Extra, Extra: Early Holiday Cheer Edition
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Extra, Extra: Early Holiday Cheer Edition

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.


  • During one of their get-togethers last month at No One Writes to the Colonel, Choir!Choir!Choir!, Toronto’s come-one-come-all singing group, took on Wham’s “Last Christmas.” Videographer Amanda Lowe was there to record it and last night she posted the video. On a gloomy, soggy Monday, we figured your hearts could use some warming.
  • People in Toronto line up and camp out overnight for all sorts of reasons: concert tickets, movie premieres, Apple product launches, and so on. This weekend, though, they lined up for free turkeys. Sunday was the 24th edition of the Honest Ed’s turkey giveaway, and City News reports that “hundreds” lined up outside the Annex store, some arriving as early as Friday night. The annual tradition has become so big that Rob Ford declared yesterday Turkey Day. [Insert gravy joke here.]
  • It’s gift-giving season, and the clever people at Spacing are launching new products for the left-leaning, civically engaged person on your list. The Rob F#*king Ford line of buttons and magnets are based on notable Ford brothers’ shenanigans this year, including plans for a Port Lands Ferris wheel and Doug Ford’s dustup with Margaret Atwood. Read more about them here.
  • Keeping tabs on the goings-on at city hall, with its many committees and councils and panels, is a lot of work. So we’re happy to share word of a new feature on the City of Toronto website that lets you subscribe to council and committee updates by email. Updates will include links to and notices about meeting agendas, decisions and minutes, supplementary materials, and meeting-schedule changes.

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