Extra Extra: The Black Lives Matter Mixtape, A New Voice on the TTC, and Don't Be Late to the Meter
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Extra Extra: The Black Lives Matter Mixtape, A New Voice on the TTC, and Don’t Be Late to the Meter

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  • After more than a week of protesting in front of Toronto Police headquarters, Black Lives Matter Toronto has released Toronto Black City Mixtape: A Love Letter In Song To Black Community. The mixtape features tracks from prominent Toronto artists stretching across different genres and styles. All proceeds from the mixtape will go to Black Lives Matter Toronto to help support the tent city that has sprung up in front of the police headquarters. Artists Junia T, Spek Won and pHoenix Pagliacci donated their music for the effort.
  • Soon TTC travellers will have a new voices to annoy them during delays. Andrea Rooz, a veteran voice actor from Toronto, has mimicked service announcements on the TTC since she was a child. Now she gets to alert commuters about delays for real. Rooz’s voice can already be heard on some services announcements as part of the TTC’s continuing search to replace Danny Nicholson, the iconic voice of the TTC for the past 16 years, who retired earlier this month.
  • John Tory promised to crack down on rush hour parking infractions during the 2014 race for mayor. The result is the number of vehicles towed doubled from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, 42,763 vehicles were towed–that’s up from 20,238 in 2014, good for a difference of 17,348. Even though the tows are way up, the number of parking tickets issued went down. So, while you’re a bit less likely to get a ticket in Toronto, for the love of your automobile, don’t be late to the meter.

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