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.
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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.
As of this morning, the cheapest gas in the GTA can be found at an Oshawa Costco location. At 76.9 cents per litre, it is the lowest gas prices have been since the spring of 2009. Enjoy it while it lasts. In the news: One woman is dead following a GO bus rollover, a new survey on cyclist rule-breaking, and several schools receive conditional passes in the latest DineSafe blitz.
Researchers at Ohio State University say that men who post and edit a lot of selfies on social media are more prone to higher levels of narcissism, psychopathy, and self-objectification. In (perhaps) less obvious news: Mayor John Tory tackles homelessness, an extension to the PATH system will open soon, and a Markham Street home goes up in flames for the second time.
Three million copies of this week’s issue of Charlie Hebdo will be printed in 16 languages, according to a lawyer for the publication. This far exceeds the usual 60,000 copies of its typical weekly print run, and is a stronger memorial than any local rally. In the news: new delivery zones in the downtown core, a record number of condo rentals in 2014, TDSB trustees vote on their director’s salary, and where to buy Charlie Hebdo in Toronto.
Je suis Charlie. In the news: A Toronto vigil for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, hope for interim funding to create a 24-hour drop-in for homeless women, the possible sale of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop, and an increase in impaired driving charges during this year’s RIDE campaign.
So long, Randy Carlyle, it has been a slice. In the news: Bill Blair suspends carding, the public works and infrastructure committee discusses the future of garbage privatization, Air Canada might bid adieu to Billy Bishop Airport, and the Liberty Village Express is back.
Congratulations to Canada’s junior men’s hockey team, who beat Russia to win gold at the World Junior Hockey Championship last night. In all likelihood, Vladmir Putin is thoroughly unimpressed. In the news: A Toronto illustrator brings attention to the stories of missing and murdered aboriginal women, Stephen Harper and Kathleen Wynne finally have a meeting, and two CBC executives are put on indefinite leave related to the Jian Ghomeshi sex scandal.
As one year ends and another begins, only one question remains: does anyone actually know the words to “Auld Lang Syne”? In the news: a Toronto woman discovers dynamite in her home, a lot of Torontonians have the flu, and Bill Blair’s final year-end interview.
Carlton Cinema will screen The Interview starting this Friday, just two weeks after the film was pulled from wide theatrical release due to threats of violent attacks. 2014 will officially go down in history as the year that Seth Rogen and James Franco beat terrorism. In the news: LED traffic signs politely urge drivers to take care, charges are laid against a TTC bus driver who ran into a streetcar, and a provincial court finds that wind turbines are not unconstitutional.
Dear Christmas shopping lollygaggers: your time is almost up! Merry almost-Christmas! In the news: a Toronto restaurant owner fends off a robber, the Scarborough Subway needs a fourth station according to Glenn De Baeremaeker, two former York School educators make quality education more accessible to a group of underprivileged children in India, and a very special holiday message from Mayor John Tory.
The Toronto Maple Leafs made a ridiculously awkward holiday greeting card video to wish fans happy holidays. After presumably losing some sort of bet, Leafs players Joffrey Lupul, Jake Gardiner, and David Clarkson were recorded belting out their best version of “Jingle Bell Rock,” which may go down as one of the worst renditions ever sung. In the news: Toronto Hydro says it's learned from the ice storm of 2013, Ontario’s ombudsman threatens to launch an investigation into the Toronto South Detention Centre, and the TTC speeds up a review of bus and streetcar operator safety after the death of Amaria Diljohn.
Remember that time when a movie by Seth Rogen and James Franco became the target of terrorist threats? Welcome to life in 2014. In the news: Waterfront Toronto defends running over-budget on the Queens Quay revitalization project, the meaning behind the "Super Dave!" sign at Coxwell and Gerard, a fatal fire in Parkdale, and a Toronto-bound plane is diverted to Halifax.
It would appear that fog is the new snow. In the news: a Ryerson student gets flack for encouraging people to give pizza to the homeless, the TCHC approves a $2.5-billion budget for 2015, a retirement home gets slapped with a $10,000 fine for operating without a license, and a woman is hit by a bus near Yonge and Eglinton.
Happy Hanukkah, dear friends! In the news: Pan Am Games organizers spent nearly $500,000 on travel expenses in four years, a restaurant fights to keep its accessibility ramp, and homebuyers pay a premium to live near public transit.
McDonald's is set to get rid of eight menu items. Does this mean that the Fillet-o-Fish has finally met its end? In the news: Gord Perks doesn’t think that TTC fare inspectors should carry batons, Scotiabank is accused of racial profiling, and Councillor Rob Ford is already eyeing a 2018 mayoral bid.
In case you were wondering, if ever confronted with the choice, Mayor John Tory would pick fighting a gorilla over a bear. What about you? In less outlandishly hypothetical news: the environmental assessment meeting for the Billy Bishop airport expansion plans draws a hostile crowd, a group of seniors allege they were kicked out of a club because of Giorgio Mammoliti, a possible Go Transit fare hike, and Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey wants to lower her salary.