Once more, with feeling! In the news: The provincial government gets set to sell some of its stake in Hydro One, loosening up restrictions on food truck permits, and the taxi industry cozies up to Jim Karygiannis.
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The Maple Leafs have fired almost everybody. Welcome to the dark night of this city’s hockey soul. In the news: it will cost $990 million to reroute the Gardiner, a new signage pilot project for Toronto parks and trails, the TDSB spies on a principal, and no fines for smokers who light up in public places.
Rob Ford is featured in the latest print ad for Bad Boy Furniture. It is almost like seeing the birth of a future Vintage Toronto Ads post right before our very eyes. In the news: Platform changes for most GO trains at Union Station, bed bug and cockroach infestations at a TCHC property in Scarborough, and another live music venue closes.
Apparently Marilyn Manson was punched in the face at a Denny’s restaurant in Lethbridge, Alberta over the weekend. Lethbridge, this is why you are not allowed to have nice things. In the news: John Tory's “big data” idea to improve Toronto traffic, a hen delivery service for Torontonians who want to raise poultry, a fallen crane in the west end, and freezing rain warnings across the GTA.
All news, all the time. Here is what is happening in our fine city: a proposal to review dog bylaws, the TSO cancels an appearance by a controversial Ukrainian pianist, and the hunt for a purple and gold statue in the Beach.
Here is some pretty crazy news: apparently Cadbury Mini Eggs are now available year-round. Did you know this? Mind-blowing... In other news: Jim Karygiannis wants to ban Uber from City-owned phones, Giorgio Mammoliti wants to take Frances Nunziata to court, an elderly man who was hit by a streetcar has died, and a handy list to help navigate what is open and closed this long weekend.
No April Fools' joke this morning, just the news—which, let’s face it, can kind of seem like a bad joke most days: the TTC is investigating a violent altercation involving two transit officers, Mayor John Tory thinks city councillors spend too much time sweating the small stuff, a TCDSB nominee gets bounced from joining the Board of Health, and York University students head back to class.
If there is one thing to be gleaned from today's headlines, it's that if people ran their personal finances in the same way that governments ran theirs, most of us would either be destitute or in jail. In the news: the provincial government will not cover an $85-million shortfall on the Spadina subway extension, a new report says the future of the TCHC looks grim without a $7.6-billion investment in property repairs, and the City remains powerless to collect $4 million in property taxes from the federal government.
#AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik. If that reference is lost on you, consider yourself a blessed human being. In the news: tempers flare at a meeting of the executive committee, Mayor Tory tells the premier to get on with municipal election reform, and UofT hopes that binding arbitration will end the teaching assistant strike.
Once again, it is time for the news: the Toronto Public Library ends its used-book buying program, Ontario craft breweries want their own retail store, and a mayoral summit with Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Early reports say a German plane has crashed in the French Alps, likely claiming the lives of all 148 passengers on board. In less grim the news this morning: Mayor Tory defends some TCHC executive bonuses, frozen pipes are still affecting more than 800 properties in the city, and antique explosives in a Vaughan home.
According to American economist Tyler Cowen, Scarborough is the best ethnic food suburb in the world. What do you think, Raccoon Nation: is Scarborough the best-kept foodie secret in the city? Discuss amongst yourselves. In the news: UofT has reached a tentative deal with teaching assistants, parking enforcement officers get heat for ticketing on-duty Wheel-Trans vehicles, a portion of Eglinton Avenue is closed because of a weak tunnel, and a patient at Sunnybrook tests negative for Ebola.
If you're under the age of 48, you have not been alive to see the Toronto Maple Leafs win a Stanley Cup. Sadly, this year won’t be your year either, since the Leafs have been bounced out of playoff contention once again. In the news: Kristyn Wong-Tam wants to curb construction noise, a former Paralympian is asked to remove her service dog from a Toronto Tim Hortons location, Captain John’s is up for auction again, and more pieces of the Gardiner come tumbling down.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. While it a pint of beer probably won't make these headlines any more enjoyable, no one will stop you from trying. In the news: controversy after two Ryerson journalism students were denied entry into an on-campus meeting for racialized students, a first look at the design for the Pan Am Games torch, and new statistics about Tasers.
Another day, another news headline. Why beat around the bush? Let’s get right to it. In the news: The new municipal budget passes, the development potential of a Scarborough LRT, and plans for the Stollerys building site.
A new phone app lets you answer all your text messages with lyrics from Drake songs. Not completely useful, but endlessly amusing. In the news: a privacy analyst is under investigation at Trillium Health Centre, hundreds of possible job cuts loom over the TDSB, retaliation graffiti appears in Kensington Market, Shad is the new host of Q, and it's back to school for some York students.
Employees of a state agency in Florida claim they were directed to not use phrases such as "climate change" and "global warming" in official communications. Let that sink in for a second and then facepalm away. In the news: the uncertain future of the Metro Theatre, a TTC lobby group aims to join the commission's board, and spring road closures.
Rob Ford is at least $23,000 richer thanks to his recent online auctions of “memorabilia.” One collector warns that the buyers are unlikely to see a profit from their investment, so here is hoping the person who spent over $16,000 on Ford’s NFL tie really does have that kind of scratch to burn. In the news: A TTC bus driver decides to skip four stops along Lawrence Avenue West for unknown reasons, a dog is hit by a TTC bus in Leaside, the ROM has a new interim director, and a fire at the Grand Hotel.