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Extra, Extra: New Subway Station, Old Insecurities

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

  • Curious about this Eglinton Crosstown LRT that’s been making so many headlines? Whatever its fate, above or below ground, a portion of the route was always intended to be buried, and one of the key stations along that portion of the new transit line will be at Bathurst and Eglinton. In the video above, a crash course in transit planning, in case that’s your ‘hood or you’re just curious about how the TTC designs new stations.
  • The Grid hits newspaper boxes every Wednesday night. This week’s cover story: “Is Toronto the Greatest Music City in the World?” This morning, the New York Times told the Grid (and by extension the rest of Toronto, maybe) to get over it and just embrace the title—no question mark needed.
  • Neat urban discovery from abroad: pothole gardening, complete with miniature benches and tiny tennis racket scenes. [via @Treehugger]

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