Morning Brew: Cyclist union hopes coroner's probe will boost Toronto's cycling infrastructure, on winter and the Occupy Toronto protest, all about insulin, and the Leafs spoil the Rangers' home opener
The Toronto Cyclists Union is hoping the provincial coroner review of cycling deaths will push the city to review and improve cycling infrastructure. Well, I know what you're thinking: it doesn't seem likely with the current administration, which seems to be slap-happy about removing bike lanes. But the Union is optimistic the since the probe is province-wide, Queen's Park will step in where the city has hedged.
Speaking of cycling, this oh-so earnest article from the Toronto Star's fixer comes off as if two-wheeled transportation is a new invention or something. "After trying it for a day, we discovered a secret behind the growth of cycling as legitimate transportation: It is exhilarating, fun and connects riders to the environment in a way that is entirely lost on drivers." Not so sure that's a secret, especially for the #downtownelite.
The Occupy Toronto protest caused some major traffic delays in the - where else? - financial district yesterday as hundreds of union members joined their march. Things got a little rowdy for the otherwise peaceful protesters when a small group sat on the floor of the TD Bank and were later escorted out by police.
Officials seem to worried how long these protesters will stay now that it's been, oh, a long two weeks. But they shouldn't worry too much according to the Post's Peter Kuitenbrouwer. He argues that winter will evict them from St. James Park. Needless to say, they don't agree.
Hey, Halloween is almost here. In case you haven't made plans yet, check out out our guide to this weekend's parties and events.
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