Later Last Call?, No Drake Hotel in Leslieville, Bombardier Deal Confuses Mayor
The province has given municipalities the power to set closing time for bars. Toronto even gets the power to add additional taxes to booze. The province might even give this power to other municipalities if it works well in Toronto.
Was there a link between the man who took a shot at police in Etobicoke yesterday and a series of recent sexual assaults?
Council wants to make it illegal to harm law-enforcement animals. The law was spurred on by the death of Brigadier, a police horse killed by a speeding car in February. We also think this is a good time to dredge up Matt Blackett’s comments about why police horses should be phased out of the service.
A new city by-law banning Sunday construction noise passed. Construction industry types point out this’ll make crews busier on the other days of the week and may even raise prices.
Drake Hotel owner Jeff Stober doesn’t want to buy East End strip club Jilly’s. Really he doesn’t want to. He’s never even been there.
An Atlanta man discovered a website with elaborate plans on blowing up a school in Brampton.
The mayor has a disagreement with the premier over sole-sourcing of $700 million worth of new subway cars from Bombardier. The mayor feels that the city must buy the cars from Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant, McGuinty thinks that deal expired back in 1997.
The SUV-driving, cyclist hating Jacob Richler visits the TTC’s next generation test car at Davisville. He spots a guy clipping his fingernails on the test car (who does this?!), a couple of guys dazzled by flashing lights and worries about the “fate of innocent thin people under attack from fat people attempting to settle into the half of a TTC seat for two.”