Yes, it is already Thursday, and you are not losing your mind. Stay anchored to reality with some news: delayed Port Lands report raises casino questions, parents of teen killed by a TTC bus sue police and transit commission, Conrad Black's night on the town, St. Lawrence Market's old supervisor not going away silently, and Schoolhouse shelter shutdown.
City staff say they need more time to
sketch in a casino work on plans for the redevelopment of the Port Lands. The City decided to take another look at the plans for the site that were put together by Waterfront Toronto, and planned to have the new plan ready to present next month. But instead, the plan won’t be ready until the fall. Though City staff say this has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation named the Port Lands as one of four spots with casino potential in the GTA. Maybe don’t bet on that.
The parents of a teenager who was killed two years ago after being hit by a TTC bus are suing the TTC and Toronto police for $2 million. They claim the bus was travelling above the speed limit, and police did not do enough to control the crowds of teenagers that had spilled on to Lake Shore Boulevard after police broke up a party at Woodbine Beach.
News alert: Media baron Conrad Black lives in Toronto now, again, and attends a newsish event. Black was seen hobnobbing with press-types at Huffington Post Canada’s one-year anniversary party last night. Also at the party, the Toronto Sun. Also, s’mores. Can you feel the newsiness wafting over you like the smell of hot marshmallows?
The man who used to be in charge of St. Lawrence Market, until the City reassigned him six weeks ago, says he doesn’t know why he was moved out after more than 30 years of service at the Market. Jorge Carvalho told the National Post that he’d like his old job back, and might even take the matter to court. The City says Carvalho was moved to promote depth of knowledge across the organization, to which Carvalho replied, “hahahahahaha.”
And despite the efforts of some protesters at City Hall yesterday, the Schoolhouse shelter will probably close down anyway.