Happy International Women's Day, everyone! Hug a woman today or, if you want to be really useful, help tear down the patriarchy (or racism, or transphobia). Us ladies sure would appreciate it. Other news stories today: Madonna's Toronto gym is overpriced and bizarre, a woman gave birth on Queen Street this morning, and some possible solutions to the city's public housing crisis.
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Happy Friday! Don't forget to set your clock forward on Sunday! Because if you do forget, the Daylight Saving Time monster will get you in your sleep. In the news today: Trump Tower may soon be raining glass; an Ontario teacher who forced a student to eat a gross banana is no longer a teacher; and Line 9, the pipeline project, is one step closer to reality.
Who wore everyone’s favourite dress during the Oscars last night? If you have any answer other than Lupita Nyong’o, you’re incorrect, because Lupita Nyong’o should be everyone’s favourite everything. In the news, Ukrainian-Canadians showed support for their country over the weekend, Rob Ford was cavorting with celebrities and being mocked (or honoured) at Mardi Gras, and then Rob Ford was cavorting with celebrities and being mocked (or honoured) in Los Angeles. It's been a full couple of days.
It's Friday, which is great, but it's still cold as all get-out, which is not great. Apparently, it's about to get colder, too, so get ready for that. A group in town wants the City to extend last call to 4 a.m., protesters rallied for a jailed Canadian journalist, and taxpayers are paying for a mayor's legal woes (and it's not Rob Ford).
We did it, Canada! We got the gold medals in the hockey sport! Post-Olympics, we can get back to what really matters: local news. There are challenges for the new TTC chair, the Eaton Centre Sears has finally closed, and Rob Ford has added "DJ" to his credentials.
It's Saturday, which means it's time to do some of those things on your ever-present to-do list. But first go spend some time in the park. It's good for you! In the news: urban parks make city-dwellers happier and help them to live longer, a woman tried to smuggle 10,000 diamonds into Canada, and while TTC customers are happier, they're not uniformly happy.
If you're watching fashion week coverage and worrying that you need to bleach your eyebrows, just remember the cool kids aren't always right. And you'd probably look like an alien. (But if you want to do it, enjoy your alien face, and don't listen to what we're saying!) In the news this morning: heavy rain is causing problems, the City has few tools to deal with landlords run amok, and a new taxi rule may allow for discrimination.
It's Family Day, so if you didn't get enough for a lifetime during the December holidays, maybe visit your family or give them a call. You could also just read some news, since you're already here: TCH properties are among the most violent places to live in Toronto, a chemical leak in Scarborough injured one person, TTC CEO Andy Byford is feeling good about movement on a downtown subway, and where to go today that won't be closed.
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! It's gonna be a good one. Or something. We have no opinions on this holiday so, uh, go enjoy it if you want to. Everyone do what they want today. If what you want to do is read the news, you've come to the right place! The proposed Kensington Walmart appears to be off the table, TCHC CEO Eugene Jones has been censured by the organization's board of directors, and Rob Ford wants Toronto to get lion's share of the federal government's infrastructure fund.
At least the snow is starting to melt... kind of. In the news this Monday morning: Rob and Doug Ford's new YouTube show premieres today; the mayor may have been drinking in B.C.; an Oshawa councillor is in trouble for breastfeeding at city council meetings; and the TCHC CEO is being investigated for wrongdoing.
Weather, am I right? The only thing that could ruin this wonderful Olympics-filled weekend. In the news: police visited Rob Ford's office on Friday and won't say why, Thomas Mulcair thinks Rob Ford is a disappointment, some of Gawker's "crack video" money is going to be spent at the Somali-Canadian Association, and ideas on improving the city.
It's Friday, and everything is all right. Except for the transportation between Union and St. Andrew stations this weekend, because that's off. Some more news: Rob Ford has overseen a continued decline in local community housing, residents favour a public-friendly overhaul of the eastern portion of the Gardiner Expressway, and a Catholic high school student has lodged a human rights complaint.
How about that sportsbowl, huh? And the commercials! My goodness. After all that excitement, the news must be a letdown, but here it is anyway: a Canadian is one of Forbes' 30 most important people under 30 in music, Karen Stintz blockaded tree poachers over the weekend, more pigs are getting sick, Sarah Polley won another award, and groundhogs are bad at forecasting the weather.
It's Friday and you know what that means: just one more day until another disappointingly Drake-less SNL. Oh, well. News for youse: city council passed a budget, retired councillor Norm Gardner is running for mayor, and better pipelines will soon be bringing natural gas to your house.
The Grammys, huh? Wow, they sure did suck. Or maybe not. If you liked them, they were totally cool! And then there's the news: a 23-room mansion in Ontario sells for $6.2 million, children face an uphill battle in getting adequate mental health care, Toronto courtrooms are dealing with Harper's mandatory minimum sentencing regulations, and Ukrainian-Canadians want Canada to stand up for Ukraine's beleaguered protesters.
Get outside and enjoy some weekend, kids! But before you do that, definitely sit inside and read this news: there's going to be a huge battle over the city budget this week, the TTC is considering a time-based transfer system (but also any change at all might bring the whole organization to its knees), and porcine epidemic diarrhea hit a farm in Ontario—but don't worry, frienderinos, it's not going to affect humans. It's not. They promise it won't.
There's no new Ford news, so don't bother looking for him in here. Capisce? All right. The news we do have is great, though: Toronto Public Library is moving into the technology-focused brave new world, public consultations will be held next week on Porter Airlines' expansion bid, a 79-year-old woman stood up to the government regarding the census, the head of the Ontario Liquor and Gaming Corp. has resigned, and Drake is ready to tell you the weather (you don't want to hear what he's going to say).
Back on the grind again. Real case of the Mondays today, huh? Or is it a case of the ... days? Every day? Anyway, here's some news: Kingston pioneers a possible cure for pothole woes, a man who killed a cop two years ago is doing well in psychiatric treatment, and Canada's second-largest and brand-new detention centre is empty for reasons we don't have full access to.