Pay your rent! And in the news: The Toronto police officer who is under investigation for his involvement in the shooting death of Sammy Yatim has been identified, a new poll finds six out of 10 Torontonians support the Scarborough subway over an LRT, but also that people may not understand the options, one of the alleged gang members who was featured in a photo with Mayor Rob Ford is out on bail, and buying coffee for hundreds of strangers has, blessedly, hit Toronto.
The Toronto police officer who is under investigation—and has been suspended—for his involvement in the Friday shooting of Sammy Yatim has been identified. Constable James Forcillo is, apparently, a six-year veteran of the force, and has been named the sole “subject officer” in the Special Investigations Unit probe into the now infamous streetcar shooting incident. Essentially, this means the SIU agency believes his conduct killed Yatim.
A new poll by Forum Research finds that six out of 10 Toronto residents support the divisive (at least on city council) plan to replace the Scarborough RT with a subway, and not with light rail. The poll also indicates, however, that some respondents might answer differently if they actually understood the concrete differences between the two options. Apparently, hollering the phrase “the people want subways” over and over again does not an explanation make. Even if, y’know, the people do want subways. Which they might not. Who the fuck knows.
Monir Kasim, one of the alleged gang members who appeared in the infamous photo with Mayor Rob Ford, has been released on bail a month and a half after he was arrested on drug, gang, and weapons charges. The reasons for his bail are under a publication ban.
Pay-it-forward-esque coffee buying is, apparently, the latest hit craze to come to Toronto. On Monday, in Mount Sinai Hospital’s basement Tim Hortons, an expecting couple anonymously bought 500 small double-doubles for the next 500 lucky customers. The act of random kindness was preceded by a man who bought $860 worth of coffee for strangers in an Edmonton Tim Hortons, and an Ottawa incident wherein a customer paid for the next 500 coffees. Oprah would be proud, guys!