Torontoist closes out each weekday with a quick collection of just about everything we think you ought to care about (or ought not miss)—say hi to Extra, Extra.
- The map of Toronto above is by Eric Fischer, from his “Geotaggers’ World Atlas” set. Fischer used location data and timestamps embedded in Flickr photos, figured out the speed that the photographers were travelling at, and then plotted the data onto maps of cities worldwide. Different colours represent different speeds and, the map assumes, modes of transportation: black’s less than seven miles per hour (walking), red’s less than nineteen (cycling, or something like it), blue’s less than forty-three (so, driving on city roads), and green’s anything faster (say, highway driving).
- If you want media outlets to pay attention to your press release, Torontoist highly recommends following in the footsteps of Me To We, who sent us an email yesterday titled “Toronto stuntman plummets from plane handcuffed and blindfolded to inspire youth.” And look, now we’re writing about it, and so did Waterloo’s Record, who have more details.
- “The 5 least-liked monthly magazines in Canada,” by Mondoville, featuring…Maclean’s (?), Toronto Life (!?) and The Walrus (!?!?!). Maybe there are only five monthly magazines in Canada left, or something.
- Deepak Chopra is coming to the Royal Ontario Museum, and people aren’t very happy about that.
- And finally, Brian Gilham’s mobile Doors Open application, which we mentioned in our list of the ten locations you really ought to check out this weekend, now includes that very list. Synergy!