Extra, Extra: Mimico Development Allegations, Sony Shuts Doors, MLS Draft Picks
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Extra, Extra: Mimico Development Allegations, Sony Shuts Doors, MLS Draft Picks

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  • A residents’ association in south Etobicoke claims their neighbourhood lost out on $100,000 in community benefits due to a last-minute amendment by Councillor Mark Grimes (Ward 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore). The CBC report says that the developer building an 11-storey complex in Mimico agreed to $250,000 in Section 37 funds in order to offset the impact that increased density would have on local infrastructure. This amount was then changed to $150,000, which Grimes told CBC was “a minor technical amendment” and added that the $250,000 was never agreed to by the developer. The staff report for the item indicates otherwise [PDF, p. 11].
  • It’s not just Target that’s closing down in Canada. The Sony Store will also close its doors across the country, including six locations in the GTA. The company did not offer reasons for the move, but it probably had something to do with their persistent financial difficulties.
  • Brampton’s Cyle Larin has become the first Canadian drafted first overall in the MLS entry draft. Selected by Orlando City, the 19-year-old was the consensus top pick going into the draft. Toronto FC had three of the top 11 picks, and selected goalkeeper Alex Bono sixth overall, and defenders Clément Simonin and Pickering’s Skylar Thomas ninth and 11th overall, respectively.

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