Oh good, Monday's back. Now we have a target for all our pent-up emotions. In the news: TCHC considers selling Rosedale headquarters, Mayor Rob Ford's schedule for the past few months, Mike Layton gets married, engineers try to build a human-powered helicopter, and topless alien believers go for a walk.
Like putting your money where your mouth is, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is looking to move its headquarters to where its clients is. Are. Currently, the housing corporation is headquartered in Rosedale in a building purchased for $5.7 million in 2002. New TCHC CEO Gene Jones thinks the tony address gives the wrong impression and can be intimidating. Plus, he hopes the building could net as much as $18 million on today’s real estate market, money that could be put toward the corporation’s repairs backlog. And as far as moving to the area the agency serves, councillor Frances Nunziata (Ward 11, York South-Weston) has suggested her ward.
In case you’ve been wondering what Mayor Rob Ford was up to between March and July, you’re in luck. The Star has
all a couple of the nitty-gritty details of the mayor’s schedule of official events and meetings lately. Or if you’d rather take in a live show, the mayor is being forced to testify in a conflict-of-interest trial that could lose him the mayoralty if he’s found guilty. The hearing is set to begin September 5.
Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina) tied the knot this weekend. Layton married Brett Tryon on the Toronto Islands on Saturday, near the spot where his late father, Jack Layton, and Olivia Chow were wed.
Several Toronto engineers are busying themselves perfecting their human-powered helicopter in a quest for money, prizes, and glory. But a lackadaisical team from Maryland is hot on their heels (or is it blades?). Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion of Chopper Wars: Human Power Edition. No, but seriously, do. Because science owns you and you should be nice to it.
If you’re not nice to science, you may end up topless in the Beaches, marching for the already-existing right for women to go bare-breasted in public, like a group of about 20 people did on Sunday. The group organizing the protest call themselves Raelians and say they believe Earth was created by an extra-terrestrial civilization. Ok. It probably wasn’t. But ok.