Gardiner Going, Condo Coming, Pets Hiding
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Gardiner Going, Condo Coming, Pets Hiding

Waterfront Toronto has secured David Miller’s support for knocking down part of the Gardiner Expressway, which currently looms over the waterfront like a massive prehistoric, um, highway. The teardown is likely to be delayed by a cost expected to be in the hundreds of millions, so Torontoist suggests doing a Berlin Wall on it—Sunday morning, we’ll all meet down at the foot of Jarvis Street with our sledgehammers.
In an unrelated busting-stuff-up story, demolition officially began yesterday on the site of the future high-end condo hotel development at 1 Bloor East. Progress is all well and good, but where are you gonna get a hamburger made just the way you want it at Yonge and Bloor now? Nowhere, that’s where.
As part of a long-standing policy to pull in as much revenue as possible in tiny little increments, the City has hired students as “animal service representatives” to go house-to-house finding visible cats and dogs, then leave warning notices if there’s no record of a registered pet at the address. If you own a rogue pet, keep your blinds down and Fido muzzled unless you want to be serviced.
Nothing really new in the “scandal” involving former Defense Minister Maxime Bernier and bitter ex-girlfriend Julie Couillard, but that hasn’t stopped the National Post from publishing their daily Julie-pic. To be fair, Torontoist couldn’t find any unlicensed ones or I’d have posted them already.
Photo by sevennine from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.