Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly knows what’s going on. He knows that Drake’s new album will probably be called Views From the 6, and that “the 6″ might be a reference to Toronto. He also knows that “yo” is something one says, thinks he might be able to call Drake “Drizzy,” and apparently believes that, if he asks nicely, Drake might want to spend some time with him on the roof of City Hall.
Taking the stage of the largest cinema at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this morning, just over a month before showtime, Toronto International Film Festival CEO and director Piers Handling and artistic director Cameron Bailey announced a small selection of titles to be featured at the 39th edition of TIFF. As always, the opening press conference stuck to the Special Presentations and Gala programs, withholding most Canadian titles, and leaving big news for fans of alternative filmmaking in programs like Wavelengths and Midnight Madness still to come.
Happy birthday, Prince George. Here's to another year of bashing other kids on the head at playgroup as the most popular member of the Royal family. In the news: a company challenges the City’s private parking ban, Scarborough residents unite against a TTC bus garage, the Toronto Time Bank offers helping hands, and the Canada Revenue Agency targets PEN Canada.
The weekend was jam-packed with news from all over the world. Here's some local flavour. The provincial government wants to increase the aviation fuel tax, a factory in the Junction Triangle is upsetting residents, and the provincial Liberals are playing hardball with a First Nations community.
Apparently Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has expressed interest in buying the Buffalo Bills. Because nothing says “Toronto!” like Bon Jovi and the NFL. In the news: A 24-year-old Ajax man was among the passengers of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, David Soknacki wants to make early-morning commuting free, a crackdown on leash-free dog walking, and a new Ford enters politics.