Helloooooo. News for you: An "interaction" between Toronto police officers and a man at a club last night apparently results in the man's death, Sammy Yatim's family hires a prominent civil-rights lawyer, Doug Ford says the darndest things, details about the Scarborough subway extension out soon, and a man makes a map of Toronto's 50 most dangerous intersections to cycle.
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Wednesday's child is full of grace. And in the news: the province's decision to allow more police units to carry tasers receives some criticism; more flooding hit Toronto—and stranded some taxis—last night; complaints made to the City's licensing and standards division might just include one about a large rooster; and a Richmond Hill man went for an ill-advised joyride in the sky.
It's all happening. And yet, none of it is. In the news today: the Toronto police officer who tasered Sammy Yatim is under investigation, Canadian Blood Services has issued a recall for 1,500 units of blood, a horrific death for a Toronto construction worker, and The Replacements reunite and play our fair city.
If you're sick of hearing the word cronut, or just, y'know, sick ('cause you ate a cronut), here's some news that's got nothing to do with it: Ford asks Torontonians how Holyday's now vacant seat should be filled, a Jack Layton statue will be unveiled, Cafeteria food that teens can actually stand, four York University cafeteria workers have tested positive for Tuberculosis, and Durham motorcyclists will rally for an Oshawa family and their autistic son.
Morning you all. News: Constable James Forcillo was released on bail and has a pretrial hearing set for September 30; Sammy Yatim's family has cancelled a press conference originally scheduled for later today; outgoing deputy mayor Doug Holyday can open up the city whenever he wants—'cause he's got keys; and the TCHC meets today to talk about its mighty backlog of repairs.
Morning y'all. This just in: The man who supposedly tried to sell a video of Rob Ford smoking crack had his first court appearance yesterday; an NDP vet quits the party in protest of the Giambrone by-election controversy; the Ontario ombudsman's office should announce today whether it will conduct its own investigation of Sammy Yatim's death; and the streetcar on which Yatim was shot will be back in service with the same serial number.
Hey guys, how's your morning going? In the news: a second day of protests against the police shooting of Sammy Yatim planned for next week; the police may delay a decision on collecting "dooring" stats; the chief of the Durham Regional Police Services Board hates speeding; and construction is just about everywhere, so like it.
Happy first of August! In today's news: The police officer under investigation for shooting Sammy Yatim on an empty streetcar apparently called for another officer to use a taser before opening fire on the teen, a longtime veteran of the Toronto police force says officers are trained to "shoot until the threat has stopped," and Mayor Rob Ford gets into it with the Ontario Liberals.
Pay your rent! And in the news: The Toronto police officer who is under investigation for his involvement in the shooting death of Sammy Yatim has been identified, a new poll finds six out of 10 Torontonians support the Scarborough subway over an LRT, but also that people may not understand the options, one of the alleged gang members who was featured in a photo with Mayor Rob Ford is out on bail, and buying coffee for hundreds of strangers has, blessedly, hit Toronto.
Guy, guys, um, want to hear the news? K: The TTC will reopen the discussion on incorporating Bixi if the city can't figure anything else out, Toronto General Hospital's baby grand piano—and its mystifying thief—have been found, Toronto mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus, and the TTC will look at the feasibility of using GO trains as a possible downtown relief line.
Happy hump day. In the news: The woman charged with assault after allegedly throwing juice in Mayor Rob Ford's face will next appear in court on September 9, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti has doctor's orders to go light on council duties this summer, youth-oriented downtown churches are working to make Christianity hip, and the Canadian Jewish News is back, baby.
Good morning people of Thursday. News today: City council voted yesterday to go ahead with the Scarborough subway extension, post-flood garbage just won't quit, the Toronto Star is reporting that the City supposedly knew about a provincial loan repayment they claimed not to know about, and a police detective bakes some delicious car-cookies.
The extreme heat continues today and tomorrow and forever. Like it. In the news: Mayor Rob Ford says something about money for the Scarborough subway and then retracts it and then Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says maybe it shouldn't have been retracted and, make it stop, a Toronto police officer gets disciplined for having posed as a stranded GO train passenger, a Toronto police assault trial got dramatically disrupted yesterday, and, yes, the heat continues.
Well if it isn't Thursday again. In the news: Potential movement (for real, though) on the Scarborough subway extension, experts say Canadian cities like ours probably need to upgrade their storm systems, Wheel-Trans was watching you (in a bad way) but now they're not, and GO Transit is giving $100 in Presto money to some of its passengers stranded on a train Monday.
Every cloud has a silver lining! But also, most of this news isn't that good: Less apocalyptic weather for Toronto this morning, Mississauga seems to have been hardest hit in Monday's storm, one of the men who appeared in the infamous photo with Mayor Rob Ford has been released on bail, and a second public consultation was held last night for the proposed development of a large retail complex—and Walmart—at Bathurst and College Streets.
In the U.S., it's a holiday today. Bet you like that. So the news, then: Mayor Rob Ford still really likes subways, the mayor's executive committee has decided to defer a decision on raising development fees for new homes, a report on the first phase of a study evaluating whether to allow jet traffic at Billy Bishop Airport should come out in the fall, and the jury's still out on whether the city will bail out Bixi.
Morning, you. In the news: Metrolinx says Toronto's on its own if it wants a Scarborough subway, the City and Toronto police are planning to crack down on alcohol consumption in Trinity Bellwoods Park, an Ontario judge ruled that documents connected to Project Traveller must be revealed to media lawyers on August 27, and Toronto Public Health released a report suggesting Toronto consider opening safe-injection sites.
How's it going? You seem great. Some news for you: Mayor Rob Ford's director of logistics and operations, David Price, gets in trouble—again—for refusing to identify himself while committing an indiscretion, plans for the revitalization of Ontario Place are partially revealed, the provincial government plans to investigate financial management practices at the TDSB, and the Attorney General weighs in on why Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair has been vague about whether the mayor is under criminal investigation.