It's been a long time coming, but Thursday has finally decided to show up. In the news: school lunches get help from Susur Lee, TTC boosts frequency on some routes, police warn about multiple sexual assaults in the west end of downtown, the case of the remains on the Gardiner, and Ryerson provides the morest more cowbell.
Move over Lunch Lady Doris, there’s a new food pusher in the school cafeteria, and he’s kind of a big deal. Chef Susur Lee is stepping into Toronto District School Board cafeterias to try and reinvigorate the places after new rules changed the menus and scared kids away with their lack of fried goods and blue slushies. The plans include asking kids what they want to see in the school feed pit, introducing Wi-Fi to the eat room, and letting students into the kitchen to earn credit.
More riders on the TTC means more revenue for the transit agency, and those increases are being passed along in the form of increased service on 34 routes. The increase means wait times will be reduced on things like the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line and the 504 King streetcar. Also reduced will be the time it takes the TTC to get to our hearts.
Police are warning that recent sexual assaults in the Bloor and Christie area may be related. There were four attacks in the last two weeks and two in July that police also suspect may have been linked to the more recent incidents. Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers.
If you were unlucky enough to get stuck in the gridlock that resulted from the shut down of the Gardiner Expressway on Tuesday night, at least it was for a good cause, right? Officials had shut down the highway to examine remains that were scattered across the road, suspecting they might be from a human. But it was just pig bits.
And thanks to some Ryerson students, we no longer need any more cowbell. They broke the record for the world’s largest cowbell ensemble, with just over 1,000 people chiming (belling?) in.