Ontario Bans Cigarette Displays? Toronto Finally To Get Its Museum? Taxi Fare Hike?
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Ontario Bans Cigarette Displays? Toronto Finally To Get Its Museum? Taxi Fare Hike?

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If you were wondering why convenience stores seemed strangely barren this weekend, wonder no more: Ontario introduced Power Walls, a province-wide ban on the display of tobacco products. Now those sweet, sweet cancer sticks live behind grey flaps, pushing cigarettes one step further into the realm of contraband.
Rita Davies, Toronto’s executive director of culture, announced that the Toronto Museum Project is back on the table. The museum, which will be housed in the Canada Malting Co. silos at the foot of Bathurst Street, has been in talks for nearly two decades.
The City is considering a fare hike for taxi cabs as drivers complain that rising gas prices are cutting into their profits.
And in sports, Toronto’s Alexandra Martincek placed first all-around in the Canadian rhythmic gymnastics championships in Montreal this weekend. Judges said that her colourful ribbon swirling, hula hoop throwing, and stick-thingie flipping were particularly exceptional.
Photo by Marc Lostracco.

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