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Extra, Extra: New Streetcars, a New Movie, and a New Pope

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

The TTC’s new streetcar is going to be out on the town.

  • Last night’s on-street test run was just the first of many for the TTC’s next-generation streetcar. The test vehicle will continue to make appearances on Toronto streets at various locations and times over the next few months, the TTC now says. What’s more, the next test is scheduled to happen tonight, on Bathurst Street between the TTC’s Hillcrest yard and the Exhibition loop. The streetcar is supposed to leave Hillcrest sometime after 2:30 a.m., but everything is “subject to change.”
  • A new trailer for Kick-Ass 2 shows off some fleeting glimpses of Toronto scenery. (That, of course, is because it was filmed here.)
  • When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis yesterday, the world took notice. Also, a local man’s life as a dude with a weird name began.

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  • Paul Lloyd Johnson

    New Streetcars! Yay! Kick-Ass 2! Yay! New Pope! Blurgh!

  • Walter Lis

    Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio becoming Pope Francis means the world focusing on Argentina. History, problems, and dirt and all.

    • tyrannosaurus_rek

      Until something else comes along… in a few days.

  • Hunky69

    These type of streetcars used in Europe for over 15 yrs – no big deal! Toronto is waaaaay behind!