In the news this fine February morning: astronaut Chris Hadfield's uniform was found in a thrift store, Toronto is Canada's least equal city, and the SIU won't release the name of a man shot by police last week.
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Yesterday was a nice day on the internet: some llamas made a break for it and we all argued about a dress. Hopefully today is a nice light pre-weekend day for everyone as well. In the news: TTC CEO Andy Byford cares about transit, city councillors look at funding rinks, and craft beer stores may be coming to Ontario.
The family of Elijah Marsh, the little boy who died after leaving his apartment last week, says the support they've received since is "more than anyone can imagine." Elsewhere in the news this morning: a baby was born at Pearson Airport, Massey Hall renovations begin today, an auditor general's report shines a harsh light on the TTC, and Toronto confirms its 10th case of measles.
Will it ever be warm again? Will the sun ever shine through and warm our cold hearts? Stay tuned to find out. In the news: the city saved $100 million less than it thought by using "efficiency experts," a call for better regulation of third-party training companies, and the TDSB is still under scrutiny.
In the news this holiday morning: three paintings have been stolen from the University of Toronto, the community health workers who have been on strike for two weeks return to work Tuesday, and a family blames the Toronto police for failing to alert them to a relative's death.
In the news today: ongoing budget struggles in city council, Rob Ford is auctioning off a bunch of his "memorabilia," the community and home care workers' strike enters its third week, and a demonstration to remember the three Muslims killed in Chapel Hill this week.
The most relevant Toronto news is that Drake's mix tape came out last night. Put that on while you cue up this morning's news. Toronto has more than six million people, Sun News Network is no more, and John Tory has an idea for saving the city's budget.
Prepare for another Arctic front. Winter isn't over yet. In the news: the number of opiate-addicted infants in Toronto has hit a 20-year high, parents and business owners are upset about smelly but legal grow-ops, and campaign finances have been released for the 2014 elections.
In the news this fine Wednesday morning: Ryerson students call for more inclusive bathroom options, former Conservative MP Eve Adams gets criticized by Liberal MPPs, and John Tory met with developers to try and solve the affordable housing crisis.
A Scientology-inspired rehab facility is having trouble finding a foothold in Ontario towns. All is well in the world, for a moment. In the news: photographers need not worry in Toronto parks (although city policy might have them confused), the Toronto Catholic School Board might expropriate 30 townhouses, and the public school board disproportionately targets schools in poor neighbourhoods for closure.
The Grammys have come and gone, and we've got another slate of embarrassing wins to bemoan. Eminem? Beck? At least Prince showed up. In the news: bike-lane advocates are taking their fight to Riverdale, potential school closures threaten the programs housed in some old schools, and John Tory takes his seat among the country's mayors.
There are now six confirmed cases of measles in Toronto. In the news: Ontario's children's aid societies need new language to discuss the kids in their care, one Junction Triangle man's crusade against a sign has positive results, and Enbridge's embattled Line 9 project might be up and running before we know it.
The Supreme Court of Canada will rule today on doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. It's like the 90s all over again (you know, because they last visited this issue 20 years ago). In the news: a fifth measles case has been confirmed in Toronto, three police officers have been suspended following a sexual assault complaint, an app for Toronto parents in need of a babysitter, Billy Bishop Airport's emergency preparedness is in question, and Toronto-area booze deserts: are you in one?
The world's oldest wombat lives at the Toronto Zoo and just turned 33—everyone wish Hamlet a happy birthday. In the news: Ontario courts are trying to find ways to help decrease domestic violence, the TDSB is angering residents who don't want their schoolyards sold to the highest bidder, and the public colleges of Ontario will soon have sexual-assault policies.
As of January 24, 56 people have died of the flu in Toronto alone. If you have a weak immune system, stay away from... people. All of them. Just to be safe. In the news: someone has successfully scaled a frozen portion of Niagara Falls, community and home health-care workers are on strike, and 22 more GO stations will have Wi-Fi on Monday.
January is often considered the most depressing month of the year, and we're almost out. Pat yourself on the back. In the news: Toronto is the best city to live in, domestic violence services have a long way to go, and 20 per cent of TDSB schools are at risk of closure.
It's Monday and it's cold, but doesn't the week feel like it has potential? Keep your chin up and hope for the best. In the news: don't leave your fishing gear for birds to eat, St. Lawrence Market cart vendors are being displaced this spring, Uniqlo is coming to Toronto, and the city begins its search for the next police chief.