Extra, Extra: Soccer on the Screen, Councillors on Twitter, McCallion on a Mission




Extra, Extra: Soccer on the Screen, Councillors on Twitter, McCallion on a Mission

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  • Toronto FC fans are processing today’s news that head coach Aron Winter has been fired. Winter was hired 18 months ago and many had high hopes for what his coaching might bring to the team; he leaves, however, with win/loss/draw record of 7-22-15.
  • A consolation for fans of the beautiful game: the UEFA European Football Championship starts tomorrow. Toronto Life has a guide to bars screening the matches, helpfully divided by country so you can go where your fellow fans—or bitter rivals—will congregate.
  • The Academy of the Impossible has tackled the sometimes hilarious, sometimes embarrassing world of politicians trying to use social media. Behold Toronto council’s first social media report card. (Ward 26 councilor John Parker was robbed. If you’re on Twitter, you should really follow him.)
  • In this age of media cutbacks, another newspaper rollback to report: later this summer the Globe and Mail will combine its Arts and Life sections into one, and scale publication down to four days a week.
  • Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion is known for speaking her mind. Living up to that reputation, today she came out strongly in favour of new or increased taxes to fund GTA transit development—something few politicians have, thus far, found the courage to support.

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