Extra, Extra: Babies, Sharrows, and Blood
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Extra, Extra: Babies, Sharrows, and Blood

Torontoist closes out each weekday with a quick collection of just about everything we think you ought to care about (or ought not miss)—say hi to Extra, Extra.

“Carl” at Dundas West. Photo by fauxreel.

  • Dan Bergeron (fauxreel)’s latest project is “Carl the Plastic Baby,” a series of hacked billboards, and an accompanying website, all extolling the benefits of plastic children over real ones. We assume this is Bergeron doing his part to limit population growth.
  • The City sent out a press release on Monday saying they were adding sharrows—those road-painted bikes paired with arrows, designed to mark out cyclists’ territory on streets—on College Street. And they are. According to the release, more sharrows will be coming to “Spadina Avenue, Bay Street, Lappin Avenue, Hallam Street, and several other streets this year.”
  • Star photographer Richard Lautens found himself following a trail of blood, and getting flipped-off, at the scene of a murder the morning after it happened. “I go up to one of my buddies from a competing publication, Tyler Anderson,” writes Lautens on the Star‘s Photo Blog, “and utter the words I never thought I would say in my life, ‘Tyler, you wanna follow a trail of blood?'”
  • And if there was ever any doubt, Torontoist gets results (eventually) in cleaning up our (tiny) city. our Steve Kupferman, who’s been trailing the story of a dirty scale model of Toronto at City Hall, reports today that it’s being cleaned up.

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