Newsstand: August 12, 2015
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Newsstand: August 12, 2015

Another day, another Jays win. In other news, city hall's wards could see a shakeup, and a magazine we're unfamiliar with says we're the most livable city in the world.

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City Hall’s long-awaited ward boundary review has been issued. The various staff options could see council seats reduced by as many as six, to 38, or increased by as many as 14, to 58, depending on which principles and priorities council chooses. The shift in council seats would affect the 2018 election, and would make more seats available in areas of high population growth, such as the waterfront, and along major avenues.

Toronto has been named the world’s most livable city. The honour comes courtesy of New York-based architecture and design magazine Metropolis, which cited Toronto’s tower-renewal program, the city’s neighbourhoods, and the Union-Pearson Express airport rail link. The honour will doubtlessly be mentioned in many speeches over the next year, even if no one knows how these things get decided.

The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland A’s 4-2 to win their ninth consecutive game. Coupled with a New York Yankees loss to the Cleveland Indians, the Jays are now only half a game back of the division lead in the American League East. The Jays continue their series with the A’s tonight in Toronto with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey going to the mound.