Name the Under Gardiner, Drake Can't View the 6ix, and a Human Skull
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Name the Under Gardiner, Drake Can’t View the 6ix, and a Human Skull

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  • The Under Gardiner Project opened voting to the public today to name the barren and very sad 1.75 kilometre stretch of land between Spadina and Strachan. The naming process started with people sending in suggestions, and then a jury of engaged citizens created a shortlist of four names. Now, you can vote for “The Artery,” “The Bentway,” “The Canopy,” or “Gathering Place.” All of the choices have short videos to help voters make their pick. Voting goes on for nine more days, and the winner will be announced with a logo in July. The revitalized space is expected to open in 2017.
  • Drake is trying to make the 6ix feel the same pain that inspires much of his music. That’s the only understandable reason for dropping the “the 6” from his upcoming album title (the 6ix, of course, is Torontoist‘s preferred spelling). The album, which drops tomorrow, will now be titled Views, as in, “did you view how Drake stabbed Toronto in the back?” Drake has been promoting the album as Views from the 6 for nearly a year, and no official reason has been given for the name change.
  • During a stroll through Symes Road Park Trail, a Toronto man discovered a human skull. Police are investigating, and the coroner has confirmed that the skull, as well as some other bones found on the scene, are human remains. The discovery comes just after a woman’s torso was found in the east end of the city, but police say the two findings are unrelated.

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