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Extra, Extra: The Muppets Take Yorkville, Flying the Pride Flag, and the Good Name of Sir John A. Macdonald

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  • Most of us know that although Yorkville is now fancy and bursting with boutiques, it was once edgy and bursting with artistic types (Neil Young…Joni Mitchell…). What some people might not know, though, is that some of those artistic types were small, colourful, and covered in felt. That’s right: Jim Henson and his puppet friends spent a great deal of time there—the Toronto Dreams Project describes the chapter in Yorkville’s history that was all about Fraggle Rock.
  • The Pride flag was raised at the Ontario legislature today, because all three elected parties wanted it that way. Most elected officials understand and support the symbolic message the gesture sends in light of the anti-gay legislation passed in Russia. Not all elected officials, mind you. But the vast majority, we hope.
  • Now that we’ve all but exhausted the topic of renaming Union Station “Sir John A. Macdonald Station,” we can turn to a more important question: Which street should be renamed Sir John A. Macdonald Street?

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