Populist: June 2–15
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Populist: June 2–15

We publish a lot of articles on Torontoist, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up. Populist is a weekly recap, appearing every Sunday night, that features some of the most popular posts from our past week.
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Populist took last week off. Our bad! We were working on a new format and a new formula to keep Populist snappy. Here are two weeks worth of our most recommended and most commented-on articles. Every week after this one (for now), we’ll be featuring the top articles from the past week based only on comments and recommends (and maybe, just maybe, pageviews). So if you like an article, click the “recommend this” link below it, and if you have something to say, drop into the comments.
1. Urbanaut
BY REY ORTEGA
Gleebax is an urbanaut. We’ll hear from him every Wednesday, as he explores Toronto and sends pages from his travel log. In his first transmission, Gleebax chronicled his somewhat disappointing exploration of the TTC.
2. One Way Or Another & A First Look At The TTC’s New Website
BY DAVID TOPPING & MARC LOSTRACCO
With even less fanfare (minimal!) than they gave us notice (one day!), and after a year and a half with almost no word from their camp, the TTC launched the beta version of its new website. And, thankfully, it’s pretty good so far—with a lot more goodies (trip planner!) coming…soonish.
3. Illegal Signs for Illegal Signs
BY DAVID TOPPING
Posterchild took on illegal signs around the city by means of an intervention both passive and direct—spray-painting a stencil below the signs that asked the public to phone in their concerns. Now, who will avenge Posterchild’s avengement with a stencil of their own below his? Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
4. Grey is the New Beige
BY JONATHAN GOLDSBIE
Toronto has new street furniture. And it could have been (a lot) better.
5. Sure, It’s Nice. But Where Will the Crack Dealers Go?
BY ANDREW PULSIFER
Take a Toronto institution, slap some concrete and glass on top of it, make it look sorta weird but sorta fantastic, generate discussion. It couldn’t possibly fail.
6. Wild Toronto: Goldenrod vs. Ragweed
BY ROSEMARY MOSCO
The latest edition of Wild Toronto featured everyone’s least favourite allergen, and its misunderstood and oft-blamed neighbour.
7. PhotoTO: Woofstock
BY MILES STOREY
Woofstock, the city’s festival for all things pooch—and the largest and most adorable event of its kind on the continent—had cool dogs, reluctant dogs, and accidentally-falling-into-water dogs.
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