Extra, Extra: Missing York Student Returns Home, Toronto Sports Fans Feel Miserable, and the Grand Hotel Gets Grander
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Extra, Extra: Missing York Student Returns Home, Toronto Sports Fans Feel Miserable, and the Grand Hotel Gets Grander

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  • York student Amina Lawal, who went missing on her 19th birthday over two weeks ago, has now safely returned home. Police tell Torontoist that it is a non-criminal matter, and consequently no additional details will be released by them, so as to protect her privacy.
  • When it comes to sports, Toronto can’t even win when it comes to being miserable. According to the analytics-focused blog The 10 and 3, Toronto is the second most miserable city in North American major league sports, trailing only Cleveland, which has not celebrated a championship since 1964. See, our self-pity is warranted! Math says so!
  • The Grand Hotel and Suites at Dundas and Jarvis could see major construction and expansion. Currently 13 storeys, a development application seeks to increase the height to 45 storeys for a building that would mix the existing hotel with additional condo units. At least the hotel will live on in Toronto mythology as that place where the former mayor stayed for three nights during a crucial part of the 2013 police investigation into his friend Sandro Lisi.

With files from Desmond Cole.

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