Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- A video containing hidden camera footage linked to the now-infamous Leaside homeless shelter hoax has been released, leaving some neighbourhood residents displeased about the way the community’s reaction was portrayed (e.g. within striking distance of heartless NIMBYdom). A spokesperson for Raising the Roof, the charity that organized the stunt, admits that the video was selectively edited to show only negative reactions to the fictitious shelter proposal.
- The owner of Markham’s Reesor Farm Market is “shocked and saddened” after discovering that his farm’s pumpkin patch was looted during Thanksgiving. Police put a stop to the pumpkin plunder after photos of the crime cropped up on social media.
- Now, in incredibly serious news: PANDAS! The Toronto Zoo welcomed a pair of baby bamboo chompers early this morning, with mother and babies under constant observation by a team of giant panda experts visiting from China. Toronto Zoo CEO John Tracogna said of the event: “We are so proud to be contributing to the ongoing survival of this endangered species.” Squee and a half.
- From today’s edition of 12:36: Olivia Chow’s signs are doing a little extra outreach in her closely-watched campaign against Liberal Adam Vaughan. A line added to the top of some of the NDP signs in Spadina-Fort York reminds Chinese passersby that Olivia Chow is the first name on the ballot.( Want more 12:36? Subscribe to it now.)