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.
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Welcome to Wednesday! Since we don’t know what is going to happen on Thursday yet, here are some news headlines to kick off your morning: 15,000 Torontonians are without power, an aide to MPP Monte McNaughton faces criminal harassment charges, a Good Samaritan helps a local Jane and Finch business owner, and TSN issues an on-air apology.
Google says it will soon offer cellular network plans—details are scant, but company reps say it won't pose a threat to traditional phone and Internet providers. But, really? If it means cheaper cell phone bills, Canadians are all for a few threats. In the news: the provincial and federal governments will not help pay for Union Station overruns, Kristyn Wong-Tam suggests that term limits would help improve diversity within city council, and the search for Toronto’s own Sugar Man.
It is Thursday and news keeps coming. In light of that, here are some headlines that you might find interesting this morning: pieces of the Gardiner are falling, UofT law students are tackling unpaid law internships, a Newmarket building becomes a meme, and Tory MPP Rick Nicholls does not believe in evolution.
We interrupt your previously scheduled mysterious tunnel discussions to bring you these local headlines. In non-subterranean news: testing gets underway on Union Pearson Express trains, Chris Brown gets denied at the border, the Great Lakes get frozen, and Yorkdale gets evacuated because of a suspicious package.
The truth is stranger than fiction. That phrase should be a platitude, except that it is, well, true. Just take today’s mixed bag of news: a mysterious tunnel discovered near Rexall Centre, Toronto’s worst parking offenders, the woes of the Toronto Transit Commission, and a new job for Hazel McCallion.
Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Sheep… or Goat… or Ram. Either way, Happy Chinese New Year! In the news: Extreme cold weather is bad news for the grebe, almost 40 neglected animals rescued from a home in Milton, the police constable convicted of assault during the G20 summit is back at work, and the changing landscape of the Gardiner Expressway.
On Valentine's Day, 911 had to be called when nearly 100 teens stormed an AMC Theatre in Florida after being denied entry into a screening of 50 Shades of Grey. Yet a new low for humanity. In the news: broken water mains and freezing pipes all across Toronto, the City's relief funding for last year’s ice storm, and the top 10 collision-prone intersections.
Six Canadians are still in the running to join the Mars One project. If selected, they could get a one-way trip to Mars to try and establish the first off-planet colony of humans. This sounds pretty amazing, until you remember that MIT studied the project's feasibility and learned that the life expectancy could be as short as 68 days. In the news: major flooding at an apartment building near Yonge and Eglinton, longer rush-hour wait times as the new streetcars are put in service, and the (possible) end of Bay and Bloor's scramble crossing.
With the release of Harper Lee’s sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird planned for July, how long do you think it will take for Hollywood to buy the rights and turn it into Oscar bait? In the news: A Leaside hockey league warns coaches against contact with players, the TDSB proposes selling four elementary schools, John Tory is embarrassed by homelessness, and Karen Stintz joins a talk-radio show.
Good morning, everyone! Grab some coffee, and let’s get right to it. In the news: Mayor Tory's letter to the TDSB, the troubles of Toronto tax lawyer Philippe DioGuardi, upcycled and decommissioned TTC vehicles, and three people charged for “roof-topping.”
The TTC leprechaun was reportedly arrested at Pape Station yesterday when he refused to remove his bike from a bus after being informed by the driver that it was full and he would be unable to board. Sadly, he was not wearing a derby hat of any kind. In the news: a new pregnancy clinic in Thorncliffe Park, the community benefit agreement of the Eglinton Crosstown, no snow tires for Toronto police or the TTC, and comparing the Union Pearson Express to airport shuttles around the world.
As January draws to a close, let's take a moment to check in with all those resolutions that were made a few short weeks ago. Are they still alive, or have they been kicked to the curb yet? In the news: A Liberty Village condo project gets nixed, Maple Leaf Gardens gets evacuated, and the new TTC streetcar facility will likely sit empty when it opens.
Runny noses to the left, hacking coughs to the right. Is there anyone in Toronto who isn’t sick right now? In the news: a nurse was robbed while rushing to help a man who was hit by a car, a woman was defrauded of $2,000 by a fake loan company, tenants at 34 Heydon Park Road were without heat for almost a week, and the Matador Club returns.
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops in 1945, a day we would be remiss to forget. In the news: a new policy aims to protect the human rights of transgender prison inmates, new parking rules for out-of-province vehicles, new carpool lane rules during the Pan Am Games, and Paul Beeston will retire from the Blue Jays at the end of the 2015 season.
If you’ve ever been lost in the maze that is the PATH, you’ll be happy to know that new, easier-to-use directional signage and maps are coming to the system in time for the Pan Am Games. Google is also developing a way for the PATH to be listed on Google Maps. In other news: Median income in Toronto is on the decrease while it sees gains elsewhere across the country, a new general manager for the CNE, no new chair for the Police Services Board, and a possible strike at York University.
Welcome to yet another subarctic day in Toronto, friends. Okay, perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration. Either way, here is your daily dose of news: new recommendations to improve TTC driver safety, an elderly woman who has been waiting almost 20 years for an elevator to be installed at Rosedale station, new signage for GTA highways, and two new monkeys for Yasmin Nakhuda.
We made it through Blue Monday. Well, hopefully we did. You’re still here, right? In the news: parents struggle to save a downtown non-profit daycare, the health board wants you to know how much salt is in your food, an introduction to the new president and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, and Douglas Coupland’s Gumhead arrives in Toronto.