The CN Tower Turns 40, Pot Shops Get An Unlikely Ally, and More Bike Share for Toronto
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The CN Tower Turns 40, Pot Shops Get An Unlikely Ally, and More Bike Share for Toronto

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  • Sunday marked the 40th birthday of the CN Tower. For four decades, the structure has stood proud as one of the tallest buildings in history, and has constantly annoyed photographers and foreign film-makers who try to disguise Toronto as New York City. But it also works as a radio tower and a cellphone tower—so, rather being a functionless building that we begrudgingly accept, it is a functional structure we begrudgingly accept.
  • Few news stories about dispensaries have painted a nice picture for the future of the kind-of legal businesses. But Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt) has slammed the TPS and called the Project Claudia raids a waste of money. That’s not an outright endorsement, but it’s more than many people would expect from Karygiannis. Meanwhile, discussion about the dispensaries was deferred until October at a Licensing and Standards Committee meeting today. You win some, you lose some.
  • If you haven’t had a chance to use Toronto’s bike share program, you might be in luck soon. Beginning today, the City is adding 120 new stations, more than doubling the amount that currently exist. The installation will take two weeks, and will look to improve the size of the program while giving more people access the bikes. Right now, all of the bike stations are nestled in the downtown core, but many of these new stations will be close to subway stations outside of the core.

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