Christopher Hume laments the destruction of the Inn on the Park, a great example of Modernist architecture. It’s being replaced with an auto dealership. Hume points fingers at a City Hall unwilling to stand up to business interests, and negligent in protecting the City’s architectural history. The Post weighs in here.
In other building news the Bay-Adelaide project might start up again. The project was first started in the 1980s but the property market fizzled out and the city was left with a six story stump on the site. We hope construction doesn’t affect the lovely Cloud Garden Parkette nearby.
A guilty plea in the Cecilia Zhang case. We hope this means that her family can get some peace.
The Sun reports on a man who told Toronto Police about crooked cops on the narcotics beat wished he’d never done it. Not only has he endured abuse and fear for his safety he feels that nothing has been done. In related police corruption news, former chief Julian Fantino denies that he turned a blind eye to police corruption.
The City wants to tighten its hiring rules. In particular, it wants to clamp down on nepotism.
Zipcar, another auto-sharing service drives into town and will start competing with Autoshare. We figure the more ways you can share cars and decrease driving the better.
Finally, the kids who were arrested by immigration officials last weekend get to stay at least until the end of the school year. They’ll also be reunited with their family.