Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Those hoping that George Smitherman’s new ads would distinguish themselves from Joe Pantalone’s and Rocco Rossi’s will be disappointed. The candidate unveiled his today, and they’re exactly as safe as his campaign’s been thus far. (A fun game, though: try to guess which print ad of the two above is likely to appear in which newspaper.)
- Turns out, a lot of councillors don’t actually live in the wards they represent—though many live really close.
- If you prefer your municipal election news fake, here’s video of Steve Murray’s stirring speech on bikes, delivered to much praise last week.
- We blew their cover last week, but today the TTC officially announced their partnership with Google, which brought a TTC-backed trip planner to Google Maps. Of note: unlike the TTC’s own trip planner, the streetcar arrival times aren’t offered in realtime, though the City of Toronto is releasing that data as an XML file.
- The CBC, in a bizarre move, has banned the use of Creative Commons–licensed music on their podcasts.
- It’s not just restaurants and shops and cafés (and and and): Google collects reviews of parks, too. One reviewer says, of Trinity Bellwoods: “The park is great but it’s just a park.”
- And Hollerado live much closer to Ottawa than Toronto, but the band’s impressive “Human 8-bit Video” video for “Americanarama” is really great anyway, so here it is.