Extra, Extra: Planetarium Plans, Ford Meets Tyson, and Sarah Thomson's Request
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Extra, Extra: Planetarium Plans, Ford Meets Tyson, and Sarah Thomson’s Request

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  • Those of us who are no longer entirely young and who once enjoyed astronomy, lasers, and the sounds of classic rock still mourn the loss of the McLaughlin Planetarium, which once regularly invited Torontonians to tour the solar system (and also to watch those aforementioned lasers as they grooved along to the sounds of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd). But 90 Queen’s Park Crescent could soon be reimagined for a new generation and generations to come: the University of Toronto has announced that it has plans to redevelop the site and transform it into a home for a new Jewish Museum of Canada and performance space for the Institute of Islamic Studies.
  • What happened when Rob Ford met Mike Tyson, as we all knew he eventually would? Why, Mike Tyson called him the “best mayor in Toronto history,” of course.
  • Sarah Thomson has dropped out of the mayoral race—and she’d like some company. The former candidate for mayor, who’s now running for council in Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, is requesting that either Olivia Chow or John Tory drop out of the race by election night if it seems Rob Ford has a decent chance of winning.

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