Newsstand: July 13, 2009
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Newsstand: July 13, 2009

Cracks in union resolve as strike nears Week 4 (Toronto Star): “More than 520 striking city employees have decided to cross their own picket lines and go back to work, city officials say. And some pickets are refusing to enforce the union’s mandatory wait times for residents lining up to drop off garbage at temporary sites, calling the delays ‘stupid.'” [More from CTV.]
Tensions rise at temporary garbage dumps (Globe and Mail): “The tension between the city and Toronto’s 24,000 striking municipal workers continues to mount: Sunday evening, the city announced it had taken its third legal action against the striking workers, with Ontario Superior Court granting a temporary injunction allowing the city to clear the garbage that has been illegally dumped outside the Ingram transfer station.”
Man dragged through west-end Toronto by train (CTV): “Toronto police were called to a downtown train yard early Monday morning, after getting a 911 call from a man whose leg was being dragged along the tracks.”
Could Pearson and environs become an entertainment hotspot? (National Post): “‘So many people come to Toronto but they stay at a hotel by the airport. So, for many travellers, Toronto is the part around the airport. Somewhere in the shimmering distance, maybe, they get a glimpse of the CN Tower,’ says Toronto’s unofficial flâneur Shawn Micallef, senior editor of Spacing magazine”
Legal aid boycott grows over paltry paycheques (Toronto Star): “Strict billing caps and meagre hourly rates are fuelling a rapidly growing legal aid boycott in Ontario. It began June 1 in Toronto, where more than 300 criminal lawyers stopped accepting legal aid certificates for homicide and guns and gangs cases.”
Landmark buildings recall era when city went crazy for Deco (Toronto Star): “In its soul, Toronto may once have been Gothic, but in its heart, it was Deco.”