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Extra, Extra: A Cross-Stitch Skyline, a Garbage Objection, and Another Potential Front in the Transit Debate

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Elaborate cross stitch and photo by Ben Brommell

Elaborate cross-stitch and photo by Ben Brommell.

  • Do you love Toronto enough to devote a 7,271 craft to the city’s iconic cityscape? Well Ben Brommell does, so you can live vicariously through him. Brommell posted his intricate 19×19 centimetre cross-stitch project to Reddit, and it includes a streetcar, taxi, Honest Ed’s, the ROM, SkyDome, and CN Tower, among other landmarks. The cross-stitch pattern can be purchased on his Etsy page, if you’re up to the challenge.
  • The mayor of Ingersoll, Ontario appeared at Council’s Public Works Committee to object to the possibility of his town accepting Toronto’s garbage. Toronto’s current garbage dump is projected to have no more capacity by 2029, but Ingersoll mayor Ted Comiskey does not want to be the next host. He likened the prospect of a dump in his hometown to using Christie Pits as a permanent trash site, which the park did during the 2009 municipal workers strike. Despite the objections, Toronto will have to find a solution for its post-2029 waste in the near future.
  • Watch out for potential distractions from Toronto’s transit priorities, writes John Lorinc in Spacing. The Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) just released a report arguing that Pearson should become a “multi-modal transportation hub.” In English, that means the GTAA wants transit and transportation dollars directed towards it, which could set up a battle between some other significant projects. Relief Line and Waterfront LRT, we will keep counting the days.

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