A roundup of some of the latest news in women, Toronto, and/or politics this week. What stories did you read this week? Tell us in the comments.
- Mayor John Tory has vowed to end carding. On Monday, the Mayor declared his opposition to the practice which has, as he says, “eroded the public trust.” A public petition against carding is now also being circulated, you can sign it here.
- Toronto council approves the “hybrid solution” for Gardiner East. Listen to former Vancouver chief planner Brent Toderian talk to CBC’s Stephen Quinn about the implications.
- In celebration and support of Toronto chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat, the hashtag #thankyoujen has been making the rounds on twitter. See the full story here.
- Shad has now officially replaced Action Bronson at NXNE. In response to a petition citing misogynistic lyrics which garnered over 42,000 signatures, NXNE has confirmed that Shad will now headline the event in Dundas Square on June 21.
- Neville Park’s monthly City Council cheat sheet is up! A straightforward route to find out what’s happening with the Gardiner, the budget, and mirrorshades-wearing console cowboys.
- Desmond Cole has signed a deal with Doubleday Canada to publish a book based on his excellent Toronto Life piece from April.
- Ethnic Aisle is creating a digital magazine about race and ethnicity, telling diverse stories from the city we call home. Help keep it sustainable through their Patreon account.