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.
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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.
Once again, it is time for the news: the Toronto Public Library ends its used-book buying program, Ontario craft breweries want their own retail store, and a mayoral summit with Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Early reports say a German plane has crashed in the French Alps, likely claiming the lives of all 148 passengers on board. In less grim the news this morning: Mayor Tory defends some TCHC executive bonuses, frozen pipes are still affecting more than 800 properties in the city, and antique explosives in a Vaughan home.
Apparently the strip club industry is on a slow but steady decline in Canada due to falling demand. There's a hot topic for Monday morning water-cooler talk! In the news today: a Toronto resident on disability is facing eviction because of bungled government payments, Parkdale tenants are fighting dramatic rent increases, and city council may decide to give public housing renters more say in where they live.
In the news on this first day of spring: more than 500,000 Ontario tax forms have to be shredded due to a printing error, the TTC wants another company to oversee the remainder of the Spadina subway extension, and U of T grad students vote on a possible end to their strike.
In the news this morning the TTC driver who struck and killed Amaria Diljohn has turned himself in, Toronto police may have reached a deal on a new contract, and a woman's home was destroyed in a community housing building with faulty fire-fighting equipment.