Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- A guy named Chris Moffat is trying to barter his way to a Toronto condo by starting with a toy car and working his way up through successively better trades. He’s following in the footsteps of Kyle MacDonald, a Saskatchewan man who managed to nab himself a house after a chain of swaps that began with a red paper clip. So far, Moffat has managed to get a Raleigh bicycle worth about $150. Best of luck to him.
- Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) is encouraging her constituents to occupy a vacant plot of partly provincially owned land, which she would like to see turned into a park.
- Last year, the City decided to build a bunch of bike lanes that would be separated from car traffic. It now looks as though we’ll be seeing them a little (or a lot) later than anticipated.
- The Black Hoof now has a sister restaurant that specializes in delights like prawn heads and bait fish.
- Oh, and this isn’t Toronto-related, but Barack Obama just made same-sex marriage into a 2012 U.S. election issue by mentioning in an interview that he unequivocally supports it. (After years of very equivocally refusing to take a firm stance on the matter.) Someday soon, the States may catch up to Canada in this regard.