Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- After skipping last night’s Polaris ceremony and winning the $30,000 prize anyway, Godspeed You! Black Emperor released a statement that passive-aggressively accuses the award’s organizers of being corrupt fat cats. The statement also says the band will use the prize money to start some kind of music program for prison inmates.
- Yesterday’s news that Ottawa will be putting up $660 million to fund a Scarborough subway extension has the pundits all lathered up. Spacing‘s John Lorinc argues that this decision marks an end to rationality in the way Toronto builds public transit, and that Mayor Rob Ford will undeservedly take the majority of the credit for the extension, and will definitely be re-elected in 2014 as a result.
- Similarly, Metro‘s Matt Elliott says that the decision to push ahead with the subway extension means that transit investment in Toronto is now entirely about political calculation, rather than evidence-based planning.
- Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, who quit the mayor’s Executive Committee the day Ford was removed from office by a judge, now apparently wants his old seat back.
- Cirque du Soleil will produce the opening ceremony for Toronto’s 2015 Pan Am games. Fancy.