After purchasing the trip of a lifetime to take with his ex-girlfriend and then subsequently breaking up, a man is looking for a woman who has her exact name and to assume her plane ticket so that it won’t go to waste. Her name? Elizabeth Gallagher. So close, yet so far… In the news: the end of free parking for motorcycles and scooters approaches, more crowdfunded bus routes on the way, and a Tibetan culture week is accused of being a propaganda tool of the Chinese government.
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Apparently Christian Bale has walked away from playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. Now we'll never know what Batman looks like in a black turtleneck. In the news: Tenants are left hanging after several raw sewage backups at a TCHC building, subway station Presto card machines are unaccessible for many people with disabilities, a nearly 150-year-old graveyard is unearthed, and a piece of Jewish Canadian history is discovered at a book sale.
It's a glorious November Monday and we've all had an extra hour of sleep, so let's dive right into the news, shall we? Public schools face marked differences in fundraising, private clinics are failing safety inspections at a disturbing rate, and traffic light synchronization is a beautiful but elusive dream.
Tomorrow night, Sunday night, will allow us all an extra hour of sleep as Daylight Savings Time starts. Pity the fools in Saskatchewan who might not have to adjust their clocks and lives, but who also forego the opportunity to sleep in an extra hour one night a year. In the news this morning: city transit will soon have blue seats designated for reservation, travel restrictions for people coming from three West African countries, some hospitals are refusing to disclose information on how patients were treated, and two updates to the still-unfolding Jian Ghomeshi story.
Happy Halloween, everyone! Don a costume today if only to pretend for an evening that the past week hasn't happened. We certainly will. Before you do that, though, read some news! Rob Ford's tumour hasn't shrunk (but it also hasn't grown), the TDSB will see plenty of new faces, Ontario's proposed worker protection legislation leaves temporary workers behind, and an inside look at Jian Ghomeshi's firing from the CBC.
Halloween is tomorrow―this means only one more day of having to suffer through that annoying Village People–themed Value Village radio commercial. We may not have costumes, but we sure do have some news for you: The provincial government aims to cap executive salaries at public sector agencies, a Trailer Park Boys actress accuses Jian Ghomeshi of sexual violence, paramedics concerned over lack of Ebola preparedness training are ordered back to work, and a woman is seriously injured after falling onto the 401.
Welcome to Wednesday, Tory Nation. In the news: drivers snapping cellphone shots of yesterday's DVP rollover get charged, charges are laid against a TTC driver in a fatal crash, Doug Ford mulls a run for Progressive Conservative leadership, and a researcher finally discovers the name of a mysterious ROM mummy.
Dear Norm Kelly, thanks for being the greatest almost-but-not-really mayor this city has ever had. Mayor Tory has some big shoes to fill. In the news: John Tory is our new mayor, a roundup of all the new faces coming to city council, John Nunziata says he was assaulted outside of a polling station, and mayoral race highlights from around the GTA.
Finally, the day of reckoning has arrived. Our patience has been rewarded, and by this time tomorrow we will have a new mayor, new city council, and nearly four merciful years without municipal campaigning. That alone is a victory. In the news today: CBC has fired Jian Ghomeshi and he claims it's because of his sexual predilections, Doug Ford discloses his donations, and CityNews called the election (last night) for John Tory.
Election, election, election. It's happening Monday and it's probably all you'll hear about until it's over. (You may well hear about it for a while after, but let's pretend while we can that Monday will be the end.) In the news: Cycle Toronto has a plan for the city's biking future, a supporter of Brampton mayor Susan Fennell threw coffee at a reporter, and what the school board elections are all about.
Happy birthday, Drake! Yes, the holiday that will (hopefully) one day surpass Christmas in Canada has arrived: our own Aubrey Graham is one year older. It hardly seems worthwhile, but there's also other news to look at today: Doug Ford denies calling a reporter a bitch, parents in East York protest the conditions of their kids' school, and there's no armed security in Queen's Park.
Sometimes, you just have to get right to it. In the news: Parliament will sit today in the wake of the Ottawa shootings, Bill Blair says there is no credible threat of a similar attack in Toronto, Queen’s Park holds a moment of silence to honour the fallen soldier in Ottawa, Doug Ford shares his views on what needs to be done to keep the nation safe, and the identity of the killed soldier is confirmed to be Corporal Nathan Cirillo.
Apparently, a Niagara-on-the-Lake hotel has the greatest restroom in Canada. The porcelain thrones at Shaw Club Hotel and Spa are described as a convergence of “style and radiance.” Given that a public lavatory in Toronto that offers a convergence of functioning plumbing and tolerable odour is a pretty big coup, what would rate as our fine city’s top public potty? In the news: Malala Yousafzai will be made an honorary Canadian citizen, the TDSB has a $3-billion repair backlog, the El Mocambo sign goes up for auction, and Doug Ford meets Michael Dunbar Jr.
A surfer in Hawaii punched a tiger shark who came close to attacking his three sons while they were surfing together over the weekend. That is definitely worth a “#1 Dad” mug. In the news: questionable billboards in Ward 9, nearly half of Torontonians would be willing to pay higher user fees for better recreation services, more than 5,000 Pan Am Games security jobs for students, and fall road closures.
On this day in 1818, the U.S. and U.K. concluded a meeting wherein the U.S.-Canada border was agreed upon. Let us never forget. In more recent news, Lisa MacLeod is running for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, illegal rooming houses are a booming business in Toronto suburbs, and strategic voting starts to look appealing to some voters.
Use your Saturday to head out and grab some of the last fleeting hours of sun and warmth before the cruel winter sets in, but read some news first: a longtime flag vendor at Yonge-Dundas Square has had his licence revoked, Olivia Chow will release the names of her campaign donors, and both Doug Ford and John Tory promise to fix public housing (without promising any money for the effort).
It's almost over. The campaign, that is, but also the week. Let's rejoice in both by reading some news: Last night one of the final major mayoral debates took place, heavy rain led to local flooding and TTC closures, electricity prices will go up soon, and two hospital staff looked at Rob Ford's health records without permission.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Academy Awards. An awards-show host veteran, he has already hosted the Tony Awards and the Primetime Emmys. Is there such a thing as an EGOT for awards-show hosts? In the news: Olivia Chow questions whether or not Union Station can accommodate SmartTrack, John Tory’s lead widens in the latest poll, a record-high turnout on the first day of advance polls might be good news for John Tory.