You want a greener city? Prepare to pay $4 million per year in taxes to plant and maintain trees. Alternatively, you could covertly plant them yourself with your own funds. We hear that chicks dig tree planters.
Transit officials are testing the Presto card in Mississauga; a refillable swipe card that allows you to travel between Mississauga Transit, GO Trains and TTC while only paying for one fare. Eventually, the project will be extended to most of the 905 region. And all the transit fanboys go “woooohooooo!” in unison—except Spacing.
Hilton Toronto and Mattel have teamed up to create Barbie and Hot Wheels-themed hotel rooms, which are the first of their kind. The rooms can be booked for $229 per night and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the SickKids Foundation. In related news, Paris Hilton is out of jail and on your TV.
The unveiling of former Ontario premier Mike Harris’ official portrait took place yesterday, making him look suave-er than usual.
The complete history of Ontario’s “Eat Local” campaign.
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