Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Photo op of the week: Dave Chappelle visiting City Hall to find out why he can’t smoke on stage, winding up next to a very surprised Rob Ford.
- A little while ago, deputy mayor Doug Holyday (Ward 3, Etobicoke Centre) claimed that downtown wasn’t a good place for raising kids. In the wake of that controversial comment, Metro did a little number crunching. Turns out that, due to general demographic trends, the number of youth aged 14 and under is decreasing in most of Toronto—except for much of downtown, which has seen increases in the last few years.
- In 2010, city council passed a bylaw requiring large buildings to install green roofs. To help understand how to make green roofs better, U of T has set up a bunch of miniature testing roofs to learn more about how they work.