Toronto Healthier Than the Rest of Ontario, Mississauga Bans Uber, and an Airbnb Party House
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Toronto Healthier Than the Rest of Ontario, Mississauga Bans Uber, and an Airbnb Party House

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  • Take a deep breath, Toronto, today we’ve earned some of our smugness. New data from Toronto Public Health shows that Toronto is healthier than other parts of Ontario. Toronto performs better in obesity, incidences of cancer, and life expectancy. Toronto Public Health spokesperson Paul Fleiszer says there are many reasons that explain the well-being of Torontonians, like income and education, but regardless of the reasons we know that remains healthy at the centre of the universe is our ego.
  • Just after Toronto legalized UberX last week, Mississauga has banned it. Uber and other similar ride sharing companies must cease operations in Mississauga until they follow all the same regulations as traditional taxi companies. If Uber and similar companies stop operating immediately, then a committee will look at a ride sharing pilot project. It’s just inconvenient for Uber right now–one might say that the City’s bylaws are disruptive.
  • Some more sharing-economy struggles out of Mississauga. Residents of the adorably named Snowflake Lane have gone to council to do something about months of late night parties. At first residents thought it was new neighbours throwing a party, but later found the house was being rented through Airbnb. The residents say the parties often end in soiled mattresses and garbage strewn all across the front lawn, and suspect underage drinking may be happening inside. There is no word on whether fists shake as the *ahem* disruptive renters are asked to get off various lawns.

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