Being media savvy, Tonika has taken her fundraising efforts online. She's launched a Go Fund Me campaign asking people to help her reach her dream of going to Harvard. So far she's raised a bit over $25,000, not even half of what she needs. But Tonika is used to beating the odds.
Ryan Dyment, co-founder of the TTL, tells us this marks the first time in Canadian history
that both books and tools will be offered for loan under the same roof. The common sense pairing means you can borrow books on home renos and the tools to do 'em properly (but not the common sense, that's on you).
The five-storey extension, to be named Robarts Common, will span the Huron St. side of the building, adding 4,300 square metres of additional space to the crowded interior.
According to recently filed plans with the City of Toronto, Robarts Common will be connected to the main library by a four-storey bridge and include an extensive green roof. A separate plaza connecting the corner of Huron and Harbord streets is planned for the south end of the new pavilion.
Inside, the "Scolhouse" feels more like a contemporary art gallery with its glass atrium and floor-to-ceiling windows. This house is all about natural light--an overhanging skylight and a living room that overlooks a private ravine.
In 2013, the last year for which detailed statistics are available, demand peaked on July 17. That day the Honda Indy was making a racket at Exhibition Place, the discussion around converting the Scarborough RT was approaching a farce, and the temperature peaked at 35.4 degrees--a scorcher.
Not many photos survive from this period (camera technology was still in its infancy) but thanks to careful preservation, and a little luck, it's still possible to get a sense of what Toronto looked like when the horse and cart was king of road.
Here are 5 Toronto intersections as they were 150 years ago.