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Morning Brew: Omar Khadr's Fate, Adam Giambrone is Ready, The Dirtiest Hotel in Toronto, Guns 'N Roses Show Late But Riot-Free, Windows Fall From Skyscrapers

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

We're expecting to learn today whether or not the Supreme Court of Canada will uphold or overturn previous decisions in lower courts that mandate the federal government to apply for repatriation of Toronto-born Omar Khadr. Khadr has been held in US custody in Guantanamo Bay, without trial, for more than seven years now. A federal level court has already found that Khadr's rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms had been breached, but the government wasn't ready to let the courts have influence on foreign policy.

Adam Giambrone is in training. He's "ready" to be cute and do pushups on Youtube. He's ready to throw a party on Monday night. And if he doesn't finally announce his mayoral candidacy at that party, I'll buy and then proceed to eat a February Metropass and post the video here.

TripAdvisor says that the dirtiest active hotel in Toronto is the Howard Johnson Inn and Suites in Scarborough, but undercover Toronto Star reporters found it to be not all that bad (for the price) when they visited to investigate. So... are TripAdvisor user reviews not accurately assessing hotels, or did these reporters have low standards? We'll probably never know, because we're not all that inclined to see for ourselves.

Guns n' Roses lived up to their reputation last night, making a massive crowd at ACC wait until 11:35pm before they hit the stage (the show was supposed to start at 8pm). At least this time there were no riots. With the show ending at 2am, the Blue Night bus on Yonge must have been nothing like a Paradise City.

Strong winds pulled three windows off the 27th floor of a skyscraper on King West yesterday, forcing road closures but thankfully not causing serious damage or injury to anything or anyone at street level. This seems to happen too often, doesn't it?

And the AGCO has doled out a stiff 45-day summer liquor license suspension to the Muskoka-area Lake Joseph Club. Staff served four patrons a total of 31 drinks before they left, and three of the four died when they ran their car off the road.


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