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.
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.
Happy birthday, Toronto! I didn’t get you anything because you’re so hard to shop for, so please accept these news headlines in your honour: The Buffalo Bills won’t be coming to Toronto this year, Josh Colle thinks bus and streetcar service should be free during overnight cold weather alerts, a laptop stolen from Etobicoke General had personal info from over 5,000 patients on it, and a Toronto Tim Hortons dished out $200 in free wares thanks to a considerate customer.
Since you’ll forget at least 50 times between now and the weekend, let’s start off with a reminder that Daylight Saving begins on Sunday. In the news: A whole lot of Toronto schools are falling apart while the TDSB fends off more allegations of infighting, everything you wanted to know about Sandro Lisi but were afraid to ask, and a swan gets rescued from the harbour.
Fontrum—a word Urban Dictionary defines as “feeling embarrassment for someone that doesn't have enough common sense to feel the embarrassment that they should be feeling for themselves.” Alternatively defined as the “state Torontonians perpetually exist in whenever Mayor Ford opens his mouth and words come out.” In the news: Rob Ford was on Jimmy Kimmel to promote the Toronto film industry while the Toronto film industry says, “No thanks, we’re totally cool without you!”; the premier of the Yukon brought some severed toes to Toronto…for drinking purposes; and a contingency fee to help keep Toronto’s ice rinks open longer.
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.
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus. Otherwise, Happy Saint David’s Day! In the news: Crude oil shipments running through midtown have residents irked, a major law firm is no more, Grange Park will get a facelift, and to say things are getting intense at TDSB meetings would be kind of an understatement.
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).