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Extra, Extra: Rejected Queen, Replaced Harvey’s, and What Does it Mean to be White in Toronto?

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

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  • If you happened across a group of upset Torontonians at Yonge and St. Clair this afternoon, you should know they are revolutionary upstarts. Or at least, they wish the Queen wasn’t included in the Canadian Oath of Citizenship.
  • Continuing to be a great addition to the Toronto writing scene, the new issue of the Ethnic Aisle takes a look at various aspects of what it means to be white in Toronto.
  • The world’s very first Harvey’s was built in Richmond Hill in 1959. Now, it is no more.
  • You know how some people are wont to say that Toronto isn’t Amsterdam, that we just don’t have the same cycling culture they do, and we shouldn’t try to pretend as though we do? Well, it turns out (and this should be no surprise) that the Dutch aren’t bike-friendly due to some sort of genetic anomaly—they developed a bike-oriented culture intentionally, over time. Here’s a nice video delving into that context.

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