There's much to celebrate: the Blue Jays earned their first division title last night for the first time in 22 years! Wooooo! In the news: Officer pleads not guilty to charges in Sammy Yatim shooting, McDonald's Canada to integrate self-serve kiosks, and contest for gastropub is postponed due to legal concerns.
The Toronto police officer charged in the 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and attempted murder. Constable James Forcillo, who was suspended with pay for seven months following the shooting aboard an empty streetcar now works as part of the Crime Stoppers Unit. He is scheduled to begin trial October 13, and jury selection is currently underway.
McDonald’s Canada is adding self-serve kiosks at 1400 stores across the country in a bid to improve customer service at the popular chain. The move is expected to create 15,000 jobs, including hiring hosts to assist customers with the new technology and food runners for table delivery service, and is expected to cost $200,000 per store. McDonald’s customer Greg Thompson, who visited an updated location at Victoria Park and St. Clair, said about the new updates, “It’s more like an upscale bistro.” Several locations across the U.S. have already integrated the new savvy service.
A raffle contest for ownership of an East York gastropub has been postponed due to legal concerns. Ruthie Cummings, the owner of Das Gasthaus at Broadview and Danforth, says that the company responsible for processing online payments for the raffle has stopped accepting payment due to concerns surrounding the legality of the contest. Cummings, who owned the restaurant for three years and is now selling 4,000 $150 tickets for the raffle, says she hopes to resume the contest once she finds a new company to process its online payments.