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Extra, Extra: Fancy Eats at Pearson, Fancy Words About Rob Ford

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

  • Pearson Airport is getting a whole bunch of fancy new restaurants (see video, above), thanks to a new restaurant operator that the Greater Toronto Airports Authority has hired to handle food in the terminals. The Pizzeria Libretto guy is involved, and so is the guy who co-owns Amaya—and so, for that matter, are several other prominent Toronto restaurateurs. Will this make Pearson into a delightful, relaxing place to dally between flights? Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. At the very least, the tourists these new eateries gouge will be slightly better fed than they would otherwise have been.

  • Our friends at Toronto Life have a cover feature on Rob Ford, which you can now buy as an e-book for two bucks. If you don’t have that kind of money to spend on journalism (who does?), at least there’s this video of the piece’s writer, Marci McDonald, being interviewed on Global. Insiders are already quibbling with some of her analysis and, granted, comparing Rob Ford to Ronald Reagan is kind of a stretch. (Yes, they are both conservatives whose names start with R.)
  • Fashion Television was cancelled today after 27 years of being fashionable, on television.
  • And in what might be interpreted as a symbolic death blow to the once-heady optimism of Occupy Toronto, one of its ex-yurts burned down on April Fools’ Day.

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