This Monday goes out to all the Howie Dorough fans out there. You know who you are. In the news: Honest Ed's sold, Karen Stintz officially in the running, Lisi warrants could come out soon, a new report says sprawl is the worst, and a delay for a new St. Lawrence Market building.
The site of Honest Ed’s has officially been sold. Vancouver-based real estate developers Westbank Properties will take possession of the block, located at Bloor and Bathurst streets, after an estimated two- or three-year-long approvals process. The iconic, twinkly store will stay open during that time. According to the Globe and Mail, Westbank Properties has a focus on residential, hotel, and office buildings—which doesn’t sound very focused to us. It has not revealed its plans for the site.
The race that Rob Ford has been running for three year is really on now, as Karen Stintz announced she will run for mayor in the next election. Stintz said she shares many of the mayor’s core beliefs, but thinks his leadership style might be a tad ineffective. Other potential mayoral hopefuls for the 2014 election include John Tory and Olivia Chow—but neither of them has officially thrown down the gauntlet.
Media lawyers will get a peek at the search warrants police had on the mayor’s friend Alessandro Lisi today. A judge will then decide what portion of the uncharacteristically long—480 pages!—document should be released to the media.
According to a report released Monday, sprawl is even worse than we thought. For people who move out to the suburbs in some sort of attempt to save money, there are hidden costs associated with that sprawl they’re settling into, like the cost of buying a car to traverse those sprawly mazes.
And the new north building at St. Lawrence Market won’t be completed until 2016—the project has already been pushed back twice..