Morning Brew: Doug Ford talks casinos and subways, the TTC is now more customer friendly, RIM's job fair, and what's up with the old Loblaws warehouse?
Doug Ford is back at it. This time, the city councillor proposes creating a lottery or a casino in his Etobicoke ward that would help pay for the Sheppard subway extension. (However, the OLG chairman, Paul Godfrey, has apparently already nixed the lottery option). With just a few more days to pull together funding options for the subway plan, Ford is challenging his peers to "think outside the box" because his brother will be "pushing up tulips" before he revives the car tax option.
The TTC's got a new Twitter handle and new customer service hours as of yesterday. TTC customer representatives are now available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week (instead of the impractical hours of 8 - 5 on weekdays only) and if you're more of a Tweeter, you can reach them at @TTChelps.
Sure, RIM has had its challenges lately, but there's no other direction but to go but up, right? At least that was the attitude of hopeful job seekers at the tech company's career fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre yesterday. RIM is looking to fill 600 positions.
A Ryerson PhD student is close to making a scene from Minority Report a reality. Adrian Bulzacki and a team of developers are apparently months away fromcompleting the world's first comprehensive database of human gestures, which would revolutionize the way we interact with technology.
Photo by Alexandre Minev in the blogTO Flickr pool
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