Police had to quell trouble at the One Bloor condo site yesterday, as queue-jumpers moved in on agents and spotholders who had been standing in line for as long as a week. Although the interlopers were ultimately forced to the back of the line, many of those waiting were still too late to buy a unit in the development. One dissatisfied linestander said, “When do I get my iPhone?”
A Caledon couple won $18.5 million in the Lotto 6/49 on Saturday, only hours after scoring a $13,000 jackpot at Casino Rama. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission, delighted with the publicity, is preparing a new marketing campaign with the theme “Working Is For Suckers.”
Stephen Harper declared yesterday that there will be a public inquiry into decade-old allegations of corruption against former PM Brian Mulroney, only hours before the RCMP announced that they will also be conducting a review. A disgruntled Mulroney said that while the enquiries are a good start, he would not be satisfied until every agency, commission, institution, organization, man, woman and child in the country were formally investigating his activities.
The TTC is considering the possibility of someday maybe possibly introducing cellphone coverage into parts of the subway system. The move, which if approved could happen within our grandchildren’s lifetime, is part of an overall study designed to see how the system could be brought into the early ’90s.
In hockey, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–3 last night, which isn’t very interesting except that it gave the Sun the chance to use the gay porn headline “McCabe’s latest overtime gaffe proves costly as Canadiens ride hot goalie.”
Photo by William Self from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.