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I mean honestly, who hasn't had a photo taken with the Hells Angels, am I right? In the news: both Porter and Norm Kelly are hustling for support for the Billy Bishop runway extension, you may as well consider Premier Wynne and Deputy Mayor Kelly new BFFs for life, it's hard to buy an elephant nowadays, and Sarah Polley is one step closer to an Oscar nod.
So we meet again, December. Please be gentler on my waistline than you were last year. In the news: A Toronto Police officer passes away from injuries related to a weekend car crash; yesterday's budget meeting saw concerns raised about childcare and transit; Doug Ford puts up his verbal dukes to spar with the head of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; Doug Ford also has choice words for Premier Wynne as she prepares to meet with Norm Kelly; and GTA house prices are really, really expensive.
December already! And Monday. Bad things are supposed to come in threes, so watch out, everyone. Seriously. In the news today: Rob Ford did some things but they weren't as bad as usual, groceries are nearly impossible to find in some parts of town, making rent is also near-impossible for minimum-wage workers, and an assumed victory for the arts may be delayed.
Lovely day out there, isn't it? (Or is it? Before noon on a weekend there's no good reason to leave the house.) Start it off right with some news: unlicensed daycares are still a thing, in many different forms; Toronto traffic deaths are at an eight-year high; Rob Ford uses inaccurate math to claim he's a fiscal wizard, and that math actually favours David Miller; and a woman was refused entry into the U.S. due to depression.
Black Friday has come to Canada. While people are generally the worst, people hunting for 7 a.m. door crasher sales at big box stores are beyond the worst. Shop local, if only to preserve your sanity. In the news: Apparently Rob Ford is a newsmaker, Toronto will host a Pride House for the Sochi Olympics even if the Sochi Olympics won't host one, a Toronto school is the model for success of Ontario's full-day kindergarten program, a woman is denied entry into the US because of clinical depression, and —sing it with me!— weekend road closures.
There's snow on the ground (sort of) and Americans are preparing to eat turkey and then fight over marked-down TVs. Modern society, what a wonder. In the news: Canada allowed the NSA to spy during 2010's G20 summit, "foot yoga" is a thing for ladies the inquest into three people's police shootings continues, and the world's first fancy KFC will open in Toronto. Yay?
It's Wednesday, so we're all halfway through this slow-motion train wreck of a week. In the news: brace yourselves for a frenetic winter, Americans are now referencing Toronto when it comes to cracked-out mayors, the Toronto Public Library flourishes, the worst mansion in history goes up for auction, and Pharrell Williams is bringing some hip art to the Design Exchange.
Not feeling super witty today. The cold weather has knocked the good humour straight out of me. In the news: Rob Ford storms out of yesterday's budget meeting, Toronto Centre still bleeds Liberal red, wondering whether or not community planning boards are right for the city, a founding member of the National Ballet of Canada has passed away, and the city has its highest number of traffic-related fatalities since 2006.
It's election day for the lucky people of Toronto Centre and three other ridings. What could be more exciting than seeing democracy in action, especially for news geeks and fans of erstwhile punk bands? (Check out Brandon-Souris candidate Rolf Dinsdale's old punk band, because it is delightful.) Happy voting, Toronto Centre-rs. And for everyone, some news: the National Post's Terence Corcoran doesn't think income inequality exists in Toronto, it's raining glass downtown again, a Toronto sailor was forced out of a race across the Atlantic by a malfunctioning boat, and Bill Blair talks about street youth.