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Getting to the Greek
Traditional dance group Levendia-X hit the G-spot at Taste Of The Danforth, Sunday, August 12, 2:59 pm. See more photos here.
WHAT Ghost bike installed by Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists to remember Joe Mavec.
WHERE Near the streetcar tracks on Wychwood where Mavec fell and died on Monday, August 6.
WHY In heaven, everyone rides a bike. RIP.
Photos by Martin Reis
The specs on those fancy new articulated buses the TTC is planning to add to its fleet, pending board approval in September
LENGTH 18 metres - 6 metres longer than non-articulated buses
SEATING For 62 - 21 more than non-articulated buses
INTERIOR HEIGHT 1.9 metres
DOOR WIDTH .9 metres (front) 1.2 metres (rear)
OPTIONS AVAILABLE Under-seat lighting, overhead luggage racks, personal reading lamps, work tables, bike rack
ENGINE Ultra-low-sulphur diesel hybrid
Art Starts' youth mentorship program unveiled a community mural on Ranee in Lawrence Heights on Tuesday, August 14, "exploring themes of hope and determination in the face of uncertainty and change." We love it.
Photo by Josh Barndt
172 million tonnes
Amount of greenhouse gas emissions absorbed by forests and wetlands in Ontario's Greenbelt, according to the David Suzuki Foundation's recently released report, Carbon In The Bank. That's equivalent to the GHGs released by the province's entire transportation, industrial, building and electricity sectors combined.
Las Vegas Sands Corp., one of a handful of Sin City gambling operations vying to build a GTA casino, is being investigated by the U.S. attorney's office for money-laundering. According to the Wall Street Journal, senior execs are alleged to have failed to alert authorities about two questionable money transfers to its casinos: one from a Mexican businessman indicted on drug trafficking charges, and the other from a California exec convicted of taking kickbacks from casino vendors. As well, the company's been locked in a legal battle with its former Sands China CEO, Steve Jacobs, whose $100 million suit alleges he was let go after refusing to break the law. Jacobs has accused Sands of possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for putting a government official on its payroll. The company has hired Campbell Strategies Inc. and Global Public Affairs lobbyists to represent its interests at City Hall.
No, this snap of a litter vac operator in full snore on Springhurst, Tuesday, August 7, 10:08 am (was he on coffee break?) is not another example of a city employee hard at work wasting taxpayers' money. This fellow actually works for Pave-Tar Construction, one of two companies recently contracted by the city to provide street cleaning services, no doubt under the illusion that privatization means more bang for our buck.