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High Park in Full Bloom




https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/23/the-high-park-cherry-blossoms-will-hit-full-bloom-this-week.html






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


Out of the Cold Program Set to
Close

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/24/out-of-the-cold-program-set-to-close-for-another-year.html



78,000 Potholes Filled Since January 1.. More Still to Fill

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/04/22/pothole-season-in-to-keeps-crews-busy

Tell John Tory to Get On With It!
Email: mayor_tory@toronto.ca


Trash Talk About Toronto Streets

https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/the_fixer/2017/04/21/is-toronto-inhabited-by-a-bunch-of-pigs-readers-think-so-the-fixer.html


Toronto's Sci-fi Love for the
Gardiner

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/22/torontos-sci-fi-love-for-the-gardiner-micallef.html

DVP Closed This Weekend

http://www.citynews.ca/2017/04/20/dvp-scarborough-rt-shut-weekend-plan-alternate-route-events/



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

Cleanup of Thugs Promised at TCHC

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/04/19/committee-moves-to-kick-thugs-out-of-tchc


Pedestrians Tangle with Utility Box for Sidewalk Space

https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/the_fixer/2017/04/19/pedestrians-tangle-with-utility-box-for-sidewalk-space-the-fixer.html


Publisher Donates Thousands of Historical Books to Ryerson U

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/18/publisher-donates-thousands-of-historical-books-to-ryerson-u.html


Ron Moeser Remembered
http://www.torontosun.com/2017/04/18/veteran-councillor-ron-moeser-dies

Fix These Street Holes!

https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/the_fixer/2017/04/18/small-sidewalk-holes-could-spell-big-trouble-for-pedestrians.html


Deadly Shooting in Brampton

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/04/15/deadly-night-in-the-gta-claims-2-lives

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



Waste of Time: Vimy Memorial in France

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/31/toronto-photographer-commemorates-vimy-100th.html
Woman Attacked by Dog in Park

http://www.citynews.ca/2017/03/31/dog-attack-pickering-park-leaves-woman-fractured-leg/

TTC Delays Launch of Anti-Harassment App

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/29/ttc-delays-launch-of-anti-harassment-app.html

Samson the Hippo  Dies at Toronto Zoo
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/28/samson-the-toronto-zoos-agreeable-hippo-dies-at-43.html

Ontario Launches Plan to Teach Economic Skills: Technical Skills Are Worth More

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/23/ontario-launches-plan-to-teach-high-school-kids-financial-skills.html


Union Concerned Over Safety After Subway Guard Assault

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/21/ttc-employees-at-risk-after-policy-change-union-says.html

Stouffville's Cross Border Showdown

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/19/stouffville-concert-marathon-turns-into-cross-border-showdown.html