Morning Brew: Legal dispute between Toronto's largest movie studios, what annoys TTC riders, man arrested after City Hall stabbing, Rob Ford reimburses city for business cards, and Reimer might be out for a while
A legal dispute between Toronto's largest movie studios could end up hurting the city's film industry. Cinespace Studios, one of the city's first major film studios, has begun legal proceedings against the city of Toronto and the city-owned Toronto Economic Development Company, which owns 20 per cent of Pinewood Studios, Cinespace's rival. Apparently Cinespace has been complaining for years about Pinewood's unfair subsidies. Cinespace backed Rob Ford and after Ford won, the studio asked to meet with him to hear its concerns. But that never happened. Now Cinespace, along with one of its own competitors Showline, has brought on a lawsuit, alleging the city's ownership in Pinewood is illegal. This all sounds like it could be a movie, doesn't it?
Things that annoy TTC riders? Well, there are a lot of them, but OpenFile's Explainer runs down the most popular ones (like, cash handling, communications, and why can't the train wait a minute?) with the TTC's chief customer service officer, Chris Upfold, to explain why they happen. Yes, there are reasons to their madness. You may still not the reasons though.
A 22 year old man was arrested after he stabbed a man in his 40s with a pair of scissors at the City Hall library. Apparently the incident happened after a dispute over the use of a computer terminal. The attacker fled from the scene into Nathan Phillips Square and was later nabbed by police near University Avenue and Queen Street.
Oasis Aqualounge, just north of Ryerson University, is a 125 year old Victorian mansion with some cheesy painting on the outside but in the inside, it's a "lifestyle club"that hosts everyone from voyeurs to be people who want to be watched. The key selling point? Couples can have sex anywhere they want inside - except the hot tub. You know, because of sanitary reasons.
Photo by Ronnie Yip in the blogTO Flickr pool
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