Waterfront Toronto/Nicola Betts
WHAT Sneak peek of Underpass Park, Waterfront Toronto's latest addition to the water's edge
WHERE West Don Lands, under the Eastern Avenue and Richmond overpass
WHY Official opening today (Thursday, August 2)
Five questions that haven't been asked about the latest internet storm to blow up around Rob Ford - this snapshot of the mayor taken at the New Year's Levee with Jon Latvis, former member of neo-Nazi band Rahowa, short for "racial holy war."
1. Some councillors can't even get face time with the mayor, so how did this turkey get a sit-down with Ford, allegedly to discuss "transit" issues?
2. What is it with extremists and "transit" anyway? Ford's transit adviser during the 2010 campaign, James Alcock, accepted an invitation to speak at white-rights guy Paul Fromm's Alternative Forum.
3. Is this Latvis business an isolated incident or a reflection of the ilk that occupies the fringes of Ford Nation? The mayors recent colour-coded musings on immigration laws and gun violence, not to mention gays, are bound to attract a few nutbars.
4. Why are the mayor's conservative friends at the Sun now trying to downplay Latvis's skinhead past. That is a swastika - sorry, cross of thunder - tattooed on Latvis's pasty white body in other shots that have appeared of him on the internet, right?
5. Shouldn't the dolt who set up the meeting with the mayor in the first place be fired over this?
Number of voters whose personal information was lost by Elections Ontario after two USB keys, left on the desk of an Elections Ontario employee, mysteriously went missing in April. The loss wasn't reported to the provincial Privacy Commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, until July. She revealed in a special report released this week that the agency failed to follow even the most basic security measures but says she is confident nothing more than the names, home addresses, dates of birth and gender of voters was contained in the USB keys. We won't know that for sure until the OPP finish their investigation.
Photo Ethan Eisenberg
Custom-made bikes and bike-related memorabilia were all part of the free-wheelin' fun at the inaugural Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show, presented by the Community Bicycle Network at Trinity Bellwoods Park on Sunday, July 29. The show attracted some 200 gearheads and passersby. Check out our slide show.
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Greenpeace Canada campaigns director Yossi Cadan responds to an RCMP report detailing "criminal activity" by the group as part of a "growing radicalized environmentalist faction." Welcome to Stephen Harper's Canada, where civil disobedience against his buddies in Big Oil gets you labelled a radical and targeted by the cops for political repression.
2384 Yonge Street
What 1936 art deco fixture located on the former site of Montgomery Tavern where the Rebellion of 1837 was born.
Proposed The fear is condos, but Canada Post, which owns the building, is currently reviewing applications.
Backdrop Local Liberal MPP Mike Colle led a rally to preserve the building on Monday, July 30, but the area is held municipally by developer-friendly Karen Stintz.whose happens to be buds with Colle's son Josh, the councillor with whom she shares Eglinton-Lawrence.