Extra, Extra: Council Chamber Plugs, Teeny-Tiny Condos, and Tetris
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Extra, Extra: Council Chamber Plugs, Teeny-Tiny Condos, and Tetris

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  • The people want (laptop) power and, this year, they will get it. Twelve new electrical outlets will be installed in the public seating sections of Council Chamber through $10,000 of available funding in the 2015 Recommended Operating Budget for Facilities, Real Estate, Environment, and Energy. To quote Sun reporter Don Peat, “City Hall Scoobies get action.”
  • You’ve heard about the Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, but what about the Struggling Young Professional Who Lived in a Shoebox-Sized Condo? Consider it the nursery rhyme’s Toronto real-estate retelling—and, should you be so bold, perhaps your (yes, your) potential future. Some 3,000 micro condo units are currently under construction in Toronto. Measuring at under 500 square feet each, and estimated to cost around $3 per square foot, the wee little living spaces are targeted as affordable points of entry into city’s spendy housing market. They’re slated to be completed this year.
  • The first-ever Toronto Tetris tournament is happening this Thursday at Handlebar in Kensington Market, and it’s probably going to get really vicious.

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