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Extra, Extra: Goodbye WORN, Toronto’s New Woonerf, and Leafs Already in Last Place

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

  • WORN Fashion Journal has been been around for 10 years and published 20 issues, but now the independent Toronto fashion publication is calling it quits. It endeavoured to provide “opinion and intelligent commentary that’s untainted by advertisers’ demands,” to “celebrate the universal appeal of fashion, outside of time and trend,” and to “have a sense of humour, but not at anyone’s expense (with the notable exception of our own).” Subscribers will be able to transfer their subscriptions to Broken Pencil, Maisonneuve, Shameless, or The Walrus—all themselves independent Canadian publications.
  • Toronto’s West Don Lands will be soon be home to the city’s first woonerf. This is very exciting, as it is a Dutch word (meaning “living yard”) that is extremely satisfying to say—and because it’s a street designed not only for drivers, but also for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Keep reading: Extra, Extra: Goodbye WORN, Toronto’s New Woonerf, and Leafs Already in Last Place

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Community Food Centre Launches in Regent Park

With programs featuring hands-on food and nutrition-related activities, the new hub is already bringing the neighbourhood together.

The Regent Park Community Food Centre garden at 40 Oak St.

On Thursday evening the rich aroma of grilled vegetables and grilled chicken was puffing through the atrium and out the door of Regent Park’s Christian Resource Centre (CRC) during the official launch of the Regent Park Community Food Centre, an organization devoted to fighting food insecurity, ill health, and social exclusion in the vulnerable east-end neighbourhood.

The Food Centre has been rolling its programs out gradually, hiring staff and assembling resources; Thursday’s event was a chance to show the community what they’d put together. “We’re ready to say, ‘Hey community, we’re here, we’re in the neighbourhood, we’re a place for food in Regent Park, and we’re going to be doing more and more and more in the years to come,’” says Emily Martyn, the centre’s manager.

Keep reading: Community Food Centre Launches in Regent Park

Newsstand: September 19, 2014

Last night voters in Scotland turned out in historic numbers and voted to stay in the U.K. But just because they didn't vote for independence, doesn't mean the story's over. There will likely be some major changes to the U.K. in the coming months and years. In more local news: Liberty Village residents are crowdfunding a new bus line, Toronto EMS will soon change its name, the Rob Ford musical opened last night, and if your pint of beer isn't 19.5 ounces, you can complain to your bartender for breaking the law.

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Newsstand: September 18, 2014

As the world waits with bated breath to learn whether or not Scotland will become an independent country, one truth will remain unchanged no matter what the result—haggis is gross. In the news: Joe Pennachetti reminds incumbent councillors that their offices shall not be used for campaign purposes, the Rob Ford musical goes on as planned, the El Mocambo is closing, and the electronic voice on the new TTC streetcars could do with an elocution lesson.

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