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A Sign of the Times

The focus on reducing traffic fatalities should be on motorists, not what pedestrians are wearing.

The data on pedestrian fatalities is clear. Drivers travelling at speeds over 40 kilometres an hour on wide arterial roads are most likely to kill pedestrians. The most likely pedestrian victims are seniors, who neither react as quickly nor recover as well as younger individuals.

And yet on the platform at St. Patrick station there is an advertisement co-sponsored by the City and the TTC asking pedestrians to watch out. “Stay focused. Stay Safe,” warns the title. “Dark clothing can make it hard for motorists to see you at night.”

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A City in 100 Libraries

The Toronto Library Passport Book invites Torontonians to become local tourists, one branch at a time.

Sometimes, it pays to be a tourist in your own city. With that idea in mind, designer Noah Ortmann has created the Toronto Library Passport Book. The impetus is simple: encourage Torontonians to venture beyond their home branches and explore the city’s 100 locations, from Agincourt to Wychwood.

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Toronto Does Not Love Full House the Musical!

How rude.

Cast photo of National Lampoon Presents: Full House the Musical! A Tanner Family Parody! courtesy of Rock It Promotions

Cast photo of National Lampoon Presents: Full House the Musical! A Tanner Family Parody! courtesy of Rock-It Promotions.

Every movie and theatrical production pulls the best review quotes for their promotional posters, but sometimes there just aren’t any to be had.

Such is the case with the widely panned National Lampoon Presents: Full House the Musical! A Tanner Family Parody!

Starring celebrity blogger Perez Hilton as family patriarch Danny Tanner, the musical trainwreck is at the Randolph Theatre in advance of its Off-Broadway debut. And local critics have not been kind.

Here’s a look at the reviews available so far, which average out to one star.

Keep reading: Toronto Does Not Love Full House the Musical!