Weekend Newsstand: August 8-9, 2015
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Weekend Newsstand: August 8-9, 2015

With an extra-innings homer by Jose Bautista, the Jays beat the Yankees to extend their winning streak. Let's hope the rest of the weekend is this great. In the news: the Parapan Games begins, Leslie Street finally re-opens, and a thorough look at the late Jeffrey Lyons.

The Parapan Games are in full swing, as last night saw the opening ceremonies for the athletic event. The highly decorated wheelchair racer Chantal Peticlerc lit the flame at the new stadium at York University, opening the games for 1,600 athletes from 28 countries. Canada sent 216 athletes to the event, its largest contingent ever.

After two years of TTC construction, the stretch of Leslie Street east to Eastern Avenue re-opens today. The construction—much-criticized by the local community—was necessary to accommodate facilities for the TTC’s new streetcar fleet. But the project experienced delays due to contractors and construction errors, causing a delay of almost one year. But now three lanes of traffic will open, although some on-street parking will be inaccessible as some construction continues.

Jeffrey Lyons, who once had a reputation as the top lobbyist at city hall, passed away last month. The Globe goes beyond the famous Bellamy Inquiry and takes a thorough look at “Brother Jeff’s” mixed legacy.