#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.
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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.
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.