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Morning Brew: April 7th, 2008

Photo: "spring jaunt down rat-infested alley" by blogTO Flickr pooler Megan Faulkner.

Your morning news roundup for Monday April 7th, 2008:

Is the third time a charm? For the third time in just four weeks, the Comfort Zone after hours club was visited by police and charges related to drugs laid. Word on the street is that other clubs of varying degrees of good/bad reputation are also being eyed by police (Blak? Film? Footwork?).

Waterfront Toronto, in their quest to explore options for acquiring billions of dollars in needed long-term funding, are considering selling naming rights for public spaces to corporations. Is going for a walk down Fast Food Chain Street to chill in Big Box Park, and people watch at Financial Institution Fountain an acceptable option?

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A "ticket irregularity" scandal at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has resulted in the resignation of a high-level executive and the firing of five more employees. Greed, breeding dishonesty in an already hurting organization, is not good, MLSE.

By the time the Juno Awards wrapped up last night, Feist was buried head to toe in prizes. She took home Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and Album of the Year.

The elaborately redesigned Museum TTC Station showed off its new flair in a media sneak preview, and the Star has summarized the reactions of some of the usual suspects like Joe Clark, Matt Blackett, and Adam Giambrone. Mixed reviews, as expected.

There's something in the heroin on our streets that has caused an influx of overdosing drug abusers into a north Toronto hospital. Toxicology studies are being done, but it's not like it's easy to get word out to or convince addicted users to play safe.


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