Extra, Extra: Drake's 14 Minutes of Toronto Feelings, Budget Plugs, and a Baby Bear's Farewell
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Extra, Extra: Drake’s 14 Minutes of Toronto Feelings, Budget Plugs, and a Baby Bear’s Farewell

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Baby Drake, just Drakeing it up. Screenshot from his new short film, Jungle.

  • “The whole energy out here is just changing,” says Drake as he revisits his hometown in his new 14-minute film dropped today, Jungle. The film features, among other things, local footage, Drake being pensive, Drake being nostalgic, Drake being handsome, and some home videos from Baby Drizzy’s family vault. (Nice flow, l’il Aubs.)
  • Today, Mayor John Tory announced that the city would be borrowing from its capital budget (that is, the side of the ledger that pays for things like equipment and land) to help plug its $86 operating budget hole. In other words, the City will take on debt to fund ongoing expenses, which is not a super preferable accounting practice. The Star reports that while soon-to-retire City Manager Joe Pennachetti says this is a “prudent” approach to dealing with current monetary challenges incurred by the province’s phasing out of social housing grants, others, like Councillor Gord Perks (Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park), describe it as a risky approach.
  • Finally, the mayor and Toronto Zoo staff held a goodbye bash for the adorable Humphrey, the year-old polar bear cub who’s about to move to the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg. There, he will have other polar bears to hang out with―a crucial ingredient in young Humphrey’s transition into adulthood.

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