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Morning Brew: Port Lands cleanup a massive job, Doug Ford verbally accosted by a bike courier, no local skiing for March Break, OLG to make an announcement today

That's a whole lot of dirty dirt. According to a newly released real estate studies commissioned by the city, Waterfront Toronto expects to excavate two million cubic metres of contaminated soil and bring in another million of "clean" dirt over the next decade while it attempts to revitalize the Port Lands. Green Soils, a North York firm, has been awarded the contract to do the city's dirty work using a new soil cleaning facility at the Port Lands. A look at historical photos of the area gives one an idea of why this is necessary...

Looks like someone got a taste of his own medicine. During his Newstalk 1010 radio show yesterday, Doug Ford revealed he was verbally accosted by a bike courier this week. According to Ford, the man was "swearing and wouldn't shut up" and if he wasn't an elected official, he would have "kicked his ass." Rob Ford, in response, said there would have been "one less courier to worry about." Drama just follows these two around, doesn't it?

Sure, yesterday felt like patio weather, but we have to remember that it's still March and March Break starts today, which means this balmy weather really sucks for local ski hills (but it's a good thing for golf courses). And, oh yeah, the temperature is expected to reach 21 degrees Celsius on Thursday. It looks like "springter" is over. Have we coined a term for this warm winter of ours yet?

In another disappointing night for Toronto sports teams, the Raptors lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, while the Leafs playoff hopes were basically put to bed with a loss to the Washington Capitals.

The Ontario Lottery Gaming Commission is expected to make a joint announcement with Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan today. It's not known exactly what the announcement will be about, but could a Toronto casino be in the works?

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