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Extra, Extra: Missing Streetcars, Rising Rent, and Downsizing Darcys

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

Photo by Graeme Bayliss.

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Toronto Zoo’s Giraffes Have a New Place to Call Home

Twiga and Mstari have taken up residence in the zoo's former elephant enclosure.

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How do you build a house for a giraffe? That sounds like a set-up line for a joke, but it was asked in all seriousness by managers at the Toronto Zoo last year. The existing giraffe house was one of the Zoo’s original wooden structures, dating back to 1974, and was due to for an update. A solution quickly presented itself: the departure of the zoo’s last three elephants to a sanctuary in California last October left an enormous vacant enclosure that could now be retrofitted to house the tallest of all animals. On Thursday, Twiga and her daughter Mstari posed for cameras as they got used to their new home.

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40 Years of Black Christmas

Revisit one of horror's most iconic films this Saturday at the Royal.

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Image courtesy of Ambassador Film Distributors.

‘Tis the season for spending time with loved ones, so Rue Morgue and Anchor Bay Entertainment are inviting you to gather your friends and get cozy in the warming glow of the Royal Cinema’s screen on Saturday, December 20. What sort of festive cheer are they offering? Well, with the help of the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival and Toronto After Dark Film Festival, they’re presenting a special, one-night-only screening of Black Christmas, in honour of the film’s 40th anniversary.

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