Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- Metrolinx officially dropped fares on the Union-Pearson Express today, and the agency claims it’s seeing increased ridership as a result. Beginning today, the UPX will cost $9 for those with Presto and $12 for those without, in an effort to attract more riders on the notoriously empty trains. A Metrolinx spokesperson claimed that, despite the fact that ridership numbers for this morning are not yet available, they’ve totally increased. Just trust ’em!
- A Toronto man appearing on Jeopardy! this Friday could be the show’s last Canadian contestant. Those north of the 49th parallel could not participate in the show’s application process for reasons lawyers can’t quite figure out (and despite host Alex Trebek being one of us). As a result, Victor Ferreira, a 30-year-old researcher, could be our last hope. We’ll take “What a bummer” for $200, Alex.
- If living a life of luxury (or perhaps dabbling in illegal activities) tickles your fancy, you’ll be pleased to know Conrad Black’s Bridle Path mansion is officially on the market. The 2,137-square-metre home could be yours for just $21.8 million—because nothing says “home” quite like nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and a property formerly owned by a convicted American felon.