Posts Filed Under: Matthew Daley
Rob Ford is at least $23,000 richer thanks to his recent online auctions of “memorabilia.” One collector warns that the buyers are unlikely to see a profit from their investment, so here is hoping the person who spent over $16,000 on Ford’s NFL tie really does have that kind of scratch to burn. In the news: A TTC bus driver decides to skip four stops along Lawrence Avenue West for unknown reasons, a dog is hit by a TTC bus in Leaside, the ROM has a new interim director, and a fire at the Grand Hotel.
Google says it will soon offer cellular network plans—details are scant, but company reps say it won't pose a threat to traditional phone and Internet providers. But, really? If it means cheaper cell phone bills, Canadians are all for a few threats. In the news: the provincial and federal governments will not help pay for Union Station overruns, Kristyn Wong-Tam suggests that term limits would help improve diversity within city council, and the search for Toronto’s own Sugar Man.
It's a new month, and it's nearly spring, and also it's Monday. Two out of three isn't bad, though. In the news this near-spring morning: labour action at U of T, a likely strike at York, and doctors who hide malpractice by way of backroom deals.
In the news this fine February morning: astronaut Chris Hadfield's uniform was found in a thrift store, Toronto is Canada's least equal city, and the SIU won't release the name of a man shot by police last week.
Yesterday was a nice day on the internet: some llamas made a break for it and we all argued about a dress. Hopefully today is a nice light pre-weekend day for everyone as well. In the news: TTC CEO Andy Byford cares about transit, city councillors look at funding rinks, and craft beer stores may be coming to Ontario.
It is Thursday and news keeps coming. In light of that, here are some headlines that you might find interesting this morning: pieces of the Gardiner are falling, UofT law students are tackling unpaid law internships, a Newmarket building becomes a meme, and Tory MPP Rick Nicholls does not believe in evolution.
We interrupt your previously scheduled mysterious tunnel discussions to bring you these local headlines. In non-subterranean news: testing gets underway on Union Pearson Express trains, Chris Brown gets denied at the border, the Great Lakes get frozen, and Yorkdale gets evacuated because of a suspicious package.
The truth is stranger than fiction. That phrase should be a platitude, except that it is, well, true. Just take today’s mixed bag of news: a mysterious tunnel discovered near Rexall Centre, Toronto’s worst parking offenders, the woes of the Toronto Transit Commission, and a new job for Hazel McCallion.
The family of Elijah Marsh, the little boy who died after leaving his apartment last week, says the support they've received since is "more than anyone can imagine." Elsewhere in the news this morning: a baby was born at Pearson Airport, Massey Hall renovations begin today, an auditor general's report shines a harsh light on the TTC, and Toronto confirms its 10th case of measles.
Will it ever be warm again? Will the sun ever shine through and warm our cold hearts? Stay tuned to find out. In the news: the city saved $100 million less than it thought by using "efficiency experts," a call for better regulation of third-party training companies, and the TDSB is still under scrutiny.
Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Sheep… or Goat… or Ram. Either way, Happy Chinese New Year! In the news: Extreme cold weather is bad news for the grebe, almost 40 neglected animals rescued from a home in Milton, the police constable convicted of assault during the G20 summit is back at work, and the changing landscape of the Gardiner Expressway.
On Valentine's Day, 911 had to be called when nearly 100 teens stormed an AMC Theatre in Florida after being denied entry into a screening of 50 Shades of Grey. Yet a new low for humanity. In the news: broken water mains and freezing pipes all across Toronto, the City's relief funding for last year’s ice storm, and the top 10 collision-prone intersections.
Six Canadians are still in the running to join the Mars One project. If selected, they could get a one-way trip to Mars to try and establish the first off-planet colony of humans. This sounds pretty amazing, until you remember that MIT studied the project's feasibility and learned that the life expectancy could be as short as 68 days. In the news: major flooding at an apartment building near Yonge and Eglinton, longer rush-hour wait times as the new streetcars are put in service, and the (possible) end of Bay and Bloor's scramble crossing.
In the news this holiday morning: three paintings have been stolen from the University of Toronto, the community health workers who have been on strike for two weeks return to work Tuesday, and a family blames the Toronto police for failing to alert them to a relative's death.
In the news today: ongoing budget struggles in city council, Rob Ford is auctioning off a bunch of his "memorabilia," the community and home care workers' strike enters its third week, and a demonstration to remember the three Muslims killed in Chapel Hill this week.
The most relevant Toronto news is that Drake's mix tape came out last night. Put that on while you cue up this morning's news. Toronto has more than six million people, Sun News Network is no more, and John Tory has an idea for saving the city's budget.