Can't think of anything witty to put here this morning. Sorry, readers! In the news: murder charges against cops are rare; Ford wants to talk Expo with the PM; Torontonians get a chance to chat up a city planner; a new site uses a wealth of info on parking tickets; convenience stores aren't actually supposed to sell bongs; and when it comes to uniforms, some are hard to please.
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The sunshine isn't fooling us. It's still Monday, and that still sucks. In the news: Ford keeps mum on news police are investigating his friend, the government had to catch up on daycare inspections, Pape Station is offline for a facelift, and condos are expensive to rent.
Friday Friday Friday Friday FRIDDDAAAAAY! In the news: Ford calls council back early, not everyone is impressed with the TCHC's reward for crime tips, Exhibition Place is a moneymaker for the city, York Region is investing in bus rapid transit, some people are terrible, and some people are really great.
It's hard to find things to say about Tuesdays. They're just...Tuesdays. In the news: another Toronto paper introduces its paywall, queer youth have a tough time in city shelters, backyard chickens are still not okay in the GTA, and birders are worried about dogs in one city park.
Is anybody else feeling a creeping sense of panic about how quickly the summer is going? In the news: Ford defends his appearance at Taste of the Danforth and is revealed to have paid an odd visit to a local jail; termites are taking a bite out of Toronto homes; Trump Tower is in trouble; and happy robots are hitting downtown.
Weekend! Not a long one, but we'll take it. In the news: an inquiry will look at three shooting deaths involving police, the parents of a deceased toddler launch a lawsuit against her daycare, Mayor Rob Ford loses another staffer, and other Ford-related news.
Is it any consolation that today only feels like a Monday? Probably not. In the news: the NDP riding association president in Scarborough-Guildwood wants answers, Toronto police will investigate doorings, the nomination race in Toronto Centre gets a little more crowded, police discrimination cases will now head to the rights tribunal, new ways to buy ferry tickets are coming, and roll up those sleeves and give blood.
Long weekend! That's always exciting. In the news: the NDP comes out ahead in last night's provincial byelections, the province will give parents access to daycare complaints, and firefighters say a change in response policies is risky.
In Tuesday's news: protesters march for Sammy Yatim; company proposes Leslie Spit wind farm; no plans for Smitherman to re-enter politics; former councillor talks mayoral run; and Mississauga highrise residents worry about their homes.
Anybody else enjoying this reprieve from the oppressive summer heat? Things are expected to stay bearable throughout the week. In the news: lots of questions and an SIU investigation after a weekend shooting on a streetcar, Ontario jails are crowded, and a life-saving drug sits in storage.
Can you believe this is already the last Friday of July?! In the news: Chris Spence speaks about his plagiarism scandal, city councillors battle over a garbage truck, the "Maple Leaf Forever" tree will find a new use, legionnaires' disease cases spike, and a reward in the search for bank robbers.
And not a single update about you-know-who! In the news: Bixi shouldn't expect a TTC bailout, the Gardnier is getting two lanes narrower, a downtown curb turns red, the Bay-Bloor scramble could go, and it's apparently not that hard to steal a giant piano.
We're mellllltttinnnnggggg! In the news: the Scarborough subway is already in trouble, Ontario is working on new animal welfare laws, a former MuchMusic VJ sets her sights on Parliament Hill, police request the public's assistance in a Cabbagetown sex assault investigation, Ontario has rattlesnakes and they're feeling bitey, and newsflash: homes in Toronto are still expensive.
Today's expected to be another scorcher. Be heat smart, guys! In the news: Ontario supports a Scarborough subway, to a degree; a busy intersection is still closed after a weekend fire; staffers are suspended in the wake of a toddler's death in Vaughan; one Mississauga resident says that making him pay the mayor's legal fees discourages honesty about the government's actions; and Honest Ed's is honestly for sale.
All right, let's get this week started. In the news: an east-end fire destroys a building, it's gonna be a hot one, police look for information about a York hit-and-run, and good news about an injured kitten.
Weekend! YES. In the news: several homes are on shaky ground due to storm-related erosion, congestion is costing Toronto a bundle, several city beaches are unswimmable, and a kitten is recovering after a horrible incident of public abuse.