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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

MAYOR’S RACE: Will the next mayor slay Toronto The Good?

The city's stultifying provincialism needs to catch up to 21st century urbanism


In the middle of a mayoral by-election that includes an idiotic sub-plot about park drinking, Ontario officials yesterday served up this gem: under an agreement with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, 7-Eleven convenience stores will be allowed to sell beer and wine, with the proviso that patrons consume said beverages in new seating areas in their stores (emphasis added). Imagine: you and your date retreat to the local strip mall to nestle between the ATM and the wall... Read more