Extra, Extra: A Picture-Perfect PS and Questions for Rob Ford, in Verse

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Extra, Extra: A Picture-Perfect PS and Questions for Rob Ford, in Verse

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  • People young and old enjoyed the beautiful weather and some tunes at yesterday’s Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market, with the theme “Earth! Global Harvest Traditions.” It was the second-last PS of the year. The final edition of 2011, a Halloween-themed celebration of ancestors, happens October 30.
  • Corporate Knights magazine released the results of its 2011 Business Knight Schools Survey, which ranks Canadian universities based on how well they are integrating sustainability, both environmental and social, into their school’s experience. York University’s Schulich School of Business came out on top amongst MBA programs, the Juris Doctor program at the University of Toronto ranked the best of the law schools considered, and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto was the best of the educational programs. See the full results [PDF].
  • In a poem entitled “luv song for rob ford,” M. NourbeSe Philip lists a myriad of experiences that this city has to offer and asks Mayor Rob Ford whether he’s had them. The poem ends “when the train has / left with the gravy / that never was / anything but us / all that will be left is / rob ford wuz here.” Beautiful. [via Katherine Govier]
  • Speaking of poets, Toronto’s own poet, rapper, and all-around talented guy K’Naan wrote a piece for the New York Times about his experience travelling to Somalia, 20 years after he and his family left the country, to tour his homeland and raise awareness of the terrible famine there. He writes: “If my voice was an instrument, then I needed it to be an amplifier this time. If my light was true, then I needed it to show its face here, where it counts.”
  • Didn’t have time to watch the livestream of TEDxToronto on Friday? Read Peter Kuitenbrouwer’s rundown of the event and find out why he thinks the best part of the tech-focused conference is good ol’ human interaction. The Grid also has a list of its TEDxTO takeaways, while a Toronto Standard story wonders if it matters that the conference’s attendees are so attractive.

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