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Morning Brew: More on the likely dismissal of Gary Webster, the GTA transit picture, an undervalued historic site, a scary police sketch and some awful pick up lines

News broke yesterday afternoon that TTC General Manager Gary Webster is likely set to be fired next week, so today we get to enjoy some of the reaction to the story. Royson James calls the TTC commissioners who've called the meeting a bunch of sniveling toadies. Meanwhile over at the Globe Marcus Gee notes that such a move would send a terrible message to all senior public employees. And Torontoist's Hamutal Dotan, in a similar vein, argues that firing Webster undermines the very principles of good governance. They're all right. Sue-Ann Levy, on the other hand....

Given how heated the Toronto transit debate has been, it seems less attention has been placed on the efforts to keep people moving in the GTA as a whole. Here's a look at how some of the municipalities surrounding Toronto are trying to deal with their transit needs.

Did you know that the intersection of Front and Berkeley streets is one of the city's most significant historic sites? Now you do. Find out more about what Ontario Heritage Trust is doing to make people aware that this was once the site of the province's first parliament buildings.

And now some short stuff:

Gladstone you ho, this is all your fault.

This is the scariest police sketch you will ever see.

And these are some of the worst pick up lines you'll ever hear. Well, unless you run into me at a bar.

Photo by Dbanh in the blogTO Flickr pool


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