Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Nordstrom, the U.S. department store chain, announced today that it’s going to be opening up four locations in Canada, including one at Sherway Gardens, in Toronto. The three non-Toronto locations will be at malls owned by Cadillac Fairview, in spaces vacated by Sears. (Cadillac Fairview reportedly paid Sears $170 million to give up its leases.) You know what else is a Cadillac Fairview mall with a Sears in it? The Eaton Centre. Sherway Gardens is a long, long way out of downtown. Could Nordstrom have its eye on Yonge-Dundas Square?
- The University of Toronto has mapped the hometowns of its incoming class of first-year undergrads. Canadian cities, naturally, are the biggest single point of origin. But then there’s also one kid from Uzbekistan.
- You know Clayton Ruby, the gray-haired lawyer who dragged Mayor Rob Ford to court last week? Toronto Dreams has uncovered photographic evidence of his Yorkville hippie past.
- Mayor Rob Ford has managed to earn quite a few formal complaints for himself over the course of the past two or so years. Today, he added another one to the pile.