“More successful as a basher than a builder”. Allan Gregg on the PM’s Soviet-style monitoring system revealed in Lawrence Martin’s Harperland: The Politics of Control [Literary Review of Canada]
Two millionaire phonies bring their faux-joe-lunchbox shtick together today at City Hall. Don Cherry will place chains of office around Rob Ford’s neck [thestar.com]
The Life and Death of the Harbord Streetcar. James Bow traces the wandering route of the now-abandoned line. [Transit Toronto]
City dwellers emit just 30% of the carbon of their country counterparts. Shanta Bartley discovers why it’s greener in the city than the country. [New Scientist]
The Dragon of City Hall. Susan Oppenheim profiles local hero Jane Beecroft of the Community History Project. [Annex Gleaner]
Who is Toronto’s biggest embarrassment, the Leafs or Rob Ford? Toronto Mike asks you to cast your vote for our civic Hall of Shame. [TorontoMike]
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