Extra, Extra: The Hurricane, The Underground Cinema, and Graffiti
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Extra, Extra: The Hurricane, The Underground Cinema, and Graffiti

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  • Toronto often laments the fact that New York City does things bigger and more lavishly, but this is not one of those times. We didn’t feel the brunt of Hurricane Sandy last night, but high winds did wreak a modest amount of havoc throughout the city, not the least of which being widespread power outages and a senseless death. Above, some photos of some of the rest of the not-quite-devastation.
  • There was a time when Toronto did have a hurricane disaster to call its own, but it was more than half a century ago. The Toronto Dreams Project has a look back at the night Hurricane Hazel turned everyone’s home into lakefront property. (We did something similar last year.)
  • The Toronto Underground Cinema closed down last month, in large part thanks to financial missteps by its owner. Now it’s back on the market for more than twice what property records suggest that owner paid for the venue in 2008. Anyone want to buy a troubled movie theatre?
  • The City’s new graffiti panel meets on Friday to decide whether some murals are “art” or “graffiti vandalism.” Toronto Life, not content to leave such determinations up to civil servants, wants your opinion.

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