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The Weekly Wrap for January 21, 2011

In This week in the neighbourhood on January 21, 2011 at 12:01 AM

“There [sic] still ‘Left Wing Pinkos’ to me”. Don Cherry writes a thank-you note to Spacing Magazine for the donation of button proceeds. [spacingtoronto]

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Why does the right support the separated bike lane network, and the left oppose it? Herb explains the perplexing politics of building cycling infrastructure in Toronto. [I Bike T.O.]

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Lumpy gravy. Marcus Gee asks why only the downtown elites have to shovel their own snow. [The Globe and Mail]

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Before the Dufferin Mall, there was a racetrack. Photoblair investigates the interesting history of the place where the Dufferin Mall now stands. [Photoblair]

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Did you know the heritage view of the Legislature in Queen’s Park is not of significant importance? Karen Howlett reports on Superior Court of Justice Justice Harvison Young’s surprising decision to allow highrise condos behind Queen’s Park. [Globe and Mail]

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“Is Toronto hero-poor?” Derek Flack reviews the short list of local heroes, and speculates why there aren’t more. [blogTO]

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He wrote Billy Bishop Goes to War living in an unheated apartment over a barber shop just down from Honest Ed’s. Shelly Youngblut interviews John Gray. [CalgaryHerald]

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The “Livability Movement”: Lydia DePillis traces the development of the environmental movement’s successor. [Washington City Paper]

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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.

For columns from previous weeks, visit the Weekly Wrap archive.

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