Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Jian Ghomeshi’s interview with Drake is worth a listen just for the sake of hearing the hip-hop star talk about his relationship with Toronto. Among other things, he describes his upbringing on Weston Road (and his eventual move to Forest Hill), his 2011 Juno snub, and his nights spent sleeping in his Degrassi dressing room. A video of the interview is embedded above.
- Toronto is the second-most-reputable city in the world, according to a private consulting firm called The Reputation Institute. The first-place finisher? Sydney. We’re coming for you, Sydney.
- According to the Grid‘s Edward Keenan, “The whole broken debate over transit technology is emblematic of how the council under Mayor Ford has come to treat the city as a set of warring factions—neighbourhoods and classes and narrowly sliced interest groups pitted against each other in a zero-sum game for a pool of increasingly limited resources.”