Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- Baseball season may be over, but the Toronto Blue Jays are keeping close—and snuggly. Jose Bautista of bat flip fame hosted a onesie-themed Super Bowl party for his fellow Jays last night—because teammates who play together also wear matching pyjamas together. Photos posted by pitcher Marcus Stroman have since amassed nearly 25,000 likes collectively, perhaps paving the way for a Jays in PJs collectible calendar (we can only hope).
- Following charges for an alleged sexual assault from the 1970s, Reverend Brent Hawkes maintained his innocence during a service Sunday morning. “I want to be clear: I am innocent of these allegations,” Hawkes told his congregation at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, where he has served as senior pastor for 38 years. Several high-profile Torontonians have stood behind Hawkes following the charges, including former Ontario premier Bob Rae, NDP MP Olivia Chow and former police chief Bill Blair, with the latter two also attending an 11 a.m. service at the MCC Sunday.
- After spending several mindless hours watching video of the Toronto Zoo’s panda cubs, you’re practically entitled to give them a name of your own. That’s the aim behind the Zoo’s latest campaign, which asks Torontonians to select a pair of names for the cuddly bears. Each potential name derives from a Chinese origin, celebrating the pandas’ homeland. Last week, DNA tests revealed that one cub is male and the other is female. Tests were not needed, however, to confirm that the two are 100 per cent adorable.