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The Weekly Wrap for January 7, 2011

In This week in the neighbourhood on January 7, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Homage to Honest Ed's: one of the windows that earned Sonic Boom the title 'Best window displays in Toronto'

Elaborate and often hilarious“.  Derek Flack praises the work of window dresser Tim Oakley in rating Sonic Boom’s windows at 512 Bloor Street West among the Best Window Displays in Toronto. [blogTO]

“Twenty acres of downtown Toronto—more than a hundred buildings—were on fire.” Adam Bunch draws together photographs and online resources about the Great Toronto Fire of 1904 including, incredibly, film footage. [The Toronto Dreams Project]

“When will reality bite Ford?” John Lorinc wonders if a Walkerton-type disaster will bring the Ford honeymoon to an end.  [spacingtoronto]

Vermont Square says no to basketball nets. Lisa Aldredge reports on developments in the Vermont Square renewal.  [NOW, brought to our attention by the excellent  Ring Around the City]

Mover and shaker. Dana Lacey follows the move of Torontoist editor David Topping to OpenFile Toronto. [The Canadian Journalism Project]

“Ron Thom wrote that Robarts Library represents everything in architecture that’s arrogant and wrong.” Christopher Hume examines the $42 million refurb of Fort Book.  [thestar.com]

A prelimary study of how Robarts could look | Image courtesy of Diamond and Schmitt Architects

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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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