Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Okay, one more time, because apparently some people are not yet clear on the pertinent facts or laws of physics: they are doing construction at Union Station. To facilitate said construction, they have been digging giant holes. Don’t drive into them.
- OpenFile rides along with a bike cop and gets a sense of what it’s like to spend the day policing on two wheels.
- Housing sales were down in Toronto last month, by 1.5 per cent compared to last July. The drop was largely in condo sales, and in a news release the Toronto Real Estate Board attributed the decline to “new mortgage lending guidelines and the additional upfront cost of the City of Toronto land transfer tax.” Reminder: that tax was passed in 2008. Stop blaming it for having weird, ghostly effects four years later, TREB.
- The Metro Theatre, Toronto’s last screen dedicated to porn, is getting some more arty, PG-13 evening programming. For those worried about the transition from day (when it will still be showing porn) to night, rest assured: the Star reports that “there will be a cleaning regimen in place before opening.”