Why am I just looking at Toronto Fringe Festival listings now? Tomorrow is the last day, and I want to see all the shows.
Downtown not the place to raise kids, says Toronto... →
Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday told council and then reporters on Thursday that he thinks downtown Toronto is an unsuitable place to raise children. Holyday, a former Etobicoke mayor who lives doors down from his grandchildren in a house on a “very quiet” suburban street, made the comments as he passionately argued against forcing a condo developer to include family-friendly three-bedroom units in...
Overheard on the bus the other day: Students talking about how sketchy and dangerous it feels to walk around York Village (a New Urbanist development just south of York University). My thoughts: Maybe if better planning was put into the site, such as leaving room for storefronts along Sentinel and better integrating it with surrounding neighbourhoods, then the neighbourhood might encourage more...
My CAT just turned on the light.
My fucking CAT just learnt how to turn on the light. He jumped onto my desk, reached up as far as he could, and willingly pressed the switch. Then, after realizing what had happened, he turned it off. MY CAT TURNS ON LIGHTS.
Important discovery: shopping at Yorkdale is best done on weekday mornings/afternoons when the hoards of rampant fashionistas and bored boisterous teenagers are absent. I manoeuvred through four different stores, tried on 8 different pairs of black jeans for work (found a good pair at the gap), did some banking, had an iced coffee, and browsed a few more stores before heading home, all in no more...
No matter what initial mood may be, I think it’s impossibe to get through a day at work without being completely uplifted by some form of positive, warm hearted engagement. I can hate this store, I can hate my boss, but I couldn’t ever hate this place.
cARTography TO activists replace ads with artwork... →
They dressed in jeans and dress shirts so as not to stand out. They armed themselves with special Torx screwdrivers. They split their small group into teams of two or three people. Then, on Saturday afternoon, they set about breaking into the “InfoPillars” on Toronto’s sidewalks. After about four hours, the group had removed advertisements from 35 of 48 pillars across the city and replaced...