Extra, Extra: Hamilton City Councillor Carded, A Library of Things, and a Tribute to Prince
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Extra, Extra: Hamilton City Councillor Carded, A Library of Things, and a Tribute to Prince

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Photo by Kat Northern Lights Man from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

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  • In case you’ve missed it, carding still exists in the GTA. Hamilton’s first Black city councillor, Matthew Green, tweeted yesterday that he was “arbitrarily stopped/questioned” by a Hamilton police officer. Green filed a complaint with the city after the experience, and says he has been stopped and questioned before, but never as an elected official. His tweet sparked debate online, which was elevated and rational (syke!).
  • Ever been to the library and wished you could take out a tent instead of a book? Well, now you can. Canada’s first Library of Things opened today in Toronto. Members pay $50 a year and can take out a range of things, like toys, camping equipment, or party supplies. The library comes from the same people who made the Toronto Tool Library, and is hoping to help people share other things the same way they’ve shared tools over the past few years. (Via Reddit.)
  • On May 2 at Massey Hall, Choir! Choir! Choir! is putting on an event to honour Prince. C!C!C! and people in attendance will sing “When Doves Cry” in three-part harmony. People who wish to sing will be given a lyric sheet, placed in the appropriate vocal section, and will learn the arrangement from Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman for two hours before belting it out in a finale. Tickets for the event cost $19.99 and all proceeds go to the Regent Park School of Music, Massey Hall, and Roy Thomson Hall’s music program.

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