Last time we checked Saturday meant consuming copious amounts of fried food. Is that still a thing? In the news: politicians have to read about Gardiner report in the paper, Don Jail flooding, another casino lobbyist gears up, suburban residents speak out against condo development, and no hockey.
You know how we all read about the report that called the Gardiner a “significant hazard to public safety” yesterday? Well that is also when the mayor’s office and councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East), who is chair of the public works committee, got to read the report. Apparently when Minnan-Wong asked to see the report he was told it hadn’t been completed, but it had been. Staffers say they held off on delivering the report because they wanted to get more clarification and more information on how to fix the problem.
Another landmark is showing its age. Parts of the Don Jail were flooded with sewage for two days in a row. Inmates say they were made to clean up the mess, some with their spare clothes, some while wearing only boxers and slippers. Naturally, Corrections Services says the inmates were provided with proper safety equipment, though they did not seem to discount boxers and slippers as proper safety equipment.
Another day, another lobbyist registers to talk casinos at City Hall. This time it’s former city councillor Kyle Rae, who will be lobbying on behalf of Onex to get a casino going. There’s no word from them on where the Onex casino would go, but the CNE grounds and the Convention Centre sites have already been dibsed by MGM and Casers. So hopefully they’ll propose some new site for people to disagree with.
People in Humber Valley Village are worried about a condo development that could be what the Globe calls a “threat to their suburban lifestyle.” Contrary to popular belief, say residents, they actually chose to live in the suburbs.
And the NHL has cancelled games through to November 1. Surprise, surprise.