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Not-So-Raccoon-Proof Bins, Another Ford in Ward 2, and a Police Sergeant Charged With Sexual Assault (Again)

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Photo by Brian Cameron from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Photo by Brian Cameron from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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UberX Legalized, Accused in Stabbing Fires her Lawyer, and an Esports Bar

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Photo by Sarah from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Photo by Sarah from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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Ford Family Wanted an Open Casket, Toronto Journalists Join the Weed Beat, and Drake Steals Photo on Instagram

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A Ford Nation flag at Rob Ford's memorial. Photo by Christopher Drost.

A Ford Nation flag at Rob Ford’s memorial. Photo by Christopher Drost.

  • The Ford family wanted you to see late councillor Rob Ford‘s body in an open casket, but those requests were denied by City Hall staff. The Toronto Star learned through a freedom of information request that staff denied the open casket because it was deemed inappropriate for City Hall, where passersby, who may not have chosen to attend to visitation, and youth at a child-care centre could see Ford’s body. The family also requested that a Ford Nation flag be draped in the heart of City Hall. Even after the family was denied, Ford’s chief of staff, Dan Jacobs, continued to push—in true Ford fashion, of course.
  • Keep reading: Ford Family Wanted an Open Casket, Toronto Journalists Join the Weed Beat, and Drake Steals Photo on Instagram

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How the Toronto Dailies Covered the Invictus Games Announcement

Oh, and the Raptors need some serious love.

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies.

This morning’s Front Page Challenge is that rare thing: all five of Toronto’s daily papers feature the same photo op on the cover, a historic meeting between Canadian and British royalty heralding the launch of the countdown to a major sporting event taking place in the 6ix next year. But what about the big sporting event taking place tonight: the Raptors’ first conference semifinal appearance in 15 years? Which Toronto paper best commemorates this sporty moment best? The answer…may surprise you.

Keep reading: How the Toronto Dailies Covered the Invictus Games Announcement

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Extra, Extra: Justin Bieber Upsets PETA, The Raptors Move On, and the CBC Buys Pot

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