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Extra, Extra: Criminal Lawyers, Wynnebagos, and Bus Shelter Ad Wraps

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

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  • It’s nice to think that the people and organizations who know the most about the law and are supposed to uphold it will make a point of being especially law-abiding—which is why it’s discouraging to hear that the Law Society of Upper Canada apparently “often fails to report the crimes of its members to police.” And we’re not talking jaywalking or some other not-so-serious crime (we could not, in fact, think of another less serious crime we’d be okay with lawyers committing, although we’re open to suggestions): the Star report mentions theft, fraud, and breach of trust.
  • We are in favour of puns, so we are pleased to hear that reporters have nicknamed Kathleen Wynne’s campaign bus the “Wynnebago.” “Dodge Caravan” for Tim Hudak’s vehicle (because of all of that dodging he does on the issues) is also fine. But “Easy Rider” for Andrea Horwath’s bus? Because of the quality of the food served? Either that’s yucky or we don’t understand it—in either case, the press can do better.
  • Council decided today (by a vote of 29 to 11) that it would allow Astral to place advertising wraps on more than 125 bus shelters. “Advertising wraps” makes the whole business sound so cosy—far more so than would “giant Axe deodorant banners that will block out the sun.”

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  • HotDang

    I’m on board as long as the wrapped shelters smell like Axe… SEXY!!!

    • OgtheDim

      Only Sexy if you are a 41 year old divorced Dad who thinks women think that way…thus the divorce.

      • tyrannosaurus_rek

        Be fair: 14-year-old boys also think Axe is what women want to inhale.

        • OgtheDim

          Axe = never needing to shower again

          • TheSotSays

            Well then go for it Derp, douse yourself in the stuff. It can’t be any worse than any of the other personal habits you’ve told us about.

            And on the positive side, if some wierdo goes by on the street who smells like he just crawled out of the “Private Dump” at the Pahrump Chicken Ranch, we’ll know it’s either you or your mother.

        • HotDang

          Bystanders don’t inhale it, they drink it.

  • OpportKnocks

    People naively believe that the Law Society of Upper Canada exists to protect the public from unscrupulous practitioners who flout the rules and prey on the public.

    The reverse is true, the Society exists to protect its members from us.

    • rich1299

      Its much the same with our various medical colleges. They’re supposed to be professional organizations designed to maintain high professional standards but apparently consider the criminal activities of members as simply a breach of those standards instead of actual crimes. It should be illegal for any professional society to not report members suspected of criminal activity to the police.