Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- When last we checked in on the Union Station revitalization, things were still in pretty rough shape. Now, the subterranean expansion that will more than triple the amount of commuter space at the transit hub is starting to come together. The photo above was one of several posted today to the project’s Facebook page.
- Mayor Rob Ford is ignoring the pleadings of his brother and other close advisers and refusing to get a driver, despite last week’s media debacle. “A million people a day go to work in this city and they drive themselves. I don’t see why I’m any different,” the mayor told reporters. A driver’s salary, he added, would be a waste of taxpayer dollars.
- If Rob Ford’s refusal to hire staff ends up hamstringing his mayoralty (as it already shows signs of doing), he may ironically end up being the prime example of the drawbacks associated with his own public-spending philosophy. But there is one Miller-era project he won’t be attempting to cut back: the revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square.
- Do you hate Facebook’s new “timeline” layout? Well, the Star did something cool with it: they built an oral history of Yonge Street through the ages, using input from readers. Go check it out and then let us know if you still think Mark Zuckerberg is crazy.