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Extra, Extra: Dufferin Station Tiles, Ikea Monkey Tattoos, and Empress Hotel Justice

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

  • Dufferin Station has been going through a makeover over the course of the past couple years. Recently, some of the construction hoarding has come down, and passengers can now see the subway platform’s new wall tiles. They’re colourful. Some photos of them are above.
  • A woman somewhere has apparently had the Ikea monkey tattooed on her stomach. Yes, there are pictures. [Via Reddit]
  • The guy who burned down the Empress Hotel has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. That’s one 2011 mystery solved, just in time for 2013.

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  • Anonymous

    The new makeover is coming along, and I love it a lot-can’t wait for 2017.

  • DS

    I’d like to see completed photos of that tattoo before blindly believing that stencil was completed.

  • Paul Lloyd Johnson

    Love the tiles, well done TTC.

    • Paul Lloyd Johnson

      Love the monkey also. That photo is just iconic.

  • Elijah Greenleaf

    “…Do not mark your skin with tattoos….” Lev. 19:28, The Holy Bible.

    • Anonymous

      Good grief.

  • Anonymous

    The new tiles look like Chicklet barf. Hard to believe somebody got paid to come up with this.

    • Anonymous

      They look like manufacturer leftovers. What’s the idea behind this new design?

      • Anonymous

        They work by making the station platform look good by adding some oloour and artistic flavor, and that’s all that matters.

        • Anonymous

          Not all colour combinations and artistic flavour (what?) are created equal.

  • Mimmo Briganti

    Looks like a clown show now. The older design, withTilex to whiten the grout, would have looked a lot better.

    • Neville Ross

      All of you, please quit your bellyaching about the station’s redesign and get on with life.