Over 5000 homeless on Toronto's streets

Morning Brew: June 26, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Monday, June 26, 2006:

The recent homelessness survey tells us that there are 5,052 homeless people in Toronto, which is more than the population of some towns in Ontario.

It must be the heat: the first weekend of the summer proves to be yet another violent one as two people are shot dead.

Prime Minister Harper will not attend the AIDS Conference in Toronto this summer, which is a bit of a letdown for the future of AIDS research and support in our country.

Tens of thousands of people came out for the Pride Parade yesterday, but sadly Mayor Miller decided not to wear his leather chaps.

A horse owned by a female Toronto trainer won the Queen's Plate this weekend; if we can't have the Leafs win, at least we've got Edenwold.

The world's largest phallic symbol tallest free-standing structure turns 30 years old today, so let's celebrate before Dubai inevitably beats the record in a few years.

Aspiring poets that are concerned about the financial certainty of their future can rest assured that they always have a future writing highway sign rhymes.

(Image: Richard Sambrook)


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