Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei may still be unable to leave his home of Beijing, but his works at least are freer to roam. The Art Gallery of Ontario announced this week that they’ll be hosting an exhibition of his work, the only Canadian stop for the retrospective. Ai’s work will be on display starting in August 2013.
- Data from the 2011 census is out, and map-makers are having lots of fun plotting the latest demographic stats. Here is a great interactive map from Global, showing information by census tract, so you can learn more about just who your neighbours are. One trend, predictably: fewer of us in Toronto are married than in previous years.
- Many more of us, sadly, are using food banks: 18 per cent more than were doing so before the recession, according to the latest report from the Daily Bread Food Bank.
- One more study to tell you about today: the Ontario Chief Coroner has released recommendations following an examination of all pedestrian deaths in the province in 2010 [PDF]. Among them: adopting a “complete streets” policy for planning (which essentially means including accommodations for people using all modes of transit, and of all kinds of physical capacity, when designing roads); lowering speed limits on residential streets; and making truck side guards mandatory.