Kates. Reviews
MILAGRO, 3187 Yonge St., Toronto, 416-487-2855,, $100 for dinner for two with margaritas, tax
and tip
restaurant_reviews  Joanne_Kates  mexican  restaurants  Yonge_Street 
october 2009 by jerryking

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