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G20 Police Conviction Reminds Us Not to Repeat History

Five years after the protests that saw over 1,000 Torontonians arrested, a delayed police conviction offers a poignant salve for a lingering scar.

Photo by Ryan Walker.

Yesterday morning, Police Superintendent Mark Fenton was convicted on two charges of exercising unlawful or unnecessary authority, and one charge of discreditable conduct in the June 2010 G20 summit. That weekend over five years ago saw 1,118 people arrested.

Torontoist was on the ground throughout the weekend to cover the protests and concordant escalation of police force. One of our reporters, Wyndham Bettencourt-McCarthy, was assaulted by a police officer; the officer’s baton left a large raised welt on her hip, and a lasting bruise on Bettencourt-McCarthy’s psyche. A police officer was acquitted on charges relating to the incident last September.

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Summer FOMO Checklist

With the end of summer in sight, we've put together a list of things you should probably do before sweater weather makes its grisly appearance.

Photo by Michael Ishlove from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Photo by Michael Ishlove from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

The CNE has begun its annual butter-sculpture-and-foods-on-sticks extravaganza. Smell that? It’s ragweed in full bloom. That’s right, Toronto: summer’s officially on its way out.

Official, that is, in the calendrical sense. While we’re clocking in at less than a month until the season’s official annual turnover (and are running short on days in which we’re theoretically allowed to wear white) we still have several weeks’ worth of warm afternoons ahead of us. And, while it’s certainly not too late to compile an end-of-summer FOMO list of your very own, we’ve drummed up a few very Torontoist suggestions for how to rediscover the city’s outdoor possibilities.

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