Why shopkeepers in one Ontario city have enlisted a low-income cleanup crew
Good, in-depth article. The section about the tech in the Maps vans is especially interesting given Apple’s interest in AR and autonomous vehicles.
It’s closing down for 2 years for renovations (that sound pretty great BTW)
Yes, but developers make more money from high-rise, so they’re not into it. I like this idea though, despite it paining me as well as it would transform many great (albeit unaffordable) neighbourhoods:
Expand densification deeper into Toronto’s sleepy, leafy, low-rise neighbourhoods. [Ted Kesik] argues that the city should open up the so-called “yellowbelt” (areas where single-family homes predominate) to allow for fourplexes and other mini-condos to be built. He suggests the return of the so-called Toronto Specials of the 1950s and ‘60s that responded to an earlier wave of immigration would do a lot to let homeowners unlock the value in their land, and create more affordable options for newcomers and new families.
I would also hope that the reforms to the OMB – it’s now the LPAT – might close the door to out-of-control high-rise construction.
Sad! Hope someone can right the ship… “it’s one of only three all-jazz radio stations in North America.”
From the CEO of a facial recognition company
They still like Snapchat and Instagram, less so Facebook and Twitter.
Boooooo. I used to love Instagram but it is getting totally wrecked by Facebook. Isn’t it enough to be the world’s favourite photo sharing platform? Do they have to take on Snapchat and YouTube and who next, Uber? Amazon? The International Criminal Court?
Also, vertical video. What are we, animals?
Performative cruelty and channel separation. This is excellent analysis.
Torontonians like to sound off on Americans’ inability to deal with guns and gun deaths. But Toronto’ s inability to deal with the car creates its own killing fields.
Simple but based on deep understanding of academic research about the topic.
The SARS crisis took 44 lives in Canada. Ninety-three pedestrians or cyclists have died on the streets of Toronto since Vision Zero was implemented two years ago. The time for half-measures is over — and the half measures are not working, anyway.
The Siri Shortcuts feature (and the rebirth of the app Workflow as Shortcuts) is the iOS 12 feature I’m most excited about
For almost 25 years, Shane Smith’s plan for Vice was that, by the time the suckers caught on, he’d never be stuck owning the company he co-founded.
I’m on my lunch, reading this article about Netflix taking over the world and listening to my “Discover Weekly” on Spotify, and it throws up a distinctive-sounding track, so I flip to the band’s bio and read:
ARIWO are a Cuban/Iranian four-piece focused on the rich intersection between electronic music, Afro-Cuban rhythm and Iranian mysticism.
It is an incredible world we live in now, folks. Rich intersections indeed.
The Stanford Prison Experiment was BS
Voice-enabled soundbar, at $399 USD
So that’s some news.