Last week, we reported on a confrontation at College and McCaul Streets where a cyclist stabbed a motorist in the neck and face with a screwdriver. Police have arrested Yonan Inwia for assault, but give no further details. It’s stories like this that need Rosie DiManno: “Yonan Inwia fell roughly to the ground, his hands reaching out in a Christ-like fashion to break the heavy fall. Little did Yonan know, today he would be the messiah of cyclist rage, wielding the cuspidated tool of justice.”
Toronto District School Board trustees are considering opening an experimental black-focused elementary school, a plan that was first proposed and rejected back in 1995.
The Toronto Real Estate Board reports that housing sales have increased by 15% in the last year, making cutthroat bidding wars the norm and sending prices through the roof.
Toronto police officers are asking for a pay raise after the city recently increased firefighter wages.
Sales of wines in environmentally-friendlier PET plastic bottles and tetrapaks have increased by more than 300% in the last year, reports the LBCO. But not all people are willing to jump on the bandwagon: Joanne Chimenti, sommelier at Canoe Restaurant, scoffs and says that wine in plastic bottles is “wine geared toward the masses.” Don’t the masses deserve to get their drink on?
Photo by fisso416 in the Torontoist Flickr Pool. P.S. This photo does not depict Yonan Inwia, but a relatively harmless bike polo player.