Unless you don't pay attention to Toronto (quite possible if you don't live here) then you've probably heard that all retailers in the city are now required to charge at least five cents for plastic bags. Setting aside any and all issues with this, I like it just because everyone now asks you if you want a bag. Previously they would assume you want one, and unless you were paying attention (my mind wanders...) you'd find your stuff all packed in plastic before you even had a chance to stop them. I frequently have a reusable bag with me but on occasion I failed at using because I wasn't vigilant enough. But this will no longer be the case. Yay!