Morning Brew: Exhibition Place Hotel Plans, TTC Airport Shuttle Route Confusion, Venomous Spider in Yorkville, Guns and Drugs and Kids, Meteor Spotters Wanted
What's happening in the GTA (and sometimes beyond):
Operators of TTC airport shuttles running from Kipling Station to Pearson recently changed their routes and nearly doubled travel time. Instead of taking the highway, they've elected to do the run on residential streets, but what's most odd about all of this is that TTC command and commissioner Giambrone weren't even aware that the change had been made.
A 26-storey 4-star boutique hotel on the grounds of Exhibition Place could finally become a reality. With economic trouble ongoing, it's not an ideal time to be building such an ambitious project, is it? And I'm not all that thrilled by the all-glass design. But most importantly, I'm wondering if there will even be enough demand for a hotel in that area to make it profitable.
$1-billion. That's $1,000-million. Or $1,000,000,000. And a scathing report from the auditor general on the eHealth program is pegging that astronomical a number as mostly wasted taxpayer money. Heads are beginning to roll, and you've gotta wonder if the entire program isn't going to get the plug pulled and be forced to start all over again from scratch.
What we don't expect to find in nestled in a bunch of grapes in the fridge: a black widow spider.
Things we shouldn't be surprised to find in one of the nation's most impoverished communities: drugs and guns, and yes... children.
Astronomers have great video footage but are skill trying to track down people who saw a meteorite rip through the Southern Ontario sky on September 25th. It likely landed somewhere near Grimsby, and I'm sure they'd like to pick up the pieces for further research.
And the infamous Dimitri the Lover appears to have finally made it onto Twitter. So far, only 15 people have decided to follow him. Ladies, if you want to know who not to date, start here. By publicly admitting to association with a deluded, sexist attention-whore, my sense is that their chances of scoring with the "sluts" are more hindered than enhanced.