Moss Park could become the home of a dedicated LGBT sports and recreation facility. A report released Wednesday by city staff recommended that council approve a due diligence review to redevelop the east end park to house the centre, the plans of which were first announced in 2013. The centre was originally planned to be built in the city’s West Don Lands neighbourhood, but a lack of green space on that site sent planners back to the drawing board.
Yesterday we learned that renowned local driver and alleged bedbug enthusiast Sandro Lisi would be going to trial for “alleged statements made to Liban Siyad in an effort to retrieve the video of former mayor Rob Ford apparently smoking crack cocaine.” On Monday, we gave you the rundown on the proceedings, what they mean, and why they matter. Read it here.
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The CBC failed to give its staff a workplace “free from disrespectful and abusive behaviour,” according to a report released today by an independent investigator hired to probe the corporation’s handling of former radio host Jian Ghomeshi. Two senior managers at the CBC, radio executive Chris Boyce and human resources executive Todd Spencer, have left the corporation after being placed on leave in January. The report’s release today also coincided with 244 CBC staff layoffs across the country.