Extra, Extra: GO Mobile, Go Highrise, Go Nash, or Go Home
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Extra, Extra: GO Mobile, Go Highrise, Go Nash, or Go Home

Screen shots from the GO Mobile app on iPhone.

  • GO Mobile is GO Transit’s first official app, and they had some help developing it. Six Ryerson computer science students and one Ryerson graduate, working out of the school’s Digital Media Zone put their minds together to create an app that helps its user find the nearest station and bookmark frequently travelled routes. It sends an alert when the user is approaching their station and relays track-level information from Union Station in real time. The app is available for iPhones, BlackBerrys, and Android smartphones, and it’s free.
  • St. James Town was a magnet for young, hip residents in the 1960s, when it still had that new-neighbourhood sheen, but today it’s marked by a negative reputation (despite various efforts by community groups and residents to change that). The Grid‘s Ed Keenan notes the similarities between St. James Town in the ’60s and Toronto’s current highrise ‘hood of choice for young professionals, in “Is CityPlace Toronto’s Next Ghetto?
  • Highrise construction in Toronto is far from limited to CityPlace, as this map by Grid contributor and former Torontoist editor David Topping shows. His research uncovered that there are currently 239 (239!) active building projects in Toronto that will result in buildings of at least seven storeys.
  • Local MP Peggy Nash (Parkdale-High Park) launched her bid for the leadership of the federal NDP late last month, and now she can tuck at least one major endorsement under her belt. Alexa McDonough, who led the federal NDP from 1995 to 2003, has released a statement throwing her support behind Nash.

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