Extra, Extra: Northern Lights in the GTA, Trump Hotel Named Best in Canada, and Ward 7 Gets an Unexpected Lorax
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Extra, Extra: Northern Lights in the GTA, Trump Hotel Named Best in Canada, and Ward 7 Gets an Unexpected Lorax

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  • Thanks to a clear Tuesday sky, northern lights might be visible in the GTA tonight. If you’re looking to get in on the nocturnal spectacle, stargazers recommend heading toward a dark region removed from the light pollution of the downtown core, which might get in the way of a good viewing. Aurora bore-YEAH-lis!
  • We’re number…one? Conde Nast Traveler ranked the Trump International Hotel and Tower Canada’s top hotel, despite its penchant for intermittently shedding glass shards onto the pavement below. The irony did not get missed by CityNews, which pointed out that perhaps the posh magazine meant to feature the hotel in its “adventure travel” category instead.
  • It appears that Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) is a friend of trees. At least, of one in particular: an up-to 350-year-old red oak in the backyard of 76 Coral Gable Drive whose fate remains at the centre of a months-long council debate. And look, he even has a sense of humour about it:

  • From today’s edition of 12:36, Toronto’s new lunchtime tabloid newsletter: Someone called in a bomb threat at the Galleria Mall. The building at Dufferin and Dupont was evacuated and locked down for about half an hour this morning. Police investigated and found nothing. (Want more 12:36? Subscribe to it now.)

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