As I wrote about a few times this past Fall, one of the homiest neighbourhoods in Toronto for me is the Junction Triangle. I won’t go over the ultimately poetic reasons again, but there are also more mundane things that really pull me in. One of those is one of my favourite examples of buildings being integrated with infrastructure is the warehouse on Bloor built into the first of the two subways (underpasses) in the area. I should note that in the time I’ve been researching this, the good folks on the Urban Toronto discussion boards have also been sleuthing the same underpass.
Continuing apace, here is Charlotte Whitton on housing in 1955.
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By 1954, her third full year as mayor, Charlotte Whitton had found her stride as the Housing Mayor.
Coming only four months after her Fall inaugural address, Mayor Whitton spared her Council colleagues by delivering a much shorter address1By her standards. It was still much longer than those delivered by her predecessors. that focused on developing a sense of urgency and the setting aside of small differences. The Mayor’s address listed 10 points, with housing placed right at the top.
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|1.||↥||By her standards. It was still much longer than those delivered by her predecessors.|
It should come as no surprise that the end of the Second World War changed the tone of Mayor Stanley Lewis’ subsequent inaugural address, given on January 7.