Extra, Extra: Goodbye WORN, Toronto's New Woonerf, and Leafs Already in Last Place
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Extra, Extra: Goodbye WORN, Toronto’s New Woonerf, and Leafs Already in Last Place

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  • WORN Fashion Journal has been been around for 10 years and published 20 issues, but now the independent Toronto fashion publication is calling it quits. It endeavoured to provide “opinion and intelligent commentary that’s untainted by advertisers’ demands,” to “celebrate the universal appeal of fashion, outside of time and trend,” and to “have a sense of humour, but not at anyone’s expense (with the notable exception of our own).” Subscribers will be able to transfer their subscriptions to Broken Pencil, Maisonneuve, Shameless, or The Walrus—all themselves independent Canadian publications.
  • Toronto’s West Don Lands will be soon be home to the city’s first woonerf. This is very exciting, as it is a Dutch word (meaning “living yard”) that is extremely satisfying to say—and because it’s a street designed not only for drivers, but also for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • The cold weather is on its way, and many Torontonians are likely attempting to distract themselves from the prospect of sunlessness and slush by focusing on hockey and the joy it will bring. They should probably not, then, read the results of ESPN’s recent ranking of the best and worst sports franchises. ESPN evaluated all teams in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB—the San Antonio Spurs came out on top, and the Toronto Maple Leafs ended up very much at the bottom. The very bottom—last place on a list of 122 teams.

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