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.
Get out there and enjoy the weekend! But before you do here's some news: the TTC has released a new customer charter, Uber alleges more than two dozen Toronto taxi drivers failed to meet the company's standards, and a former Toronto inmate has lodged a human rights complaint.
As January draws to a close, we have two things to grit our teeth and hold on to until the spring comes: budgets and awards shows. If you happen to like politics and celebrity, this is your time of year. In the news: median incomes in Ontario—and especially Toronto—are falling, Sundance is seeing an influx of Canadian films, John Tory might have trouble passing his first budget, and a science demonstration gone awry leads to four people with injuries.
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.
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.
Target is dead! Long live Walmart. (French monarchic references should probably be avoided on a Monday morning, but too late for that now.) In the news today: Canada's immigration laws might be hurting people with or at risk of contracting HIV, Stollerys is being demolished, and Target is leaving Canada and its Canadian employees in the lurch.
January is more than half over! It's a brave new 2015 world and we're almost past the worst month of it. In the news: the TDSB has some hard work to do, the Liberty Village shuttle project is finished, and the many uses of Section 37 funds.
As usual, this week's announcement of the Academy Awards nominations left plenty for everyone to be upset about. Seriously, though: did the Academy even watch Selma? In more local news, Leslie Roberts has resigned from Global, Barrie police arrested a man who asked for a ride while in possession of cocaine, emergency shelter rooms are being made available at motels, and the hearing continues for the highest-ranking police officer charged in relation to 2010's G20 protests.
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.