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Morning Brew: Today is Remembrance Day, new info pillars look familiar, there are 239 high rise projects in the city, TDSB demands apology from Hudak, and fluoride is here to stay

Lest we forget: today is Remembrance Day. Canadians are asked to pause today at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in tribute to the thousands of men and women who have sacrificed their lives in order to protect and serve our country. Here's a list of Remembrance Day ceremonies going on in Toronto.

Today is also considered one of the luckiest day ever if you're into numbers and and all that because it's 11/11/11. Toronto Numerologist Gordon Spowart says today is "a day when knowledge will be received. The door will open — a portal to greater knowledge and understanding." So there, it isn't just a bunch of ones after all.

You've probably noticed a bunch of "information pillars" popping up around the city that look awfully familiar. They're reminiscent of the "mega-bins" garbage pilot that was rejected because they were more about advertising than civic usefulness. Right now, the pillars are not very informative — just a bunch of advertising and generic info — but apparently they will provide maps soon.

We all know there's a lot of building construction going on in Toronto, but do you know how much? Well, according to The Grid, there are some 239 high rise projects going on in the city right now.

The Toronto District School Board is demanding an apology from Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak for an election flyer on sex-ed that some consider as homophobic. The flyer made incendiary claims about Ontario's sex-ed curriculum, including teaching "cross-dressing for six year olds." So far no response has been given by Hudak.

Will there be a showdown at St. James Park? City staff have become more vocal of late about their desire to have the protesters vacate the park. The latest comes from Joe Pennachetti. "Starting next week, we will have more discussions with those people at the site, he said. "And we will be moving forward with appropriate steps relative to that site. That will occur starting next week. I'll just leave it at that for now. We'll probably have more announcements for you early next week." Sounds ominous.

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