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Extra, Extra: Making Furniture, Touting Books, and Why We Jaywalk

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

  • A neat find from former Torontoist contributor Val Dodge: someone has taken the time to carefully carve a chair out of a tree stump (pictured above) near the Humber bridge. The chair “is all the more impressive,” Dodge points out, “because it was carved in situ and is still attached to the stump.”

    It is also only 18 inches tall:

  • App discovery of the day (so far for iOS only): if you like words and books and authors and readings, Open Book Toronto has a list of every literary event in town, sortable by date or location. Any night, if feel like catching something, it will tell you what is soon and close.
  • And from Atlantic Cities: why we jaywalk, and why jaywalking wasn’t always a thing.

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