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Extra, Extra: LRT Construction, Sad and Happy Book Sales, and No More Steam Whistle at the Rogers Centre

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  • Crews have begun removing utility lines and trees so that digging can begin on the eastern portion of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. As a result, the Star notes, “commuters on one of the city’s most heavily travelled corridors can expect a traffic nightmare for a while.” The promise of large-scale outdoor projects and snow-free traffic nightmares can mean only one thing: spring is finally almost (really) here!
  • You have just over a week left to buy a book or fifty from the World’s Biggest Bookstore. It will be closing on March 30, and sometime after that will probably become a row of restaurants. If buying discounted books from an increasingly empty and soon-to-be-gone Toronto institution fills you with an overwhelming sadness that dampens your book-buying ardor, you could always buy volumes on sale at a fine local independent bookstore—or buy any kind of book from any independent bookseller, for that matter.
  • It seems baseball fans will not be able to enjoy Steam Whistle beer this season while watching the Blue Jays cruise to victory after victory on their way to becoming World Series champions. The Rogers Centre has announced it will no longer be serving the company’s beer. There will therefore be no craft beer available at the Rogers Centre at all—or any beer produced by a Canadian-owned company.

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