I mean honestly, who hasn't had a photo taken with the Hells Angels, am I right? In the news: both Porter and Norm Kelly are hustling for support for the Billy Bishop runway extension, you may as well consider Premier Wynne and Deputy Mayor Kelly new BFFs for life, it's hard to buy an elephant nowadays, and Sarah Polley is one step closer to an Oscar nod.
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So we meet again, December. Please be gentler on my waistline than you were last year. In the news: A Toronto Police officer passes away from injuries related to a weekend car crash; yesterday's budget meeting saw concerns raised about childcare and transit; Doug Ford puts up his verbal dukes to spar with the head of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; Doug Ford also has choice words for Premier Wynne as she prepares to meet with Norm Kelly; and GTA house prices are really, really expensive.
Black Friday has come to Canada. While people are generally the worst, people hunting for 7 a.m. door crasher sales at big box stores are beyond the worst. Shop local, if only to preserve your sanity. In the news: Apparently Rob Ford is a newsmaker, Toronto will host a Pride House for the Sochi Olympics even if the Sochi Olympics won't host one, a Toronto school is the model for success of Ontario's full-day kindergarten program, a woman is denied entry into the US because of clinical depression, and —sing it with me!— weekend road closures.
It's Wednesday, so we're all halfway through this slow-motion train wreck of a week. In the news: brace yourselves for a frenetic winter, Americans are now referencing Toronto when it comes to cracked-out mayors, the Toronto Public Library flourishes, the worst mansion in history goes up for auction, and Pharrell Williams is bringing some hip art to the Design Exchange.
Not feeling super witty today. The cold weather has knocked the good humour straight out of me. In the news: Rob Ford storms out of yesterday's budget meeting, Toronto Centre still bleeds Liberal red, wondering whether or not community planning boards are right for the city, a founding member of the National Ballet of Canada has passed away, and the city has its highest number of traffic-related fatalities since 2006.
We made it through another week, friends. Everything's coming up Milhouse! In the news: Stephen Harper jokes that Rob Ford can't have his job, Mayor Ford jokes about being a joke, nobody will be joking about the city budget due to be presented next week, the Pan Am Games' organizers announce opening ceremony venues, the 54th traffic fatality of the year has Bill Blair concerned, and a TTC driver bids riders adieu to his job in epic fashion.
Only three more sleeps 'til the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special. Allons-y, Alonso! In the news: the Ford brothers' new television show gets axed, more media outlets are calling the mayor on his bogus claims, a breakdown of who has joined Norm Kelly's office, contaminated soil at Central Tech, a trapped construction worker will be okay, and overcrowding in Toronto schools.
All these silly little children and mayors wanting to grow up to be Prime Minister one day. Everyone knows that being Governor General is REALLY where it's at. In the news: If the world isn't laughing at Toronto after yesterday's special city council meeting, then who knows what planet we live on; the brothers Ford talk all the nonsense with Saint Peter of Mansbridge; the TTC delays debating a fare hike; GO Transit wants to shush you during rush hour; and police investigate a suspicious package.
So now we know what this whole Rob Ford scandal has really been about: yet another attempt to use controversy to catapult a mediocre career into television celebrity. Well, it worked for the Kardashians. In the news: Rob Ford makes everyone feel really gross and still somehow gets a new TV show in the process, the TTC proposes a fair hike, two new studies offer solutions to traffic congestion, and it's time to get your vote on in Toronto Centre.
At what age does it become socially unacceptable to stay in your pyjamas all day? In the news: Rob Ford is likely going to have a rough day, enjoy a side of sinkhole with your broken water main, government contracts are awarded for both the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Ontario Place, Nuit Blanche is raking in the dough, and a real invisibility cloak.
Cold enough for ya? In the news: Broken water mains for everyone, aid continues to pour in across the city for those devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, Toronto Police release more information about the city's 51st traffic-related fatality of 2013, Rob Ford may or may not be at the Santa Claus Parade, and Samsung gives stuff to cool Torontonians so not-as-cool Torontonians will covet it.
The Rob Ford news buffet dished up some new entrees yesterday, and as usual it's time to pick up our plates and gorge ourselves on the latest developments. So, let's just get this over with. In the news: All things Rob Ford, there won't be any Tasers for police, and fake pot.
Less than a week left in this Mercury Retrograde, people. Praise be to Susan Miller. In the news: Rob Ford is still mayor, Ryerson suspends hockey players for drinking, Bill Blair wants a lot more Tasers, a new report on youth violence in Toronto, and happy news for the Toronto Wildlife Centre.
We knew it was coming, but somehow it's a little less than satisfying, isn't it? Oh, who am I kidding? Thank you, Bill Blair, for being like the Santa Claus of Halloween yesterday. In the news: A recap of the Rob Ford situation, actual vermin takes up residence at City Hall, a mobile market hits Toronto streets, and Drake is moving on.
They call it a stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad. In the news: Rob Ford's delightful thoughts on the 2014 mayoral race, Doug Ford also offers his take on the future election, rules of the road for the e-bike, a TTC caution against passenger vigilantism, the (possible) return of photo radar, and Childish Gambino hits up Trinity Bellwoods.
It's Friday! Happy belated birthday, Drake. Your card is in the mail. In the news: Toronto Community Housing Corp. won't be getting its pricey office reno (yet), the great GTA casino debate might be reopened, province-wide animal welfare reforms will impact Toronto zoos and aquariums, the CNE saw a dip in attendance this year, and Rob Ford marks three years as mayor of this fine city.
Good morning, friends. Let's tap dance into the magnificent day ahead with a look at what's happening in this glorious city. In the news: Rob Ford wants to keep a conversation private, there are myths about transit expansion in the GTA, the extension of the island airport runway might be unavoidable, a Scarborough cyclist has serious injuries following a collision, and a gloomy update on road fatalities.
How are you feeling today? I'm too ill to deal with life right now, thanks for asking. In the news: Doug Holyday urges the provincial government to back city council's subway plan, the discussion about bike lanes on Bloor Street is back on (sort of), a middle school bans junk food in brown bag lunches, a Toronto man's legal case over whether doctors can terminate life support rests with the Supreme Court, and lots of road closures across the city this weekend.