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Morning Brew: May 26th, 2008

Photo: "when i wake" by MCXL5, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Your Toronto morning news roundup for Monday May 26th, 2008:

A foiled robbery attempt in a high end store in Yorkville has some employees concerned about their safety. In this instance, (seldom praised) road congestion in the area was partially responsible for the quick arrest of two suspects who were attempting to flee.

$6million per station times 69 stations equals $414million. That's an early estimate for what it would cost to have safety doors installed on TTC subway platforms. It's always hard (if not impossible) to put a price on human lives, but does the fact that this cost prohibitive system is being considered suggest that more people than we hear about are pushed or jump in front of speeding trains?

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Toronto Police continue to have difficulties recruiting officers of Asian descent. Although 16% of the force is now made up of people of racial minority, there's still a long way to go to have the force more representative of the actual ethnic and racial makeup of the city, which is far more diverse.

Provincial Education Minister Kathleen Wynne has finally stepped in and has ordered an investigation of Toronto Catholic District School Board's trustee spending. It's not clear which of the Ten Commandments it falls under, but I'm pretty sure that those involved know that thou shalt not receive compensation ten times for the same activity.

Kensington market, in addition to kicking off a season of car-free Pedestrian Sundays, was officially declared a national historic site this weekend. The gem of a neighbourhood has seen a lot of changes over the years, but continues to sparkle.


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