It’s been more than a year since Torontonians were promised not one, but two cat cafés. Yet we still must stay home if we want to pet kitties and sip coffee simultaneously.
But Jennifer Morozowich hopes to put our long nightmare to an end by opening the Kitty Cat Café this fall—even if she has to sell her own home to make it happen.
“I know,” she says, when asked about selling her house to fund her business. “But it’s my dream, and I’m not giving up on my dream.”
In which we highlight key items from the month’s city council meeting, and let you know how you can follow along.
It wouldn’t truly be a council term without talk about a casino in Toronto! That’s one of many topics on tap this month at council. Mayor John Tory, among others, are in favour of expanding the opportunities to gamble at Woodbine Racetrack. Tory earned a narrow 24–21 victory on the Gardiner debate last month, and, despite his uninspired leadership on the file, it showed he can pass a contentious item at council. Can he build momentum? Stay tuned!
There's labour in the air. In the news today: an arbitrator rules in favour of U of T, the school board and Ontario government aren't on speaking terms (and likely won't be all summer), and taxi drivers promise that, actually, no, they won't stage a massive protests during the Pan Am Games.
Both bad and good-ish news this Monday, so let's start with the bad: beer will be hitting grocery store shelves around Christmas, but wine won't follow until 2016; the Ministry of Labour is essentially useless in collecting unpaid wages; and a large group gathered in the city yesterday to call for action on climate and the economy. (That last is solutions-oriented, so it's good news, right?)