Extra, Extra: TTC Closure Plays With Our Emotions, John Tory Speaks at Empire Club, and the Marlies Hire a New Coach
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Extra, Extra: TTC Closure Plays With Our Emotions, John Tory Speaks at Empire Club, and the Marlies Hire a New Coach

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  • Adding to the high-strung feelings that already make up Monday mornings, the TTC suffered an all-lines shutdown around 6:30 a.m. today. The subway stoppage left tens of thousands of people stranded in the rain, and cursing Uber surge-pricing. According to the TTC, the primary and backup communications systems failed, which resulted in a one-hour closure of all four lines. So if you needed an excuse for sleeping in or you were running a little late, you found the perfect alibi.

  • Mayor John Tory addressed the Empire Club of Canada this afternoon, reiterating support of the “hybrid option,” an alternative that would see new on- and off-ramps for the Gardiner between the Don River and Cherry Street while maintaining the current elevated expressway west of the DVP. He said, “This is not a perfect option. I am not the mayor of one faction or another, of one part of the city or another, or of cars or bikes. I am the mayor of one Toronto… I am confident the hybrid option is the best choice for the city as a whole.” As NOW Magazine journalist Jonathan Goldsbie noted, the mayor then went to sit at his lunch table with a representative from CAA, which co-sponsored the event.
  • Sheldon Keefe has just been announced as the Toronto Marlies’ new head coach. The announcement came today by Toronto Maple Leafs’ assistant general manager Kyle Dubas who said, “Sheldon has simply excelled at maximizing each player’s potential while coaching very successful teams at the time. That balance is exactly what we set out to find for the Marlies.” Keefe, a former junior star who became the head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, earned the CHL and OHL 2014-2015 Coach of the Year award, and was a co-owner of the Pembroke Lumber Kings until mid-2013.

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