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The Olympics are over, and Toronto’s daily newspapers are cooling off during these final dog days of August by scouring the wires for strange local and international stories. As a result, this week’s Front Page Challenge competition is arguably more bizarre than the events recounted in the 1996 hit single “How Bizarre.” But which of the city’s papers will be in our face every time we look around for this week’s winner?
In Toronto’s housing market, finding the right apartment can be extraordinarily difficult. There are affordability issues as incomes haven’t increased with housing prices. With affordability concerns comes increased difficulty to find a place that’s transit accessible, near grocery stores, or near other community amenities.
These stories, and the accompanying issues, are a big part of the housing market, but they largely go untold in favour of checking out the latest multi-million dollar home purchase. (If you have millions of dollars to spend on real estate, please do not get in touch with us.)
We’d like to follow various people on their quest to find an apartment that works for them for a series that we will launch in the coming weeks. It involves keeping Torontoist journalist Sarah Niedoba updated via email, some Torontoist photography, and sharing your experience and thoughts as you go through it.
If you’re interested in sharing your apartment hunt, let us know. Send an email to editors [at] torontoist.com with the subject “APARTMENT HUNT” and describe your situation as well as what you’re looking for. We’ll be in touch, and happy hunting.
This week’s Front Page Challenge finds our city’s newspapers dialing down their Olympic coverage and concentrating on other developments, including musical chairs at CBC Radio, a growing battle between Ontario’s doctors and the Province, and the continuing collapse of Donald Trump’s once-mighty presidential campaign. Which of our regular combatants will emerge victorious this week?
Long after Rob Ford claimed it did not exist, and Gawkercrowdfunded $200,000 to try to purchase it, the (first) Rob Ford crack video is now publicly available.
The one minute and 13 second video became the subject of an investigation after police became aware of it during a gangs investigation. For six months, beleaguered mayor Rob Ford steadfastly denied using crack cocaine as alleged in Gawker and Toronto Star stories in May 2013. Ford then admitted to smoking crack cocaine after former Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said they had come into possession of the video.
The video became public today after the Crown dropped the case against former Ford associate and driver Sandro Lisi.
Ford, who was mayor from 2010-2014, passed away in March 2016 due to cancer.