Give me liberty or give me....
Charge of the lightweight brigade at Fort York, Victoria Day, Monday, May 18, 12:07 pm. Yankee doodle.
Cops yanking our chain: further evidence that Starbucks, even among the Tim Hortons-loving set, trumps bike lanes every time. Happy Bike Month.
A mini-Gardiner in the middle of one of Toronto's most historic neighbourhoods? What's Metrolinx thinking? This mock-up of the 8-to-10-metre overpass the transit authority is pushing to make room for its airport link across Strachan would force the closure of both Douro and Wellington. Council's suggestion: lower the rail corridor to allow Strachan to pass over the proposed rail lines. strachanbridge.com.
Brian Mulroney's "I am not a liar" act in front of the Oliphant Commission into the Airbus affair is hard to watch. Cash payoffs in hotel rooms. A paper trail created six years after the fact to take the taxman off the scent. And still denials and media conspiracies. Can live TV get any more painful? The most hated PM ever in Canadian history, and then some.
Pride organizers keen on cleaning up nudity on the parade route should just give pee-pees a chance, says TNT!MEN. According to the nude enthusiasts, free-ballers were repeatedly told by Pride volunteers to hide their schlongs last year. The group points out that, back in 2002, seven nudists were served summonses for public nudity, but the Crown refused to press charges. Really, penises can be quite friendly and fun.
Doors Open, Heritage Toronto's annual weekend romp through tantalizing architectural wonders past and present (May 23 and 24), celebrates its 10th anniversary with its biggest showcase ever. A few offbeat attractions on the roster worth taking in: the Toronto West Masonic Temple; the Gardiner Museum (pictured), a modern fave; the Stantec architects building, formerly the MacGregor Socks factory. For the complete program, see toronto.ca/doorsopen.
Should the Jarvis redo include bike lanes?