20071212_mb.jpg

Morning Brew: December 12th, 2007


Photo: "Toronto - View from the Island" by blogTO Flickr pooler artistpavel.

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday December 12th, 2007:

Ontario's auditor general released his annual report and this one was as (if not more) condemning than usual. Commuter transit service is poor, our driver training program breeds really bad drivers, hazardous waste and hazardous people are loose and unaccounted for in Ontario, our hospitals are not well-equipped to handle major emergencies, and more.

Toronto's capital budget was approved yesterday and the numbers reveal the continued trend of spiraling into debt. Transit and environmental initiatives have been given high priority for 2008, but there still isn't much to go around. It won't be long now before we earn the title "Detroit North".

Carry lots of pocket change today - there's going to be a lot of panhandling going on. Hopefully there won't be any pepper-spraying or handcuffing also going on.

A huge friggin' dinosaur skeleton named Gordo was hiding in the basement of the Royal Ontario Museum, and recently was pieced together for the public to view. Saturday marks the opening of the dino exhibit, and the first opportunity for the public to hang out with Gordo.

Monopolistic Google is pissed off at monopolistic Rogers for using new technology to insert "customer service memos" (i.e. advertising) on third-party web sites. So much for Net Neutrality.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Marie Curtis Park is Toronto's local spot for a low-key day at the beach

The amusement park on the Toronto Islands is reopening for the summer

Cannabis store replacing closed Starbucks and people say Toronto is officially ruined

The history of Toronto's lost palace

Toronto installs duckling docks to save baby animals from drowning in harbour

Toronto just got a new rooftop park and it's spectacular

Toronto kitten born without anus now happy and healthy after life-saving surgery

Justin Trudeau appalled after hate symbols found on chairs at Toronto park