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Extra, Extra: Watercolour Toronto, Wi-Fi’d Classroom

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

  • Behold a map of Toronto, rendered in watercolour effects. It comes courtesy of Stamen, a San Francisco–based firm that specializes in data visualization, and makes pretty maps just for fun.
  • Making their Toronto counterparts jealous today: students in Peel region‘s public school system, where all schools will get Wi-Fi by the middle of next year. The goal is to allow teachers to rely on more digital resources in their classrooms. Which, of course, is exactly what students are so excited about.
  • We’ve heard of Slow Food, but now there’s an aquatic offshoot: Slow Fish. Here are the people who want to bring it to Toronto.
  • The A.V. Club gladdens our nostalgic hearts today with a look back at one particular bit of Canadiana: Heritage Minutes.
  • Urban design fans, some reading for you: Spacing has just started a series of laneway housing, which has us drawing fantasy architectural plans and harbouring dreams of actually being able to escape the rental market one day.

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