Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- ATU Local 113, the TTC workers’ union, has rolled out a snazzy new ad campaign designed to show Toronto how great its members are. In an interview with the Star, union president Bob Kinnear implied that his organization has spent around $1 million on the publicity push. The video spot (embedded above) is being shown both on TV and during movie previews. It’s intended to weaken public support for contracting out TTC jobs, but it’s so slick and stylish that it might end up having the opposite effect. Who’s going to go out of their way to sympathize with a special interest that has enough money to put together something like this?
- The RoboCop remake is being filmed in Toronto, and BlogTO has some shots of a day’s activity on the set. The new-fangled robo suit looks okay, we guess.
- Here is a video of Mayor Rob Ford apparently refusing to give pizza money to some (admittedly obnoxious) high-school kids, who he advises to go play football instead. We’ll say this for the man: he’s pretty consistent with his whole no-handouts-except-for-football-equipment M.O.