Measuring the week that was...
Blue Jays buzz
A sold-out home opener and the team's best spring season record ever has T.O. ball fans giddy with pennant excitement. Slugger Brett Lawrie, swept up in the hype, tweeted this view from his condo to mark opening day.
Those who fought and died in the battle no one else could win are remembered at a memorial in front of Old City Hall. Strange plot twist: mechanical horse Joey from the hit play War Horse is trotted out to add drama to the proceedings.
Bikes in the 'burbs
Shock and horror. Council approves the installation of bike lanes in the northern reaches of North York on a 175-metre stretch of Shaughnessy between Leslie and Don Mills as part of - amazingly - safety improvements for the street.
Maple Leafs apologies
MLSE, the corporate entity behind the Laughs, er, Leafs, buys full-page ads in Toronto papers to apologize for another sorry-ass hockey season. Just more of the same-old after seven straight years (and counting) of missing the playoffs.
Weird police scenes
More than a year and a half after his arrest, bomb squad officers converge on the former Forest Hill home of G20 accused Byron Sonne to dig up "what is believed to be explosive/dangerous material." The package of potassium chlorate (an ingredient in fireworks) is later destroyed at the Leslie Street Spit.
Eglinton Crosstown static
A planned station exit at Everden along the route of the Eglinton LRT has locals fearing for the fate of a community orchard in Ben Nobleman Park. Note to Metrolinx: there's a cop parking lot across the street.