Fire at Queen and Bathurst. Adios to Duke’s, the Suspect Video outlet, and a bunch of other cool places. Check out Torontoist’s coverage of the fire here and here and here––Queen West will be closed until next week.
Home sales in Toronto drop significantly after land tax kicks in. Of course, one has to account for the fact that home sales in January, before the land tax was initiated, were significantly higher because people were trying to beat the land tax. Also, February is a bad month for house selling anyway. (You know… because of the groundhogs. If you don’t understand, it’s probably better that you don’t know.)
Serbia pleads with Canada not to recognize Kosovo’s independence. Actually Serbia was pleading with just about everybody not to recognize Serbia’s independence. Serbia has meetings with Equitorial Guinea, Micronesia, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Central African Republic (“it’s central, African, and a republic!”) today. Its prospects for success are considered poor.
Google begins to store patients’ health records. The information technology giant’s expansion into this sector will bring a whole new meaning to the words “I’m Feeling Lucky.”
Couple suing over tainted juice. You know they’ve got to, run away, they’ve got to, get away, from the pain the juice drives into the, heart of them.
Finally, the Raptors thumped the Magic last night.
Photo by Miles Storey.