Jane Jacobs, 1916-2006

Morning Brew: April 26, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, April 26, 2006:

Torontonian Jane Jacobs, who perhaps saved the Annex with her fight against the proposed Spadina Expressway, passed away yesterday at Toronto Western Hospital.

Bob Rae announced his plans to join the Liberal leadership race, making middle school students in Ontario salivate at the thought of more missed school on Rae-Days.

University of Toronto writer-in-residence Camilla Gibb has won the Trillium Book Award for her novel Sweetness in the Belly, almost making up for her Giller Prize loss last November.

Ex-Maple Leafs owner Steve Stavro, whose grocery store Knob Hill Farms was a longtime Toronto icon and a great place to play hide-and-seek as a child, passed away late Monday night of a heart attack.

Local construction workers shut down the corner of Avenue and Dundas during a union protest, making some motorists kick themselves for not taking the subway to work instead of driving.

Toronto will be getting its first mobility hub, meaning those same motorists that were stuck in traffic yesterday now have no excuse not to take the bike instead of the car.


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