It’s not Toronto news, but everyone’s talking about it: Anna Nicole Smith is dead. We were fascinated with her train wreck of a life while she was in it, and doubly so now that she’s gone. Was it drugs, or cholesterol? Did she have a will? Who gets the money? When will my subscription to People Magazine start if I sign up today?
Yesterday’s budget committee meeting announced that 51% of Toronto’s capital budget for 2007 will be spent on transit, infuriating councillors like Kyle Rae. “We’re no longer operating as a city, we are operating as a transit authority with a little bit of stuff on the side,” says Rae, who hopes to redirect funding to parks and upkeep.
The Ministry of Transportation has confirmed that it is looking to build a new 400 series highway from Toronto to Guelph, running from highway 6 to highway 400.
All I want for Christmas is a Yonge Street sign. The City of Toronto will be selling off old street signs for $10 apiece after signposts get an overhaul.
The southeast corner of Yonge and Bloor is soon to be the home of a 60-storey tower that will house both residential and retail space.
At the Ontario Science Centre, a bean-counting kid kicks ass and takes names/prizes. Man, scientists, you sure did drop the ball on this one. That kid is making a monkey out of you.