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Extra, Extra: Ford Fest Postponed, Pan Am Games Tickets, and Debating John Tory

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

Trampolinist Samantha Sendel, at the one-year countdown to the Pan Am Games. Photo by Richard Rhyme, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

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Newsstand: September 15, 2014

Well, the stars are gone. Except for those few Canadian stars who hang around Toronto more or less year-round, but somehow their lustre just doesn't quite match the Brangelinas and the Kate Winslets who descend on the city in their designer gowns for a week at a time. In the (regular-people) news: a look at the man who will design the development replacing Honest Ed's, Andrea Horwath is fighting for her career, and the Fords weren't popular at a Sunday mayoral debate.

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Keep reading: Newsstand: September 15, 2014

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Weekend Newsstand: September 13, 2014

Mayor Rob Ford may go down in history as the only municipal politician to ever steal headlines away from TIFF. Somewhere, Cameron Bailey is angrily shaking his fist. In the news: Rob Ford is out of the mayoral race, and Doug Ford may or may not have long been a backup candidate; early polls indicate that Doug Ford is already a more popular mayoral candidate than his brother was; what the ballot switch means for Doug Ford’s campaign financing; and a Toronto teachers group complains about trustee Sam Sotiropoulos’s comments about transgender people.

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Keep reading: Weekend Newsstand: September 13, 2014

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Extra, Extra: Mel Lastman on Rob Ford, a Doug Ford Timeline, and a TTC Open House

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

Photo by BruceK, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

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Olivia Chow and John Tory Respond to Rob and Doug’s Campaign Switch

The mayoral candidates talked about the mayor's health, his decision to run for council, and their new election opponent.

(L) Detail of an image from John Tory's Facebook page; (R) detail of an image by Christopher Drost

(Left) Detail of an image from John Tory’s Facebook page; (R) detail of an image by Christopher Drost.

It’s been an eventful day in Toronto politics. Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral race to be replaced by Doug Ford, Michael Ford dropped out of the Ward 2 race to be replaced by Rob Ford, and Michael Ford registered to run for for school trustee of Ward 1.

Mayoral candidates Olivia Chow and John Tory each held press conferences at their campaign offices late Friday afternoon during which they discussed the mayor’s health and the unprecedented Ford family shuffle (and took the opportunity to tout the merits of their own campaigns).

A quick summary of their reactions…

Keep reading: Olivia Chow and John Tory Respond to Rob and Doug’s Campaign Switch

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Newsstand: September 11, 2014

As the federal NDP start to think about the 2015 election, the party has unveiled a new slogan: “Change that’s ready.” Underwhelming? Nonsensical? Inspiring? For once it would be nice for a slogan to reflect political reality, but there is less of a snappy ring to “We’re hoping you’ll let us keep our jobs.” In the news: The Toronto Region Board of Trade says that there is little place for politics in transit planning, tuition is on the rise, but the Ontario government says it isn’t a big deal, Hazel McCallion chairs her final council meeting, and an In-and-Out Burger pop-up shop.

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Newsstand: September 10, 2014

Canadian Tire has announced that Canadian Tire money is going digital. The company says that the move won’t replace their paper bills, but simply offer an online alternative to collect and redeem rewards. This means that Sandy McTire’s sweet moustache and tam-o'-shanter will live on. In the news: Sarah Thomson and David Soknacki are out of the mayoral race, John Tory widens his lead as he admits that his Smart Track plan will require some tunnelling, former Rob Ford chief of staff Mark Towhey pens a tell-all, and a home collapse in Bedford park leaves one construction worker dead and another injured.

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Newsstand: September 9, 2014

We’re already halfway through TIFF. Have you had an interesting run-in with a celebrity yet? Or do you have any good stories about trying to impersonate a celebrity for your own personal gain? In the news: print media were asked to leave a Rob Ford speech after being invited, an octogenarian has been charged with stunt driving, Vogue Magazine thinks West Queen West is actually so hip it hurts, and a new study on discrimination against homelessness by health care professionals.

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Weekend Newsstand: September 6, 2014

It's TIFF time and we've all got celeb fever. Get downtown and snap some selfies with whomever you find; you never know, they might be famous someday soon. In the news this morning: Pearson Airport employees will speak to Metrolinx about the Union-Pearson transit fare, Ford has been subpoenaed to testify in a case against Sandro Lisi, the Star is trying to unseal documents about a wild night Ford had in April, and a local mogul proves that even while being charitable, rich people have more fun than the rest of us.

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