After a new change in regulations, Toronto is one step closer to joining other major food-friendly cities for whom food trucks play an integral role in the culinary landscape. Read more about that, plus a neighbourhood pollution map and Park People's latest report, which comes out today.
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A baffling explosion that wiped out a Scarborough home and left one man dead yesterday evening has police and fire services scratching their heads over what might have been its source. Read about that, plus a new proposed Mississauga-Brampton LRT line and a new Metcalf Foundation report on the city's working poor.
As expected, news of the next Toronto police chief reached the public this weekend, via a leak: Mark Saunders will replace Bill Blair and will be the city's first black police chief. Read about that news, along with some more: the troubles plaguing Toronto Community Housing, and a teachers' strike.
News you can use: a Canadian teacher convicted of child abuse in Indonesia criticizes the federal government's silence, a pillar in downtown Toronto may be more than it appears, and Bill Blair's last days as police chief are filled with conflict.
Once more, with feeling! In the news: The provincial government gets set to sell some of its stake in Hydro One, loosening up restrictions on food truck permits, and the taxi industry cozies up to Jim Karygiannis.
The Maple Leafs have fired almost everybody. Welcome to the dark night of this city’s hockey soul. In the news: it will cost $990 million to reroute the Gardiner, a new signage pilot project for Toronto parks and trails, the TDSB spies on a principal, and no fines for smokers who light up in public places.
Prepare for an actual spring week this week—but read some news first: nearly 30 poultry farms are under quarantine, a look at the progress of the Places to Grow Act, and a map of Toronto-referencing poetry.
Weekend morning news: Ukraine's controversial pianist will not be playing at a north Toronto church, a Pan Am Games sex-work sweep might hurt the workers involved, and a profile of two low-wage workers in the city.
Rob Ford is featured in the latest print ad for Bad Boy Furniture. It is almost like seeing the birth of a future Vintage Toronto Ads post right before our very eyes. In the news: Platform changes for most GO trains at Union Station, bed bug and cockroach infestations at a TCHC property in Scarborough, and another live music venue closes.
Apparently Marilyn Manson was punched in the face at a Denny’s restaurant in Lethbridge, Alberta over the weekend. Lethbridge, this is why you are not allowed to have nice things. In the news: John Tory's “big data” idea to improve Toronto traffic, a hen delivery service for Torontonians who want to raise poultry, a fallen crane in the west end, and freezing rain warnings across the GTA.
All news, all the time. Here is what is happening in our fine city: a proposal to review dog bylaws, the TSO cancels an appearance by a controversial Ukrainian pianist, and the hunt for a purple and gold statue in the Beach.
Not to talk about the weather all the time, but seriously: snow in April? Some of us moved out of the Prairies for a reason. In the news: Uber is trying to make friends in Canada, a Toronto food bank is looking for donations, and the TDSB will be cutting an additional $7 million from its budget.
Good Friday! Easter weekend! Great stuff. In the news: Air Canada doesn't want jets at Billy Bishop Airport, carding is up for debate at the Toronto Police Services Board, and Canadian Muslims are encouragng each other to vote.
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.
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.