Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- There are dozens of places to get concert listings in Toronto, but the subject happens to be a specialty for AUX and Exclaim!. We were therefore glad to discover that they have teamed up and launched a new comprehensive show-listings site for the city, which includes daily recommendations and short articles as well. It is called Concert Sherpa, and you can find it here.
- Living in a modern, developed country means that we have publicly appointed officials whose jobs are to do things like check the freshness and reliability of our food supply, to prevent us from getting sick. Sometimes, however, other regulations get imposed that have less to do with quality and more to do with economics and various interest groups, red tape proliferates, and bureaucratic messes ensue—the end result of which, in this case, is that a Danforth cafe has been told repeatedly and incorrectly that it can’t use eggs from local small-scale farms. Happily, the omelette-makers at Café Fiorentina are fighting back.
- Behold a brightly painted GO train car, converted into a public art project. Spacing explains.
- If you are near U of T’s downtown campus this evening, pop over to the Royal Conservatory on Bloor Street: concert pianist Stewart Goodyear will be giving a free short performance at 7 p.m., at one of the “Play Me, I’m Yours” pianos that have been scattered across the city recently. (Speaking of which: has anyone started a campaign to keep the pianos past the end of July? Consider this encouragement to do so!)