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Morning Brew: May 30th, 2008

Photo: "BCE Place" by jsaneb, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Your Toronto morning news roundup for Friday May 30th, 2008:

The proposed extension of Front Street to Dufferin (it currently ends at Bathurst) has been cancelled, which means that the hopes of chopping down part of the Gardiner (which was contingent on the Front Street Extension becoming reality) may be dashed as well, despite support of the mayor. Why not take it underground east of Yonge, and have it resurface at the DVP? If Boston can do it, so can we.

Toronto is set to study the feasibility of safe injection sites. The news comes shortly after a much contested site in Vancouver stirred up things in the high courts, and Federal Health Minister Tony Clement spoke of how unethical it is to give drug addicts a safe place to shoot up. Idealogy has its short-comings.

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I can't see the difference; can you see the difference? The TTC is testing new subway entrance signage but they could probably skip testing altogether. Am I missing some legibility or historical significance argument that only a Joe Clark could speak to, or are the new signs fine as is?

A motor home went up in flames on the streets of Mississauga yesterday, forcing the occupants to have to find some other way to the Nascar race they were headed to. The money they save on gas might make taking the train or a bus or plane worth while.

Although Canadian teams amount to just 20% of teams in the NHL, they generate 31% of the league ticket revenue. Why? Because only Canadians (and especially Torontonians) are willing to pay ludicrous prices to watch a shite team flop around on the ice while team execs gold-plate and diamond-encrust their yacht anchors. That's why.


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