Here is some pretty crazy news: apparently Cadbury Mini Eggs are now available year-round. Did you know this? Mind-blowing... In other news: Jim Karygiannis wants to ban Uber from City-owned phones, Giorgio Mammoliti wants to take Frances Nunziata to court, an elderly man who was hit by a streetcar has died, and a handy list to help navigate what is open and closed this long weekend.
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No April Fools' joke this morning, just the news—which, let’s face it, can kind of seem like a bad joke most days: the TTC is investigating a violent altercation involving two transit officers, Mayor John Tory thinks city councillors spend too much time sweating the small stuff, a TCDSB nominee gets bounced from joining the Board of Health, and York University students head back to class.
If there is one thing to be gleaned from today's headlines, it's that if people ran their personal finances in the same way that governments ran theirs, most of us would either be destitute or in jail. In the news: the provincial government will not cover an $85-million shortfall on the Spadina subway extension, a new report says the future of the TCHC looks grim without a $7.6-billion investment in property repairs, and the City remains powerless to collect $4 million in property taxes from the federal government.
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.
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.
According to American economist Tyler Cowen, Scarborough is the best ethnic food suburb in the world. What do you think, Raccoon Nation: is Scarborough the best-kept foodie secret in the city? Discuss amongst yourselves. In the news: UofT has reached a tentative deal with teaching assistants, parking enforcement officers get heat for ticketing on-duty Wheel-Trans vehicles, a portion of Eglinton Avenue is closed because of a weak tunnel, and a patient at Sunnybrook tests negative for Ebola.
If you're under the age of 48, you have not been alive to see the Toronto Maple Leafs win a Stanley Cup. Sadly, this year won’t be your year either, since the Leafs have been bounced out of playoff contention once again. In the news: Kristyn Wong-Tam wants to curb construction noise, a former Paralympian is asked to remove her service dog from a Toronto Tim Hortons location, Captain John’s is up for auction again, and more pieces of the Gardiner come tumbling down.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. While it a pint of beer probably won't make these headlines any more enjoyable, no one will stop you from trying. In the news: controversy after two Ryerson journalism students were denied entry into an on-campus meeting for racialized students, a first look at the design for the Pan Am Games torch, and new statistics about Tasers.
Alanis Morissette was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Junos last night. What did you do? Watch old TV shows? In the news: a senior OPPA official has been fired, protests against Bill C-51 drew crowds, and Naomi Klein won't cross the U of T picket line.
The Raptors pulled out of a four-game losing streak with a win against the Miami Heat last night. Aren't sports great? In the news this morning: RCMP allegations regarding the OPP, a sizeable minority of Canadians think there are too many nonwhite immigrants, and a BuzzFeed office in Toronto.
It's a real spring weekend. In the news: protesters disrupted a meeting on the new sex-ed curriculum, measles is no longer in Ontario, and say hello (soon, we hope) to beer and wine in grocery stores.