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Extra, Extra: St. Clair Construction, a Birthday Logo for the Raptors, and Twitter’s Response to Toronto’s Late-Night Mayor

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

Photo by Flickr user Dylan Passmore.

  • What’s in store for the St. Clair right-of-way in 2018? More construction, it seems. The TTC will be spending somewhere in the neighbourhood of $7 million on its platforms in order to make them compatible with the new streetcars’ mobility ramps.
  • The Raptors are celebrating their 20th birthday by introducing a special logo, which apparently “embodies the excitement of both the future and the past of Raptors basketball”—and also manages to look a bit like a Vin Diesel movie poster decorated with someone’s erratic attempt at cursive writing. In a good way, maybe.
  • Social media responds to many things—it’s no surprise that the Twitterverse responded in a healthy and vigorous way to Rob Ford’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last night. And traditional media responds vigorously to Twitter’s responses to things: here are two different roundups of Twitter’s reaction to our mayor’s late-night appearance.

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  • VictorianShuter

    LOL, Are the Raptors planning an energy drink tie-in? …XXTREME!!!

  • nevilleross

    Shouldn’t the new streetcars be on the St. Clair route instead?

    • jimro

      They are supposed to be but the many millions that were spent on St Clair were for the old type so modifications now need to be made. Guess someone in planning screwed that up!

  • jimro

    Ahhh … the long awaited St. Clair reconstruction!