Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- A bunch of pianos have been scattered around the city as part of an art installation called Play Me, I’m Yours, which is doubling as a promotion for Toronto’s 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. We weren’t sure we loved the project until we saw the above video of Marc Soares playing “Maple Leaf Rag” on 20 of the instruments in a single day.
- Mayor Rob Ford has picked himself a new chief of staff after his last one, Amir Remtulla, left to take a job as vice-president of external partnerships for the 2015 Pan Am Games. Earl Provost, Ford’s director of stakeholder and councillor relations, will step into the role.
- Torontoist alum Amanda Factor has put together a neat calendar of some of this summer’s outdoor movie screenings. There are more than you might think.
- Add to those the increasingly popular movie screenings in the dog bowl at Trinity Bellwoods Park, where volunteers do their best to keep the poo under control.
- And is downtown Toronto truly no place to raise a family, as Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday has suggested? Well, a survey says a lot more families would be living here if they felt they could afford to do so.