Morning Brew: City council sets new rules for pet sales, Total Recall saves Toronto's film industry, five Toronto designers hit New York Fashion Week, Avro Arrow saves the Museum of Air and Space, and it's World Car Free Day
Thanks to yesterday's unanimous city council vote, the next time you see that doggie in the window, you can be sure that it came from a local rescue group, animal shelter or from someone's home. The change should effectively put an an end to puppy mills, which is a point of concern for both consumers and the welfare of the animals. The vote follows similar actions taken across the country.
Still scratching your head on the fast turn-around of the Port Lands redevelopment? Well, the National Post kindly breaks it down for us and answers the tough questions: How much has changed since the original plan by Waterfront Toronto? (not much); how soon will we see any change over there? (councillors hope it's quicker than expected, but it's still anyone's guess), and will we ever see a giant Ferris Wheel? (hopefully not).
Sticking with the Port Lands for a second, it's come out that Doug Ford's "vision" to take over the redevelopment process can be traced all the way back to May, when he met with Tony Grossi, a real estate consultant representing the Westfield Group, an Australian shopping mall powerhouse. Although the city's lobbyist registration records note the first meeting, the semi-clandestine nature of the process is worthy of a longer look, no?
The remake of "Total Recall" that's been shooting in the city for the last few months is already being called the film that saved Toronto's film industry. The city is close to hitting a billion dollars in production value because of it, which includes its stars putting money back into our economy, like when Colin Farrell goes to his yoga class.
New York Fashion Week is a pretty big deal in the fashion world, and so it's pretty cool that there are some Toronto designers representing the haute couture of Hogtown down there. NOW features five of them, including the buzzy Chloe Comme Parris, who prove that our fashion is more than just the Canadian Tuxedo.
So it looks like the Canadian Museum of Air and Space has been given a six-month reprieve thanks to a large outcry from aviation enthusiasts who went so far as to park an Avro Arrow in the museum's lot. That's one way to get your point across.
Are you a fan of CBC radio host Matt Galloway? The Grid has an in depth profile of who it calls "the one journalist that everyone, left and right, will agree to talk to--even the notoriously media-leery Ford camp."
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