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Morning Brew: Cyclist Killed, GO Train Riders Snubbed, Dundas-Sherbourne Flagged for Violence, City of Toronto Museum Plans Changed

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What's happening in the GTA (and sometimes beyond):

Last night was the scene of a horrific incident where a driver and a cyclist had an altercation at Bloor & Bay. The cyclist ended up clinging to the car and being dragged some 100m before being knocked off and run over. Then the driver fled the scene ended up in the parking lot of the Park Hyatt. Shortly later, the cyclist died and former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant was arrested. Charges are pending.

CityNews is reporting that a regularly scheduled commuter GO train from Port Credit to Union was canceled last week, forcing some 1600 people to make alternate arrangements. The reason for the cancellation? Visiting Pan Am Games delegates were being given a solo tour using that train, and GO initially told its passengers that the cancellation was due to "unavailable equipment.

The Dundas-Sherbourne area has been pegged the most violence-prone area of Toronto. Does this come as much of a surprise, given that it's such a densely populated, poverty-ridden area? Policing from within the community may help, but it's an uphill battle for sure.

So much for the planned City of Toronto Museum down on the waterfront. Rather than recommissioning the old Canada Malting silos for a city museum, there's now talk of having the museum built at Old City Hall, razing the Malting site, and simply sparing some small, token reminder.


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