Extra, Extra: 300-Metre Slip-and-Slide, A New Streetcar Route, and The First Physician-Assisted Death in Toronto

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Extra, Extra: 300-Metre Slip-and-Slide, A New Streetcar Route, and The First Physician-Assisted Death in Toronto

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  • Slide the City is setting up a 300-metre slip-and-slide in Toronto this summer, which organizers promise has “got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers.” The travelling water party event attracted hundreds of Torontonians to Downsview Park last summer eager to queue up for a long, speedy ride on their luxury pool floats. This year’s event will happen on July 16, with more details to come.
  • TTC is putting a rush on the new 514 Cherry streetcar that will ease congestion along King Street. The trolley, one of the forthcoming fully accessible Bombardier streetcars, would run from Dufferin to Cherry, and would attract 51,000 new riders annually while freeing up 15 per cent more capacity on the 504 King. The TTC board votes on the move next Wednesday, and if approved, the 514 Cherry could be running by June 19.
  • Toronto Superior Court Justice Paul Perell granted an 81-year-old man suffering from advanced-stage lymphoma approval for doctor-assisted death. It’s the third case in Canada, outside of Quebec, where a physician will legally assist a patient in dying, and the first in Ontario. “Having reviewed the evidentiary record, I have concluded that [the patient] satisfies the criteria,” said Perell. The approval precedes the June 6 deadline for the federal government to craft new legislation around assisted-death.

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