News you can use: a Canadian teacher convicted of child abuse in Indonesia criticizes the federal government's silence, a pillar in downtown Toronto may be more than it appears, and Bill Blair's last days as police chief are filled with conflict.
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Once more, with feeling! In the news: The provincial government gets set to sell some of its stake in Hydro One, loosening up restrictions on food truck permits, and the taxi industry cozies up to Jim Karygiannis.
The Maple Leafs have fired almost everybody. Welcome to the dark night of this city’s hockey soul. In the news: it will cost $990 million to reroute the Gardiner, a new signage pilot project for Toronto parks and trails, the TDSB spies on a principal, and no fines for smokers who light up in public places.
Prepare for an actual spring week this week—but read some news first: nearly 30 poultry farms are under quarantine, a look at the progress of the Places to Grow Act, and a map of Toronto-referencing poetry.
Weekend morning news: Ukraine's controversial pianist will not be playing at a north Toronto church, a Pan Am Games sex-work sweep might hurt the workers involved, and a profile of two low-wage workers in the city.
Rob Ford is featured in the latest print ad for Bad Boy Furniture. It is almost like seeing the birth of a future Vintage Toronto Ads post right before our very eyes. In the news: Platform changes for most GO trains at Union Station, bed bug and cockroach infestations at a TCHC property in Scarborough, and another live music venue closes.
Apparently Marilyn Manson was punched in the face at a Denny’s restaurant in Lethbridge, Alberta over the weekend. Lethbridge, this is why you are not allowed to have nice things. In the news: John Tory's “big data” idea to improve Toronto traffic, a hen delivery service for Torontonians who want to raise poultry, a fallen crane in the west end, and freezing rain warnings across the GTA.
All news, all the time. Here is what is happening in our fine city: a proposal to review dog bylaws, the TSO cancels an appearance by a controversial Ukrainian pianist, and the hunt for a purple and gold statue in the Beach.
Not to talk about the weather all the time, but seriously: snow in April? Some of us moved out of the Prairies for a reason. In the news: Uber is trying to make friends in Canada, a Toronto food bank is looking for donations, and the TDSB will be cutting an additional $7 million from its budget.
Good Friday! Easter weekend! Great stuff. In the news: Air Canada doesn't want jets at Billy Bishop Airport, carding is up for debate at the Toronto Police Services Board, and Canadian Muslims are encouragng each other to vote.
Here is some pretty crazy news: apparently Cadbury Mini Eggs are now available year-round. Did you know this? Mind-blowing... In other news: Jim Karygiannis wants to ban Uber from City-owned phones, Giorgio Mammoliti wants to take Frances Nunziata to court, an elderly man who was hit by a streetcar has died, and a handy list to help navigate what is open and closed this long weekend.
No April Fools' joke this morning, just the news—which, let’s face it, can kind of seem like a bad joke most days: the TTC is investigating a violent altercation involving two transit officers, Mayor John Tory thinks city councillors spend too much time sweating the small stuff, a TCDSB nominee gets bounced from joining the Board of Health, and York University students head back to class.
If there is one thing to be gleaned from today's headlines, it's that if people ran their personal finances in the same way that governments ran theirs, most of us would either be destitute or in jail. In the news: the provincial government will not cover an $85-million shortfall on the Spadina subway extension, a new report says the future of the TCHC looks grim without a $7.6-billion investment in property repairs, and the City remains powerless to collect $4 million in property taxes from the federal government.
Happy Monday! Here's some news to get you out of bed this morning: York University might be on the road to ending its strike, new homeless shelters are planned for the city (kind of), and Earth Hour was less well-observed than usual.
On this beautiful weekend morning, here is some not-so-beautiful news: new guidelines for the police carding policy are not winning over critics, Toronto's housing market is still outrageously expensive, and John Tory ran the most expensive mayoral campaign in the city's history.
#AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik. If that reference is lost on you, consider yourself a blessed human being. In the news: tempers flare at a meeting of the executive committee, Mayor Tory tells the premier to get on with municipal election reform, and UofT hopes that binding arbitration will end the teaching assistant strike.