There are now six confirmed cases of measles in Toronto. In the news: Ontario's children's aid societies need new language to discuss the kids in their care, one Junction Triangle man's crusade against a sign has positive results, and Enbridge's embattled Line 9 project might be up and running before we know it.
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The Supreme Court of Canada will rule today on doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. It's like the 90s all over again (you know, because they last visited this issue 20 years ago). In the news: a fifth measles case has been confirmed in Toronto, three police officers have been suspended following a sexual assault complaint, an app for Toronto parents in need of a babysitter, Billy Bishop Airport's emergency preparedness is in question, and Toronto-area booze deserts: are you in one?
With the release of Harper Lee’s sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird planned for July, how long do you think it will take for Hollywood to buy the rights and turn it into Oscar bait? In the news: A Leaside hockey league warns coaches against contact with players, the TDSB proposes selling four elementary schools, John Tory is embarrassed by homelessness, and Karen Stintz joins a talk-radio show.
Good morning, everyone! Grab some coffee, and let’s get right to it. In the news: Mayor Tory's letter to the TDSB, the troubles of Toronto tax lawyer Philippe DioGuardi, upcycled and decommissioned TTC vehicles, and three people charged for “roof-topping.”
The TTC leprechaun was reportedly arrested at Pape Station yesterday when he refused to remove his bike from a bus after being informed by the driver that it was full and he would be unable to board. Sadly, he was not wearing a derby hat of any kind. In the news: a new pregnancy clinic in Thorncliffe Park, the community benefit agreement of the Eglinton Crosstown, no snow tires for Toronto police or the TTC, and comparing the Union Pearson Express to airport shuttles around the world.
The world's oldest wombat lives at the Toronto Zoo and just turned 33—everyone wish Hamlet a happy birthday. In the news: Ontario courts are trying to find ways to help decrease domestic violence, the TDSB is angering residents who don't want their schoolyards sold to the highest bidder, and the public colleges of Ontario will soon have sexual-assault policies.
As of January 24, 56 people have died of the flu in Toronto alone. If you have a weak immune system, stay away from... people. All of them. Just to be safe. In the news: someone has successfully scaled a frozen portion of Niagara Falls, community and home health-care workers are on strike, and 22 more GO stations will have Wi-Fi on Monday.
January is often considered the most depressing month of the year, and we're almost out. Pat yourself on the back. In the news: Toronto is the best city to live in, domestic violence services have a long way to go, and 20 per cent of TDSB schools are at risk of closure.
As January draws to a close, let's take a moment to check in with all those resolutions that were made a few short weeks ago. Are they still alive, or have they been kicked to the curb yet? In the news: A Liberty Village condo project gets nixed, Maple Leaf Gardens gets evacuated, and the new TTC streetcar facility will likely sit empty when it opens.
Runny noses to the left, hacking coughs to the right. Is there anyone in Toronto who isn’t sick right now? In the news: a nurse was robbed while rushing to help a man who was hit by a car, a woman was defrauded of $2,000 by a fake loan company, tenants at 34 Heydon Park Road were without heat for almost a week, and the Matador Club returns.
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops in 1945, a day we would be remiss to forget. In the news: a new policy aims to protect the human rights of transgender prison inmates, new parking rules for out-of-province vehicles, new carpool lane rules during the Pan Am Games, and Paul Beeston will retire from the Blue Jays at the end of the 2015 season.
It's Monday and it's cold, but doesn't the week feel like it has potential? Keep your chin up and hope for the best. In the news: don't leave your fishing gear for birds to eat, St. Lawrence Market cart vendors are being displaced this spring, Uniqlo is coming to Toronto, and the city begins its search for the next police chief.
Get out there and enjoy the weekend! But before you do here's some news: the TTC has released a new customer charter, Uber alleges more than two dozen Toronto taxi drivers failed to meet the company's standards, and a former Toronto inmate has lodged a human rights complaint.
As January draws to a close, we have two things to grit our teeth and hold on to until the spring comes: budgets and awards shows. If you happen to like politics and celebrity, this is your time of year. In the news: median incomes in Ontario—and especially Toronto—are falling, Sundance is seeing an influx of Canadian films, John Tory might have trouble passing his first budget, and a science demonstration gone awry leads to four people with injuries.
Welcome to yet another subarctic day in Toronto, friends. Okay, perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration. Either way, here is your daily dose of news: new recommendations to improve TTC driver safety, an elderly woman who has been waiting almost 20 years for an elevator to be installed at Rosedale station, new signage for GTA highways, and two new monkeys for Yasmin Nakhuda.
We made it through Blue Monday. Well, hopefully we did. You’re still here, right? In the news: parents struggle to save a downtown non-profit daycare, the health board wants you to know how much salt is in your food, an introduction to the new president and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, and Douglas Coupland’s Gumhead arrives in Toronto.
Target is dead! Long live Walmart. (French monarchic references should probably be avoided on a Monday morning, but too late for that now.) In the news today: Canada's immigration laws might be hurting people with or at risk of contracting HIV, Stollerys is being demolished, and Target is leaving Canada and its Canadian employees in the lurch.
January is more than half over! It's a brave new 2015 world and we're almost past the worst month of it. In the news: the TDSB has some hard work to do, the Liberty Village shuttle project is finished, and the many uses of Section 37 funds.