R. Jeanette Martin
What Milk ad milking bus shelter space for all it's worth.
Where Yonge and Heath
Why Passersby can scan giant headphones for workout music.
Photo by Enzo DiMatteo
Fresh Eyes, the first commission of the Toronto 2015 Arts and Culture Advisory Council for the Pan Am Games, officially launched at Nathan Phillips Square on Tuesday, July 10. The 100-metre-long photo installation across the windows of councillors' offices facing onto the square is aimed at getting our pols to see through the eyes of new Canadians and understand the value of new Canadians' perspectives.
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Putting the info back in Astral Media's info pillars was the theme of cARTographyTO's latest guerrilla art project, a response, says the group, to "the erosion and privatization of public space." Some 30 local artists donated their work to the effort as a way of showing "new possibilities" for the spaces. The group says the city has mismanaged its contract with Astral, relaxing enforcement and allowing the outdoor advertising company to redesign the pillars with far less info. cARTographyTo is calling on local businesses not to advertise on the structures.
Photo by Martin Reis
A bid by locals to turn a long-vacant provincially owned parcel of land on the southeast corner of Wellesley and Bay into parkland has hit a snag. The residents association pushing for the greening thought they had the support of local MPP Glen Murray, but now they say the province is intent on selling the land. Local councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam has filed a motion at council this week asking the city to investigate acquiring the land from the province.
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is fined $3 billion by a U.S. court for illegally marketing its popular antidepressants, Paxil and Wellbutrin, as safe for children and withholding information about health risks associated with its diabetes drug Avandia.
Reality check: GSK sales of those drugs topped $23 billion.
Queen and Spadina track work breakdown
Machinery Hoe rams and large boom stick excavators
Excavation proceeds clockwise from the centre of the intersection
Time-lagged staging of all base concrete, track installation, infill and surface concrete work.
Rails, castings and ties pre-assembled in a staging area into 6x25-metre "panels" weighing 10 tonnes each
Hours of operation 7 am to 7 pm
July 17 Expected completion date of track component
Photos by Enzo DiMatteo
Bottles of water delivered to homeless people throughout the GTA by Project Water during last week's heat wave. Whatever happened to drinking fountains?