Posts Filed Under: Matthew Daley
In the news this first day of June: elementary teachers increase their work-to-rule campaign; the Pan Am Games torch relay opener was a rain-soaked affair; and one of the possible Scarborough subway line routes is less than ideal.
Saturday, and what a day! The sun is out and the muggy humidity hasn't yet claimed us all. In the news: the Pan Am Games force closures around the city, Sunday-only streetcar stops will be a thing of the past, and the High Park Zoo peacock.
It's Friday again! The weather is good, the weekend is here, and we should have all seen Mad Max: Fury Road by now. Seriously, it's great. In the news this morning: foreign military personnel get half off at the LCBO, Mark Saunders defends carding, a new Iron Chef-related restaurant will open in Toronto, and a local musician suffered a stroke.
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.