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Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Crystal Papineau, office space, TTC upload, cemetaries, 1999 snow

  • Laurie Monsebraaten at the Toronto Star looks at the life of Crystal Papineau, the homeless woman who died in a tragic accident in a Bloorcourt clothing donation box.
  • A construction boom is ongoing in Toronto to meet the growing demand for office space. The Globe and Mail reports.
  • The Ontario government is preparing to upload the subway from the City of Toronto by fall. Global News reports.
  • A recent lawsuit by citizen groups has seen a dozen cemeteries in Toronto, including Mount Pleasant, formally defined as public land. CBC Toronto reports.
  • The National Post shares an oral history of the great snowstorm of 1999, which saw an overwhelmed Toronto call in for help removing snow from across the country.
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