Masonic Temple fans
The iconic concert venue (and hangout for the Scottish fraternal order) is sold to London-based I.T. consulting outfit, which plans to use the heritage property for its offices, not build condos. Note to new owners: beware the Masonic crypt under the glass floor in third-floor offices.
CUPE Local 79, the union representing 20,000 city employees, introduces its Summer Engagement Campaign, a lighthearted effort to educate the public about municipal services through theatre.
The beautiful game
The Quebec Soccer Federation lifts its ban on turbans and other religious headgear for players, saying it's "deeply sorry" if anyone was offended. The Canadian Soccer Association responded by lifting its own suspension of the QSF over the ban.
Dyed-in-the-wool NDPer Anthony Perruzza accepts an appointment to the mayor's executive saying he's "proud the mayor has added a different voice." Er, the member he's replacing, Jaye Robinson, was bounced precisely for being an independent voice.
Mad histrionics from the Ontario PC leader as he sees his hopes for a spring election fading to black and NDP leader Andrea Horwath getting warm and fuzzy with Premier Kathleen Wynne. Those two hugged on the floor of the legislature to mark the end of the spring session.
Council spikes a move by Councillor Adam Vaughan to designate U of T's back campus pitch a heritage site, thereby giving the green light to the university's plan to replace the space with artificial turf.