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Extra, Extra: Scramble Intersection Dances, Short Turns, and Wild Turkeys

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

  • Phil Villeneuve—also known as “that guy who makes videos of himself dancing alone in public”—has added a new clip to his impressive cache of YouTube gold. This time, he takes over the scramble intersection at Bay and Bloor streets. And there are Argos cheerleaders.
  • The latest in the TTC’s great and informative series of explanatory videos concerns a perennial source of rider frustration: the short turn. Watch it here.
  • Your Ikea monkey update of the day: Darwin will remain at a primate sanctuary for the holidays. His owner has said she won’t visit him, for fear of adding to his already stratospheric levels of monkey stress.
  • But forget about the monkey. There are other, more important things to discuss. Like wild turkeys. They’re taking over the east end, apparently.
  • For the past few months, a new stage has been under construction in Nathan Phillips Square. It’s done now, and will, according to UrbanToronto, be making its debut on New Year’s Eve.

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CORRECTION: December 24, 2012, 2:45 PM This post originally identified an intersection shown in a video by Phil Villeneuve as being “Yonge and Bloor streets.” In fact, the video was recorded at Bay and Bloor.

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