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Extra, Extra: Mayoral Debates, Shirtless Protestors at Mayoral Debates, and High-Tech Streetcar Cabs

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  • If you happen to be both free at about 7 p.m. this evening and interested in watching five mayoral candidates debate one another, you’re in luck: the Canadian Tamil Congress will be hosting a debate tonight at Global Kingdom Ministries (1250 Markham Road). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m., Rob Ford, Olivia Chow, John Tory, David Soknacki, and Karen Stintz will begin participating in what will undoubtedly prove to be a civil, enlightening, and fact-filled exchange. (You can also catch it via livestream on various news websites, including cbc.ca and cp24.com).
  • The shirtless anti–Rob Ford protesters will be attending the debate this evening, although in a surprising twist, they will be wearing shirts—because they’ve been told shirtlessness is a “turn-off“; because the original shirtless jogger, Joe Killoran, has requested that they “downplay shirtless aspect at protests“; and so that police, media, and event hosts will be able to identify them (shirtlessness apparently not being tip-off enough). But the shirts themselves say “No Longer Shirtless But Still a Horde,” which is something.
  • If you don’t want to take in a mayoral debate tonight or brood about the fact that the arrival of Toronto’s new streetcars (or at least most of them) might be delayed, perhaps you should spend the evening watching a video showing what the inside of the new streetcars’ high-tech cabs looks like.

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