Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Two years ago the community of Edithvale got a new rec centre on the site of a refurbished school. This weekend, they will get a refurbished park to go with it: this Saturday, Councillor John Filion (Ward 23, Willowdale) will mark the opening of the new Edithvale Park with a ribbon cutting and celebration. The new park includes playgrounds, an outdoor stage, and a community bake oven.
- An advisory for Etobicoke residents: police are warning of a 911 outage for landlines in the area bounded by Rathburn Road, Bloor Street, Mill Road, and Highway 427, as well as several other pockets. If you are in an area affected by the outage, police suggest that you have an unaffected person available to make calls to 911 for you, or keep a charged cellphone nearby. They ask that you do not test to see if the service is restored by just dialing 911 without an emergency, and anticipate the outage will last the rest of the day.
- Police Chief Bill Blair will be taking calls from Toronto residents for an hour this evening, from 7–8 p.m., in response to this week’s shooting deaths. The call-in show will be broadcast on Citytv and webcast on 680News.
- We were saddened today by news that the local edition of the Onion/A.V. Club will be shutting down next week. In happier pop culture news, Toronto publisher ECW Press announced that it is launching a new series of pop culture books. They will be called Pop Classics, and ECW is accepting pitches now.