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cityscape

There’s Way Too Much Garbage Along the Lakeshore

Clean up after yourselves, people.

Last Sunday, about 30 volunteers spent the day picking up garbage along the lakeshore, from Budapest Park to Humber Bridge.

They cleaned up:

  • 3,490 cigarette butts
  • 413 bottle caps
  • 70 empty packs of cigarette packs
  • 65 metal cans
  • 15 syringes
  • 200 plastic bottles

Ew.
Keep reading: There’s Way Too Much Garbage Along the Lakeshore

politics

Voltron of Mayors Asks Feds for Affordable Housing Cash, Crosses Fingers in Hope

Who will be the legendary defender for Toronto's social housing needs?

Image courtesy of Netflix.

Image courtesy of Netflix.

Canadian mayors are banding together to make the case for increased investment in housing, reports the Toronto Star. The move comes in the midst of declining federal funds for affordable housing, a trend that, in the absence of a national housing strategy, is scheduled to continue for the next 15 years.

Keep reading: Voltron of Mayors Asks Feds for Affordable Housing Cash, Crosses Fingers in Hope

culture

What to Check Out in Toronto September 26–October 2: Blind Date, FORMS, and Nuit Blanche

Can you believe it's already time for Nuit Blanche?

Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional.

Julie Orton (red nose) meets a blind date for the first time on stage. Photo by Connie Tsang.

Julie Orton (red nose) meets a blind date for the first time on stage. Photo by Connie Tsang.

Keep reading: What to Check Out in Toronto September 26–October 2: Blind Date, FORMS, and Nuit Blanche