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September 12th
1:41 PM

Rob Ford withdraws from mayor’s race, Doug files to take his place | Toronto Star

fycanadianpolitics: Fucking hell. If Torontonians had any decency, this would collapse the Fords’ support, but I’ve no faith that’s going to happen.

[…] Mayor Rob Ford (Open Rob Ford’s policard) has ended his re-election bid but his brother, Councillor Doug Ford (Open Doug Ford’s policard), is replacing him in the Toronto mayoral race.

The Fords made the surprise move Friday before the 2 p.m. deadline for candidates to add or remove their names from the ballot for the Oct. 27 vote.

Rob Ford’s withdrawal came just before 1 p.m. After some problems with paperwork, Doug Ford was confirmed as mayoral candidate after 1 p.m.

Rob Ford is now candidate for Ward 2 Etobicoke North, the seat he held from 2000 until 2010. It is expected that the Fords’ nephew, Michael Ford, will withdraw as a council candidate in that ward.

Rob Ford was polling, after a chaotic, scandal-filled term, in second place, behind John Tory but ahead of Olivia Chow, when stomach pain sent him to the hospital Wednesday.

The head of his health-care team at Mount Sinai Hospital told reporters Thursday that Ford has a “fair size” mass in his abdomen […]

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branchplant: For those of you who remember our post earlier this year on Track Toronto, you’ll pleased to know that the groundbreaking initiative led by Chloe Doesburg, Jonathon Tyrrell, and PLANT’s very own Lauren Barhydt has gained traction — and seen its fair share of good press.  The trio has created an online resource that promotes musical explorations of the city, specifically Toronto-focused songwriting and music.
Track Toronto recently expanded its virtual collection to the public realm: beginning with a small cluster of signs, eight in total, all within easy walking distance of each other in Toronto’s west-end neighbourhood. The signs have a lyric sample, the song name and artist, and a QR bar code that steers your smartphone to a playable song stream so you can listen on the spot.
Track Toronto’s musical map of the city can be found at www.listentotrack.ca . A map of the Parkdale sign project can be found at http://bit.ly/1tk5Tsb.

branchplant: For those of you who remember our post earlier this year on Track Toronto, you’ll pleased to know that the groundbreaking initiative led by Chloe Doesburg, Jonathon Tyrrell, and PLANT’s very own Lauren Barhydt has gained traction — and seen its fair share of good press.  The trio has created an online resource that promotes musical explorations of the city, specifically Toronto-focused songwriting and music.

Track Toronto recently expanded its virtual collection to the public realm: beginning with a small cluster of signs, eight in total, all within easy walking distance of each other in Toronto’s west-end neighbourhood. The signs have a lyric sample, the song name and artist, and a QR bar code that steers your smartphone to a playable song stream so you can listen on the spot.

Track Toronto’s musical map of the city can be found at www.listentotrack.ca . A map of the Parkdale sign project can be found at http://bit.ly/1tk5Tsb.

(via tumblngtoronto)

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torontostreet: Queen Street West, Toronto © Trevor Hughes

torontostreet: Queen Street West, Toronto © Trevor Hughes

September 10th
7:26 PM
tumblngtoronto: CP24 reporting that it is *unconfirmed* whether he really has a tumour or not.

tumblngtoronto: CP24 reporting that it is *unconfirmed* whether he really has a tumour or not.

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September 8th
11:11 AM

(via lilwormie)

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elpapelyanoestaenblanco: Winter Garden Theater, Toronto.

September 7th
10:51 AM
"A shot from back in the 1970’s from Yonge and Albert featuring a Toronto Police Ford Pinto. […] The photo also shows that cool looking building to the right of the Pinto. That was the original Eaton store which was removed for the Eaton Centre. A great piece of urbanism was replaced by the dead space that the Eaton Centre creates along Yonge Street today." — Urban Toronto

"A shot from back in the 1970’s from Yonge and Albert featuring a Toronto Police Ford Pinto. […] The photo also shows that cool looking building to the right of the Pinto. That was the original Eaton store which was removed for the Eaton Centre. A great piece of urbanism was replaced by the dead space that the Eaton Centre creates along Yonge Street today." — Urban Toronto

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Queen St. E., looking e. from Baseball Place, 1954

Queen St. E., looking e. from Baseball Place, 1954