Friday is even more pleasant when the sun is out. In the news: defibrillators could be better placed to save lives in Toronto, the fight over David Dunlap Observatory ends peacefully, one Toronto councillor wants a passing rule for cars and bikes, and Ontario has a new budget.
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At long last, it's budget day. Only a few hours from now, the finance minister will ride through town showering us all with coins. In the meantime, here's some news: the Leafs get rocked, the mayor gets in hot water, the city gets its delayed casino meeting, and shark fins get un-banned.
Happy birthday, May. Another year older, but as sunshiny as you have ever been. In the news: school bus drivers not ready to strike, Ford not ready to take the casino vote to council, car insurance rates set to drop, and a public health report on getting your kids vaccinated.
Where'd our sunshine go? In the news: Scarborough councillors want Ford's support for a subway, the city ponders what to do about Bixi, Toronto may force restaurants to post calorie counts, and the Royal Canadian Mint is looking into electronic money.
Hope you enjoyed the lovely weekend weather! In the news: low-income high-school students still suffer from streaming, the Leafs have their first-round match-up, changes to the foreign-worker program are coming, and police issue an alert.
It's that kind of Saturday Mr. Rogers would be a fan of, so get out and soak it in. But first, some news: Scarborough subway revival, councillor in trouble over unpaid internship, Brian Burke sues the internet, a royal's in town, and one man killed by two cops in Scarborough.
Friday, I'm in love...especially this week. Oy. In the news: A Ford ally flip flops on transit funding sources, the zoo and its union reach an agreement, Toronto police will consider putting armed cops at the island airport, Leafs fans can't win even when the team does make the playoffs, and progress for City trustee Irene Atkinson.
As you wake up this morning, prepare for a Wednesday like no other. Because it's Thursday, and you've been out for a long time. In the news: councillors don't take kindly to holding off on transit taxes, Mississauga makes its own transit revenue recommendations, police apprehend a second bank robbery suspect, and pollution is down in the city.
Supposed to have another nice day! In Toronto this counts as patio weather. In the news: police are looking for two bank robbers, the mayor's executive committee will talk transit funding, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is up for debate (again), and fewer and fewer kids are getting music classes at school.
Well, the sunshine is a good omen for this week, right? In the news: a safety-minded family makes a heroic rescue at Yorkdale, the city went a bit overboard with hand sanitizer, runners honour the Boston victims, and the Leafs actually, finally, make the playoffs!
As the snowy, sleety weather returns, we predict that this seasonal temperature dip will provide plenty of fodder for city-wide smalltalk today (well, that, and perhaps some south of the border news). To help ensure you've got something new to add to the conversation, here's some local news: The cost of the Bloor Street re-design just keeps ticking up, the cost of the Pan Am Games mascots' design are a mystery, Ontario stepping up oversight of drugs purchased by hospitals, and a few road closures.
Friday! That was a long week. In the news: Toronto's got competition chops, teachers have a deal with the province, rules for taxi drivers are under scrutiny, the Liberals are prepping for an election, and Leafs don't quite get it done.
When Thursday's a rockin', don't come a knockin'. Unless you're a fan of VD. Now how about some news? Toronto doesn't see eye to eye with other GTA cities on transit taxes, Mayor Rob Ford cleans up this town (but not in a John Wayne way), Porter clarifies its position on jets, and the Raptors prepare to watch the playoffs from the sidelines.
The Leafs might not be in the playoffs yet, but at least the leaves look like are going to have a great season. In the news: Bixi’s going flat, a hotel by any other name, taxi companies promise to be jerks of a lesser degree, and an American protester in Toronto.
Tuesday, rainy Tuesday. In the news: Toronto's GoodLife Marathon director to talk safety with local police after Boston Marathon bombing; Mayor Ford vows to take casino push to the polls; Competition Bureau loses its attempt to force the Toronto Real Estate Board to give online real estate brokerages better access to data; CRA to look closer into Toronto condo sales; laundering some seriously "dirty" money.
All right, Mother Nature! Let's make this the week it actually feels like spring, okay? In the news: a downtown casino faces its first hurdle with city government this week, Ontarians find out the real cost of moving a Mississauga power plant today, and Toronto falls behind U.S. counterparts in putting women in management roles.
Saturday would go out tonight, but it hasn't got a thing to wear. Try on some news for size: support for Porter expansion, McCallion in court, potential sexual assault detailed on Facebook, no one wants to pay for transit, and road closures.