Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Champions League started last night. Toronto FC is gearing up to play its first match in the playoffs tonight, on home turf. After a rough season and a change in coaches, it’s sure to be an intense one for fans.
- Continuing its mission to advance the noble cause of introducing a food truck culture to Toronto, Food Truck Eats has announced AwesTRUCK 2012, its first ever awards ceremony celebrating the progress we’ve made thus far. There will, of course, be a street food party, and awards in a number of categories determined both by judges and popular voting. The culinary fun takes place on Sunday, September 9 and tickets will go on sale on August 9.
- Today, observant Jews around the world are marking an event that only comes around once every seven-and-a-half years: the end of a cycle of daily Talmud study, one page a day until the entire work—all 63 tractates—have been completed. The Toronto celebration takes place at the Sony Centre.
- Observant Muslims are marking the month of Ramadan right now, and one Torontonian is trying to make the most of it: Himy Syed is on a mission to visit a different GTA mosque for every day of the holy month, breaking the fast at 30 different mosques in total.