Donate a Canoe, Toronto FC Win Canadian Championship, and Gender-Neutral Drivers Licences
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Donate a Canoe, Toronto FC Win Canadian Championship, and Gender-Neutral Drivers Licences

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  • If you have and old, leaky canoe lying around, a Toronto art studio would like it. And those who donate their no longer buoyant person-powered water vessels could see it under the Don Mills Road Bridge. The art studio has been commissioned to honour the long and tumultuous history of the river by terrifying boaters with a scene of tangled canoes. It would sort of be like painting a mural of a 40-car pile up on the 401. Though it may seem counter-intuitive, the finished product should be beautiful, but frightening—like the river itself.
  • The Toronto FC have won the Canadian Championships. To win, the team had to pull of some late-game theatrics straight out of a cheesy 90s sports movie. Will Johnson scored in extra time to bring the score to 2-2, and that gave Johnson and the boys the edge in aggregate. While it’s always nice when a team from Toronto wins a national championship, we might want to keep in mind that there are exactly two other major soccer teams in Canada, so we were always going to finish with at least bronze.
  • Every once in a while, a government makes a small gesture to make underrepresented people feel more included in society. Today, the Ontario government did this by announcing it will introduce gender-neutral driver’s licences next year. People who do not wish to tick the ‘M’ or ‘F’ box will be allowed to select an ‘X’ box. Progress feels good, doesn’t it?

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