Raptors win, candidates debate, police mull things over. If this is Toronto, it must be Monday.
The Raptors took the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-90 last night in a game that saw fresh faces fill in for injured key starters.
Leading candidates in the election thingy debated crime, transit and garbage as usual last night for the co-sponsored benefit of The Toronto Star and CityTV, and maybe for voters, too. Quoth The Star: “The debate got so scrappy on so many issues that at one point Miller and Pitfield even disagreed on what day of the week it was.”
No kidding, eh? Police are picking over the possibility that arson may have caused last week’s fire at a Queen East paint store. The building was totaled so totally, there’s not enough of it left to do a floor-by-floor reconstruction to determine the source of the fire. [Photoblogger Sam Javanrouh’s got two stunning shots of the fire over at Daily Dose of Imagery, too.—Ed.]
Back at HQ, Toronto’s finest are whispering about a hush-hush redesign of markings on patrol cars. Said to be conservative, with bigger lettering, this will mark the first re-branding in 20 years (an apparent source of teasing by other forces), and will be phased in during routine fleet upgrades in 2010.