Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
Photo by Matt Blackett, courtesy of Spacing.
- Some applause, please, for Spacing‘s Matt Blackett, who (with some help) got two car parking spots at Queen and Spadina turned into sixteen-plus bike parking spots.
- Today, in other wonderful things: a Scott Pilgrim vs. The World fan’s “Scott Pilgrimage”—panels and pages from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic series compared to (and in some cases physically held up alongside) real-life Toronto locations.
- An embarrassing apparent mistake from Global TV on their July 10 newscast: they passed off footage of Vancouver anti-Olympic protests as Toronto anti-G20 protests. They’ve since removed the video from their online library, but without notice or a correction.
- From excellent municipal politics blog All Fired Up in the Big Smoke, “An Open Letter to Rob Ford Supporters,” which also helpfully points to this analysis of Ford’s avowed thriftiness.
- What prestigious film will be opening this year’s TIFF? It’s Score: The Musical—”Think Glee with sticks and skates as hockey players croon while slapping a puck round an ice rink.” Done!
- Toronto Police have released photos of their “most wanted” suspects alleged to have committed G20 vandalism. The shots are on Facebook, so at this point investigators can probably just sit back and wait for someone to tag them.
- And speaking of alleged crimes! “Last week my electric scooter got stolen from my condo building. I have started a website to help me find the people that did this.” So began an email to Torontoist this afternoon, pointing to helpmefindmyelectricscooter.com, which is probably a real thing and not an elaborate viral marketing campaign.