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  Holy Trinity Church Sues Eaton Centre

You don't Have to Hate Police to Agree with BLM

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/26/you-dont-have-to-hate-police-to-agree-with-blm-paradkar.html

Don Bosco School Closes

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/24/saying-goodbye-to-don-bosco-school.html

Beyond the Gay Village

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/06/25/as-the-queer-community-spreads-out-can-the-gay-village-remain-vital.html


Toronto's Oldest Home Found

http://globalnews.ca/news/3521468/how-an-electricians-visit-led-to-the-discovery-of-torontos-oldest-home/?utm_source=Home&utm_medium=EditorsPick&utm_campaign=2015
Teen Arrested Lounging on Top of Subway Car

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/23/girl-13-lounging-on-parked-subway-train-arrested-then-released.html

Woman Assaulted at Symphony

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/22/police-notified-after-academic-reports-she-was-assaulted-at-symphony.html

Clearing The Air on Land Allowance


https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/the_fixer/2017/06/21/turns-out-there-is-a-standard-to-determine-where-a-homeowners-property-ends-the-fixer.html

New Police Program To Try Steering Youth Out of Court System

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/20/toronto-police-announce-program-aimed-at-keeping-youth-out-of-court-system.html





Pride Parade A Mess

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/20/cop-ban-lays-waste-to-pride-parade

First Responders Festival A "Distraction"

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/20/first-responders-unity-festival-a-distraction-police-chief


Residents Concerned About
Runnymede Shelter

https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2017/06/20/mayor-john-tory-pushes-support-for-controversial-runnymede-shelter-in-late-night-debate.html

Bad Dimension for City Road Needs Fixing



https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/the_fixer/2017/06/16/dimensions-of-city-road-allowance-defy-explanation-the-fixer.html



Toronto Cops Stay Put in Schools

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/15/toronto-school-resource-officer-program-gets-reprieve-despite-activists-bully-tactics

Crooked Signpost Hogs Sidewalk 

https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/the_fixer/2017/06/14/crooked-sign-post-hogs-sidewalk-space-on-mccaul-st-the-fixer.html


Pop-up Ikea Store Soon on Queen Street West
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/15/pop-up-ikea-caf-coming-to-queen-st-w.html

Proposal:Older Toronto Housing Tenants To Be Overseen by City Hall (Multicultists' Criminal Legacy
http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/12/good-news-for-tchc-seniors


Loku Death: Blame the White Racemixers
Who Brought Him Here

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/13/family-says-andrew-loku-was-a-happy-person-who-just-got-pushed-too-far.html

Taxing Time for Taxis

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/14/high-lake-levels-a-taxing-time-for-water-taxis-keenan.html

Raw Sewage Duped in Lake Ontario During Heavy Rainfall

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/12/raw-partially-treated-sewage-dumped-in-lake-ontario-by-toronto-during-heavy-rain-fall.html

Beaches Landmark Closes After 35 Years

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/12/beach-landmark-set-to-close-after-35-years

BLM's Bullies

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/12/school-bullies

Celebrating Toronto's Portugal Day



https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/10/thousands-celebrate-their-heritage-at-torontos-portugal-day-festivities.html



Toronto Zoo Opens on Thursday

https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2017/06/12/toronto-zoo-gets-back-to-business-this-thursday.html



Be Prepared for Battle over Bloor St.
Bike Lanes

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/09/be-prepared-for-battle-over-bloor-st-bikes-lanes-micallef.html

Nurse Not Guilty of Manslaughter 


https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/08/nurse-not-guilty-of-manslaughter-after-taking-woman-off-life-support.html




Centre for The Blind Opens at Yonge-St. Clair

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/04/community-hub-for-the-blind-to-open-at-yonge-st-clair.html


Toronto Zoo Reaches Deal With Staff

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/08/toronto-zoo-reaches-tentative-deal-with-staff.html



Game, Set, Match to BLM

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/03/blm-wont-march-in-this-years-pride-parade


Tenant Strike Enters Second Month

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/02/parkdale-rent-strike-enters-second-month-as-eviction-clock-starts-ticking.html


Lots Going On This Weekend in Toronto

http://www.citynews.ca/2017/06/01/lots-going-weekend-toronto-good-luck-getting/

Bill Sent for Non-Existent Ambulance Ride

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/02/elderly-man-nearly-billed-for-ambulance-he-didnt-take


Island Park Permits Cancelled Until July 31

http://Island park permits cancelled until July 31

Call  Toronto Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam An Idiot
for Complaining-- Racism is as Natural As Breathing

(On Twitter, @kristynwongtam )

Story:
http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/31/wong-tams-wont-apologize-for-totally-uncalled-for-tweet

Bad-Mouthed By A Film Crew


https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/the_fixer/2017/05/31/woman-says-film-workers-treated-her-like-an-intruder-the-fixer.html

Arrogant Cheapskates' Privatization Costs
More Anxiety for Drivers

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/30/time-to-put-contractors-work-hours-under-microscope



More Bike Lane Madness in Toronto

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/29/more-bike-madness-in-to


Toronto Housing: More Problems

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/29/tchc-board-eyes-vacancy-and-arrears-problems



This Music Lover Takes Doors Open Toronto Literally
(The Way It Was...When Toronto Used to Be All-White)

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/28/this-music-lover-takes-doors-open-toronto-literally.html



TTC To Return Old Streetcars This Summer



https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/23/vintage-ttc-streetcars-are-back-every-sunday-this-summer.html

Homeless Rate Spikes Again--But There's Lots of Money for Foreign Wars

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/25/27-homeless-deaths-in-toronto-in-just-three-months.html

Chris Spence Launches Fight to Get Teaching Licence Back

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/23/chris-spence-launches-fight-to-get-teaching-licence-back.html


Cops Join in On Concert After Noise Complaint

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/22/peel-police-officer-rocks-out-after-responding-to-a-noise-complaint.html


Peel Police Chief Wants More Time

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/20/embattled-peel-police-chief-wants-two-more-years-on-the-job.html



CNE To End Free Passes for Disabled

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/17/cne-to-end-free-fare-for-people-with-disabilities-in-2018.html


Holy Trinity Church Sues Eaton Centre

https://www.thestar.com/business/2017/05/16/church-of-the-holy-trinity-files-claim-against-toronto-eaton-centre-over-cracked-walls.html


Toronto Islands Baseball Field Has a Catch

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/15/toronto-islands-baseball-field-has-a-catch.html




Toronto Ettiquette: Passive-Aggressive World of
A Multicult City on the Edge of Nonwhite Violence

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/a-guide-to-the-reserved-hyper-efficient-sometimes-passive-aggressive-world-of-toronto-etiquette-1.4112981


Woman Given Tickets for Having For Sale Sign in Car

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/11/toronto-woman-wrongly-given-parking-tickets-for-putting-for-sale-sign-in-car.html


Crimestoppers Salutes the Public

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/10/crime-stoppers-a-remarkable-resource-for-toronto-police


The Dirty Secret of Toronto’s Bacteria-laced Harbour

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/10/the-dirty-secret-of-torontos-bacteria-laced-harbour.html



Gardiner Neighbors Complain About Noise

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/08/gardiner-neighbours-upset-with-overnight-construction-noise.html

Shoppers Drug Mart to Sell Presto Cards

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/08/shoppers-drug-mart-to-sell-presto-fare-cards.html

Keeping Closeted: Police Shouls Not March in Public-Paid-for Uniforms

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/08/only-group-marginalized-at-pride-are-cops



Comment: Bombardier's Broken Trust


https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/05/07/bombardiers-comedy-of-errors-isnt-funny-editorial.html


Will Woodbine's  ‘City within a City’ Ever Happen?

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/08/will-a-city-within-a-city-at-woodbine-ever-happen.html

Doing-Nothing-for-Toronto Tory Tries to 'Get Tough
with Queen's Park

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/07/john-tory-adopting-harder-line-with-queens-park



The Birth of An Idea

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/06/expectant-mom-wants-ttc-to-bump-up-pregnancy-pins


Beaches Treehouse A Hit on Airbandb

https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2017/05/05/beaches-treehouse-a-hit-on-airbnbfor-rent-temporarily-a-charming-treehouse-bunkie.html


Toronto Transit: Not in Service

http://projects.thestar.com/bombardier-ttc/index.html

Program for Black Youth in Crisis:

What About White Youth?

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/04/program-for-black-youth-in-crisis-at-heart-of-bitter-dispute.html



Lake Water Levels Concern grows in Beach Area

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/02/high-water-levels-wreak-havoc-on-woodbine-beach-in-toronto


School Board Goes For Anti-Racism Training

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/01/tdsb-director-commits-to-anti-racism-training-at-black-lives-matter-walkout.html
Tell Them to Go to Hell with Their Self-Loathing Here:

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx


Tory and Patrick Brown: Do-Nothing Fiscal Cheapskates

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/01/pcs-will-help-toronto-brown-says


Toronto Hydro Fire Cripples King Street

http://news.nationalpost.com/toronto/police-investigate-loud-blasts-smoke-pouring-onto-street-in-downtown-toronto













 

Toronto's Frenzied Housing Market

https://www.thestar.com/business/real_estate/2017/05/01/toronto-housing-market-frenzy-may-be-subsiding-some-realtors-say.html


Clean Up Toronto Housing

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/04/29/cleaning-up-tchc-a-herculean-task


OPP Probing Suspected Toronto City Bid Rigging

https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2017/04/28/opp-probing-suspected-toronto-city-bid-rigging.html


Comment:
Stop Closing TCHC Units

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/04/26/urgent-action-needed-to-halt-shut-down-of-social-housing-units-editorial.html

Tell Mayor Tory at mayor_tory@toronto.ca ... We will


High Lake Ontario Levels Causing Flooding

https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/the_fixer/2017/04/26/high-lake-ontario-water-levels-cause-lakefront-parking-lot-flood-the-fixer.html




Complain to Mayor Tory About All the Money Not Being Used To Help the Homeless...

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/25/activists-say-millions-meant-to-fight-homelessness-sitting-unused.html

Email him at mayor_tory@toronto.ca  (We Will)




New CNE Plan for Disabled Tabled

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/23/end-free-cne-admission-for-people-with-disabilities-report-says.html

From Toronto Star, April 20:

Re: Should more stores be open in Toronto on holidays?, April 17

When I was young, I worked for a year as an usher at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, Pa., a venue for symphonies, operas and ballets. The Commonwealth had passed a special law to allow alcoholic beverages at Heinz Hall during Sunday matinees, which would otherwise have been forbidden under so-called “Sunday blue laws.”

When I moved to Toronto, friends told me Eaton’s used to draw curtains on its display windows on Sundays. I’m guessing it was to minimize distractions on what has been called the Lord’s Day or the Christian Sabbath.

Given that employment law provides for additional compensation for those who work on holidays, I was surprised to learn of Toronto’s goofy bylaws dictating who can be open on certain holidays without facing fines. I thought government as nanny and busy-body was something in the rear-view mirror. It is long past time to scrap this ridiculous restriction on free enterprise and equity.

William S. Hesselgrave, Toronto

(Agreed)

Re: Subway relief the entire city can get behind, Micallef, April 15

I think not. If the contractors plan to use the same tunnelling technique that is being used on the Eglinton LRT, they will probably have to close the central part of the Queen streetcar line for the five to 10 years it will take to build the relief line.

On Eglinton, large holes had to be dug to move utility pipes and cables, headwalls had to be built across the street for each station and emergency exit, holes had to be dug to allow the extraction of the tunnel boring machines and now major intersections are being completely dug up to build stations.

Also, I expect that except for rush hour, there will not be a lot of traffic on the relief line, at least until it is extended north up Don Mills Road.

Tory will be asking the provincial and federal governments to make major contributions to our expanded transit system. Neither government should provide large amounts of money without the city providing a realistic cost-benefit analysis.

P.A. Reid, Toronto

(Sad...)


Return of the King Edward Hotel

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/19/king-edward-hotels-crystal-ballroom-reopens-after-38-years.html

What's Your Favorite Toronto Police Cruiser Color?

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/19/toronto-police-want-your-help-designing-their-squad-cars.html

Tell TPS--It's White, Here:
mark.saunders@torontopolice.on.ca


Subway Relief the Entire City can get Behind

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/15/subway-relief-the-entire-city-can-get-behind-micallef.html



Sports Car Goes on Fire

http://www.citynews.ca/2017/04/14/1566071/



What's Open, Closed on Easter Weekend


https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/13/this-easter-

weekend-whats-open-and-closed.html

Toronto Cops Investigate Homophobic Letter Sent to Councillor
http://www.citynews.ca/2017/04/12/police-investigating-homophobic-hate-letter-sent-councillor/


MPPs Basking on Sunshine List
http://www.torontosun.com/2017/03/31/sunshine-list-swells-under-liberals



Three Measles Cases Confirmed in Toronto
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/30/toronto-public-health-investigating-three-confirmed-cases-of-the-measles.html