A video containing hidden camera footage linked to the now-infamous Leaside homeless shelter hoax has been released, leaving some neighbourhood residents displeased about the way the community’s reaction was portrayed (e.g. within striking distance of heartless NIMBYdom). A spokesperson for Raising the Roof, the charity that organized the stunt, admits that the video was selectively edited to show only negative reactions to the fictitious shelter proposal.
The owner of Markham’s Reesor Farm Market is “shocked and saddened” after discovering that his farm’s pumpkin patch was looted during Thanksgiving. Police put a stop to the pumpkin plunder after photos of the crime cropped up on social media.
Now, in incredibly serious news: PANDAS! The Toronto Zoo welcomed a pair of baby bamboo chompers early this morning, with mother and babies under constant observation by a team of giant panda experts visiting from China. Toronto Zoo CEO John Tracogna said of the event: “We are so proud to be contributing to the ongoing survival of this endangered species.” Squee and a half.
In June, Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail joined New York’s High Line as the latest set of train tracks to be transformed into a public park. But, before you turn green with envy at this innovative investment in open space, let’s remember that Toronto has its very own converted railway corridor.
The Beltline Trail may get less love than its American counterparts but, like the Bloomingdale Trail, it started out as a railway line designed to link suburban communities to the downtown. While the Bloomingdale Line was constructed in 1873, Toronto’s Belt Line Railway opened in 1892. As transportation patterns changed in both cities, the train tracks fell out of use. Parts of the Beltline have been popular cycling paths since the 1970s, but in Chicago the conversion of the Bloomingdale Line didn’t start until 2013.
With music download trends showing that the coveted male 18–24 demographic is more interested in the music of their ancestors than anything current, music store HMV is dropping CD prices on oldies like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. HMV hopes that the move will convince young men to abandon the web and start stealing from […]
Saturday! Long weekend! What a great feeling. In the news: a TTC passenger charged with assault, contract negotiations for city workers, health care crisis at Toronto's newest jail, and a stowaway opossum making a full recovery.