TTC does end-run around Toronto Preservation Board. The TTC wants the right to redesign 63 of its 69 stations. Heh. We have 69 TTC stations. Never noticed that before. Heh.
Ontario budget released. The budget contains small business tax cuts (not as large as Jim Flaherty would like) and small amounts of additional spending on infrastructure in public service (not as much as Howard Hampton would like). In short, it is the classic Liberal budget that will piss off pretty much everybody.
Large chunk of Antarctic ice shelf collapses into ocean. The chunk of the Wilkins ice shelf, previously not expected to collapse fully into the ocean for another fifteen years, was about the size of Manhattan. Luckily, John Baird pointed out that Antarctica is like, on the other side of the world, so we don’t have to worry about it.
City’s weather fund takes a hit so that the residential property tax hike stays below 3.75 percent. So that’s less money for snow clearing. On the bright side, more “oh I couldn’t possibly make it to work” snow days next year!
First “Toronto 18” trial commences. The plans of the accused—a youth—included storming Parliament Hill and beheading politicians. This happened right after the aliens with space lasers attacked, but before Lord Voldemort returned with the Death Eaters to kill Jack Layton.
And finally, there’s not gonna be any playoffs for the Leafs this year, looks like.
Photo by Metrix X from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.