Bold Starbucks eyes Kensington
Market dwellers start two Facebook groups to keep the latte-lovers' hangout out of their corner of bohemia. Can McD's be far behind?
Signs of trouble
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) takes a swipe at the meat industry with out-there Eat Meat And Die billboards. The kicker: it's right in the middle of the tainted meat scandal. Queasy.
Leaders drop the ball
Following a swift public backlash, the NDP and Tories agree to let Green party head Elizabeth May participate in the televised leaders debate. It's the one bright spot for democracy in an election that goes downhill from there.
Cut to the Khadrs
The Khadrs, Canada's "first family of terrorism" because of their alleged ties to Osama bin Laden, launch their own website (thekhadrlegacy.com) "to fight back at the rumours and tell politicians that we are not going to be their bogeyman any longer." All righty, then.
Air Show porn
In a city where smokers are pariahs, that annual end-of-summer rite, the CNE Air Show, still isn't seen as anti-social. Wait - wasn't the mayor elected on a promise to defend the waterfront from an airport?
Toronto joins other cities across the globe to "celebrate" World Car-Free Day. Brussels shuts down the core for the entire day. We throw a party at Yonge-Dundas Square.