Extra, Extra: Laneway Dreams, Out-of-Province Plates, and Televising Corsets



Extra, Extra: Laneway Dreams, Out-of-Province Plates, and Televising Corsets

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  • Could your neighbourhood laneway use some sprucing up? If you have an alley-related vision you’d like to see realized, the Laneway Project wants to hear about it. The local organization is currently taking applications for two “laneway transformation projects,” each of which will involve “the development of a vision and master plan, and most importantly an implementation plan and funding strategy to bring the community’s laneway vision to fruition.”
  • Out-of-province licence plates will offer no protection if you’re a driver who regularly flouts the law while tooling around Toronto: Mayor John Tory announced today that as part of his crackdown on traffic violations, out-of-town vehicles that make a habit of blocking lanes and parking illegally will be towed, starting next month.
  • Fans of corsets, Murdoch Mysteries, and Torontoist‘s regular Historicist column will be delighted to hear that the most recent episode of the Toronto-set television series appears to have taken inspiration from a column about the foundation garment by our very own David Wencer. We can only imagine this episode will itself inspire a Murdoch spinoff featuring Constable George Crabtree investigating crimes committed by or related to historical undergarments.

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