Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- UrbanToronto has a surprisingly interesting analysis of why the the City may quash a proposal for a 60-storey tower on top the old Canadian Bank of Commerce building, on Yonge Street. Zoning bylaws have never been so riveting.
- Spacing has redesigned its website. The results are pretty snappy.
- Elsewhere on the web, the afterlife of OpenFile, a once-hyped community news website, based in Liberty Village, that suddenly ceased publishing in September, is getting weirder. In January, OpenFile CEO Wilf Dinnick gave an interview to a website called ProfessionallySpeaking.tv in which he talks about his business as though it’s a going concern, without ever mentioning the shutdown, or all the financial problems. Dinnick has always insisted that OpenFile will return, and so it’s possible he was just trying to project optimism. But ProfessionallySpeaking, for its part, feels “snookered.”
- A website lets you test your knowledge of the locations of Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Could you find places like Pelmo Park-Humberlea or Lansing-Westgate on a map without assistance? Find out.
- And David Miller has written an op-ed for the Huffington Post about when, exactly, Toronto should start building all the new public transit lines it already has funding for. Unsurprisingly, the former mayor’s answer is basically, “yesterday.”