Litter Down, Wireless Up and Angels Broke
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Litter Down, Wireless Up and Angels Broke

An audit of litter on Toronto’s streets shows that Mayor Miller is on to something. The amount of litter on our streets is down 40% from 2002. The Mayor credits investment in city streets (ie. garbage cans, street cleaners) and you, dear citizen.
High-profile lawyer Peter Shoniker is spending 15 months in jail for money laundering. Shoniker is well known among many of the city’s powerful and during his court case received words of support from ex-police chief Julian Fantino.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario may have a second look in to former city treasurer Wanda Liczyk’s conduct during the MFP scandal. An independent reviewer hired by the institute felt that not all of the facts were looked at.
Toronto Hydro Telecom turned on its wireless service. Which means we now have North America’s largest wireless zone. The zone runs from Front to Queen and Spadina to Church and will be expanded by next year. Sadly, some of the city’s buildings are deflecting the signals, which means users inside can’t access the service.
Mayor Miller says the city won’t be helping out too much if an NFL franchise shows up in Toronto and for once Jane Pitfield agrees. The Mayor is concerned with the health of the CFL and making sure the franchise doesn’t cost taxpayers by asking for a new stadium or subsidies.
Pedestrians have to worry about cyclists on sidewalks and cars in crosswalks, we hope we don’t have to worry about homicidal drivers with guns. A man was shot on Victoria Park and Sheppard by a passer-by in a black car. The man survived.
If Mathew’s Olympian coverage of the fest isn’t enough of a reminder it’s the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival. The 31st fest opens with a Danish-Canadian co-production The Journals of Knud Rasmussen.
Toronto’s Guardian Angels are $50,000 in the hole. Chapter organizer Lou Hoffer has been bankrolling the group since January. We blame the $300 uniforms.
Photo by Gingerbugjones from the Torontoist Flickr Group.