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).
As we ice skate our way into the end of February on this frozen tidal wave of frigid temperatures, take comfort in knowing that Mercury Retrograde ends tomorrow. Our lives will all suck a little less. In the news: the partial sale or lease of Toronto Hydro could be up for discussion if Karen Stintz becomes mayor, the provincial government will dole out $190 million to municipalities for ice storm relief, Bill Blair knew that Doug Ford’s complaint was imminent thanks to Sandro Lisi, and Rob Ford gets mean-girled at the Big City Mayors' Caucus.
In case you were wondering what Judge Judy thinks about Justin Bieber, she’s weighed in on his rash of recent arrests and questionable antics by saying, “You sing alright. You’re no Sinatra, but people are going to remember that you’re an idiot.” Welcome to the end of days, people. Enjoy. In the news: Tourism in Toronto hits an all-time high, distracted driving fines are set to increase next month, and a new competition aimed at creating innovative ways to tackle poverty in York Region launches.
Admit it—you thought Egon Spengler was a total babe. Harold Ramis, you will be missed. Don’t cross the streams, and read some local news: Police Chief Bill Blair is under investigation, some good news for Gardiner repairs, even better news for parking ticket reforms, and a revolutionary cancer treatment developed at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is getting attention from around the world.
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.