Ed Mirvish: theatre tycoon, city hero and…turkey giveaway guru? People lined up overnight outside Honest Ed’s for the 19th Annual Turkey Giveaway on Sunday. Now approaching age 93, Ed himself was sadly not in attendance, but son David Mirvish took over greeting duties.
City Homicide #64, if you’re keeping track: 26-year-old Mississauga resident, Dennis Kwame Oppong, died after being shot in the head near Front and Spadina early Sunday morning. The victim had been convicted of second-degree murder as a teen, reports the Star.
Police are investigating a shocking murder-suicide this morning as a woman threw her 3 year old son off the Morningside Ave. bridge onto the 401 before leaping to her own death.
And speaking of police activity, a survey conducted to promote a healthy lifestyle in the force revealed that 65% of Toronto cops admit to being overweight. Insert doughnut joke here.
Toronto City Council meets tomorrow for its first session with re-elected Mayor David Miller.
Meanwhile in Ottawa, the House of Commons prepares to meet with newly-elected Stephan Dion after his unexpected victory at this weekend’s Liberal Leadership convention. Some predict an election to push out Conservative PM Stephen Harper as early as next spring.
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