Are you looking forward to Tuesday? Because Tuesday is looking forward to you. And with such hope, some bountiful newsiness: A funeral was held for a victim of the Danzig Street shootings; Mayor Ford asks for more money and the Premier says "sure," kinda; two rifle athletes are asked not to speak at youth event; a woman cons a special-needs school; the El Mocambo gets sold, again; RBC to announce a real-estate report; and potentially bogus parking tickets.
A funeral was held Monday for Joshua Yasay, one of the victims in the Danzig shooting last week. The 23-year-old was mourned by hundreds who gathered for the ceremony in Ajax.
In the political wake of the recent gun violence, Mayor Rob Ford asked Premier Dalton McGuinty for more money for policing, and he got it. Sort of. McGuinty announced Monday that the Province will continue to dedicate $5 million annually to the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy, or TAVIS. That’s a thing that’s been happening already. So now it’s just still happening. The Province is also fast-tracking some funding for community programs. Up next, the mayor will ask Prime Minister Stephen Harper for more money for policing.
In further fallout from last week’s gun violence, two young rifle athletes, if that’s a title, are being uninvited from speaking at a youth event ahead of the Ontario Summer Games. The 17- and 18-year-old shooters were set to endorse their sport to a room full of summer camp kids and the like, but the City has asked that not happen.
A woman who defrauded a school for special needs children where she worked was sentenced to two years of house arrest. The woman, along with a group of four others, was responsible for taking about $900,000 from the school. The school for kids with special needs. We’re sure they all feel bad enough about this, and the woman even paid back the $750,000 portion that she took herself. But let us just add another, “Wow, guys. Wow.”
In music news, the El Mocambo was apparently opened in 1848, which explains a lot. The music venue has been passed around a lot over the years, and as of yesterday it came into the possession of Sam Grosso and Marco Petrucci, who own/run the Cadillac Lounge and 99 Sudbury respectively. So that should be interesting.
RBC is set to release a report on real estate today that says, among other things, “Sprawl is not the problem, it’s the solution,” and “Bubble? what bubble?”
Get a parking ticket recently? Hating somebody over it? Well, before you go paying and hating, make sure the ticket is legitimate. You might be extremely lucky to be in possession of a baloney parking ticket. Like Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. But different. And not made of actual bologna.