News & Opinion

The weekly wrap for December 7, 2010

In Coming events, This week in the neighbourhood on December 7, 2010 at 12:01 PM

“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]

Membership doubles, angel investor helps out. Derek Flak and Sarah Green on the progress of the Tranzac Club bailout [blogTO and NOW]

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]

Free Japanese film screenings at Bloor Cinema.  The Japanese Foundation of Toronto presents free film screenings at the Bloor Cinema from December 9-12, 2010. [Toronto Freebies]

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]

Bloor Cinema | 506 Bloor Street West

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Every Friday, the Weekly Wrap collects articles from around the web about or of interest to residents of the West Annex.

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