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Morning Brew: New details about the Yonge & Gould fire, tiger is killed by mate at the zoo, the Tweet a Carol program arrives at Pearson, the Men's Den gets gender normative, and the Blue Jays go after Darvish

Almost a year ago, the former Empress and Edison Hotel at Yonge and Gould Streets went up in flames and now new details have emerged about the arson that destroyed the 122-year old building. Soon after the fire, grainy video images taken an hour before the blaze were released of someone near the back of the entrance. Now police tell the Globe and Mail that same person, believed to be a man, visited the site three times that night. In the coming weeks, a surveillance specialist will determine the exact height and weight of the man in question in hopes of identifying the suspect.

Upon the sad news that Brytne, a 13-year-old Sumatran tiger at the Toronto Zoo, was mauled to death by her breeding partner, the Post looks back at the zoo's wild year, and it isn't pretty.

For a fun festive gift for a loved one arriving or leaving through Pearson for the holidays, you might consider participating in the "Tweet a Carol" program. It enables Twitter users to tweet a flight number, its date and a passenger's name to the airport's Twitter account requesting the carolers greet the wayward traveller with a Christmas tune. Just make sure your visitor shows up.

Well, this might be one reason for guys to head out to the 'burbs to complete their holiday shopping: their very own 'Men's Den'. The Pickering Town Centre is playing up the common cliche that men have short attention spans while store-hopping by equipping the mall with a 5,000 square foot lounge where they can practice their golf swing and play video games.


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