Toronto is apparently “about to go broke.” Wait, what?
Today, VIA stands for Very Irritated Aboriginals. A First Nations protest over land is currently affecting all of VIA Rail between Montreal and Toronto. The move, according to 680 News, was to “protest against a developer’s plans to build condominiums using material from a quarry on land they claim is theirs.” Since the entire country is pretty much native land (it even says it right there in our anthem), we’d be quite happy if some First Nations people wanted to come over to Toronto and protest condo development here.
A journalist in Mississauga was beaten up with a cricket bat after mocking a Pakistani cleric in his newspaper column. The cleric apparently told a gathering in Pakistan “that he could write the name of Mohammed on the moon with his finger,” which, needless to say, can give people a bit of an ego.
In sports, apparently the NHL playoffs are going on or something, and Ottawa is doing alright at it so far, we guess.
And, finally, Hot Docs started last night! We were at the opening night reception and sure did enjoy it. Torontoist is accredited for the fest, so be sure to keep your eyes on us for coverage.
Photo by blainekendall.com in the Torontoist Flickr Pool.