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Morning Brew: OneCity goes before council, Sheppard subway financing was flawed, Toronto 2nd in Canadian traffic, a resume error, and geese on the Gardiner

It's crunch time for the OneCity transit proposal this morning as city council prepares to convene and vote whether to study the vast expansion project or send it down the chute like so many other visions for Toronto's transportation network. Some say the plan conceived by TTC chair Karen Stintz and vice chair Glenn De Baeremaeker is already dead, others say it's only pining for the fjords. Call this one if you dare in the comment section.

Also in transit, The Globe and Mail reports that senior City of Toronto officials highlighted serious flaws in Gordon Chong's Sheppard subway financing plan only for the information to be left out of the final report submitted to council. Private-sector consultant KPMG, hired to produce the funding report, excluded the information from the paperwork which was nevertheless still rejected by council in March.

According to a new survey by GPS maker TomTom, Vancouver has worse traffic problems than Toronto. But don't worry, we still have it pretty rough; Toronto's drivers have the ninth worse commute in North America in terms of time spent in traffic, with Thursdays officially the worst day to be a driver in the city. According to the survey, Fridays are is the best.

The Revue cinema on Roncesvalles is getting a brand new digital projector, like ones used in major movie theatres, in advance of distributors switching away from celluloid in January 2013. The change could put other independent movie houses in trouble, though, reports The Grid.

We've all forgotten to attach a document to an email before, but Vanessa Hojda, a York student, probably had redder cheeks. The second-year psychology student accidentally sent a picture of Nicolas Cage instead of her resumĂŠ in application for a receptionist position. Surprisingly, no call back.

Suddenly, geese!

And finally, here's an animation from Metrolinx showing how the underground section of the Crosstown LRT will be constructed. Just don't call these boring machines boring.


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