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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.
Congratulations, team, it's already hump day! In the news, Toronto Public Health is on the lookout for Lyme disease on the Islands, city councillors muse about road tolls to pay for the Gardiner, and a look at a pioneering police officer.
We hope you all found a nice BBQ for the long weekend. But now, time for the news: the Church of Scientology owes the City of Toronto money, an MPP calls for a sex-trafficking task force, and the New York Times marvels at Kijiji's Canadian success.
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?
Ah, the morning after the first real spring rain of the season! And now time for the news: Rob Ford completes his surgery, Captain John's is scheduled to ship out, and elementary teachers continue their work-to-rule campaign.
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.
Yesterday was Star Wars Day, so does that make today the Revenge of the Fifth? Let's not think about it. In the news: Uber seeks licensing, Brampton seeks the provincial ombudsman, and Team Canada seeks basketball players.
Happy May Day, everyone. Today is also International Workers' Day and Basic Income Day, so celebrate whatever socially progressive proclivities you might have! In the news this morning: kids can keep their puffers with them in school, GM is dropping 1,000 jobs, and a rival for the Scarborough West seat throws his support behind Bill Blair.
You know what goes well with that nice weather? Some news. Andrew Wiggins wins rookie of the year, some councillors get support from non-Toronto friends, and the police chief says he won't abolish carding.
Tired of chatting about Toronto's depressing sports teams? Then check out some local news: ranked ballots could actually be a thing, a new app helps cyclists name and shame scofflaw drivers, and the grand marshal of Pride 2015 is announced.
What's the point after the Raptors lost so miserably last night? Dry your tears while you read about some current events: how drug treatment helped one woman, recently replaced police chief Bill Blair is already planning a political career, and the social security backlog is still "massive."