Extra, Extra: Toronto Resolutions, Cold-Weather Services for the Homeless, and Raising the French Flag

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Extra, Extra: Toronto Resolutions, Cold-Weather Services for the Homeless, and Raising the French Flag

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Photo from Norm Kelly’s Twitter account.

  • Are you still in the mood to make some resolutions for 2015? Until January 9, you can tweet—using the hashtag #cityresolve—about how you plan to make Toronto a better place to live this year: each day, UrbanLandToronto will select its favourite suggestion (netting the winner a Spacing Store gift certificate), and at the end of it all, chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat will choose her favourite tweet and go out for coffee with the lucky tweeter.
  • It’s expected to start being slightly less bitterly cold in the near future, but the City is advising that additional services for the homeless will remain available even though the extreme cold weather alert was lifted at noon today. These services—such as two 24-hour warming centres—will stay open “until further notice,” the City advises, to “continue to ensure Toronto’s vulnerable persons have a safe and warm place to stay.”
  • The French flag has been raised outside Toronto City Hall to honour those killed in Wednesday’s attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris. Councillor Norm Kelly has also requested that the CN Tower shine red, white, and blue tonight to show our solidarity with France.

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