Thursday, don't even get us started. Unless you're starting with blueberry pancakes. In that case, proceed. To the news: A new new plan for the Portlands, a peek at the mayor in a hospital gown, police are on the case of that awful video, another man charged in connection the Danzig Street shooting, and keeping a close eye on the private garbage trucks.
The newest new plan for the Port Lands revitalization was revealed Wednesday, and it’s looking a lot like a plan. The Ferris wheels of yore have been replaced by bus rapid transit, and the megamall has given way to a phased-in naturalization of the Don River mouth that will hopefully bolster development prices, which will then feed back into the revitalization budget as revitalization progresses. For those curious about the fate of Doug Ford’s (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) final piece in the trifecta of waterfront revitalization, the monorail, stay tuned for more coverage of the plan later today.
We’re getting thrilling glimpses into the very private life of Mayor Rob Ford as he continues his hospital visit and we all continue to wish ’90s George Clooney would just appear in his E.R. scrubs and explain everything. Ford admitted himself to hospital on Tuesday night for throat and/or stomach symptoms, and is now still just kind of hanging out in the hospital. But he is putting his time to good use and
looking thoughtfully at some paper getting some mayor stuff done. There is still no word on when exactly the mayor will be discharged.
Police are seeking the public’s help identifying the gross person who peed on an unconscious man outside the Eaton Centre and posted the video on WorldstarHipHop. Police believe the assault happened last November. A police spokesperson added they don’t “think anyone would have a problem stepping forward and providing the information that we need to make an arrest.” Here’s hoping.
A second man has been charged in connection with the shooting on Danzig Street last month. Police say there’s no evidence the 18-year-old was at the block party when the shots were fired, but he was allegedly threatening people who planned to be at the event. The teen had a gun on him when he was arrested, but there’s no evidence that gun had anything to do with the shooting.
And after getting off to a slow start on Day One of private garbage pick-up in the west end, Green for Life continues to be slow.