PETA's rubber chicken
The animal rights group that says meat is murder flips the bird and backs a push for GMO poultry. If you can't beat 'em...? We're still chomping on that one.
Rocket's red glare
TTC suddenly goes on strike. World comes to a screeching halt.
Throwing a curve in Riverdale
Heritage Canada Foundation places semi-circular Modernist marvel Riverdale Hospital on its nationwide top 10 endangered buildings list. Too bad the designation won't save the building from the wrecking ball.
Mez goes missing
Big ideas whiz kid Dave Meslin catches the world by surprise and steps down from his gig as big wheel of the Toronto Cyclists Union. Better to fade away than burn out.
Into the moth of madness
Forestry department begins early-morning spraying of Btk pesticide over huge swaths of the city to save oaks from the larvae of the dreaded gypsy moth. We're told not to worry, Btk is safe.
Working-class hero poet Al Purdy takes up residence at Queen's Park north in the form of a statue. Admirers flock to see the bronze of Canada's "voice of the land." A scraggly forgotten city-run green space slowly comes back to life.
Honey of a spot for bees
The scientific community's abuzz over the disappearance of wild bees in Ontario after the honey bee collapse in the U.S. and Europe. Yup. We're headed for eco disaster.
PHOTO BY BERGE ARABIAN
Natives stake their claim
First Nations take their land fight to the Preem's Queen's Park front lawn. Their leaders are in jail for blocking companies from logging and mining on unceded native territory. Exploitation of First Nations passes for a fair shake when it comes to land claims negotiations in Ontario.