Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- Toronto East General Hospital is set to be renamed the Michael Garron Hospital, following one of the largest private donations ever given to a Canadian hospital. Michael Garron died of cancer in 1975 at just 13 years old. In his memory, his parents have donated $50 million to Toronto East General, where Michael was born. It is the second major donation the family has made in their son’s name; they gave $30 million to establish the Garron Family Cancer Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2010.
- Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco has been named Major League Soccer’s MVP. The 28-year-old Italian superstar scored 22 goals and 16 assists in his first North American season. It marks the first time a player on a Canadian team has been awarded the title.
- Just in time for Christmas, Nike has released its first Toronto-inspired sneaker. Air Max 1 – The 6 features a clean black and white design and will be available—you guessed it—on December 6. It remains to be seen whether or not the 6ix God himself will be sporting a pair come January, but Torontonians can rest assured that @Norm’s team will be on top of getting him a pair as soon as the kicks hit stores.