Gardiner Construction Done Early, Crackdown on Dogs Underway, and A Destroyed Phone Booth
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Gardiner Construction Done Early, Crackdown on Dogs Underway, and A Destroyed Phone Booth

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  • It may feel like the Gardiner has been under construction since 1955, but today that came to an end—and ahead of schedule. As of this morning, all lanes were open on the Gardiner, four months and four days ahead of the official schedule, but it’s not all good news. The expedited process did cost the City $3.4 million, which is a relatively small price to pay for getting the work done that quickly. Finally, drivers will only have the commute to curse on their way to work.
  • Keep your dogs on a tight leash—literally. The City started a crackdown on bylaw infractions in parks, which is a pretty wide umbrella that includes smoking and launching a hot air balloon without a permit. Seven extra officers have been allocated to parks after complaints, especially about dogs off-leash, spiked this year. The fines can range from $360 to $5,000 if the owner is deemed aggressive or has had run-ins with bylaw officers in the past.
  • Imagine being so annoyed by phone booths that something deep inside you compels you to destroy them. It appears one Toronto person had that exact experience, and focused their rage on a particularly offensive historical artifact outside the Main Street Library. Some blood was found on the scene, and nearby an axe was discovered. Police are looking for an injured person, but are still unsure if the axe was used to destroy Superman’s changing room.

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