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What a day, what a glorious day. In the news: the Pan Am Games are under budget on capital costs, the benefits and problems with P3s (and a handy definition), and the retirement of Canada's first female major-airline pilot.
For Friday, think about the people around you: the precariously employed people making up half the city's workforce, the Serbian Orthodox Church leader asked to step down, and the teachers clashing with provincial government who may soon be legislated back to work.
A messy apartment building seemingly caused by an absentee landlord, Legal Aid Ontario funding wrongful conviction cases, and the mayor fully supports the Gardiner: what more do you need on Friday morning?
Get out to see the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit at the AGO if you haven't yet, because after Sunday it's gone. In the news: the challenges facing women released from jail, the importance of coordination between City officials and farmers' markets, and a baby born in Toronto via a new form of IVF.
It's been a big week in Canada: most recently, today marks former teenaged Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr's first full day of freedom in more than 12 years. Meanwhile in Ontario, teachers' strikes are heating up, a woman is charged with fraud for collecting donations to help her fight an illness she doesn't have, and Dean Blundell is once again enjoying airwave success.
It's New City Manager Day! Well, sort of. Veteran Ontario bureaucrat Peter Wallace has been named as the next in line for the big gig. Maybe he can celebrate his new role with a snack from his favourite local food truck, which also celebrated something of a triumph yesterday. That, and more, below.
Happy May Day, everyone. Today is also International Workers' Day and Basic Income Day, so celebrate whatever socially progressive proclivities you might have! In the news this morning: kids can keep their puffers with them in school, GM is dropping 1,000 jobs, and a rival for the Scarborough West seat throws his support behind Bill Blair.
What's the point after the Raptors lost so miserably last night? Dry your tears while you read about some current events: how drug treatment helped one woman, recently replaced police chief Bill Blair is already planning a political career, and the social security backlog is still "massive."
After a new change in regulations, Toronto is one step closer to joining other major food-friendly cities for whom food trucks play an integral role in the culinary landscape. Read more about that, plus a neighbourhood pollution map and Park People's latest report, which comes out today.
A baffling explosion that wiped out a Scarborough home and left one man dead yesterday evening has police and fire services scratching their heads over what might have been its source. Read about that, plus a new proposed Mississauga-Brampton LRT line and a new Metcalf Foundation report on the city's working poor.
As expected, news of the next Toronto police chief reached the public this weekend, via a leak: Mark Saunders will replace Bill Blair and will be the city's first black police chief. Read about that news, along with some more: the troubles plaguing Toronto Community Housing, and a teachers' strike.