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Extra, Extra: Fancy Casinos, Delicious Maps, and Fixed Prices

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

Image courtesy of Oxford Properties.

Image courtesy of Oxford Properties.

  • Oxford Properties, one of several big developers salivating at the notion of building a casino in downtown Toronto, has released some new renderings [PDF, and also pictured above] of what its proposed Front Street gambling resort would look like. It all seems pretty nice, but then again, when has an architectural rendering ever not seemed nice?
  • Godfrey Chan and Jonathan Ng have put together a handy website that lets people rank and sort restaurants participating in Winterlicious. It’s called The ‘Licious Map, and it’s pretty neat.
  • If Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has looked a little pinkish to you lately, it’s not your TV: turns out he’s been suffering from a rare, non-life-threatening skin condition called bullous pemphigoid. Could this explain all the makeup?
  • Not helpful: even as real estate prices skyrocket, there is “weighty evidence” to suggest that construction companies have been colluding to drive up the cost of home foundations.
  • Also not helpful: Wladyslaw Lizon, a Conservative MP from Mississauga, is one of three ministers who have written the RCMP to request that some abortions be investigated as homicides.

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