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Morning Brew: Annaleise Carr makes it across Lake Ontario, G20 detention centre might become film studio, separated bike lanes under construction on Sherbourne

Congrats goes to Annaleise Carr (14), who's now the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario. Her 27 hour journey ended last night at around 9 p.m., when she touched down at Marilyn Bell Park. Along with the remarkable physical achievement, Carr raised $90,000 for Camp Trillium.

The Eastern Avenue movie studio that gained notoriety when it was repurposed as the G20 detention centre might once again play host to film crews, according to Ken Ferguson, the former president of Filmport Studios. SmartCentres, the owner of the building, doesn't seem ready to confirm the news, but it sounds like a good bet.

And there they are — under construction, at least. Separated bike lanes are finally in the works on Sherbourne Street. So what of Jarvis, one wonders.

Cue the talk about the 2013 Toronto budget. City Manager Joe Pennachetti recently sent out a memo calling for a spending freeze from all departments in an effort to bridge a projected $200 million gap between city revenue and costs. Does this across-the-board strategy makes sense? Some of the mayor's critics don't think so.

Speaking of Ford's critics, here's a feature on Adam Vaughan in which he explains his rhetorical strategy to combat Rob Ford. "He takes potshots, someone's gotta give a potshot back," Vaughan told the Star. "That constitutes 'balance' in this day and age. And for some reason, I seem to be the go-to guy for potshots."

And, finally, this is what the CNE looked like in the late '50s. I think I need to call my mom now.

Memories of the CNE from Loading Doc Productions on Vimeo.



Photo by Richard Gottardo in the blogTO Flickr pool

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