Morning Brew: Home Depot sells key waterfront site, plans shaping up to help debt-ridden mayoral candidates, Nunziata taken before human rights tribunal, a KKK costume in Campbellford, commuter chaos on the subway this morning
The former site of Tent City, which was purchased by Home Depot in 2002 to make way for a giant box store, has changed hands once again. A group of developers have purchased the land from Home Depot, and though the idea of building a smaller store is not out of the question, the tentative plans are for mixed-use development of retail, residential and office space.
Plans are afoot for a unified fundraiser on behalf of Toronto's mayoral candidates. According the Globe and Mail, "David Peterson and Mike Harris, former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory and fundraising guru Ralph Lean are among the elder statesmen who have begun discussing a joint event that would most likely be held in January." With the exception of George Smitherman, all of the former candidates are carrying some debt. One question: aren't there far more worthy causes out there?
Frances Nunziata has been brought before a human rights tribunal by a former executive assistant who alleges that he was harassed by the recently re-elected Toronto councillor. George Berger cites instances of verbal and psychological abuse from back in May of 2005, and is seeking $140,000 in lost wages and $30,000 in compensation for the alleged infringement upon his rights.
Every Halloween there's at least a few morons who don completely inappropriate costumes, but this story might just take the cake. At a party at the Canadian Legion in Campbellford, a town about a 175 km northeast of Toronto, a KKK-outfitted member paraded around another man wearing blackface by a noose. Along with an utter lack of class, these two obviously don't understand that Halloween costumes aren't meant to be that kind of "scary."
Full service has been restored on the Bloor-Danforth Subway Line after a broken watermain near Woodbine Station shut down a portion of the line this morning. Despite the fact that the subways are now running, the Star reports that thousands are still stranded due to overcrowding.
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