toronto sunrise construction skyline crane CNE

Morning Brew: Ford still hospitalized with "irritation," clearing out the Sutton Place Hotel, Danzig investigation charges, new Port Lands renderings, and a giant mural

Rob Ford spent a second night in hospital yesterday after suffering an "irritation" of his throat and stomach after eating that aggravated his asthma, according to the mayor's press secretary. Ford checked himself in to Humber River Regional Hospital Tuesday afternoon after feeling unwell. Press secretary George Christopoulos said the mayor is in "good spirits and resting comfortably" while undergoing treatment.

Everything must go at the Sutton Place Hotel. The former Bay Street haunt of the rich and famous is holding a charity auction of all its furniture and stock before it is redeveloped into condos. Everything from bath time accessories to grandfather clocks is up for grabs and all proceeds go to the neonatal intensive care unit at Mount Sinai hospital. Sheets and other useful items will go to Toronto Community Housing.

An 18-year-old man faces charges in connection with a police investigation into the Danzig Street shooting last month. Mesquito is charged with two counts of uttering threats "to cause seriously bodily harm" to people who attended the deadly block party. Shaquan Mesquito was allegedly carrying a gun when he was arrested although there is no evidence it was used in the deadly shooting.

Waterfront Toronto revealed its latest, revised plan for the Port Lands redevelopment yesterday that includes new parkland around a landscaped, flood-proof Don River - check out the renderings. Do you think this is a sensible plan for making the area a public destination?

Finally, the biggest mural in Canadian history is currently spreading along a concrete sound barrier between the GO tracks and Joe Shuster Way in Liberty Village. According to The Grid, 65 Canadian graffiti artists are working to paint "Parkdale," "West Queen West," "Liberty Village," and "Toronto" along the length of the vast wall.

IN BRIEF:


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