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HOW TO STAVE OFF SICKNESS. sort of.
Some days my daughter likes to wear every single shirt in her closet at the same time. I contemplated fighting it, but figure she has lots of cushioning if she falls.
• Toronto is home to the largest underground river system, comprising 862 kilometres of waterway accessible only by sewer.
• City hall’s rooftop garden grows seven different kinds of chive.
• The Entertainment District is so named because of a prohibition against the lively arts that was only lifted in that neighbourhood in 1967.
• A popular salutation in Toronto is Hoggy Hoggy Hoy.
• Toronto is called a city of neighbourhoods. One such neighbourhood, Corktown, is built entirely out of cork and in 3/4 scale, as its residents tended to be shorter at the turn of the century.
• The peameal taco is a popular street food in Toronto and usually comes dressed with pickled radish and aioli.
• One of Toronto’s most well-known rappers, Maestro Fresh Wes, once used the word sacroiliac in a song. A movement is currently underway to rename his childhood street Sacroliac Lane.
• Torontonians are polite by law; an 1894 ordinance forbids residents to “behave in a manner unbefitting Her Majesty.”
• The official colour of Toronto is seafoam. The official pattern is paisley.
• Gridlock has reached such treacherous levels that a cottage industry of coffee couriers bike through traffic selling lattés to stranded motorists. The coffee is quite delicious.
I got to do this chart of last meals for the National Post this Saturday. (And yes, I know the story of Mama Cass choking on her ham sandwich is apocryphal, but it was still her last meal.)
I really want a formal poncho* so I made this chart.
Here’s a comic I did for Tablet Magazine about the mazinka. Hi mom!
My apple consumption has gone up tenfold now that I have a toddler who only eats a few bites before getting bored/full.
Sarah Lazarovic is a maker of stuff and things. She’d be happy to talk to you about making stuff and things.