MB Bus Ride

Morning Brew: Toronto polled on casino, St. Lawrence market world's best, dealing with info pillars, TDSB, CBC and NFB job cuts, Toronto FC lose and Raptors win

How would you feel about a new casino resort in Toronto? Where should it go? How do you feel about Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam? How about Rob Ford? Those are all vital questions to whoever hired a telephone market research company to poll Toronto homes last night. One question might provide a hint as to a possible location, though none of the options are particularly surprising. Meanwhile, Ontario finance minister Dwight Duncan says a casino referendum could be in the cards.

Who knows if its the clam chowder from Buster's Sea Cove or the peameal bacon sandwiches from Carousel Bakery. Whatever your preference, the St. Lawrence Market is the best food market in the world according to a top 10 list published by National Geographic. New York's Union Square Foodmarket came in second while London's famous Borough Market was ranked tenth.

We already know the City can't kill or redesign the irritating new-style info pillars strewn around town, but there could be some room to move on where the posts are placed. According to Spacing, the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee have come up with a series of placement guidelines that prohibit blocking the flow of pedestrians, protect sight lines and promise to re-install any displaced lock-and-ring bike posts.

The Toronto District School Board plans to cut 200 high-school teaching jobs, 134 office staff and 17 elementary vice principals to cover a projected $109 million budget shortfall. Howard Goodman from the TDSB says the cuts will put the board in line with staff levels at other Ontario schools.

More job losses and program cuts are expected over at the CBC/Radio-Canada to cope with a decrease in funding from the recent provincial budget. Perhaps the most noticeable changes could be at CBC Radio 2, which may carry ads to help plug the cash shortfall. The National Film Board isn't faring well either. Thank you, Stephen Harper.

A small section Bayview Avenue is now open south of King and Queen Streets, allowing drivers and bikers access to developments at Underpass Park, Don River Park and Lawren Harris Square. The Star has a preview of what the map will look like when construction in the new neighbourhood is complete.

OpenFile has dug up an award-winning animated GIF (yes, they have awards for such things) that shows the Raptors mascot rollerskating down a flight of stairs and face-planting onto the court. If you haven't seen it already, it's well worth a watch.


"Highway" by John Elmslie in the BlogTO Flickr pool.

Latest Videos

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in MB Toronto

Morning Brew: Councillors say Fords are in conflict over sewage spill, PCs pitch relief line, TTC driver under fire, Presto likely delayed, and local moonshine hits LCBO

Morning Brew: Daniel Dale libel suit to proceed despite apology, communication system hobbled TTC Monday, more snow is due, and Ford (plus council) dances again

Morning Brew: Daniel Dale to proceed with libel action, fresh snow makes for sloppy roads, Mammoliti billed $25K for office renos, and council meeting ends in chaos

Morning Brew: Karen Stintz to step down as TTC chair, Rob Ford busts a move in church, Conrad Black hits out, and effigy burnt in protest at Queen subway shooting

Morning Brew: Doug Ford sorry for handing out cash at TCHC complex, Rob Ford silent on Daniel Dale libel suit, and NDP leader calls for Nelson Mandela station

Morning Brew: Integrity commissioner declines to probe crack scandal, reporters, a few councillors attend Ford's xmas party, and motion could re-open subway debate

Morning Brew: Mammoliti event under investigation, Fords should leave police budget talks, report calls for GO trains over relief line, and Rob Ford claymation

Morning Brew: Ford says Bill Blair politically motivated, cop sentenced for G20 assault, TTC free on NYE, tears at Const. Zivcic memorial, and a Winston Churchill statue