Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Some good news from the TTC: the intersection of Spadina Avenue and King Street will be reopening on schedule tomorrow morning at 6 a.m., following almost two weeks of streetcar-track construction. 504 King and 508 Lake Shore streetcar service will be back to normal, though the 510 Spadina streetcar is expected to remain out of commission until September 1. (Shuttle buses will continue to run in the meantime.)
- Who’s the hardest-working bird of prey in Toronto? Why, it’s Bitchy, the seagull-intimidating hawk. (The falcons at Medieval Times are incredibly jealous, no doubt.)
- Stephen Harper is proroguing parliament.
- Spacing‘s John Lorinc was lucky enough to get a tour of Union Station’s new train-shed roof, which is still under construction. It’s hard to appreciate how much the new structure is going to change the feel of the station until you look at some pictures.
- The Ontario Press Council is going to be holding two hearings in response to complaints about articles on drug allegations against Mayor Rob Ford, one of which was published in the Star, and the other of which appeared in the Globe. The OPC doesn’t actually have the power to punish reporters or editors, and in any case probably won’t find against either paper. But the hearings should be interesting to watch.
- And here’s a picture of Mayor Rob Ford with an actual monkey on his actual back. So literal.
This post originally implied that Stephen Harper’s latest move to prorogue parliament is exceptional, when in fact this particular prorogation is considered fairly routine.