In the news: app developers find material in Ford's life, Rob Ford's continued freedom leads to questions about policing equality, Canadians rallied in support of Ukrainian protesters, and many Toronto public schools have under 60 per cent enrolment.
On this Saturday, why not test the limits of one person's sugar-cookie-eating abilities? In the news: Rob Ford's youth football club gets suspended, a doctor searches for his dog, Drake gets Grammy nominations, and subways close.
It always seems impossible until it's done. In the news: Toronto remembers Nelson Mandela; Trillium Health finds 11 patients were diagnosed and treated late due to errors by a radiologist, including a Toronto woman who recently died; Mount Sinai Hospital can thank some super-duper rich people for a brand new emergency centre; GO Transit fares will go up in February; and a dancing crossing guard shall dance no more.
It's a big day for Rob Ford news junkies, which is simultaneously the entire world and absolutely no one. In the news along with the mayor: automated passport kiosks at the airport, and talk of a local ID for non-status Toronto residents.
I mean honestly, who hasn't had a photo taken with the Hells Angels, am I right? In the news: both Porter and Norm Kelly are hustling for support for the Billy Bishop runway extension, you may as well consider Premier Wynne and Deputy Mayor Kelly new BFFs for life, it's hard to buy an elephant nowadays, and Sarah Polley is one step closer to an Oscar nod.
So we meet again, December. Please be gentler on my waistline than you were last year. In the news: A Toronto Police officer passes away from injuries related to a weekend car crash; yesterday's budget meeting saw concerns raised about childcare and transit; Doug Ford puts up his verbal dukes to spar with the head of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; Doug Ford also has choice words for Premier Wynne as she prepares to meet with Norm Kelly; and GTA house prices are really, really expensive.
December already! And Monday. Bad things are supposed to come in threes, so watch out, everyone. Seriously. In the news today: Rob Ford did some things but they weren't as bad as usual, groceries are nearly impossible to find in some parts of town, making rent is also near-impossible for minimum-wage workers, and an assumed victory for the arts may be delayed.
Lovely day out there, isn't it? (Or is it? Before noon on a weekend there's no good reason to leave the house.) Start it off right with some news: unlicensed daycares are still a thing, in many different forms; Toronto traffic deaths are at an eight-year high; Rob Ford uses inaccurate math to claim he's a fiscal wizard, and that math actually favours David Miller; and a woman was refused entry into the U.S. due to depression.