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Extra, Extra: Depressing Maps, Jewish Delis, and Awkward Public Appearances

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

A screenshot of Global’s map of driver’s licences in Toronto.

  • Global has used its data-mapping skills to figure out which parts of Toronto are home to the smallest proportions of people with driver’s licences. Surprisingly (or not), some of the areas with the least access to cars are also the farthest from subway lines.
  • Yitz Penciner, founder of Yitz’s Deli, a Toronto institution for over 40 years, died on Sunday. The deli will continue slinging Jewish comfort food for the foreseeable future, though. Penciner’s family reportedly sold the business in 2000. [Via Karon Liu]
  • The Globe‘s Steve Ladurantaye has written the best—and maybe the best possible—account of Mayor Rob Ford’s awkward time at Sunday’s Buffalo Bills game at the Rogers Centre. It’s worth a click for the last paragraph alone.

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  • karennewton

    Where is the legend?

  • MER1978

    Subways are not the only option… a less backward city would probably already have made it so there are streetcar only lanes on King and or Queen.

  • brianyyz

    The price of getting a driver’s license is high in Otario (in the context of NA), so the correlation of lower income areas and lower DL penetration is not surprising.

  • OgtheDim

    So maybe we can finely ditch the oft provided stereotype that people who live in the inner suburbs only care about their cars?

    • tyrannosaurus_rek

      In due coarse.

  • shuo