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Good luck facing the cubicle today, because knowing it's a long weekend can only make your workday that much slower. On the bright side, it's a long weekend! And there's news: 45 police offers may face charges for G20 misconduct; Councillor James Pasternak wants you (or someone you know) to get schooled, post-secondary-style, at Mel Lastman Square; four options on the table for a casino site; and a Markham mall will buck the trend and stay open this holiday Monday.
Stay home from Wonderland today kids, because it might rain. And thunderstorm. Also, because roller coasters are sheer hell. The news? Yeah: Another billionaire vies for the casino bid; Byron Sonne of the pre-G20 arrest for homemade chemicals is acquitted; an Ontario independent police complaints watchdog releases a report on the G20; and Toronto's solid waste department has a surplus, but won't be sharing the love with charities and nonprofits.
Crack open the sugared cereal, 'cause it's Friday, baby. In the news: the Globe and Mail will soon charge for online content; the Mounties and CSIS just want to be liked; southern Etobicoke residents want more attention for the western waterfront; and for all its glitz, Casa Loma is in serious need of cash.
Greetings. Stifle your yawns, because there's news! Glorious news: the mayor is defeated by council on the issue of hiring external planners for the Ontario Municipal Board; Kristyn Wong-Tam and Denzil Minnan-Wong duke it out over the fate of Yonge Street; Peter Milczyn may not understand the definition of "holistic"; and the Mayor officially opts out of the pre-Pride flag-raising ceremony.
How're you feeling about the fact that it's Friday? Pretty good? Excited? Numb? All feelings are legit. And here's some news: a suspicious phone call was made from Daniel Dale's cell phone after he dropped it and fled; Daniel Dale is, he says, not a wuss; Mayor Rob Ford's family doesn't want him to resign; Toronto ombudsman calls for a better city services response in an emergency; and Toronto elephants must wait a few months to soak up the California sun.
Somehow, it's already Wednesday. Creepy. So anyhow: Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam wants Ontario to join up with Quebec in the fight against long-gun registry data deletion (say that 5 times fast); surveyed TTC riders are strangely content with transit service; Doug Ford is pro property tax freezes; Toronto roads account for half of the province's worst; families of individuals shot by police meet to discuss better police handling of those with mental health issues; and Occupy Toronto up to slightly different tricks.
Morning. You'd be wise to escort yourself on a whirlwind tour of the city today, 'cause your April Metro Pass is about to expire. While you contemplate that, some news: Rob Ford is working on a three-year budget plan and looking, as he's wont to do, to the upcoming election; staff will explore bedbugs in a time of no-funding at today's Board of Health meeting; vendors and customers get riled up over the reassignment of long-time St. Lawrence Market manager; and Toronto's top doctor wants to take it slow.
Happy Friday to you all. And remember, there's nothing shameful about a nap, as long as it's capped at three hours. Okay: Mike Del Grande wants to put hefty city staff salaries on ice; the mushy middle turn mighty, and have a meeting; James Pasternak proposes a North York Relief Line; and Queensway sex store gets under some people's skin.
Let's be honest, it might rain today. But more importantly: Toronto police may change the way they deal with people who have a mental illness; gone are the days of tinny, hideously outdated, pre-recorded "O Canada" renditions—for Catholic school kids; a battle between comic convention companies pits Comicon against Comic Con; and Far Enough Farm may not get far enough.
Wednesday: the beginning of the end. So sit tight. But also: Woodbine racetrack vies for the casino; some neighbours of Harbourfront threaten to ruin the fun for everybody; the City will keep some TDSB pools afloat for now; and U of T law students attempting to chill out causes stress for some.
Instant coffee: a copout, or not that bad? Discuss. But also: Police Association president and Dalton McGuinty not on board with safe injection sites; Air Canada workers might be playing hooky today; relief for CityPlace residents comes in the form of mesh; a baby bird is rescued; and Princess Margaret announces giant fundraising campaign.
Hey. Bet you're all tired right now. Pretty cute. News, then: council debates casino-related questions; sick stuff goes down at a Pickering playground; federal heritage minister announces money for TIFF; Rob Ford's election audit gets explained; and sports-field fees are waived.
You're lolling in bed right now, aren't you? Well, there's a fresh pot of coffee and a slab of news for you to wake up to: a report outlining police actions at the G20 pricier than first thought—and still (yeah, still) not released; the LCBO blows up in scandal like a cheap afternoon soap opera; TTC fare collector busted for napping; and some peregrine falcons keep on getting it on across from Harlequin Enterprises.
G'morning! Hump day has arrived, and with it, some news: Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday wonders what Rob Ford plans to do for the next two-and-a-half years; CUPE 79 reached an agreement with the City; and we might be gettin' some islands off Humber River.
Will it be summer or winter today? Nobody knows, but at least it's Friday! And so: Toronto Public Library workers are back to work today; feelings are hurt (and, probably, egos bruised) over reviews on plans for the waterfront; would-be Regent Park condo scandal probably isn't; and city councillors get a presumably mad-awkward daytime pole dance.