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Extra, Extra: Globe Offices, Witchcraft, and a Price Tag for the Leafs

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

The Globe and Mail's current offices. They are not spectacular. Photo by {a href=""}Mario Cardoso{/a}, from the {a href=""}Torontoist Flickr Pool{/a}.

  • Lost in all the Ford-related excitement of the past couple days was this interesting piece of news: the Globe and Mail‘s parent company is abandoning plans to build a new headquarters for the paper on a plot of land adjacent to its existing building, near Front Street and Spadina Avenue. What this might mean for the “mini Eaton Centre” that developers were reportedly hoping to build in place of the Globe‘s old offices is unclear.
  • So if this guy had actually performed witchcraft, everything would have been fine?
  • The Maple Leafs are now, according to Forbes, the most expensive team in hockey, which goes to show that price and value are two very different things.
  • NOW Magazine offers a critical analysis of that picture of Justin Bieber shaking Stephen Harper’s hand while dressed “like a hip-hop version of an Oakie farmhand.”
  • Why can’t the CN Tower be a giant music visualizer, like the Empire State Building?

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  • DAVID STEIN, Toronto

    This arrogant, little Torontoist joke revels in parading the misfortunes of real news organisations, doesn’t it? Sounds like insecurity to me. Time for a real editor?

    • OgtheDim

      You do know the Globe has a link to Torontoist on its site, right? And that Torontoist is part of a 2000 employee organization that includes Toronto Life?

      • David Stein, Toronto

        Golly; no, I didn’t.
        Toronto Life. Gee.
        Well, I …don’t…kn-know how to resp-p-p-p-p-p-p….p-pond.
        Sakes alive. A link from the G-G-G-G-Globe.

        2000, you say?

        There are a billions of bacteria in your mouth. I am not impressed.

        • vampchick21

          I bet you’re a real hit at parties.

    • Anonymous

      Boring troll is boring.

    • Anonymous

      Sounds to me like you’re talking out of your ass.

    • vampchick21

      Misfortunes? They decided not to build a new place. Don’t know what’s happing with exisiting plans because no one has offically announced. How’s that reveling in parading misfortune? That’s called reporting. Type that word out in Teh Googles to learn MOERS!

    • Anonymous

      It’s not really misfortune since the Globe’s parent company is certainly able to find another home for the paper’s HQ.

  • Kivi Shapiro