Extra, Extra: Animal Heads, TV Hosts, and Utility-Pole Wraps
Torontoist has been acquired by Daily Hive Toronto - Your City. Now. Click here to learn more.



Extra, Extra: Animal Heads, TV Hosts, and Utility-Pole Wraps

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

  • Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) is trying to get city council to allow the Art Gallery of Ontario to install the sculpture seen in the video above—Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei—in the reflecting pool in Nathan Phillips Square. If council approves, the animal heads would arrive on June 10 and remain until October 27. They’d serve as advance promotion for the AGO’s upcoming Ai Weiwei exhibition.
  • Peter Mansbridge has now been hosting CBC’s The National for 25 years. That’s an impressive run.
  • The Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area is going to be putting anti-graffiti wraps on its utility poles, and it wants the internet to help it decide on a decorative pattern. Cast your vote here. [Via Laurence Lui]

Like Torontoist? Send us tips, get involved, or follow us through Twitter, Facebook, or RSS.