A massive fire at a townhouse complex on Jarvis Street near Mutual resulted in the death of an unidentified victim on Saturday night. Construction on the townhouses had been abandoned for ten months and the building was being inhabited by squatters, says a resident at the adjacent Radio City condo tower.
Novelist Norman Mailer died this weekend. Kim Ruehl at Seattlest has a nice eulogy: “He was, as most great novelists are, a complete asshole at several points in his life. We should hate him simply for his stand against women’s liberation, but doing so would mean eschewing his exceptional, provocative use of language…”
Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce survived a plane crash yesterday when the wing of his private jet hit his private runway at the Nova Scotia golf resort he owns. Nobody was injured, so let’s all celebrate with a honey cruller.
The TTC’s $92 million Mount Dennis bus garage is six weeks away from completion and soon to open for business! Wait, scratch that: due to the high cost of operating the garage and the TTC’s financial woes, the building will sit empty for at least a year.
David Miller says, “One Cent Now!”
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion says, “Cities Now!”
Now federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty can hear us begging for cash in stereo.
We’re with Posted in saying that this is by far the weirdest story of the day: a security guard in Bangkok, Thailand has been arrested after beating to death eight of his co-workers and severely injuring seven more. Wittaya Jaikhan drove around the city in his off hours, looking for guards who had fallen asleep at their post. “I used to wake them up, but they scolded me. So I’ve remained enraged since then,” Jaikhan told the Bangkok Post.
Photo of Norman Mailer by Susan NYC.